The latest insights on narrative, storytelling and leadership in higher education.

Aligning narrative with strategy

Case study: UWE Bristol

The A-Z of writing

Chapter eight: H-i

Team development and culture building

How can we help?

Restoring elusive conversations


Love in leadership

Choosing to lead with love

The power of narrative in higher education

The power of narrative in Higher Education

Invisible Grail explores and creates approaches to team and individual development for people working in Higher Education. We’re alongside you as you discover how to tell the story of your institution at its best.

Using creative leadership and communication techniques, we help universities and their people align purpose, vision and narrative to realise their ambitions; from unlocking collective team stories, to developing unique, game changing institutional strategies.

We work with you to build your institution’s capacity to engage your audiences. To communicate what makes you distinctive; a leader and pathfinder. To make the invisible visible.

What do they say?

Case Studies


  • Chapter eight: H-i

    Chapter eight: H-i

    If you want to be more effective in the way you communicate with people, you need to tune in to their imaginations.” How do you make a thought more vivid? Metaphors are certainly one way …Read More »
  • Friday G&T

    Friday G&T

    Discover your Friday G&T (Gift & Tonic); a short piece of writing to spark a moment of creativity or create a minute of stillness. Published every Friday, these pieces are here to give your week a …Read More »
  • UWE Bristol: Aligning narrative with strategy

    UWE Bristol: Aligning narrative with strategy

      We were looking for new perspectives of how we as a department could go forward in the future to meet the wider University strategy. Invisible Grail opened up the conversation, made sure collaboration and …Read More »
  • Reimagined: Chasing the unicorn – restoring elusive conversations

    Reimagined: Chasing the unicorn – restoring elusive conversations

    Meetings, emails, packed agendas: whether online or in the office, our days at work are full. Yet so much of what we do in these spaces relies on our ability to connect – negotiate, empathise, …Read More »