I help people work together to take informed, timely, practical action in the midst of emerging, complex situations, challenges and opportunities.
Sometimes that means working on the “what”, sometimes on the “how” and occasionally on the “why”, weaving together action, inquiry, collaboration and development.
ACTIONStart taking action immediately. Co-design small steps and safe-to-fail experiments. Build in learning from experience (especially false starts and failures). Proptotype rather than institutionalise,
INQUIRYStart in the middle by engaging with and describing lived experience and day-to-day practices. Explore the landscape and remain open to striking moments. Share uncertainty and confusion as well as discoveries.
COLLABORATIONGet everyone involved. Nurture engagement and contribution. Listen to multiple voices and find ways to take differing perspectives.
DEVELOPMENTTry out differing perspectives and orientations. Encourage alternative voices and views to interact. Allow new ways of making progress, reframed narratives and different capabilities to emerge over time.
Always it means starting in the middle and then taking things one step at a time, learning as we go and looking for iterative and incremental progress.
I work at all scales: with individuals, with groups and with whole organisations. In conventional terms you might call me a coach, facilitator and consultant, but for me the edges between these descriptions have become usefully blurred. Each piece of work I do is different and requires a different mix of methods and approaches.
If you would like to know more please check out some of the work I have done with clients, have a look at my profile or check out this more comprehensive description of how I work.