I am a leadership and organization development consultant.

I specialize in helping leaders develop creatively through inquiry, dialogue, and movement. I am curious as to how we can unstick individuals and organizations who find themselves in unproductive and unhelpful patterns of relating. I am passionately interested in what we learn when we more fully engage with the arts and creativity, as an essential aspect of business, society and life.

My work is influenced by complexity theory, improvisation, systems thinking, Appreciative Inquiry methodologies and by practitioners such as Carl Rogers, Paul Watzlawick and Steve Chapman.

I have consulted to clients including London Fire Brigade, Marks and Spencer, L’Oreal, White Stuff, The Home Office, UK Department of Work and Pensions, UK Department of Culture Media and Sports, Imperial College University, Toulouse and Moscow Business Schools, Hackney Borough Council and Brighton & Hove City Council.

I was the V&A’s OD Consultant for over a decade, counting the creation of the V&A Innovative Leadership programme and its work supporting talent across the cultural and creative sector as one of my best achievements.

I began my professional career at 15, managing concerts. I went on to manage for several internationally renowned orchestras and opera companies, developing a particular talent in supporting and developing world-class expertise. I have successfully marketed arts festivals as well as managed community and national charities.

My academic qualifications include a Masters in Organisation Consulting from Ashridge Hult International Business School and a BA (hons) in Drama from Exeter University.

I am a qualified workplace mediator, Member of the Professional Mediators Association and an A1 Assessor of vocational qualifications.

A former governor of two inner-city primary schools, I am a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a keen cyclist.