“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking
new landscapes but in having new eyes”
Since 2013, Mayvin has been running a major Organisation Development and Design (OD&D) capability programme across the UK Civil Service. Demand for the programme is high, with delegates representing a wide cross-section of departments, agencies, roles and specialisms.
Alumni report being able to make an immediate difference in their roles by bringing an OD&D mindset and know-how to their work.
“The right balance between theory and practical, useful materials that I can adapt and use again, excellent support from knowledgeable tutors – who challenged me (in such a nice way) to look at situations differently and develop new skills.” – Programme participant
Mayvin was brought in to design and deliver an away day to reset troubled relationships at this NHS Trust. Through a series of diagnostic conversations that created a safe space for everyone’s voice to be heard, we discovered that the issues were more complex than first presented and this highly successful clinical pathway was overworked to breaking point.
The Organisation Development work of helping the system was achieved as much through the diagnostic phase as by the away day itself.
By helping to foster open, authentic conversations we enabled people to build trust in each other and an understanding of other people’s perspectives and experiences. This resulted in greater cohesion in the team, improved communication, team-working and collective problem-solving.
Mayvin helped a non-ministerial department of the Scottish Government create a culture and leadership style that will enable the organisation to respond to rapid change, embrace digital transformation and move successfully into its future.
“The highest quality programme I’ve been on in my career.”
Mayvin designed, developed and delivered a major leadership development programme for the charity’s top 100 leaders
The programme supported the organisation in learning to live its values more fully and made a significant positive difference to the way in which the organisation is led and managed
“Mayvin helped us work through some of the blocks we had to changing our culture to one that is more responsive and engaged” – Rachel Briggs, Director of People and Development
Since 2011, Mayvin has provided support and supervision to the Trust’s Organisation Development Team
The team has become more impactful and put into action specific projects to benefit organisational performance
“Mayvin are skilled practitioners and teachers who work hard to understand our needs and help us uncover what will be most beneficial to our organisation, to our team and to us as individuals” – Hendrika Santer-Bream, Change Manager
Our Action Research programme helped this organisation challenge the status quo around gender equality. We engaged women with leadership potential in an action-led process of personal development, raising their profile and presenting the Executive Team with insights and data on the barriers and solutions to women progressing to the top.
The programme resulted in visible changes in the way people work and the company is continuing to create even more opportunities for everyone to take on senior roles and show leadership skills. Talented female leaders across the business are creating the culture change they want to see
Our consultants have years of experience of creating innovative, effective solutions to our clients’ challenges
BA (Hons), PG Dip Psych, PhD
James is known for his wisdom, intuition and the depth of his knowledge. His sensitive and pragmatic approach, offering sound advice and thought provoking questions, enables people to master complex situations and find important truths that are out of sight.
MA (Oxon), MBA
People trust Martin, they feel better about themselves and the world after spending time with him. The thing that enables this is the strong relationships he develops, with such integrity, care and trust, that last well beyond the confines of any piece of work.
BA (Hons), MSc
Sarah’s clients value her for her keen insight, her strategic foresight, her wit and her ability to make useful connections, in relationships and thinking. She is inspired by working with individuals and teams to promote culture change and drive innovation.
BA, MSc, MCIPD, PG Cert Coaching, Chartered FCIPD
Carolyn is passionate about developing the adaptive capacity of people and systems to learn and thrive. She is known for her leadership, relationship-based approach and strategic and creative thinking. Carolyn brings both a mindset and set of methodologies from complexity science to her work.
BSc (Hons), MSc
Tony brings a strategic perspective, creating space for clients to understand their contexts and their ways of working in new ways. Clients value his calm, reflective and, on occasion, challenging presence.
PA Executive Plus Diploma
Rachael brings an enthusiastic and friendly approach to the Mayvin team. An organiser by nature, she thrives on helping and supporting the Mayvin team and clients.
Pip develops and implements Mayvin’s marketing and business development strategies. A creative thinker, her key skills are in content editing and research. She is known for her warm, empathic approach to building new business relationships.
Debbie has a methodical and thoughtful approach to her work with Mayvin. A friendly and helpful communicator, Debbie thrives on working as a team to provide integral support to both the Mayvin team and clients.
Tony works to create a climate in which people want to know and apply their strengths. He is particularly interested in developing effective patterns of behaviour needed for outstanding leadership, both individual and collective.
In all her work with clients. Alison brings a distinctive mix of research, creativity, empathy and challenge to ensure that there is real and meaningful impact.
Anne’s style is client-focused, highly professional, engaging, open, knowledgeable and insightful with the right balance of support and challenge. Her focus is on leadership development, interpersonal effectiveness and high performance team building.
BSc, DMS, MSc, PhD
Carol specialises in helping senior managers to lead organisational change through developing effective behaviours and relationships. She is highly experienced in 1:1 and team coaching and the facilitation of senior management groups at critical decision points
MA(Oxon), MAC, MBPsS
Cathy’s style is to work supportively but also to be challenging in the relationships with her clients, to offer honest feedback and to challenge the status quo; to facilitate learning beyond the superficial; and to seek ways forward to produce real and lasting change.
Much of Clare’s work focuses on strengthening relationships and team dynamics in senior teams, whilst addressing strategy development, organisation congruence, and managing lasting and sustainable change.
MBA, BSc, CertCoach
Don’s insight and engaging style has enabled learning and application to real world business outcomes. He has created solutions which allow leaders and teams to gain insight and awareness of core strengths, challenges and potential areas of development
MA, BA, MCIPD
Helena’s approach is rooted in academic depth and rigour which she balances with a deeply practical way of working always seeking to ask ‘so what?’ and to make learning useful. She balances support with challenge and is known for her compassion and her clarity
MA (Oxon), MSc, DPsych, CPsychol, AFBPsS
Kiran is known for his grasp of the bigger picture, his insight and ability to help clients ‘cross the river by feeling the stones’. Kiran helps people deal with complexity and move forward together, even as they face seemingly intractable issues.
Liz is known for her ability with people, her sharp wit, warmth, insight and academic rigour. She quickly establishes rapport with clients and is effective in encouraging real and productive debate and reflection.
Liz is highly experienced with exceptional communication and leadership skills and a strong track record in leading personal and team transformational change programmes.
CPF, MEd (RM), MSc (Strategic Studies), MEdMan
Noel is a process facilitator, dialogue practitioner, leadership coach and workshop curator. His best work is in melding organisational systems with the human spirit by transforming the way leaders inspire cultures of collaboration amidst disruptive change.
Patricia is able to understand deeply a client’s challenges and needs and to open up a conversation that helps them to see their own behaviour and patterns. What can remain how it is and what needs to be changed? Patricia helps people to find a way forward, plan together and create change.
MSc, BSc (Hons), CertCoun, Master Somatic Coach (MSC)
Pete is interested in leadership and personal development, including the role conflict plays in organisations and society. He is passionate about supporting leaders to deliver change in organisations, and maximise potential
Peter has a passion for building partnerships with people around a shared purpose. He is able to make the theory of change relevant and meaningful within the operational environment
MA, MSc, BA (Hons)
Philippa’s experience of senior roles and her training as an organisational change consultant means that her approach is leading edge, empathetic and grounded in the real world of work.
BA (Hons), DMgt, MA
Richard is known for his ability to pose challenging questions to support learning. He is a specialist in action learning based organisation development and the creator of the higher education accredited Action Learning Question methodology
Satu is attracted to challenges that require bridging a gap and bringing people together across a variety of divides, including ones within themselves. She helps people improve their ability to work productively and lead effectively on a global scale
Seema’s strengths lie in her ability to quickly form and develop relationships and becoming a trusted advisor. She is a skilled facilitator who loves helping clients unpick their knotty challenges and find renewed excitement in achieving business objectives.
MSc, BA, HSDP
Steve supports and challenges clients to find their edge and stretch when what they are after is more than simply ‘better sameness’.
In addition to his formal training, it is Steve’s ability to draw upon many years’ experience as a practising manager and leader in a variety of settings that makes his approach so effective. Put simply, one of Steve’s core skills is bringing together diverse groups of people with a wide variety of views and backgrounds and helping them to work together effectively