ABOUT US


FutureMakers_wave 1.jpg
 

OUR PURPOSE

We are building a global network of change-agents who want to use breakthrough innovation and regenerative business models to land exponentially positive impacts on the world, whilst also fast-tracking their career. We offer leadership development and sustainable innovation learning programs that inform, inspire and enable emerging leaders to harness transformational leadership skills, advanced innovation tools, and next-generation sustainability thinking to solve complex problems in radically new and powerful ways. We leverage the extensive and rigorous leadership methodology, curriculum, tools and toolkits of our sister business Switch On. Switch On has spent over 15 years working with leaders at the highest levels of ambitious organisations: from No.10 Downing Street and Nike to Oxfam and Intel. Find our more about the co-founders Cat and Nick below:

 

OUR COFOUNDERS

IMG_20190203_154400.png
nick+headshot+.png

CAT HIRST

Cat is a strategist, coach, and leadership facilitator who drives positive change and innovation through sustainability leadership. In over a decade of developing and delivering strategies, learning, and leadership programmes, she has come to believe that it is always people who drive major systemic change. When you invest in people, you change businesses for the better. As well as leadership programmes, her experience spans strategy development, learning needs analysis, learning design and coaching. She is an expert in sustainability, innovation, and in the delivery of people-based change programmes. As a Director at the UK Green Building Council she conceived numerous leadership initiatives, targeted at future leaders and change agents right up to C-Suite executives. Cat is motivated by building and nurturing diverse communities around a shared purpose.

NICK JANKEL

Nick is a thought leader who has spent 25 years cracking the code on breakthrough and how to use science, wisdom and leadership tools to wrestle bold breakthroughs from the jaws of uncertainty, change and chaos. The result is The Switch On Way, which ensures leaders can metabolize all change & uncertainty into bold breakthroughs. A polymath who has advised organizations as diverse as Novartis, Nike and No. 10 Downing Street - and ran innovation programs for Virgin Atlantic - he hosted his own TV series on BBC TV and has spoken at the European Commission, Yale and SciencesPo. He obtained a Triple 1st Class degree in Medicine & Philosophy from Cambridge University and is the author of a number of books including the international bestseller Switch On: Unleash Your Creativity With the New Science & Spirit of Breakthrough.

 

FutureMakers wave 1 [no background].png