My Process & What I Offer

Reite TEK notebook fieldwork 2015. Photos by James Leach

Giles & Porer Nombo, Reite, Papua New Guinea 2015.
Photo: James Leach

I am an artist and designer – storymaker.
My work is inspired by and reflects how people create and share knowledge, stories and experiences; making the ephemeral and invisible tangible; giving shape and form to abstract knowledge and unfathomable experiences. It stimulates new kinds of perception of the world we live in and our relationships to it and to each other. A key theme of my work is enabling agency.

As a consultant I specialise in strategy and engagement. My solutions often customise and adapt the processes and tools I have developed over twenty-five years, as well as devising new ones. In particular, they are suited to inspiring innovation and facilitating collaboration.

My methods are people centred and based around collaboration, co-creation and co-design. I start by listening to participants, using my tools and techniques to help clients analyse the issues and co-discover the actual problem. We then collaboratively devise and deploy strategies owned by the participants to develop solutions, manage projects and deliver outcomes. Participants tap into their own innate creative abilities to imagine beyond the horizon; accessing inner resources and ideas that logic and rational thinking won’t reach on their own. In this way we achieve uncommon insights which enhance confidence and capacity to tackle issues and problems directly, encouraging people to use their own vision and initiative to embrace change and face new challenges.

See my previous client list and testimonials for some of the grassroots communities, academia, industry, civil society and government I have achieved enabled change for. From developing innovative communications tools to introducing new ways of working to documenting experiences that inspire policy change, my projects enable participation and transformation.


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