“Come to the edge,” he said.
“We can’t, we’re afraid!” they responded.
“Come to the edge,” he said.
“We can’t, We will fall!” they responded.
“Come to the edge,” he said.
And so they came.
And he pushed them.
And they flew.
Our consultants share a philosophy… we bring an edge to our work
Grounded in principles and theories of organisation development we work in a systemic and dynamic way, bringing unique perspectives, a sharpness and depth of insight and the ability to adapt to our clients’ context and work with complexity and ambiguity.
|We enable our clients to navigate the edges of business life|
|Future’s Edge||Executive Coaching Edge|
Being at the future’s edge is about developing a unique understanding of how rapidly evolving trends in today’s globalising world impact business, the future of organisations and the future of work.
Our clients are realising that in order to stay at the cutting edge they may need to transform the shape of their business, how work is done and by whom. They need to make explicit connections between trends and shifts in the external environment and their business strategy as well as its execution. In our experience even the most successful organisations find it challenging to make those connections.
We are a specialist Organisation and Executive Development firm. Working in a systemic way and using our deep behavioural science expertise, we help organisations and their leaders connect the dots on strategy, people and their external context. We partner with leaders, change agents, internal OD practitioners or HR departments to enable them to navigate complexity and create transformational change.
All our work is bespoke.
In a world with rapidly evolving trends and the ensuing impact of these on organisational life, leaders are increasingly seeking their own competitive edge to deal with business and leadership challenges they face.
We are a specialist professional coaching firm.
Working in a psychologically and systemically informed way and using our international business experience we help individuals navigate the complexities of organisational life, to clarify and achieve their aspirations as well as positive organisational outcomes.
Our coaching practices are grounded in principles of organisation development and span the full spectrum of coaching interventions. All our work is bespoke.
Meet a few of our team of edgy professionals…
Maria is an organisation and executive development specialist and award-winning coach with over 15 year’s experience working in a variety of business contexts and international cultures. She has worked extensively in the areas of executive coaching, leadership development and talent management, and strategy.
Maria holds a first degree in Psychology and a Masters in Occupational Psychology. She also holds a Certificate in Supervision for Coaching & Consultancy from the Tavistock Institute. Her approach to OD and professional coaching is systemically and psychodynamically informed.
Maria is the founder of Future’s Edge and Executive Coaching Edge.
Linda is an Occupational Psychologist with over 15 years experience of delivering organisational development, behavioural change and talent management programmes. Linda’s sector experience includes: financial services, oil industry, computer software, Olympic level sport, public sector and not for profit.
An experienced coach and facilitator Linda has significant experience in leadership development. She is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and an AoEC Accredited Professional Executive Coach.
Joel is a behavioural change specialist with 25 years of experience in areas including Business Ethics, Governance, risk and compliance, and high impact learning and development. This includes 15 years at PwC where he was the Director leading the Business Ethics consulting team.
Joel has a track record of working with clients to develop and implement tangible programmes of change both proactively and in crisis situations to help safeguard reputation, enhance performance and build confidence. He has extensive international, multicultural and cross industry experience.
Joel is a Fellow of the ICAEW and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts. He regularly speaks at external conferences and has developed thought leadership on topics including ‘Tone from the Top’; ‘Codes of Conduct; and ‘Conduct in a resilient organisation’.
Barbara has over 20 years’ experience as an Executive Coach and Organisational Development Consultant, specialising in individual, team and leadership development, as well as coach development and supervision. She works with leaders and teams in complex and changing environments, in sectors spanning professional services, broking, retail, health, education, not for profit and the trade union movement. She is also a Coaching Supervisor and Assessor on the Tavistock Consulting Executive Coaching Programme.
Barbara’s approach is integrative and psychologically informed, drawing on her training in Systems-Psychodynamic, Person-Centred, Gestalt and Bio-Energetic orientations. She holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in HR Management, Certificates in Counselling, Career Coaching, Process Consulting, the Tavistock Certificate in Executive Coaching and the Tavistock Institute Certificate in Supervision for Coaching and Consultancy.
John is an Executive Coach and Leadership and Team Development specialist with 22 years of experience from design and delivery to working with senior leadership teams on live issues. He has worked extensively at senior levels and has been both a developer of people and teams. John’s ability to identify problems, analyse them and offer a pragmatic solution and communicate it, have been key resources in his coaching, leadership and team development work. and special projects.
John has a certificate in Coaching for Leadership and Professional Development (Tavistock Institute), a Masters in Organisational Behaviour (Birkbeck College) and a Certificate in Organisational Development (NTL).
Fiona is an organisational psychologist who has worked in the Professional and Financial Services sector for almost 20 years in the UK, USA, EMEA and Asia. As an experienced executive coach and facilitator Fiona brings a fresh energy and insight to her work, and enjoys coming up with creative solutions for complex problems. She specialises in Leadership and Organisational Development and has a reputation for being commercial and pragmatic, with exceptional interpersonal and strategic qualities. Fiona works at an Executive Board level, and collaborates with internal experts and business leaders to add sustainable value.
Fiona holds a Masters in Organisational Psychology and is well as being accredited in numerous psychometrics she is an Oshry organisational systems practitioner.
Padraig is a Chartered Organisational Psychologist who helps individuals and organisations to improve the way they work. Padraig has worked in this area for over 12 years and his particular areas of interest relate to coaching, developing leadership and improving culture in organisations. Padraig’s sector experience includes: professional services, financial services, oil industry, pharma, retail, public sector and not-for-profit.
Padraig holds a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Occupational Psychology. He also holds a diploma in management and is an accredited coach.
Neil is a Chartered Organisational Psychologist who has been involved in the area of people development for over 15 years. Neil also has a passion for sport and has combined this with his skills to offer services that lead to real measured performance improvements. Neil has worked across the world and in a range of industries.
I’ve been lucky to have benefitted from Maria’s coaching at various stages of my career, particularly when I became a partner. She has a remarkable ability to listen well, be patient, ask perceptive questions and challenge effectively. Very quickly she understood my situation, framed the issues really well and helped me to work out what I do. It was such a rewarding experience, in which I learnt more about myself. And it was enjoyable too!
David Lancefield, PwC Strategy& partner, recommended Maria Symeon on LinkedIn.