The Academy

We live in increasingly uncertain and volatile times. Our leaders and organizations are experiencing a ‘new norm’.

‘Any company designed for success in the 20th century is doomed to failure in the 21st century.’ David S Rose, serial entrepreneur

This Academy brings best-in-class experts together in a unique way for bespoke ‘new norm’ leadership support, facilitation, exploration and implementation for organizations serious about becoming future-fit today.

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Giles Hutchins

Giles Hutchins blends a wealth of leadership development, business strategy, operations and transformation experience with pioneering new thought on flourishing in volatile times.

Peter Hawkins

Peter Hawkins is Professor of Leadership at Henley Business School and Chairman of Renewal Associates and Founder and Emeritus Chairman of Bath Consultancy Group.

Dr Lynne Sedgmore CBE

Lynne held 3 Chief Executive roles within Further Education in the UK for 17 years. She has been a non-Executive Director on over 25 Boards and now works as an executive coach.

Richard Barrett

Richard Barrett is an author, speaker and internationally recognised thought leader on the evolution of human values in business and society.

Chris Laszlo

As one of the originators of the concept of sustainable value, Chris Laszlo, PhD, reframes sustainability as a business opportunity, and a new, inimitable source of competitive advantage.

Norman Wolfe

Norman Wolfe is a leading voice in bringing about a transformation of the core paradigm of business. A veteran senior executive and author of the ground-breaking book The Living Organization.

Patricia Lustig

Patricia is a highly respected foresight, strategy and change consultant and author. With over 35 years’ experience, she is a recognised practitioner in foresight and future thinking.

Elaine Patterson

Elaine Patterson creatively blends her senior leadership experience with a passion for reflection and reflective learning to transform the world of work.

Gina Hayden

Gina Hayden is a leadership development specialist with a strong interest in responsible and sustainable business that is purpose-driven as well as profit-driven.

Sharon Olivier

Sharon is currently Director of Open Programmes at Ashridge Executive Education at the Hult International business school, where she manages a portfolio of Open Programmes.

Darren Hilton

Darren is a facilitator, coach, consultant and founder of Tapping the Source Ltd, a learning and development practice focused on delivering transformational leadership, team and organisational development programmes. The business exists to support the development of thriving, prosperous, regenerative organisations.

Jay Bragdon

Jay Bragdon is the General Partner of Conservest Management Co., an investment advisor to high net worth families, and pioneering thought leader on life-affirming business.


The Academy offers bespoke customized services for forward thinking organizations, who wish to become future fit.

Future Fit Book

Time to Transform

The world of business is changing and fast. Complex, inter-related challenges now face all our enterprises. Future Fit is a response to this: a workbook full with practical tips, insights and case studies, suitable for anyone from entrepreneur to seasoned business executive.

'Future Fit is a masterpiece' Mark Drewell, Senior Partner, The ForeSight Group
‘Essential and timely’ Dr. Scilla Elworthy, Author and Founder of the Oxford Research Group
‘A must-read’ Bob Willard, Author and Speaker, Sustainability Advantage


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