Founded in 1989 by, psychologist, Dr Paul Furey, we're still doing what we originally set out to do - to provide our clients with a way to achieve real, permanent behavioural change.
Now, in 2019, we're a group of ten like-minded psychologists who help people in organisations to improve the way that they work together so that the organisations themselves can thrive.
We exist because whilst training can increase skills, change which involves feelings and behaviour, as well as thinking, needs special facilitation.
So, instead of pushing new knowledge in we focus, as we always have, on drawing out and optimising what's already there. That way, it lasts.
What we do
We partner with individuals, groups and organisations to turn their intentions into authentic, ethical, sustainable action.
We do this by helping people to understand themselves and the people around them a lot better - to practise 'doing' psychology live, without all the jargon.
Our experience is that once people can see behaviour unfold, can grasp what's happening and know how to take action they can work together brilliantly - even under great pressure.
We like to have a laugh too and that's why you'll see cartoons and mini films dotted about the place, illustrating some of what we think and where things can go really wrong - and what to do about it if they do...
How to use us
There are 3 levels at which you can use us: organisational, team and individual.
Organisational culture. Departments and divisions have their own cultures and ways of doing things – distinct from the organisation. We help you to discover what makes each division different, what language it speaks and how the people in those different villages can talk productively to one another so that real, progressive conversations happen between them.
Team. Teams are usually built randomly rather than by design. People are grouped with others that they wouldn’t choose to be with. Teams need to find out how to have conversations together that make good things happen. We help teams to notice what they’re doing right and where they could really save time, effort and friction.
Individual. Few of us are taught how to have a conversation or how to construct a relationship. We just cobble things together and try to make friends, get through school, get a job and run a team. We work one-to-one with directors in organisations to help them to re-think and change how they interact with their Board colleagues and teams. Mostly we point out how they can use their strengths to much better effect.
2-minute model (a mini film)