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

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Our Programmes

We design and facilitate learning and development online, face-to-face or in a blend. Take the next step with us to embed cultures of trust and innovation, inspire braver and bolder leadership, and bring people together to make change happen.

For you

Two challenging and experiential online programmes to help you connect deeply with your identity as a leader, and embed new practices to build a culture based on trust with the people you work with and lead.

Staying Truly Connected

Develop a feedback-rich culture, identify and respond to people’s needs and lead productive meetings: a practical, 13-hour online programme for anyone who needs to connect more deeply with the people they work with to lead successful change.

The Purposeful Leader

Experiment with techniques to help you to navigate uncertainty, root what you do in your purpose and vision, and hone an action plan to put your learning into place. A two-day online programme to embed purpose at the heart of your leadership.

Our clients include

Our charitable partner

We’re proud to partner with the Refugee Support Network, 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 RSN 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


  • University of Hong Kong: Partnership with the Faculty of Science

    University of Hong Kong: Partnership with the Faculty of Science

      Paul has been a great help and collaborator over the last few years as we develop the Faculty’s capability.” Professor Matthew Evans Dean of Science The University of Hong Kong Since 2017 we’ve worked …Read More »
  • From A to Z: writing that connects

    From A to Z: writing that connects

    What we say and do are regularly explored as ways we can improve our leadership. But what about what we write? How often do we think about the words that we choose to connect with …Read More »
  • Chapter twenty-five: Y-z

    Chapter twenty-five: Y-z

    You have been with me on this point-to-point exploration for something like 25 steps now. So you know that we’re nearing the end. And you’ve probably guessed that there’s only one subject to end with: …Read More »
  • Professor Janet Haddock-Fraser

    Professor Janet Haddock-Fraser

    Sustainability and leadership expert Professor Janet Haddock-Fraser is widely considered an expert authority on sustainability and leadership. Her current portfolio includes roles as Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University, Secretary of State for Climate Change and …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.