A boutique consultancy informed by learning from across the human sciences, we understand and enjoy the complexities of developing individuals, teams and organisations.
Just as importantly, we build trusting relationships, helping individuals, teams and organisations to create self-sustaining practices.
Our clients don’t want to be dependent on external support. They value insights which will help them in the long term.
Work with us. We always enjoy starting new conversations. Whatever you would like to discuss, get in touch with us.
An expert in leadership education and learning transfer, Sam has been designing and delivering impactful coaching, development and training for private and public sector clients since 2006.
Most notable are her flagship programmes developing organisational leadership capacity in highly regulated industries such as aviation, civil nuclear, education and care.
She is an experienced leader with the ability to inspire confidence amongst diverse stakeholders and a track record of successfully delivering complex projects and partnership initiatives.
In 2006, Sam was selected as a UK Creative Pioneer by NESTA. In 2010 she was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Centre for Leadership studies at University of Exeter. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the RSA.
Ben specialises in delivering leadership and organisational development interventions. He works with both senior leaders and teams to augment leadership in context, drawing upon his extensive experience of leading within complex systems, including as Clinical Director for Psychological Services and the Allied Health Professions in the NHS.
Ben studied Strategic System Leadership Development at Yale Business School and trained in clinical psychology at UCL. He has recently been Programme Lead for the Leadership and Transformational Change PGCert. at the University of Exeter and Strategic and Clinical Lead for Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services across Kent and Medway.
Dr Ben Smith
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR - LEADERSHIP AND
Partnering with clients to design and deliver leadership and organisational development interventions, Lucy works creatively and honestly with individuals, teams and organisations to enable them to tackle complex challenges and achieve sustainable results.
She has significant experience of leadership at executive board level in higher education and the public sector.
Her previous roles include Director of Human Resources at the University of Gloucestershire and Head of Organisational Development at the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR - LEADERSHIP AND
Jonathan specialises in organisational development, design, and the implementation of sustainable change, supporting individuals, groups and organisations to develop insight, shared goals and collaborative progress.
He has extensive experience in the third sector providing guidance to a range of statutory and voluntary sector services.
Alongside his consultancy work for Transition Tradition, he continues his leadership work in health and social care, working with national partners to deliver key government initiatives both within and across organisational boundaries.
Jonathan is an accredited CBT practitioner, psychotherapist and clinical supervisor.
LEADERSHIP AND ORGANISATIONAL
Joanne is an independent consultant and coach. She supports people and organisations through change and transformation. Her background is as a highly experienced, empathetic, innovative and resilient leader in the cultural and charities sectors.
An accredited Executive and Leadership Coach, Joanne enables leaders to optimize their impact and performance.
Joanne has significant experience at an operational and strategic level within a large public sector organisation and as Executive Board member and Trustee.
Her previous roles include Interim Chief Executive and Head of Service Delivery at a leading UK charity.
COACHING AND ORGANISATIONAL
Joanne provides office administration for Transition Tradition via her fantastic virtual assistance organisation. We know she has other clients, but we think of her as our own; she is absolutely an honorary member of the Transition Tradition team!
She provides efficient and flexible support to our clients and she helps to ensure the smooth running of our programmes.
The Transition Tradition network is one of our great strengths.
Comprised of consultants, academics and trainers with a proven track record of delivering success across a diverse range of services, we’ll find the perfect match for the project, whilst keeping our costs competitive.
Our network is one of our greatest strengths – enabling us to call upon expertise for any project whilst keeping our costs competitive.
Equipped with both intellectual rigour and practical experience, we deliver tangible and sustainable change.
Ciara has worked at a senior level across a number of sectors, including the arts, social enterprise, the public sector and higher education. Throughout her career, Ciara has developed substantial experience of leading transformational change and innovation. She has first-hand experience of leading large teams through significant change programmes.
Most recently, she has worked as part of Tate’s Executive Group, focused on a programme of leadership development and change management across Tate’s four galleries. She was the founding CEO of Libraries Unlimited, a public service mutual and has held a number of significant national roles, including a current non-executive role as National Council member for Arts Council England. Alongside her coaching and consultancy practice, Ciara is a Professor of Practice at the Centre for Leadership Studies at the University of Exeter where she leads on external engagement. Ciara was awarded an OBE for services to libraries in 2017 and holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Sheffield.
Elicia is a chartered social psychologist and leadership advisor specialising in creating seamless progress towards change – be it at the personal, interpersonal or group level.
Her strategies have helped clients across diverse professional environments from defence and aerospace to finance and digital tech.
Through a PhD at Cambridge exploring the psychology of ‘buy-in’, Elicia has developed approaches to effectively limit the negative experience of change and create meaningful continuity – expertise that facilitates personal leadership, team relations and culture alignment.
In addition, Elicia also provides coaching using industry-leading psychometric tools that drive incisive conversations to deepen self-awareness and elevate effectiveness.
Pascale is an Executive Coach and Career Progression Coach who works with ambitious and innovative leaders who strive to make a positive global impact. She specialises in working with technical professionals (engineers, architects, tech developers and entrepreneurs) navigating corporate environments, private practices, and VC-backed tech startups.
Pascale is an Associate Member of the EMCC and UKASFP, and a certified Rapid Results Coach using the world-renowned and evidence-based Solution-Focused Brief Coaching methodology. She is a Cambridge-educated, award-winning architect and entrepreneur, founder of a women-in-construction network and holds two Masters Degrees (MA Architecture, MSc Development Practice).
Sara specialises in coaching professionals transitioning to their next organisational leadership roles, whether that is as the head of a department or as a member of the board. She also coaches groups and teams using the globally recognised LEGO ® Serious Play ® methodology.
Sara was previously director at a south west law firm, listed in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For. Sara pioneered the firm’s leadership development strategy. Prior to that Sara had a 15 year management career within a FTSE 250 utility, her responsibilities included organisational development, change management, service delivery, and project management. Sara is a trustee of YMCA Exeter.