Transition Tradition Limited is a boutique consultancy providing research-based insights, for management teams, corporate finance advisors and private equity investors. Our evidence-based intelligence about culture, leadership and people practices enables organisations to make successful transitions.

As well as our work with business we also advocate for the value and utility of humanities education and scholarship. The Beyond project helps individuals and institutions to find new ways to articulate the value of the humanities to different audiences.

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Sam Delbaere

Founding Director

Sam is an expert in leadership education and learning transfer. She has been designing and delivering impactful programmes for private and public sector clients since 2006, including flagship programmes 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_LOGO_RGB_jpg(1)and 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.

Our Network

The Transition Tradition network is comprised of consultants and trainers with a proven track record of delivering success across a diverse range of services.

Our network is one of our greatest strengths – enabling us to call upon expertise for any project whilst keeping our costs competitive.

We work with people who have both the intellectual rigour and the practical skills to deliver real change within organisations.

Lucy Pow

Leadership and Organisational Development Partner

Lucy specialises in leadership and organisational development. She works creatively and honestly with individuals, teams and organisations to enable them to tackle complex challenges and achieve sustainable results.

Lucy 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 Human Resources at the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

Ben Smith

Leadership and Organisational Development Partner

I specialise in delivering leadership and organisational development interventions. I work with both individuals and teams to augment leadership in context, drawing upon my extensive experience of leading large scale change within complex systems, most recently as Clinical Director for Psychological Services and the Allied Health Professions in the NHS.

I studied Strategic System Leadership Development at Yale Business School and trained in clinical psychology at UCL, where I am now Honorary Senior Lecturer. I am currently 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.

Aline Foster

Leadership Coaching Partner

Aline specialises in coaching individuals and teams to enhance performance by increasing leadership capability. She is passionate about helping her clients to develop their leadership practice and does this in a structured and supportive way.

Aline has worked with a range of organisations but has significant experience in commercial aviation. In 2013, she obtained a first class degree with Honours in Leadership and Business practice from the University of Exeter and subsequently left her Senior Management role to concentrate on coaching others to achieve their potential.


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