"The real voyage of discovery lies not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."

Marcel Proust


Julian Powe


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"I am drawn to the gap between intent and accomplishment. There are many examples in organisational, team and individual life when one follows the other, gloriously.  But it is not always the case – the disappointment of the organisation witnessing the ineffective execution of the well-crafted strategy, the frustration of the team that stubbornly refuses to amount to more than the sum of the parts, and the consternation of the individual who enacts and repeats patterns of behaviour that they are trying to alter.

This is where Julian loves intervening , seeking to be as helpful as possible supporting organisations, teams and individuals close the gap between intent and accomplishment, and secure the wonderful results that follow. Typical examples include support to a global telecoms company aiming to be more collaborative: close assistance over a period of time to a leadership team taking their public sector organisation through major strategic change; assistance to a leadership team frustrated by its inability to construct strong common ground; coaching of a group of middle managers struggling to focus on the essentials of customer and employee engagement; and support to the leadership of a professional services firm seeking to grow the business in tough economic climes.

Julian has been a leadership and change management consultant for over 20 years, with Coopers and Lybrand (now PWC), Kinsley Lord and Towers Perrin (now Willis Towers Watson), where he played a range of internal and external leadership roles at partner level.  Since June 2008, he has been operating as an independent consultant with the aim of working across the public, private, third and international development sectors. His experience ranges across major institutions in the public sector: global corporations in the oil and gas, telecoms, retail and IT services sectors: and a number of charitable, international development and social enterprises.

Julian holds an MA from Oxford and an MBA from Cranfield, and is a graduate of the Gestalt International Organisation and Systems Development Programme. He is an associate of Trusted Advisor Associates; enjoys writing regularly on leadership issues; and is qualified to administer Myers Briggs.

And Julian tries to keep out of trouble as much as possible by raising (with others) four children under the age of 19, managing and coaching at a youth rugby club in North London, reading, and running or walking along metropolitan and rural trails.