create balance

keep moving forward

Specialising in the Arts, we help leaders across the culture sector create the balance they need to survive and succeed. 

Balance is a proven concept.  It provides strength and stability. It enables movement and momentum. It helps us evolve.

Creating balance across your organisation, gives you the clarity, energy, and agility you need to respond effectively to the external world, whilst staying true to who you are, what you do and why you do it.

It looks easy, but it needs practice.

That’s where we come in
, helping you develop the capability you need to keep moving forward.

Our approach helps you focus on what matters most, stay responsive to change, use your strengths in different ways and learn and adapt more effectively.

“Balance involves looking outwards at the world and inwards at the soul.” Nicholas Hytner: ‘Balancing Acts’ - Behind the scenes at the National Theatre


squirrels also go up…

Do we only consider the options we know and the options we’ve previously chosen or do we employ fresh-thinking?

putting on the big boots…

In our current reality, the importance of leadership is paramount in providing direction and reassurance, whilst also acknowledging that the path ahead isn’t clear.


With irrevocable proof that the Arts provide valuable socio-economic, educational and wellbeing benefits; we need a dynamic, sustainable, world class theatre sector, as a key forward investment and integral part of our society and culture.

balance has never been more relevant

Whilst life predictably challenges us to find a better way to evolve, the disruptive pace of the last five years has brought a greater need to create balance.

groundhog moments…

As each new year arrives, descriptive titles for the era we’re now entering, begin to emerge… are they fresh or have we said this before?

are you listening?

Of course you are, we always do don’t we?
Truth is… possibly not.
We’re certainly hearing but are we listening? The two are very different...

where do we go from here?

Is this the moment we think and act beyond the boundaries of ‘recovery’ and move 'from survival to success'

the art of meeting anticipation

Expectations begin with a poster, a review, or certainly a ticket, but they truly awake when you enter the theatre … so, are we fully focused on meeting anticipation? 

Is my audience misbehaving?

Is there a problem, or is it simply about our agility to adjust and better manage? Today’s challenges will be followed by tomorrow’s… and attitudes will evolve accordingly.


The culture sector is uniquely skilled in reimagining how art is made, who makes it and how it’s experienced… so, is Immersive simply another way of looking at things or something totally different?

continuity and change

JANUARY… a moment each year when we predictably pause. What we decide will be reflected in our footprints. Do we keep to our previous tracks, or is it time to take a new direction?

personal balance

Most of us make occasional plans or timely decisions, but when we pay attention to our personal balance, we can make adjustments that consistently influence what happens next.


Succession planning is often a reactive process linked to people moving on. But by being part of what comes next, we can connect secession to future success.

value me – value you (a-ha)

Feeling of value helps most people to perform at their best.  Feeling of value and delivering value are indisputably linked. True value is seeing the benefits of each.

no going back

As we lift ourselves out of crisis, our instincts say return and rebuild. Can we go back to how we did things before? And does going back help us move forward? 

doing and being

In a world of continual reinvention, fake news and multiple channels of input, being able to follow someone who is clear, and trustworthy counts for a lot. People are looking for authentic leaders.

it's time for balance

Balance is a proven concept. It’s how we evolve. As we experience faster and more complex change, it’s time to renew our understanding of balance and explore its benefits.

DMT sales and ticketing

Sales and Ticketing teams are designed to sell tickets. So, when life shifts overnight to refunds & new dates, it’s a business model re-think. But… it still all starts with a ticket

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

The E.M.F is committed to the circular economy which is key to tackling global challenges, including climate change and biodiversity loss. So what if our planet… was our client?

bringing culture out of quarantine

There is positivity in the air, as cultural colour creeps back into the greyness that has dominated our lives. It's a good route out of all this and fundamental to our future.