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

Building a better world through higher education

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Our Programmes

We design and facilitate learning and development online, face-to-face or in a blend. Our expertise is in engaging the hearts and minds of colleagues, students and stakeholders to embed cultures of trust and innovation, and make change happen. Whether you’re looking to create solutions to live issues, engage your external partners or inspire teams within your university – wherever they are based – take the next step with us to inspire braver and bolder leadership, and build a better world through higher education. 

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Our charitable partner

We’re proud to partner with the Refugee Education UK, a charity which supports refugee and asylum-seeking children and young people to build more hopeful futures through education. When you work with us, you’ll be supporting the REUK too. Through our partnership, we donate 10% of our profits, share the charity’s mission, contribute our expertise wherever we can help, and open connections to our networks.

Our partnership is founded on our shared belief that education has the potential to change lives and the world around us for good, and that every person deserves the same, equal, opportunities to access it.

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Case Studies


  • On curiosity

    On curiosity

    Who are the people that ignite curiosity in you, and in your leadership practice? Through the lens of higher education, Paul Gentle reflects on the moments where curiosity has inspired him to take a new …Read More »
  • What is and isn’t on the Strategy Agenda this year

    What is and isn’t on the Strategy Agenda this year

    The future of universities will be shaped by creativity and innovation rather than efficiency. By our ability to think around problems and not just through them. But do our strategies reach the mark? Are we …Read More »
  • Kindness at work: part one

    Kindness at work: part one

    Kindness is something we all connect with, deeply; it’s in our bones. Yet at work, how do we make room for it when other demands on our time and head-space crowd in? Can we design more …Read More »
  • University of Lincoln: College of Arts

    University of Lincoln: College of Arts

    Connecting through shared narratives   Invisible Grail helped create space to pull out the raw materials, and facilitated techniques that were useful to elicit people’s views. We now have an agreed narrative of where we …Read More »

Our purpose

Our purpose is to empower people to lead with respect and integrity; to be accountable academic and global citizens. We work in partnership with you to develop courageous interventions, to connect people, ideas, and communities to build a better world. Unlocking the stories that bring people together and enable all to lead to their full potential.