Leading with the System in Mind

Our biannual Discovery Workshop

Friday October 25th, 2019

“I usually look at where the business is going

Here I looked at the business. And found my pleace with and in it. Memorable and very, very useful.”

Thomas N
Engineering industry

Inside Out

If you are responsible for catalysing the conditions in which individuals, teams and whole organisational ecosystems can thrive, then this workshop is designed to both engage, inform and resource you.

You will get fresh and applicable insights into the geology that lies beneath the geography of the business or senior team you lead or influence.

The day offers you a deep dive in to the hidden dynamics that impact organisations. It will enable you to support flow and vitality in the people and the business dynamics and imperatives they interact with, bring you fresh clarity and energy.

Bring your biggest questions

Bring the key challenges and big questions connected to the growth, transformation and other challenges you and your organisation face. You will be able to see what really needs attention and resolve apparently intractable issues, conflict or inertia.

You will be able to see alternative options come to life and look at what to do first and next. You will be able to see the invisible dynamics that nourish or limit you and your organisation. 

You will come away with practical actions you can take, as well as an understanding of the importance and impact of the cycle of joining, belonging and leaving. You will see what breaks the limiting repeating patterns in organisations and how to identify them.

There is no time to dance around the central issues you face these days. No business lasts for ever and neither will you. Illuminating these existential issues whilst also clarifying your relationship to strategy, to innovation, to sustainability or to the future can be explored in this workshop. Away from it all, yet deeply connected to what matters for you and your system.


Outside In

Leader and the key influencers of significant businesses have to have their focus both within and without. The pressure is on to perform, to influence and to lead. You must do all that and more whilst taking your responsibility for the impact your business has on and in the world. Business partners and customers want more than just your product or service.

You must be looking in both directions at the same time and that requires a view of the whole system. This workshop is designed to offer you that view.

Who is facilitating this workshop?

The workshop is facilitated by three professionals who share a systemic frame and the methodology of constellations and are invested in supporting those that lead organisations in the creation of the conditions for vitality and flow.

Our combination of experience and knowledge offers a unique resource for participants of this workshop and you can read more about the facilitators below.

First come

You are welcome to reserve a place by contacting us here. We fill this workshop on a strictly ‘first come first served’ basis and will not allow more than 12 participants.

Fees for this workshop are as follows:

  • Your place is funded by the organisation: £850
  • Your place is funded by you: £450

    Places limited to 12 participants.

This day, held in St. Jame’s, Central London, will leave you with fresh insights, but also build a bridge between the systemic intelligence that emerges and your resourcefulness, decision making and potency.

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John Sutherland

 John is a leadership team consultant and coach and a pioneer of management team due diligence, for the investment sector.

He has reviewed over 300 teams in more than 20 countries and as a result has extensive benchmark information about teamwork requirements by sector, stage of growth and strategy.

He incorporates a clear focus on team work in the leadership programmes he runs and has over twenty years experience of providing senior team development.

As a systemic practitioner the heart of John’s work with teams is imbued by systemic principles and practices, looking at both the patterns across the whole life of a team and the ‘inner team’ of each individual team member.




Elaine Grix

Elaine is a team and leadership development coach and facilitator, who provides consultancy to internationally recognised brands. Her clients span the Retail, Financial Services, FMCG, Education and Transport sectors. She frequently works with businesses in turnaround or rapid growth.

Elaine works with the executive and leadership teams at multiple levels within organisations to explore their purpose, understand the business context and culture so she can design and deliver team and coaching programmes, which support sustainable success.

Elaine’s formative experience came through leading large teams in a commercial and operational context. She is passionate about unlocking the hidden potential within individuals, teams and organisations and uses the systemic stance, principles and practices as key enablers for her work.

John Whittington

John is a leadership team coach, constellations facilitator and trainer of systemic coaching. He supports individuals, teams and whole businesses to establish a clear sense of themselves and their place in their relationship systems.

John works across the private and corporate sector. His portfolio of clients is made up of individuals and senior teams from within the professional services, fashion, engineering, television, pharmaceutical, banking, retail and media industries.

As a result of his first book ‘Systemic Coaching & Constellations’ he is invited to facilitate trainings and workshops for leaders, coaches and consultants worldwide. John is the founder of Business Constellations Ltd – a business committed to enabling the creation of the conditions for organisational health and vitality to emerge.