Meet our team

Hello, here you can find out a little more about our three Co-founders who are working hard to show a different way of collaborating, leading and innovating across public services

Claire Haigh

Co-Founder and Director

“I work with people, systems, and places to help them to explore, shape and connect future collaborative public services out loud”.

I work with organisations, systems, and places to help them to explore, shape and connect future public services. I am passionate about working with people to help them reach their potential and develop innovative approaches to problems. I believe that through working collectively and collaboratively we can achieve so much more together and in this world of social networks and connections, technology can be a huge enable to this work.

I am an experienced, future focused and connected public service leader with extensive experience of leading collaborative programmes that transcend organisational and professional boundaries whilst achieving real and lasting outcomes. I am an expert networker, influencer and mobiliser who always approaches programmes with authenticity, passion and from a strength based perspective. I excel working in multi-functional teams, across organisational boundaries and where meaningful connections need to be made to achieve better outcomes. I have extensive experience working with senior leaders and politicians and an excellent understanding of the ever-evolving policy context that is influencing public services reform. Being a qualified coach and with a background in organisational transformation and development and an RSA Fellow I have a strong foundation for the collaborative work undertaken and a practical understanding of the skills and behaviours required of our 21st Century ‘Public’ Servants.

Since graduating with a degree in Psychology from Royal Holloway 10 years ago, I have spent my career working in the public sector. Starting my career in Local Government in organisational development and transformation and then moving to work regionally across public services in the North West for the past six years in a variety of roles at North West Employers. Most recently I was their Director of Improvement which meant leading on their capacity and capability building strategy as well as leading a programme of innovative networking and connecting activities.

I am also on the board of a local community cooperative in Prestwich called Village Greens as well as a governor at a Hospital school. Both these roles utilise my skills and help me to stay connected with the citizens I am serving through my work.

I love innovating, experimenting, exploring, and learning and is passionate about helping leaders at all levels to be the best they can be to help all communities to live happier and healthier lives.

Julia Wolfendale

Founder member and Director

“I motivate & coach individuals & influence organisations using a strength based approach to change, to achieve successful outcomes in the things that matter most to people, organisations and communities. ”

Kev Wyke

Co-Founder and Director

“I help people explore how they can be the best they can be and work together brilliantly”