Change your company.
Change your world.


 

Do you lead a diverse team or organization?

Are you trying to unite them behind a greater Purpose?

Are you facing resistance?

If so, you're in the right place...

Diversity is a source of creativity.

Purpose is a way of being.

Resistance is a vehicle for growth.

In an increasingly volatile and uncertain world, we believe true change starts within. As the poet Rumi said, 'you are not a drop in the ocean, you are the entire ocean in a drop'.

You have a role to play. Everyone does.

And Purpose is the key.

Discover how to unlock changemaking to generate value for your business and society by putting Purpose at the heart of everything you do. And change your world for good.

The Benefits of Being On Purpose

  • Generate business value

  • Turn diversity into unity

  • Unlock hidden potential

  • Reduce Stress

  • Increase employee loyalty

  • Accelerate innovation

  • Increase Productivity

  • Generate societal value

The Historic Moment

We are in transition. The current system is dissolving and a new one is emerging. One system is dying. And another is being born. Nature abhors a vacuum, so something must fill the space. What would you like this new world to be?

The system has been out of balance for decades. We believe this imbalance starts within each of us. We are not separate from the ecosystem, we are part of it. As Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh said, 'The Earth is not something outside of us... you are the earth.' Most of us have forgotten this though. We are disconnected.

We can see the symptoms of this disconnection at the level of the individual in record levels of divorce, depression, nervous breakdowns, non-communicable disease (caused by stress), addiction (to sugar, negative news, mobile phones and social media), sleep deprivation and personal debt.

We can see the symptoms of this disconnection at the level of the organization in records levels of employee disengagement  - 85% are disengaged globally according to Gallup - and distrust - only 13% believe governments, NGOs, the media and business can address the challenges we face according to Edelman. We have a global crisis of trust.

And we can see the symptoms of this disconnection at the level of society in the panic around Covid-19, the Australian fires, melting of the Arctic, the financial crisis and impending global recession.

Every ecosystem naturally balances itself. Our bodies, central bankers and Mother Nature have handled this tricky balancing act until now. This is unsustainable though. And that's why our health, financial system and planet are in meltdown.

And yet, at the same time, we are seeing incredible breakthroughs. The dialogue is changing from climate change to climate crisis to climate opportunity. CEOs are saying the environment is their number one priority. 181 of them signed a statement to redefine the Purpose of business. We have the knowledge to sequester enough carbon to keep the rise in global temperatures below 2°C. We have the ability to rebalance financial and social inequalities. And we are reallocating capital on an unprecedented scale to bring this world to life.

Purpose is the key to unlock this world. It helps organizations and teams to rebalance. It is the soul or spirit of a company and explains why an organization exists. Every company has a purpose - a greater reason for its existence. Some companies focus on it. Others have forgotten it. Tesla’s purpose is to accelerate the transition to sustainable energy, Google’s is to organize the world’s information, Virgin’s is to transform business for good. The purpose of a company is to realize its purpose.

The problem is most companies are using Purpose as a tool to increase profit. For us, Purpose is a vision for the world that goes beyond profit.  It can increase employee engagement to 73% (Deloitte) and earnings per share by 147% (Gallup). However, to reach these kind of numbers means putting Purpose at the heart of your business model with authenticity.

The world is changing. Larry Fink, the CEO of the largest asset management company in the world, BlackRock, has insisted the companies he invests in must put Purpose at the heart of everything they do or risk losing his support. As the New York Times says, this is a 'watershed moment'.

'Purpose is not the sole pursuit of profits but the animating force for achieving them.'
Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock

What we do

We unlock Changemakers in teams and organizations so they
create the Masterpiece*
that they were born to create
and put Purpose at the heart of everything they do. 

*A Masterpiece is breakthrough innovation in the form of a business, initiative, book or relationship that transforms your world for good. It is the greatest contribution you can make to yourself, your company and society. It is a vehicle to accelerate transformation.

How we do it

We customize each program to the specific needs of your organization. The following illustrates what we have done for other companies.

Who we have worked with

What one company achieved

Three years ago, we helped the Chief Sustainability Officer at HP Inc. and his team to articulate their Collective Purpose and develop the Masterpieces and three year roadmap to bring it to life. They spent the last three years putting Purpose at the heart of their business model. Newsweek just awarded them the Most Responsible Company in America. The founder of Silicon Valley has reinvented itself for the 21st Century.

What they say

Michelle Crossan-Matos, VP Strategy and Transformation, Samsung

Alexander had one mission, to help our team become the change engine for Samsung. Not an easy task. He stripped back the team to understand ourselves on a 1:1 personal level using the tools contained within #Balance to unearth our strengths and ultimately our Personal Purpose. From that he brought our team together and created an understanding on the teams’ collective strengths and how we complemented each other and the potential we have if we worked together leveraging each others’ strengths. We finally then created a Team Purpose that was born out of our strengths and what we believe the future could hold.

Michelle Crossan-Matos, VP Strategy and Transformation, Samsung
Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability Officer, HP Inc.

With Alexander’s guidance, I had my team work on finding their Personal Purpose, sharing them with one another was one of the most meaningful team exercises I have ever done, it allowed us to understand each other’s passions and unite our energy to create a new Team Purpose that everyone sees themselves in.

Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability Officer, HP Inc.
Mark Harrison, CEO, Cheetham Bell, WPP Agency

These tools helped me to transform my life… moving from Director of one communications agency to CEO of another.

Mark Harrison, CEO, Cheetham Bell, WPP Agency
Joseph Leenhout-Martin, Senior Director, Johnson & Johnson Global Public Health

Alexander delivers solid and near-immediate results that can enable breakthroughs- for organizations but also individuals fortunate enough to spend time with him. He inspires with authenticity and challenges by example. His body of work is rapidly becoming a new way of thinking that I believe could transform at scale the way we approach, and leverage creativity, innovation, and relationships.

Joseph Leenhout-Martin, Senior Director, Johnson & Johnson Global Public Health

Learn from my experience of painting in extreme locations and helping dozens of companies around the world to put Purpose at the heart of everything they do.

My organization’s purpose is to accelerate sustainable creation so we leave a legacy for our children’s children. Eight years ago, I lived alone and worked for a communications company I had helped to found in Geneva, Switzerland. We developed campaigns for The Red Cross, UNICEF, the United Nations and major corporations. I thought I was happy. And then I articulated my Personal Purpose and realized why I wasn’t. Since then, I have changed my life. I am now married to the most amazing woman, Anna. Not only is she my wife and the mother of our children, she is also my best friend. Sasha, our daughter, is now six and Daniel, our son, is now f0ur. They bring so much joy and happiness into our world. My worklife transformed too. Now, I help individuals, teams and companies to articulate their Purpose and develop Masterpieces* to bring it to life. I am a bestselling author and have worked on all of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Alexander Inchbald: Extreme Artist and Creation Mentor

*A Masterpiece is breakthrough innovation in the form of a business, initiative, book or relationship that transforms your world for good. It is the greatest contribution you can make to yourself, your company and society. It is a vehicle to accelerate transformation.

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