About Us

We are a trailblazing transformation company supporting leaders, organizations, citizens, and families to forge a thriving future for all

About Us


We design and deliver transformational leadership, innovation, and change programs that ensure leaders take charge of change to both survive and thrive in the digital, disrupted, and damaged world.

We develop transformational workshops, books, and products to ensure individuals, families, and kids can thrive into their future—no matter how tough things get.

We have spent over two decades developing transformational solutions to the most intense and important problems leaders and individuals face in the digital, disrupted, and damaged world. We are a purpose-driven business that operates as a social enterprise, ploughing profits into programs and breakthrough innovations to spread transformation across systems and into marginalized communities.


All our programs and products are powered by our world-class and extremely rigorous, brain-based and wisdom-wired, methodology that we call The Switch On Way. Underpinned by the very latest neurosscience fused with timeless wisdom from the great philosophical traditions, it gets hearts, minds and habits working together to land transformation as fast as humanly possible.


As well as delivering intensive transformational interventions, we are also disrupting the human development industry by using digital technologies and peer-to-peer approaches to scale the supposedly unscalable: profound yet practical transformational leadership and personal development.


The Founders

Nick Seneca Jankel

An award-winning, Cambridge-educated thought leader, author, professional speaker, leadership futurist, philosopher and pioneer in transformational leadership.

Alison McAulay

A disruptive education entrepreneur, a thought leader in human development and a master of the healing arts – always with an embodiment edge.

The Core Team

Cat Hirst

Formerly a sustainability consultant and Director of Innovation & Leadership at Green Building Council, Cat was a Switch On client before joining the gang to co-found our sister business Future Makers: a movement for sustainable innovation in emerging leaders.

Matt Lesniak

With a Masters Degree in Urban Sociology & Sustainability, Matt work across the business as a Chief Of Staff whilst our developing leadership products and software. He is also a co-living expert with a focus on building thriving and authentic communities worldwide.

Emilia Powell

Emilia is the team PA and supports Nick Jankel to delight audiences across the globe with brilliantly organized keynotes. She also supports the rest of the team to deliver our transformational leadership and personal development workshops worldwide.

Key Switch On Leadership Associates

Charlie Cannon

Charlie Cannon is a leadership development coach with expertise in self-leadership and collaboration. Having worked with McKinsey & Co, HSBC, Tesco, BP, Mars and Unilever, he is particularly interested in the specific practices that support leaders to build resilience.

Simon Confino

An Organisational Psychologist, Simon works with teams and entire organisations to help them shift to happier, more productive and switched on cultures. Simon’s work with clients such as Mondelez, World Bank, and BAE focuses on facilitating collaborative intelligence and creating healthy team dynamics.

Cat Hirst

As well as co-founding our sister business Future Makers, Cat is an Associate Partner in our leadership practice. She has worked with scores of leaders, from organizations as diverse as M&S and Skanska, on innovation, purpose, and sustainability.

Our Methodology

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All our programs and products are powered by our rigorous brain-based methodology the Switch On Way. Underpinned by the very latest brain science fused with timeless wisdom, it gets hearts, minds and habits working together to land transformation as fast as humanly possible.

Our Purpose Projects

Although all our programs and products are driven by our deep and abiding purpose – to scale and spread the tools of self transformation and systemic transformation to millions – we also invest in a number of purpose-driven projects.

The Institute For Transformational Politics: Leadership programs for senior politicians focused on leading systems change and breakthrough social innovations
Switch On Schools: A radically re-invented approach to education with a brain-based curriculum for developing wise and thriving children
Transformational Investors: A leadership programs to develop investors that can find and fund purpose-driven projects that transform systems

A Selection Of Our Clients

We work with organizations across the globe that want to build transformational leaders and cultures to thrive in the digital, disrupted, and stressed world.

We have worked with over 100 of the Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 as well as many ambitious non-profits and government departments.

Our Partners

We are a small enterprise in headcount that packs a global punch with impact. We can do this in part because we work with amazing partners all over the world. They include:

Selected Leadership Partners
Selected Life Partners

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