My early career was in marketing, as a Brand Manager at Lever Bros. and as a marketing manager in financial services. I then took myself to Cranfield Business School to do an MBA, and it was there that I encountered Organisation Behaviour and had an 'aha moment, but it was to be a while before I could discover a way to practice.
After doing some marketing and strategy consulting, I finally found my way into OD at Sheppard Moscow, where I learnt my craft, but also realised that I could benefit from some psychological training. I started this at Metanoia Institute, in Gestalt and Transactional Analysis, and some years later, emerged as a qualified psychotherapist. Gestalt in particular has informed my practice as an OD consultant.
I moved to Hay Management Consultants in London to set up an OD pratice, and later to Ashridge Business School where I was one of the founders of Ashridge Consulting, which was rooted in sociological and psychological perspectives on organisation. I remain an Associate of Ashridge.
My practice is informed by a deep theoretical knowledge of Organisation Development. This theoretical knowledge is further augmented through my training in Gestalt and over a decade's worth of research into the complexity perspective on organisations. I have become interested in how to develop organisations’ capacity for change and innovation through mininising bureaucracy and focussing on the nature and quality of social interaction.
MBA Diploma in Organisation Consulting (Gestalt) Diploma in Clinical Psychotherapy (from the Gestalt Practitioners Training Institute) Gestalt Psychotherapy MSc, Middlesex University
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