The Global Team

Globally consistent, leading edge, leadership and organisational development with local delivery.

Complex Adaptive Leadership has a network of over 50 high quality associates and business partners around the world which enable global coverage of this ground-breaking approach, but with local delivery.

Our partners and associates all share a view of a wider remit for leadership. They believe that leadership needs to change from its traditional approach. They have an appreciation of some of the approaches from complexity science which can help a broader understanding  of how leadership can be shared to engage stakeholders across the organisation and beyond.  In addition to this, each of our associates have at least two of the following:

  1. Significant IP to help organisations and leaders who are grappling with complexity, change and/or innovation
  2. Proven track record in delivering quality facilitation and/or leadership development for all levels of managers
  3. Experience of management at a senior level as a practitioner dealing with complexity, change and/or innovation
  4. A sound network of quality professionals which can assist in the delivery of major projects

Where our associates are based

Global Coverage – Local Delivery – GLOCAL

EMEA Associates

Nick Obolensky

Nick Obolensky

Nick’s background includes being an Army Major in his late 20‘s, a FTSE 100 Director in his 30’s and a visiting leadership professor at business schools such as INSEAD and LBS in his 40s. He specialises in helping organisations achieve leadership at all levels and mass culture change.
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Morley Potter

Morley Potter

Morley specialises in improving performance through building capability & enabling change, supporting leaders, teams & key groups as they undertake or lead transition.

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Herman Prakke

Herman Prakke

Teambuilding, coaching and supporting personal development, applying 20 years of international management experience as well as a genuine interest in the right side of the human brain.

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Sue Pritchard

Sue Pritchard

Sue is a highly experienced process consultant, researcher and writer, with a credible 25 year track record in leadership and ‘whole systems’ development, action learning and research.

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Mike Jackson

Mike Jackson

Mike is the Founder Member and Chairman of www.shapingtomorrow.com. He also advises businesses on dramatically improving their competitiveness through pioneering work on practical Sustainable Business Strategies.

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Wouter van Roost

Wouter van Roost

Wouter, a philosophy graduate, is a native Belgian with a very international career blue-chip companies across various industries. He started his career in the advertising industry where he quickly got a special liking for innovative thinking and strategy development.

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Julian Birkinshaw

Julian Birkinshaw

Julian Birkinshaw is Professor and Chair of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the London Business School. He is co-founder of the Management Lab (MLab), a Fellow of the Advanced Institute of Management Research (UK), and a Fellow of the Academy of International Business.

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Jonathan Gosling

Jonathan Gosling

Headed up the Centre for Leadership Studies at the University of Exeter and is Distinguished Visiting Professor for Leadership Development at INSEAD. Published articles including Harvard Business Review and enjoys a rich and a varied background.

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Jules Goddard

Jules Goddard

Currently, Fellow of London Business School;
Member of the Academic Committee of CEDEP at INSEAD;
Formerly, Gresham Professor of Commerce at the City University.

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Serge Beddington- Behrens

Serge Beddington- Behrens

Serge is an internationally respected coach, psychotherapist, and spiritual educator. He started as a stockbroker, before moving into publishing and running an art gallery in London. He then went to the U.S. and qualified as a Transpersonal Psychotherapist, Life Coach and Relationship Consultant.
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Michael Kingscote

Michael Kingscote

Michael is the founder and Managing Director of www.outposts.co.uk. The company provides adventurous activities and leadership training for all ages in UK, Africa, Europe and the Far East. Experiential learning is the foundation of the leadership training using innovative tasks, both indoor and outside.

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Oxana Klimenko

Oxana Klimenko

Oxana is a leading consultant qualified in project and programme management and leadership. She has long experience in this field, including past roles such as the Regional Director of ICCPM in Russia and CIS countries, and also currently Senior Lecturer at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow.

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Roger Minton

Roger Minton

Roger is a Leadership development consultant and Executive coach. He spends periods of time in interim roles both managing leadership development functions and as HR Director. He is also a Programme Director at London Business School. Prior to becoming an independent consultant he held senior HR and development roles in FTSE 100 companies.
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Huseyin Cırpan

Huseyin Cırpan

Hüseyin is Dr. Hüseyin Cirpan is an OD Consultant and a senior leadership coach who has proven success in developing professionals, building teams and refocusing
organizations, making them resilient and efficient since
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Arnold Timmerman

Arnold Timmerman

Arnold Timmerman has been working around the globe since 2004 facilitating cutting edge personal and professional development programs. From 2004 till 2011 he was a worldwide trainer and international presenter for The Journey Seminars, and in 2009 he co-created & presented leadership development programs based on emotional awareness & self-inquiry. He is the author of "Leadingship" (2012).

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Americas Associates

Abby Straus

Abby Straus

Abby is a pioneer in the field of leadership for complex environments. She partners with individuals, groups and organization systems as a facilitator, workshop leader and coach, helping people develop distributed leadership capacities and methods of interaction to collectively co-create a more successful future.

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Dawn Gilpin

Dawn Gilpin

Dawn Gilpin spent more than 15 years working in Italy in various areas of organizational communication and public relations, including crisis management and internal communication. She joined the Cronkite School faculty after completing her Ph.D. in Mass Media & Communication at Temple University, where she was a Presidential Fellow.

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Martha Miser

Martha Miser

Martha Miser is a consultant, educator and coach with over 30 years of experience in leading organizational change in the US and Europe. In addition to holding leadership positions in both public and private sector organizations, Martha has extensive experience as a practitioner in organization and leadership development, team coaching, and education design and delivery.

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Mary Uhl-Bien

Mary Uhl-Bien

Along with Russ Marion, Mary pioneered the study of complexity leadership in the academic field of management. She is a renowned leadership scholar who has taught and presented her work around
the world. Her research findings are published in top academic and practitioner journals, and her contributions to leadership theory have been recognized with best paper awards.

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Peter Smith

Peter Smith

As President of The Leadership Alliance Inc. (TLA), Peter Smith maintains a worldwide consulting practice assisting leading public and private sector organizations enhance performance by optimizing activities related to Interactive Planning and critical sustainability drivers such as knowledge management, organizational learning, innovation, and complexity leadership.

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Angelia Cartwright

Angelia Cartwright

Angie is the owner of Potentiality Coaching & Consulting. Angie thrives in helping companies improve, maximize, and continuously improve the functioning of individuals, teams, as well as the total organization. Her industry experience includes government, retail, healthcare, non-profit, real-estate, technology and telecom.

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Edward F Knab

Edward F Knab

Dr. Edward Knab’s 30 year professional career has been focused on the expansion of global supply chains and global markets. He spent 20 years developing global supply chain solutions for the hardware, office products, and office furniture industries.

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Newton Rodrigues - Lima

Newton Rodrigues - Lima

Newton is an entrepreneur and an executive, whose exposure during his career enabled him to incorporate meaningful experiences in Strategy, Leadership, Marketing, Sales, Operations, and Human Resources.

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Raphael Viton

Raphael Viton

Raphael Louis Vitón is a global innovation professional and innovation leadership expert and author. He helps organisations innovate and pilot strategic inflection points by delivering increased performance under stress whilst de-risking, de-mystifying and re-humanising innovation.

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APAC Associates

Douglas Dean

Douglas Dean

Douglas is a business development, strategy expert and a world-class brand builder. He has over 25 years experience in industry and consulting including Chief Marketing Officer for Volkswagen commercial vehicles, Vice President of the prestigious Lausanne Hotel School and Advisor to Nestle-Nespresso’s CEO.

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Beth mAcdonald

Beth mAcdonald

Through more than 30 years of professional experience, Beth mAcdonald has held positions in technical management, franchise market development, new business development and organizational consultancy. With exposure to industries as diverse as technical textiles, consumer products, medical devices, training and website development, she has a broad corporate experience which allows her to relate to variety of people, problems and opportunities.

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Rohn Rajen

Rohn Rajen

Rohn Rajen is the founding partner of High Performance Asia and Human Capital Group Asia. He is the Managing Director and Principal Consultant of RRC Worldwide. He has been a Professional Trainer/Consultant for 20 years. He is an expert in Neuro Linguistics Programming (NLP) and Accelerated Performance Technology (APT) learning methods. A Sports Physiologist by qualification, Rohn has in-depth knowledge and understanding of human potential and behaviour modification.

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John Findlay

John Findlay

John Findlay is a partner of Maverick & Boutique. His complex adaptive systems model of socio-technogical change offers a robust explanation for the hyper-chaotic period currently being experienced in every realm of human activity - technology, markets, economies, jobs and politics - as humans make the shift to a new and higher level of social and technological order.

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Stephen Yong

Stephen Yong

Stephen Yong is the Principal Consultant of Blue Dot Learning, a performance enrichment consultancy specialising in delivering high-quality Leadership Programs, HR Programs and Consultative Selling Skills Training.

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Findlay Herbert

Findlay Herbert

Findlay Herbert has over 30 years’ experience working with clients, teams and individuals to facilitate sustained improvement in performance in both organizational and sporting arenas. His focus is on devolving leadership, accountability and responsibility to the individual level and building successful teams and organizations through influencing, coaching and capacity building rather than chain of command.

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Jennifer Fan

Jennifer Fan

Based in New Zealand, Jennifer has around 12 years of organizational and leadership development work with several multi-national companies in Mainland China and Hong Kong. She has designed different levels of leadership development programs in the companies she worked in, and has also consulted to design competency models and leadership solutions for outside companies. She is a keen and qualified executive coach.

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Suman Nair

Suman Nair

Suman has some 20 years experience in strategic and operational capacities to ensure organizational effectiveness, having worked with industries ranging from Manufacturing, Retail, Service, IT/ITES, etc. She is a certified Business Coach and has contributed to academics while being associated with various educational institutes, including ISTD, Welingkar, etc as faculty and Mentor.

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GCA (Greater China Area)

Bonnie Wang

Bonnie Wang

Acting as our Co-ordinator for China, Bonnie has 20 years of working experience in cross-cultural environment, including 12 years as HR professional in China for renown multinational corporations that enjoy worldwide leading position in chemical and shipping industries.
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Hongkuan Jiang

Hongkuan Jiang

Hongkuan has 30 years’ experience in both public and private sectors. His first 15 years he served in public and academic sectors, and the last 15 years in business. He spent 12 years of his career working outside China and had the opportunity to work for US, French, and Chinese companies—all large ones, including GE and Johnson & Johnson.

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Ivy  Wang

Ivy Wang

Ivy has more than 14 years in leadership assessment and leadership development, including hands on experience in corporate and enriched project experience with clients in areas like: talent assessment, leadership development, company culture development, LND system development etc.
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Simon Liu

Simon Liu

Simon has 20 years of senior management experience in a variety of multi-national companies. Dealt with cultural conflict issues in different equity structures of joint ventures, several offshore investors and foreign investor M&As of local businesses. Led management teams of various disciplines from diverse cultural backgrounds

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Jenny Jiang

Jenny Jiang

Jenny has many years of experience working as an HR professional in Multi-National Companies in China. She has designed as well as delivered leadership development programmes, and is a certified coach as well as qualified in various psychological instruments.
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Louis Shea

Louis Shea

Louis has more than 25 years of work experience with multi-national corporations at senior positions . Louis is certified in Facet 5, DISC and INIFAC SPOT Facilitation. His consulting and training subject expertise include Project Management, Problem Solving & Decision Making, Communication Effectiveness, Negotiation Behavior, Influencing Skills and Leadership Development.
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Sunny Su

Sunny Su

Sunny is a qualified and experienced coach who has worked for several years in China. Her work experience also includes working in international sales, supply chain management and general management in consumer goods and IT business.
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Remington Hu

Remington Hu

Remington has a depth of experience as both a practitioner, coach and consultant. He has been a CFO of some major companies in retail as well as technology, a principal consultant for Korn Ferry and is a qualified coach for senior levels.
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Ruth Guo

Ruth Guo

Ruth is an experienced HR professional working at senior level for several MNCs responsible for leadership and talent development. She has over 20 years experience in this field and is passionate about developing leaders and helping organisations build up effective systems and solutions to gain better results.
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Maria Wang

Maria Wang

Maria is an experienced Organisational Development consultant and has done work with various companies in China to improve organisational effectiveness. Previously the Learning and Development Director for Kodak in Asia region she has an innovative approach to organisational development.
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Morris Yan

Morris Yan

Morris is an experienced organisational development (OD) consultant focusing on OD, learning organisation, facilitation and coaching to solve management difficulties and build better strategies and a healthier organisation.
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Due to the unique market of China, a sister company of CAL has been formed in Shanghai, Agile+ Management Consultants, to coordinate Chinese Associates and signed Business Partner agreements with the following companies: