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Liberating Culture

When your culture is liberating, leadership is inspired in all. Your people will show up and step up.

  • It’s about communication. We create safe spaces for constructive conversations where every perspective, however marginalised, is heard.
  • It’s about honesty and respect. Conflict can be constructive too. We ensure teams confidently embrace their differences without fear of damaging relationships.
  • It’s about collaboration. Who knows where your next innovation might lie? Let’s usher in a new dawn of open debate and reduced individual agendas.
  • It’s about empowerment. The age of the hero “boss” is over. Why not make life less stressful for those at the top and inspire leadership in everyone?
  • It’s about the challenge. We drive even the highest performing teams further so they continue to innovate and flourish.

This is all in service of building a culture that’s good for your people and your business.




Thank you for bringing our agenda from strategy day back into sharp focus.  Speaking on behalf of the Executive Board, we found the techniques you employed on strategy highly effective. They have enabled the Executive Board to work in a more connected manner, be even more decisive in terms of prioritisation and confront issues that need to be addressed in a decisive manner.

Janet, President, Women in Banking & Finance - WIBF

Obi helped us to develop of a new strategic plan, individual and collective visions for the Royal African Society (RAS). Having an external facilitator of Obi’s calibre and experience certainly made a difference from doing it in-house and I have no doubt that we will use her services again.

Richard, Deputy Director, Royal African Society - RAS

Obi and her associate did more than strengthen our collaboration. We walked away with a clear sense of purpose, enhanced creativity, excellent ideas, a better understanding of our team dynamics and a collectively-designed agreement on how we would support one another whilst staying fully committed to our team goals.

Niina, Deputy Chief Pharmacist, NHS

Obi clearly has a solid understanding of the Investment Banking business
which lends itself to a level of awareness of the challenges and culture,
and ultimately results in solutions that are fit-for-purpose.

Gwen, Senior Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

She helped us scratch behind the surface of our work and really strengthen our relationships.
Obi’s work is not for the faint-hearted.
We all had to be brave together as a team.

Jeanette Bain-Burnett, Head of Community Engagement, Greater London Authority

Obi encouraged and supported the team and through her facilitation of practical exercises, she created a wonderful space for the team to speak honestly and openly about their level of well-being and self-care approaches.

Michelle Jardine
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