About me

JM_18Aug_072_sI help people and organisations to work better together. This includes facilitating meetings, coaching leadership teams, and developing creative solutions to challenging people and problems.

People often get stuck in ruts and trances. We unwittingly narrow down our options and wonder why we feel stuck. My work is about discovering other choices, usually ones that tap into our humanity and our intuition, rather than following a fixed path.

There’s a sweet spot between the structured thinking of organisations, and the individuality and unpredictability of the humans working for them. In that space, great things can happen.

I’m a visiting tutor at the Saïd Business School at Oxford University (working on the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme.) I also run unhurried.org – a creative project aiming help people manage better as humans in a world of speed and technology.

I’ve worked across UK Europe, Africa, Asia, Australasia and North America and clients have included

  • Amnesty International
  • Buro Happold
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • NESTA
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Merck
  • Save the Children International
  • Edinburgh University
  • Oxford University
  • Dept for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • World Vision

I’m a partner in CreativeFacilitation.com  where you can download my books Creative Facilitation and Nothing is Written.

I am a cofounder of  Unhurried.org.

Earlier days

I started my career working as researcher/speechwriter to Lord (Alan) Sainsbury. After that I became a copywriter and then a planner in advertising before starting my own marketing firm in 1988.

Over the last few years, I’ve done extensive training in psychotherapy and other forms of personal development. This has coincided with my increasing interest in the human side of business and how we can create richer relationships in our working lives.

You can call me on +44 7973 414263 or email me.

Other books to which I’ve contributed