…for organisational health and performance

Next Discovery day:
TBC (2021)

Outside In

Leaders and influencers of significant businesses have to have their focus both within and without. The pressure is on to perform, to influence and to lead the way. Customers and other stakeholders 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. Our writing, workshops and consulting are designed to offer you that view whether you are mainly interested in individual leadership, teams or whole organisational ecosystems.

Inside Out

If you are responsible for creating the conditions in which organisations, teams and individuals can thrive, then our work is designed to engage, inform and resource you.

Through our writing, workshops and consulting you will get fresh perspectives and applicable insights into the organisations and teams you lead or influence.


Unwritten rules

From a systemic perspective it’s clear that there are some consistent but unspoken rules that, when ignored or accidentally violated, make coherence and performance very challenging.

In all our work we share these hidden rules and show you the connections to the invisible dynamics they can create. We bring them into the open so that you can integrate fresh knowledge into your practice as a leader or leadership coach.

Return to flow

The systemic framework offers you opportunities to:

  • Build an understanding of the importance of the cycle of joining, belonging and leaving.
  • See the forces that resource your team and whole organisation as well as those that limit and create unwanted repeating patterns.
  • See what really needs attention in apparently intractable issues, inertia or conflict.
  • Reflect on your strategy. See alternative options come to life and look at what to do first and next and the impact on all key stakeholders.
  • Find your place and authority in the team, in the system.
  • Illuminate complex challenges whilst clarifying your relationship to strategy, to innovation, to your customers and partners, to the planet and to yourself.
  • Take away fresh insights and informed actions that have meaning and impact for you, your team, your organisation.

The Discovery Workshop series

The workshops are facilitated by three professionals who share a whole-system frame, the methodology of constellations and have strong track records of success, delivering business value for their international clients.

The combination of experience and knowledge of the hidden dynamics in systems offers a unique resource for participants. You can read more about the facilitators below.

The next workshop

The next workshop will be in 2021. 


Fees for workshops are £650 for founders, directors and team leaders. [One  coach or consultant can attend with each leader at no cost.]

For coaches and organisational consultants attending without a client the fee is £350.

A light breakfast and lunch are provided for all.


Please note that we record the workshops for our own learning.  Unless we seek and get your written permission the recording will not be used in any other way.


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.

Connect with John on LinkedIn here.




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.

Connect with Elaine on LinekdIn here.

John Whittington

John is a leadership and 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 and endure.

Connect with John on LinkedIn here.