We help world positive ventures
maximise their impact.

We offer a suite of consulting services that are purpose-built to increase the revenue, reach, and impact of organisations seeking to create meaningful change in the world. Our team is made up of entrepreneurs, strategists, and tacticians with diverse and extensive experience in the business of change. Learn more about our team.

Our Approach

We believe that a whole systems approach is necessary to creating organisations and movements to solve the pressing issues of our time.

By taking a sequential, whole systems approach, we bring coherence to the often disconnected operational activities of an organisation in order to streamline and accelerate its success. Our proprietary ten-step framework allows us to quickly identify and address  any and all areas of strategic misalignment, and create clarity and cohesion across projects, portfolios, and organisations.

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VALUES
What do you stand for?

Identify the ethics and beliefs that are foundational to you and. your organisation.

PURPOSE
What is your vision for a better world?

Clearly articulate the impact your organisation creates on the lives it serves.

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CULTURE
What is the space we want to hold for our stakeholders?

Define principles that activate and engage others in achieving your stated purpose.

STRATEGY
How do we define success in the next year?

Define a robust roadmap to success over the next 12-18 months, with actionable and measurable results.

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STRUCTURE
What legal form best enables the strategy?

Define a legal structure that optimises the strategy and maximises opportunities for impact.

GOVERNANCE
How do we ensure we function cohesively?

Ensure the organisation has appropriate checks and measures, and that the leadership team is setup for success.

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OPERATIONS
How do we action the strategy day-by-day and measure our progress?

Increase the efficiency of the organisation with the necessary structures, systems, and staff in service to the roadmap.

COMMUNICATIONS
What is our story, and how do we tell it?

Have higher quality communications with customers, team, investors/investees, media, and other stakeholders.

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CAPITAL
What forms of capital are necessary to make sure we can stay the course, and how do we get them? 

Ensure the necessary resources - financial and more - to action the strategic roadmap.

SCALE
How do we ensure the ongoing success of our mission?

Capitalize on collective brainpower by activating the broader ecosystem in service of a shared purpose.

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There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.

Ansel Adams


We believe that an effective strategy helps you to achieve your purpose with the least amount of money, in the least amount of time, with the least amount of stress. So we work hard, fast, and lean, and ensure that whatever we do is immediately actionable by you and your team.

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Brainstorms

Sometimes all you need is a quick conversation to help get unblocked and move things forward. Our team of subject matter experts are available for 90 minute telephone or video brainstorms on an array of topics from the strategic to the tactical. If there's an immediate challenge or opportunity you'd like to discuss, but aren't quite ready to commit the time or resources to a strategic immersion, get in touch and let's get you connected with someone who can help.

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Brainstorms

Sometimes all you need is a quick conversation to help get unblocked and move things forward. Our team of subject matter experts are available for 90 minute telephone or video brainstorms on an array of topics from the strategic to the tactical. If there's an immediate challenge or opportunity you'd like to discuss, but aren't quite ready to commit the time or resources to a strategic immersion, get in touch and let's get you connected with someone who can help.

Immersions

Our interrogatory intensives achieve in 1-3 days what management consultants often take months to deliver. Underwritten by our 10-step framework, the end result is a set of clear, coherent, and actionable agreements for immediately and successfully executing an annual strategy to achieve the purpose. Our strategic immersions have been designed, tested, and validated through delivery to a range of clients including multinational corporations, multi-stakeholder initiatives, global foundations, development finance institutes, corporate innovation labs, academic institutions, conferences, communities, entrepreneurs, and nonprofits.

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Immersions

Our interrogatory intensives achieve in 1-3 days what management consultants often take months to deliver. Underwritten by our 10-step framework, the end result is a set of clear, coherent, and actionable agreements for immediately and successfully executing an annual strategy to achieve the purpose. Our strategic immersions have been designed, tested, and validated through delivery to a range of clients including multinational corporations, multi-stakeholder initiatives, global foundations, development finance institutes, corporate innovation labs, academic institutions, conferences, communities, entrepreneurs, and nonprofits.

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Strategic Consulting

Rather than try to fit our team to your needs, we have spent decades building a vast network of subject matter experts, frontline practitioners, and hands-on entrepreneurs to tackle the unique challenges faced by your organisation. We’re not afraid to get our hands dirty, fly coach, and sleep rough, if that is what’s required to get the job done. Most importantly, we’re selective about who we work with, because we don’t believe we exist to give you what you want, but to give you what you need - even if that means  committing the cardinal sin of consulting and (respectfully) telling you you’re wrong.

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Strategic Consulting

Rather than try to fit our team to your needs, we have spent decades building a vast network of subject matter experts, frontline practitioners, and hands-on entrepreneurs to tackle the unique challenges faced by your organisation. We’re not afraid to get our hands dirty, fly coach, and sleep rough, if that is what’s required to get the job done. Most importantly, we’re selective about who we work with, because we don’t believe we exist to give you what you want, but to give you what you need - even if that means  committing the cardinal sin of consulting and (respectfully) telling you you’re wrong.

Everything must be made as simple as possible. But not simpler.

Albert Einstein


A complex adaptive system is a system in which a perfect understanding of the individual parts does not automatically convey a perfect understanding of the whole system's behavior. It should come as no surprise, therefore, that there is a strong relationship between systems of this nature, and wicked problems.

In order to effect systems change, it is first necessary to map the affected system, then design a framework that makes that system more effective, before developing infrastructure that transcends and includes the existing system. Systems design for complex adaptive systems, therefore, requires identifying opportunities for interactions between various known systems, and as such is an iterative and agile process.

At the core of our systems design process, is a focus on each of these interrelated systems.

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MAPPING

Systems mapping involves a combination of desk research, field work, and ethnographic interviews in order to ensure that the entirety of the system is effectively understood. By identifying primary stakeholder groups, and better understanding their needs, we are able to determine how well the system has been designed for their purposes. The typical outputs of a systems mapping exercise are a visual representation of the system(s) under investigation, including call outs to areas that are sub-optimal, and early-stage recommendations for improvements.

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MAPPING

Systems mapping involves a combination of desk research, field work, and ethnographic interviews in order to ensure that the entirety of the system is effectively understood. By identifying primary stakeholder groups, and better understanding their needs, we are able to determine how well the system has been designed for their purposes. The typical outputs of a systems mapping exercise are a visual representation of the system(s) under investigation, including call outs to areas that are sub-optimal, and early-stage recommendations for improvements.

FRAMEWORKS

Most systems are comprised of frameworks that help us to better understand them. Social systems, for instance, have been consistently defined according to the needs of the individual, the family, the community, and society at large. Complex systems are comprised of many such frameworks, many of which have never been intentionally designed to work together. The process of identifying, refining and conjoining overlapping and adjacent systems produces the skeleton upon which a future infrastructure can be developed.

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FRAMEWORKS

Most systems are comprised of frameworks that help us to better understand them. Social systems, for instance, have been consistently defined according to the needs of the individual, the family, the community, and society at large. Complex systems are comprised of many such frameworks, many of which have never been intentionally designed to work together. The process of identifying, refining and conjoining overlapping and adjacent systems produces the skeleton upon which a future infrastructure can be developed.

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INFRASTRUCTURE

Infrastructure is taken to mean many things, but in our case, it refers to the tools by which we get things done. With expertise in software and hardware design and development, Uncompromise transforms the theoretical to the actual. We favour open, non-proprietary frameworks for the opportunities they provide to work across traditional organisational siloes in services to the greater whole.

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INFRASTRUCTURE

Infrastructure is taken to mean many things, but in our case, it refers to the tools by which we get things done. With expertise in software and hardware design and development, Uncompromise transforms the theoretical to the actual. We favour open, non-proprietary frameworks for the opportunities they provide to work across traditional organisational siloes in services to the greater whole.

Rhetoric never won a revolution yet.

Caroline Chisolm


World positive change at the scale and speed necessary to ensure the ongoing thriving of people and planet requires urgent paradigm shifts in how we approach environmental, social, financial, legal, and technical systems. History proves that while movements may be catalyzed by an individual or entity, that they achieve their aims by activating an entire ecosystem. We help connect the dots between your stated purpose and an active ecosystem of aligned individuals and organisations, to achieve greater leverage of our collective knowledge towards a shared vision of a better future.

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Program Design

One of the common refrains in events for decades has been “How do we ensure the learnings, connections, and progress made here continue to grow over the next year before we gather again?” Yet, by and large, events have failed to achieve this outcome, and in a world of growing alternatives, mature, experienced, and credible people working on the front lines want to invest their time into getting things done.

Whether for an event of 50 or 50,000, we design and curate engaging programs that maximize the value for participants, partners, and coordinating organisations.

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Program Design

One of the common refrains in events for decades has been “How do we ensure the learnings, connections, and progress made here continue to grow over the next year before we gather again?” Yet, by and large, events have failed to achieve this outcome, and in a world of growing alternatives, mature, experienced, and credible people working on the front lines want to invest their time into getting things done.

Whether for an event of 50 or 50,000, we design and curate engaging programs that maximize the value for participants, partners, and coordinating organisations.

Speaking & Facilitation

Our team has delivered thousands of keynotes, workshops, and facilitated experiences across a dizzying array of topics in the impact space. Our presentation style is intended to incite challenges and emotion, and inspire audiences to action. As facilitators, we’re not neutral. We bring the full force of our knowledge and expertise to any engagement, working alongside participants to achieve meaningful progress towards a stated outcome over 1-5 days.

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Speaking & Facilitation

We are experienced facilitators and speakers on a range of topics in the impact space. Our presentation style is intended to incite challenges and emotion, and inspire audiences to action.

As facilitators, we’re not neutral - we believe that when it comes to tackling the urgent problems of our time, taking no sides is taking the side of passivity. We bring the full force of our knowledge and expertise to any engagement, working alongside participants to achieve meaningful progress towards a stated outcome over 1-5 days.

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Ecosystem Development

We believe that the most effective way to amplify collective knowledge and expertise is not merely through building organisations, but movements. Through community design, partnership activation, and alliance building, we strengthen and leverage your networks in harmony with our own. View a select list of our partners.

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Ecosystem Development

We believe that the most effective way to amplify collective knowledge and expertise is not merely through building organisations, but movements. Through community design, partnership activation, and alliance building, we strengthen and leverage your networks in harmony with our own. View a select list of our partners.

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