Connect up organisational development, business strategy and work culture

I help ambitious, mid sized companies going through significant change to build new capability. I help your business to compete in an increasingly complex world.

“We don’t learn fast enough here” is a symptom. It could be a symptom that your approach to organisational development is too disconnected, too passive or too focused on top down control. It probably means your current approach isn’t enabling the new capability you’ll need to thrive.

Organisational learning is the fuel for developing as an adaptable, sustainable business. To capitalise means deliberately creating a system that enables your people to be as good at learning new things as they are at executing on what they already know.

Do you need to create this environment to accelerate sustainable change? You’ll need a clear organisational development ‘philosophy’ and approach, connected to the right principles and tools. You’ll also need to build the capability of your leadership team and HR / L&D function to help lead and accelerate your new strategy.  

Five ways I can help:  

  • Systematically review your organisational development strategy and make recommendations to improve it
  • Help you set out a growth focused organisational development strategy for your business
  • Help you develop a new organisational learning model that enables the organisation to change faster
  • Work with you to reshape the role and priorities of your L&D / Capability team for now, and the future
  • Inspire, challenge and guide your leaders – through speaking engagements and workshops 

As an independent advisor and thinking partner I’ve worked with evolving businesses including Atalian Servest, Capgemini, Coty, Dyson, Fortnum & Mason, Kwik-Fit, Lidl UK, Nomad Foods, Ricoh, Samsung, Specsavers and VolkerWessels, helping them to think differently and reset their organisational development strategy. 

You can read testimonials from business leaders I’ve worked with below and on the other pages of my website.

Paul has been working with us on our strategic path towards increasing the value add of retail training to commercial business performance. He has challenged and supported us in equal measure, asking some amazing questions that have disrupted our thinking and set us on a new trajectory.

- Holly Hurkett, Head of Retail Learning & Development at Specsavers

I can help you if...

Your current approach to organisational development isn’t growing the new capability and thinking you now need

Your teams now need to adapt, innovate and solve new problems

Your people have high expectations of development from you

Your business and learning strategies now need to be 100% ‘in sync’

‘Working’ and ‘learning’ are still treated as separate things

When your business says ‘learning‘ it still only means ‘training

Your leaders struggle to role model and support organisational learning and reflection

"Paul's work with learning leaders is right at the cutting edge and the product of a tremendous depth of experience and insight. I'm repeatedly impressed by how he helps with practical ways to approach complex issues, bringing a rare blend of challenge and support that makes pushing the boundaries feel safe to try."

- Andy Brogan, Founding partner at Easier Inc.

Read my blogs on building a new organisational development strategy

Paul understands L&D as well as anyone I've ever met and has a really refreshing and progressive perspective. I'd recommend Paul to any L&D Manager / Director or HR Director looking to transform their L&D strategy or offering.”

- James Powys, Managing Director at Insight Coaching Solutions

"Paul challenged my thinking around L&D; to look at learning as a strategic driver for businesses, to see yourself as an L&D professional who partners, consults and delivers for the business through learning and inspiration. Paul brings an inspirational, innovative and personable approach that rubs off on all those around him."

- Gavin Sutton, Head of Learning & Development at Ogilvy UK

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