“Uniquely combine deep systemic thinking, expert knowledge of human behavior, and a strong creative flair. And lots of fun to work with!”
Director of Change, WWF
The Next Level Of Systemic Change
For Wicked Problems
We are facing challenges of almost unthinkable magnitude and complexity. In this increasingly interdependent yet crisis-hit world, issues of poverty, precarity, climate degradation, and economic collapse are colliding to deliver a series of ‘perfect storms’ or ‘wicked problems’ that persist in the face of considerable intervention, innovation, and investment.
Over 20+ years of research, experiment, and practice—working with WWF, Oxfam, Green Building Council, NESTA, NHS, Genentech, Rockefeller and more—we have developed a behavioral and biological science-led approach to engage diverse stakeholders to come together around a common purpose: to land systemic transformation that opens up a regenerative future for all people and the planet.
“Use their unique voice and powerful insights to inspire wonder. Their ideas are as relevant to the newest startup as they are to the oldest public institution.”
Special Advisor, President Obama
Former Head Of White House Office of Social Innovation
Our “Intervention & Invention” Approach To
Cultivate “Soil” (Collaboration, Trust, Relational Intelligence) & “Seeds” (Interventions, Initiatives, Innovations)
Designing & Orchestrating Interventions To Improve the Existing System
Co-Creating & Implementing Innovations To Invent A Regenerative System
Collectively Migrating From Improved To Reinvented Systems Over Time
Green Building Council
Industry Sustainability Non-Profit
Design and co-facilitate a cross-sector and collaborative systemic innovation lab process to ideate breakthrough, systemic, and sustainable innovations, whilst cultivating and driving collaborative activities between major member companies (e.g. Canary Wharf Group and Marks & Spencers)—leveraging our transformational innovation process and systemic change approach.
Major Global Non-Profit
Design, prototype, and implement a social innovation lab for new forms of campaigning, activism, and influencing in the inequality and social justice space across the globe, engaging multiple internal and external stakeholders—leveraging elements of our unique transformational innovation process and toolkit.
Government Technology Agency
Government Innovation Agency
National Innovation Fund
Design and prototype a digital social and systemic innovation platform that can engage high-impact changemakers in collaborative action—leveraging our unique transformational innovation process and toolkit.
Global Education Non-Profit
Design and deliver a process to support the Senior Leadership Team to engage diverse stakeholders to co-develop a purpose-driven business, brand, and communications strategy to adapt to the fast-changing international education system—harnessing our transformational innovation process and systemic change approach.
Green Building Council
Industry Sustainability Non-Profit
Long-term partnership to co-create an “Emerging Leaders” program blending leadership development, peer-to-peer coaching, and sustainable innovation project fieldwork for future leaders and high-performing talent across the built environment system—leveraging key elements from our transformational leadership programs, transformational innovation process, and Leadership Coaching Kit
World Wildlife Foundation
International Environmental Non-Profit
“At the forefront of thinking and practice about social entrepreneurship and systemic creativity.”
European Union Directorate
We Use LOOPPs To Deliver Relational/Context
and Strategic/Content Outcomes
Most multi stakeholder and large group processes fail—wasting scarce time, scarcer money, reputational currency, social capital, and convening power. They usually descend into talking shops, the airing of pet peeves, unresolved model of change debates, interpersonal conflicts.
Our LOOPP processes work with human biology and predictable group dynamics to derisk time, money, and social currency investments—unlocking both effective and efficient co-creation.
Light-Engineered: A middle way between structure/stability and emergence/agility so participants feel safe and held but also free and enlivened
Outcome-Oriented: Individually and collectively used tools (see below) ensure agreed outcomes are achieved—with outputs from each session designed as inputs for the next
Practice-Powered: Psychological tools and coaching techniques ensure people can drop their front and show up fully—and so listen, appreciate, contribute, drive forward, create in the appropriate moments
Purpose-Led: We ensure hearts are aligned around a common cause and that minds aligned around a shared model of change
Avoid costly mistakes and derisk the process by integrating context and content, full participation and intentional direction, social and ecological justice, individual needs and relational needs, interventions and innovations
Hold a safe—yet structured and never overly-soft—space for exploration, learning, design, co-creation, experimentation, orchestration, and failure away from normal contexts so that participants can contribute their whole selves away from organizational politics and immune systems (and everyday KPIs and stresses)
Accelerate existing interventions and co-create truly transformative inventions by harnessing our disruptive innovation tools & processes optimized for orgs like Unilever, Diageo, Microsoft & Nike—but adapted to deliver planet-ready, prosocial, and regenerative innovations
Deliver tangible outcomes whilst designing for emergence at the "edge of chaos" using our LOOPP approach designed to produce concrete initiatives and innovations whilst providing time, space, and permission for reflection, collective sensemaking, intuition, and genuine creativity
Deliver lasting change that lasts well beyond the program by providing participants with some of our 100+ takeaway and teachable Transformation Tools, Peer-To-Peer Coaching Toolkits, Leadership Toolkits, Communities of Practice, Leadership Circles, and Transformational Leadership Practices
Include diverse and marginalized voices within a unified field of regeneration, harvesting the insights and ideas of stakeholders across the system whilst not being lost in forced flatness and consensus
“Engaged investors, start-ups, scale-ups, policy experts, citizens, and politicians in developing a coherent and compelling strategy and story for our region to play its full potential in the global technology space.”
CEO, Tech North (UK Government EcoSystem Accelerator)
A World-Class Systemic Change Process
From 25 Years Of Constant Optimization
8 process steps to deliver systemic transformation through deep collaboration and strategic innovation
“Supported our central team to bring our global impact ecosystem to life.”
Head of Global Social Entrepreneurship, British Council
Our Suite of 1-Page "Engines" Drive Forward Effective & Efficient Systemic Change Across Multiple Groups, Regions & Timezones
Rigorously developed over 25 years—and improved after every engagement—our toolset enables cross-functional teams from diverse backgrounds across a system to collaboratively to unlock systemic change and transformation-alternating between divergent/creative and convergent/strategic thinking.
The tools empower participants and stakeholders to become more transformational during the project and beyond—and avoid consultancy over-reliance.
“Empowered our leaders across Africa to design and execute effective collaborations and co-create program innovations.”