HERESY CONSULTING

Human beings are complex

Our personalities, organisations and societies are formed by our feelings, our memories, our stories...and occasionally by our rational minds

 

We are a psychodynamic leadership and organisational development consultancy

We work 'below the surface' to guide sustainable change

 

We help human systems rediscover the human

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‘The sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being’ C. G. Jung

 

LEADERSHIP

DEVELOPMENT

We help leaders to understand themselves and their teams, and to find meaning in their work

TURNING LEADERS INTO PEOPLE

 

 

ORGANISATIONAL

 DEVELOPMENT

We help teams and organisations  to have the right conversations and to build the right relationships

BUILDING HEALTHY ORGANISATIONS

 

PROFESSIONAL

 DEVELOPMENT

We help development professionals build the skills they need to support their clients through change

NAVIGATING THE UNCONSCIOUS

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OPEN PROGRAMMES

We run regular online masterclasses and extended programmes which are open to anyone interested in leadership, change and personal development

 

OUR WAY OF WORKING

Psychodynamic psychology sees human behaviour as a complex mix of conscious and unconscious thoughts and feelings, which shape our lives and our societies

 

We help our clients to better understand what may lie 'below the surface' for themselves and their organisations and then to apply this insight to the unique challenges they face

Human beings are complex and one size definitely does not fit all...

Our work is guided by four fundamental principles

 

ALL CHANGE IS A STEP INTO THE UNKNOWN

Change only happens by standing on the edge and stepping forwards

We know that real development requires real work with real risk and real consequences

 

ONLY THROUGH DIFFERENCE CAN WE LEARN

Change is not born from the places and people we know, but from those we do not

 

We seek out the contrary and unsettling, and through experimentation and play, allowing it to provide the spark for change

 

LEADERSHIP IS AN EXPRESSION OF THE SOUL

Leadership is founded on a deeply held sense of self, not a series of generic behaviours

 

We work from the 'inside out‘, knowing that healthy leaders are healthy people

 

WE ARE MADE THROUGH OUR RELATIONSHIPS

The experience of shared humanity is the best preparation for life

We work through conversations to explore common meaning and help people find their voices

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We can only judge the quality of the development work we do, by the leaders and organisations we create

 

In the last few decades we have witnessed a failure of both, and realised that what has been sold as ‘best practice’ by many academics and consultancies, is little more than snake oil

 

We can see the price we pay in both human and commercial terms

In Marylebone’s Nordic Bakery in 2013, we founded Heresy Consulting as a response....

 

OUR APPROACH TO LEADERSHIP

Clinical research suggests that there are three fundamental human needs

 

To engage others in any authentic and meaningful way leaders must respond to these needs

 

RELATIONSHIP

We all need to know that we are seen and understood, and that we are connected to someone else
 

Leaders must understand others and ensure that they feel understood

 

NARRATIVE COMPETENCE

We all need to make sense of the world and of our place within it


Leaders must help others create the stories that help them understand the world in times of change

SELF AGENCY

We all need to feel we matter and to have some control over our lives


Leaders must build the confidence in others needed to take ownership and responsibility

 

In the same way that a mother ‘detoxifies’ the anxiety of her child, providing shape and structure to new experiences and encouraging play and exploration, leadership is the creation of a meaningful dialogue where leaders help those around them build an understanding of their world, and the confidence to face it

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OUR PEOPLE

 

The Heresy Consulting team is located across Asia, Europe and the Americas 

 

We have a global perspective and a diverse range of experiences and academic backgrounds

 

We all share a belief in the value of supporting individuals in developing a sustainable sense of self to define their leadership

 

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Our Associates

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If you want to talk about working with us or working for us...or you just want to get in touch for a conversation, then we would love to hear from you

Heresy Consulting Limited

Registered in England and Wales No.8528304

 

Registered Office:

The Ashridge Business Centre

121 High St 

Berkhamsted

 Herts

HP4 2DJ

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