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 practise.

Our approach helps leaders focus on what matters most, stay responsive to changes, use their strengths in different ways and learn and adapt more effectively.

Whatever it takes, we can help you develop a balanced capability and the confidence to keep moving forward.

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


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 ask the question… Where do we go from here?

the art of meeting anticipation

Yes, expectations can begin with a poster, a review, a recommendation, certainly buying a ticket, but they truly begin when you enter the theatre. But 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, as each reality unfolds, our attitudes and behaviours 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 recognising 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 recovery, continual reinvention, fake news and multiple channels of information, being able to follow something or someone that 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, there has never been a better moment 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 your entire service shifts to refunds & new dates overnight, your business model needs a complete 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.

the return of theatre

Can the theatre sector find its balance? Can it amplify its inspirational role and re-establish its true value. The lights are flickering on. But survival is not enough.

Paines Plough

A clear commitment to increasing inclusivity is one thing. Putting it at the heart of your business strategy and ensuring you have the capability to deliver it, requires belief, bravery, and balance.

Seabright Productions

When a theatre production company, grown almost entirely through the hands-on expertise and experience of it's founder, is aspiring to move to the next level… a balanced framework was the key starting point.


The pandemic placed us all in a unique scenario – one that required us to swiftly change how we do things. From an extraordinary project in extraordinary times, the inevitability of evolution emerged...

balance thinking

Balance isn’t just useful – it’s fundamental to our evolution. Read our thoughts on applying the concept and principles of balance to personal and professional life.