ABOUT US

Who We Are

While our experience and our academic credentials are top notch, what makes us truly distinctive is our passion for supporting leaders with practical and transformative experiences and conversations. We also walk the talk as a deliberately developmental, complexity-based organization.

Why we do our work

We exist to cultivate ideas, practices, and communities that release the world from simplistic thinking and enable progress on our most complex challenges.

How we do our work

We are a network of friends who work together with compassion, generosity and wholeness.  We walk our talk by embracing our core paradoxes:

  • Power with love
  • Curiosity with clarity
  • Humility with boldness
  • Mastery with mystery
  • Openness with decisiveness
  • Support with stretch
  • Seriousness with laughter and lightness

We are a group of nearly fifty folks around the world who are deeply committed to helping our clients navigate their most complex challenges. Our distinctive offer is that we combine our deep theoretical knowledge with incredibly practical tools and structures to enable our clients to bring their biggest selves to make a difference in the world.

We believe who we are is as important as what we know. We are drawn to work together because we are a curious bunch, always pushing the edges of what we know and how we know it. We bring our whole selves to our work and we ask our clients to bring their whole selves too—we are all humans together for all of the complexity that entails. We admire the human condition and genuinely like people and we treat our clients and one another with compassion, generosity, laughter and lightness.

Who our clients are

We support leaders around the world to adapt and thrive in a changing world


I came to know Vernice Jones as one of the smartest, most honest, courageous, and caring people I have had the pleasure of working with. Vernice’s guidance and support allowed me to explore new dimensions in my leadership which significantly increased my ability to foster change and achieve results. I have no doubt that I would not be where I am today as a leader without her caring support, thoughtful insights, and skillful guidance.

Coaching client