“Dearly Beloved. We are gathered here to get through this thing called Life”

Type ‘Coach’ into Linkedin and you’ll get an avalanche of results (7m+). It’s one of those broad terms that can mean a multitude of things. So why do we call our coaches, coaches? And what exactly do they do?...

How to make your purpose more than a Zoom background

After Simon Sinek so eloquently argued for 'purpose' to be at the core of every business, there has been a corporate movement towards every organisation writing one...

Why your organisation should look less like a human and more like a jellyfish

I was watching an episode of The Octonauts the other day. (For those of you who don’t have toddlers, The Octonauts are a collective of animals on a mission to Explore! Rescue! and Protect! the creatures of the ocean), and I came across the Siphonophore...

We’re Hiring!

&us continues to grow, and fast, and we’re after more brilliant humans to help us in our mission to unleash the spirit of making for our clients. Are any of these you?..

Flipping the Rules on Employee Experience

This year has been a major wake-up call for all organisations to rethink the real needs of their people if they want to thrive. Smart companies know that top-down People “Management” won’t cut it. Instead, a bold commitment to truly looking afresh at the employee experience is what is called for...

Why Cultural Equity Is the Next Frontier in Business Performance

6 months ago I was fighting against a tide of exhaustion, boredom and the uncertainty of 2020, looking for new employment. I kept thinking there must be something extraordinary out there, if only I could find it...

The Death of Command & Control

Having a remote workforce has huge consequences for all elements of organisational success, but perhaps none more fundamental than the role of leadership...

When Normal Can’t Get Any Weirder, How Do You Innovate?

Allow me to use the word meme so much it loses all meaning. And intentionally so! Because memes aren’t just a complex series of strange jokes that Generation X don’t understand...

Want to Get the Best Out of Me? Then Read My User Manual

In the &us coaching team we’ve just kicked off one of our biggest projects to date: simultaneously training 6 different teams from a huge global pharma company on how to work and collaborate with agility in order to crack some of their biggest challenges...

Leading From the Front: 5 Brilliant Reasons Why Leaders Should Trust Their Teams and Get Out the Way

We’ve learned a lot, these last few months. About ourselves, and our families; about what we define as ‘essential’, and we’ve learned a great deal about our leaders. This crisis has exposed the flaws of many organisations and leaders...