Who we are

Our Vision is Transformative Change through Imaginative Insight and Incisive Action.

Our Values are based on the belief that the most meaningful work occurs in a collaborative working alliance characterised by reliability, confidentiality, respect and trust.

We believe that success is more likely to be achieved in an environment which is both challenging and supportive.

We tell it like it is in a way that can be heard.

Our Purpose is to enable sustainable improvement in Individual, Team and Organisational performance and development. We do this through the focussed application of psychological and management development interventions underpinned with business knowledge.

Our People

Mike Green

Co-author, with Esther Cameron, of the best selling book Making Sense of Change Management, Mike has been involved in facilitating change for over twenty years. Working in both the public and private sectors he’s seen what works and what doesn’t when it comes to change and has clear ideas of what approaches to change have a chance of success and those doomed to failure!

In previous lives Mike has been a finance manager, a psychotherapist, but now prefers the relative calm of helping others manage change!

Mike runs Transitional Space specialising in individual, team and organisational development. He facilitates organisational learning and performance enhancement through a variety of personal, inter-personal and systemic interventions. Mike is a Visiting Executive Fellow at Henley Business School where he tutors and coaches in People Management, Leadership & Change and Personal Development.

Helen Stride

Helen specialises in enabling organisations to improve their reputation and increase the Corporate Responsibility. She has been, until recently, a member of faculty at Henley Business School (HBS), University of Reading.

Helen taught Reputation and Corporate Responsibility across Henley’s three international MBA programmes for ten years and was lead tutor for Sustainability in Businesses and Not-for-profit Marketing. Helen has written extensively about the drivers of pro-social behaviour and responsible leadership, most recently presenting her work at the University of Stellenbosch (April 2018) and at the Business School in Oslo (October 2019). Before joining HBS, Helen spent eight years working in the City of London and a further eight years in the Not-for-Profit Sector. Helen currently sits on the Sustainability Task Force of Corsham Town Council, Wiltshire, in an advisory capacity. Helen is an NLP and MBTI practitioner and executive coach.

Mhairi Cameron

Mhairi Cameron is an organisation and management development consultant based in Bristol, specialising in leadership and team development, strategic change and executive coaching.

She has over 20 years experience of working with individuals, teams and organisations in small and large organisations, in the public, private and third sectors, within the UK and internationally, designing, co creating and delivering interventions which focus on building higher levels of performance to achieve outstanding results.

Her ongoing motivation is to work with clients to deliver powerful learning, lasting improvement and tangible benefits to individuals and their organisations. She aims to combine an approach which provides challenge and support, which inspires and is relevant and which engages individuals to be active directors of their own learning.

Mhairi is qualified in the use of MBTI, an accredited associate of Insights Learning and Development Ltd and an accredited practitioner of Cognitive Edge, an international network which focuses on the use of narrative and complexity theory in strategy and policy making. She is also accredited to use Saville Consulting Wave Styles and Performance 360 products. She has a Masters In Arts (French and German), a Masters in Group Relations and Organisations.(MSc) and is accredited in coaching (ICF). She completed in 2012 a 6 day programme in Constellations (Systems) coaching facilitated by John Whittingdon.

Mhairi blogs on a regular basis on leadership and talent on http://geniusmaker.wordpress.com and her website is http://www.mhairicameronconsulting.co.uk/

Peter Harper BSc., FHEA, FRSA

Peter Harper worked at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) for over 25 years, 13 years as Head of CAT’s Research and Innovation department. Peter was a pioneer of the alternative technology movement – coining the term in 1972 – and is still very much a part of it. While at CAT he combined writing, teaching and research in many fields, including horticulture, waste treatment, carbon accounting, sustainable development and environmental history.

For the last decade he has worked with the Zero Carbon Britain project, focusing on the large-scale infrastructural changes required for rapid decarbonisation, resulting in the publication of Zero Carbon Britain 2030.

He has created a series of ‘fingerprint’ carbon calculators, including one used by the Open University. He carries out carbon audits with political bite, for organisations, events and households.

Having a background in biology, Peter has maintained a strong interest in land-use, food and wildlife. He has developed a new quantitative paradigm for low-carbon land use, with many implications for food and land in the UK. In 1995 he published The Natural Garden Book, and keeps his hand in by running an allotment as a test-ground for Old Wives Tales. He manages a wildflower meadow using only a scythe and a hay-rake. He recently won a competition to design a 3-acre insect-friendly garden for the Royal Entomological Society.

Peter has published extensively and presented worldwide. He is currently a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Bath, teaching Sustainability in the Department of Natural Sciences. His web site can be found at www.peterharper.org.

Rajwant Bains

Rajwant is a highly skilled and experienced consultant, trainer and Executive Coach with unrivalled passion and commitment to supporting individuals and organisations.

The focus is always to maximise performance and enhance effectiveness to meet business goals. Her coaching approach, on an individual level, is to be a ‘thought partner’ to enable people to realise their full potential and, on an organisational level, to facilitate the development of systems within which individuals’ potential can flourish.

Rajwant has an excellent record of achievement in leading and managing major change programmes. Her success is attributable to her ability to set clear strategic direction as well as her strong interpersonal and team building skills within diverse and complex organisations.

Specialties: Organisational Development, Strategic Management & Management of Change, Leadership and Management Development, Executive Coaching, Coaching Skills Development, NLP Practitioner.

David Weaver MSc

David Weaver has 20 years’ experience as an independent change management and organisational development consultant and 15 years as a senior recruiter / ‘head-hunter’. He has a strong track record in the area of ‘top team’ and senior management development, is an experienced and qualified mediator and leads a small reputable team that focuses on conflict management and consensus building.

David has designed and facilitated a significant number of management and leadership programmes with senior Police, local authority chief officers, elected members and middle managers. Known for his engaging style and ability to connect with his audience, David is passionate about the role that effective leadership can play in building sustainable communities and ‘happy customers and citizens’.

David has a national reputation for his design and facilitation of a number of leadership development programmes aimed at increasing the numbers and effectiveness of Black and Asian managers at senior levels within public services. One notable example was his leading involvement of the award winning programme developed for the Local Government Association (LGA).

He holds an MSc in Human Resources Development from Nottingham Business School and is British Psychological Society qualified and SHL ability and psychometric testing trained. His other interests include a family owned natural skin care business, mentoring and music.

Terry Sexton BSc. MSc, MBA

Terry is a Leadership Psychologist. He has considerable experience in developing leaders across a range of different industries and sectors, from graduates to executives. He also cofacilitates a course for a not-for-profit co-operative which enables leaders to develop the new leadership society requires to create a more sustainable future. Terry has been trained in techniques from Gestalt Coaching, Psychosynthesis, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Appreciative Inquiry, and is qualified in a wide range of psychometrics. He has also completed a Foundation Course in Core Process Psychotherapy and has gained a Certificate in Leadership and Facilitation at Schumacher College. Terry is a Fellow of the RSA and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Kent and Centre for Alternative Technology.

Mike Green and Esther Cameron are long time writing collaborators, having published Making Sense of Change Management and Essential Leadership together. Esther’s website can be found here