ABOUT US

We are a team of specialist consultants committed to inspiring communication that saves lives and minimises harm.

We train, coach, mentor and educate leaders and the workforce to create positive cultural change for world class safety performance.

WHO WE ARE

HAVING THE CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER

Words are powerful. They inspire us into action, provoke a response and show how much we care by how carefully we choose them. Learning how to lean in, listen close, show up and own up are all marks of skillful leadership. And it’s that kind of leadership that helps us have the conversations that matter.

We coach, mentor and educate leaders and the workforce to support them in creating positive cultural change that leads to world-class safety performance. And we do that by being curious about what makes people tick. We do it by leaning in, listening close and showing up. And we do it through game changing tools and techniques that help everyone get on board to make the world a safer place for all.

WE BELIEVE IN BEING BRAVE

To step into a whole new world of leadership takes courage. It’s stepping into the unknown, braving the wilderness, sitting with discomfort and learning to be ok with that. It takes the spirit of adventure and a willingness to be free from the known. Because we don’t know what we don’t know. Freedom is liberating ourselves from old patterns and limiting behaviours so we can open the door to new ways of leading, communicating and modeling.

WE LISTEN CLOSELY

People don’t care what you know until they know you care. An engaged workforce is one that feels seen and heard and empowered. Expressing care and concern for your people shifts us from directive to relative where we listen, pay attention and honor each other in our humanness.

WE SHOW UP SO YOU CAN

The lowest standard that you maintain is the highest you can expect from your people. As leaders, we must show up, own up and put our money where our mouth is. Being transparent, modeling good behavior and taking responsibility are the keystones of strong and effective leadership.

WE STAND ON THE SIDE OF FAIR

Staying on the right side of fair means looking at the big picture and encoding a culture of accountability. It’s treating people with respect, honoring their decisions, advocating for work-life balance and promoting wellbeing, all round. How leadership reacts when things go wrong says a lot about the organization and having the tools, resources and skills to act fairly will go a long way.

Our Specialists

Ian Collins

Managing Director
Manager Europe, Africa, Middle East

Matt Schlapfer

Senior Consultant
Manager Asia Pacific

Steve McGrath

Senior Consultant
Manager Americas

Our Associate Specialists

Lynn Kachmarik

President
Equilibria in Sports & Education

Mark Wilkinson (FInstLM / CMIOSH)

Managing Director
Hillmont & Associates

Rick Foote

Incident Analysis Expert
Compass Performance Improvement

Our Affiliate Associations