Working better together
I help teams and groups to work better, especially on more difficult challenges: where we need to take new risks to make breakthroughs.
I like to work organically, often in quite small steps. I find a lot of organisations get stuck because they miss out on the small, human details that can make all the difference.
By rushing less, and building trust more carefully, I believe we get much better results.
Stories and Insights
emotional debt & the law of ruts
How small misunderstandings accumulate to derail teams
finding the clutch
Finding the clutch as a metaphor for working relationships
A reflection on the power of being surprised together
I’m the author of the book Unhurried at Work and a co-founder of Creative Facilitation. I’m a visiting tutor on the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme at the Saïd Business School. I’m an occasional contributor to Fast Company magazine.
My first job was as a speechwriter to Lord Sainsbury, after which I worked in advertising for 15 years. Since then, I’ve worked as a facilitator, based in the UK but often working internationally.
Some of my Projects
Great teams are not rushed
Unhurried is my personal touchstone for working with people in ways that bring out the best of our human qualities.
Facilitation for thriving teams and events
Good facilitation helps people work together for more creativity and wiser decisions.
A fresh approach to professional development
Jaffa Groups bring a fresh approach to coaching in lively, experimental groups of committed participants.
Written with Viv McWaters, 70 pages of inspiration for creative and surprising meetings.
Unhurried at Work
Tells the story of my journey towards a more unhurried way of working, drawing on eight years of conversational experiments, and over 20 years facilitating meetings around the world.