My goal is to enable you, your people and your organisation to be more effective, through dialogue, and through understanding and applying creative practice to work. I am hired by organisations in the private sector, not for profit, and public sector to find better, smarter ways of working with colleagues, customers, and suppliers alike. Connecting people is a vital part of my work, and I frequently help people develop communities of practice in and around their organisations. If building better connections matters to you too, then get in touch here or call me on 07736 518066.
- Artist In Residence. Click the image below to see a portfolio of my Artist In Residence work.
- Getting Stuff Done
Getting Stuff Done is a simple and effective process to help you set tasks, achieve goals and successfully complete projects. Martin Couzins and I first developed this service in response to some research we carried out for the Learning and Performance Institute back in 2017. This showed us that people are struggling to turn ideas into action. You can read more about it here and download the Getting Stuff Done pdf.
- Management, leadership and team development: Working with new and experienced managers to improve collaboration, listening and other key leadership skills.
- Art for Work’s Sake: A unique approach to help you find greater effectiveness, meaning and enjoyment in your work, through an artistic lens.
- Consulting: includes having better conversations, social, internal and external communication strategy, community of practice development, involving staff in decision making, connecting staff and customers, dealing with uncertainty and conflict, increasing effectiveness.
Method and Approach
I believe the best communities, inside and outside of organisations, create power by doing things with and for each other, not to each other. This way of working dynamically engages people through questioning, listening, and collaborative and creative working.
I believe everyone deserves to be treated with respect and appreciation. Appreciation does not mean complacent approval, but does mean recognition of the many complex forces that people contain, the range of experiences that they embody and difficulties they can present when trying to change behaviour. I do not believe that people resist change so much as they resist having change imposed upon them, so the best way to influence change is to educate people in order to raise their awareness and to invite them to co-create change together.
The work I do shows me that empowerment is best achieved through cocreation, setting clear levels of guidance and autonomy and supporting people to exercise their judgment through prompt feedback.
Value For Money
My customers say the work we design and deliver together creates great value. We review our projects together regularly and you will never get a bill for work you haven’t approved in advance.