With purpose as a north star and animating force, I help business leaders unleash the positive human potential of their team and their whole organisation.
I believe passionately that (almost) everyone, deep down, wants to make a positive difference in the world and has boundless energy and potential to do so.
However, in many organisations and teams this potential is untapped. People leave their own sense of purpose and values at the office door, and with it they leave their inner fire to make things happen for the collective good of the organisation and its stakeholders.
In my work I help to create the conditions for people to bring the best of themselves to a powerful shared purpose; and through living this purpose, a team or whole organisation can both impact the world positively AND achieve better financial results at the same time.
What I'm best at
Helping my clients gain new perspectives: about themselves, their team, their organisation and the system they’re part of.
Helping clients discover new ways to make a positive impact in the world - profitably.
Strengthened teams. Motivated employees. Improved business results.
A bit of background...
I started my career as a graduate trainee at Mars Inc, rising to European Brand Director in the petcare division. After leading an early internet start-up and consulting to top multinationals on brand marketing, I joined Unilever in 2008 as VP Marketing Strategy. That’s where I developed my passion for purpose and sustainability as well as honing my skills in organisational change. I set up my consulting practice in January 2017.
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I live in the Surrey Hills, near London. I adore spending time in nature – running, cycling and walking with my partner Alana and our golden retriever, Timber.
Why work with me?
I’m a highly experienced, independent consultant & coach with commercial experience across many different sectors and geographies.
I’m fully focused on outcomes, passionate about delivering positive change.
I bring a joined-up approach: leveraging my experience across corporate strategy, sustainability, people/culture, change management and marketing.
I get to know you and your business, and design the approach based on this insight.
The programme we create together will be flexible and responsive to learnings and changes in the business environment.
I often work in collaboration, bringing to clients the best of my skills and expertise with the best of others’.
Motive is a collaborative consultancy I set up in 2021, bringing together a wide range of skillsets to help companies become purpose-driven. GameShift is a strategy and OD consultancy that I’m proud to partner with. Kite Insights are a sustainability consultancy, specialising in thought leadership and employee education. I often partner with Green Element when clients need specialist expertise on their pathway to Net Zero. The Contexis Index is the best tool to measure purpose activation amongst employee populations.
A big thank you to all these fabulous organisations and the wonderful people who work in them.
It would have been near impossible for us to come this far in our purpose journey without Will’s support and guidance. It has been an absolute pleasure and privilege to work with him.
NIKHIL PATIL, CEO GO PLC