We are living through turbulent times - volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous - and top-down, control-based institutions are failing to cope.
We believe it is time to rethink and remake our organisations, to drop old habits and conventional thinking, and free up people to bring the whole of themselves to work, in service to a healthier society and planet.
HOCo is a collaborative venture between people who are committed to reimagining the way we work. We draw on our own experiences in the constant remaking of ourselves as individuals, and in carrying out our purpose of, together with others, remaking our organisations and healing ourselves and our society.
Let us join you in imagining and creating collaborative, purposeful organisations ready to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.
We occasionally run workshops, webinars and social meet-ups to create space for shared learning and connection
Guiding not directing: We see ourselves as way-finders, companions on the journey and mentors. We help you find the answers that are right for
Holistic perspective: We help an organisation bring in the voices that are normally unheard, to form an integrated view of the organisation.
Continuous improvement: We help foster a shift from a culture of delivery to a culture of learning.
Success for all: We look for win-win opportunities, bringing benefit to our clients and their community.
Bringing our whole selves to work: We are passionate about our work, and bring that passion to everything we do.
Following a career spanning roles in healthcare, the commercial sector and local government, Sarah is currently focused on how people and organisations can develop skills, processes and structures to become more person-centred and purpose-led.
Areas of specific interest:
how to develop truly person-centred relationships
identifying and addressing systemic blocks that reinforce key issues around poor mental health, inhibit inclusivity and diversity, and ignore environmental impact
shifting perspectives to allow for true innovation
30+ years as a facilitator and trainer with specialities in lean business design, intercultural management and new leadership paradigms.
François enjoys working in a hands-on, pragmatic and intuitive way with people on the shop floor.
He also is one of Europe’s leading experts on sociocracy, a participatory governance approach that is being increasingly adopted in advanced organisations.
François learned his trade working in Japan for the auto industry, gaining experience of self-managing teams and quality circles.
Coaching others to realise their full potential is Philip’s compelling motivation since his own shifts from advertising to barrister at law and then into professional acting. His creative outlook has inspired his own show about climate change at The Edinburgh Fringe as well as many different client interventions.
Philip is passionate about:
who we are and not just what we do
how we might live more authentically
a conscious and wholehearted way of being