consulting and advising from the human perspective


The Human Change Agency helps organisations grow and transform through aligning strategy and culture


Are you looking to move from start-up to scale-up?

Are you undergoing transformation and a programme of change?

Do you need to re-build a culture of innovation and collaboration?

Are you championing a diverse and inclusive workforce?


We help purpose-driven organisations who have a passion for creating more human workplaces.

What’s Unique About Us


Our breadth – we’re boutique, but not niche. Our backgrounds mean we are not limited in our perspectives. We’re commercial and business focused but have, collectively, a huge range of experiences: in ‘big consultancy,’ commercial business leadership, organisation development and research/academia.


We invest – we think the world of work is too full of jargon, misconception and flawed ‘best practice.’ We invest in research and the development of our thinking. Our first piece of work, ‘Empathy, the neglected superpower’ was published Spring 2019.


We’re human – we talk human, act human and understand humans. We don’t invent processes that work against human psychology; our methods and approaches are firmly based on evidence from the behavioural sciences.


And finally, we’ve been there. We’ve bought consulting services, we’ve worked as leaders in businesses and organisations that have had to go through significant change, we’ve practised what we preach and care passionately about what we do.

What our clients say

Sam worked with us over a ten month period during which time she supported a relatively inexperienced team as they developed and executed on their strategy. Sam works in a careful and meticulous way whilst investing and developing the team around her. She made a fabulous contribution to our group!

Alison Mitchell Managing Director Springer Nature

I would recommend Laura wholeheartedly. She has exceptional understanding of the kind of leadership and teams that are required by our complex and fast-moving times and is an expert at supporting people in building the strengths and skills needed within teams to enable their own transformation. She is exceptional.

Gemma Mortensen Co-Founder More in Common

Sam leads with passion towards an inspiring vision. She helped the CIPD transform our ways of working, becoming more customer-focussed, brand savvy, and innovative. She cares deeply about the people she works with, encouraging them to explore, grow and to have fun along the journey. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Sam.

Sarah Corney Head of Customer Experience Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Sam has been my coach and mentor for around a year now. Describing herself as my 'critical friend' Sam provides supportive challenge, encourages self-reflection as well as offering practical ideas and a fresh perspective to projects. My specific goal was to reflect on and develop my leadership skills and Sam has made a valuable difference in that area. She has helped both my personal development and professional progression within my organisation. More recently, making time to have sessions with Sam has been somewhat of a lifeline and she has restored my perspective during a particularly demanding period.

Outside of the coaching relationship Sam has facilitated group sessions within our organisation around cultural change. Again, bringing a new approach and the ability to challenge thinking and drive positive change and accountability.

Jenny Stone Group HR Director William Reed Business Media

Working with Laura on a series of strategic and operational matters has been a productive pleasure. She has impressive knowledge and valuable experience of organisations and their intricacies, but never loses sight of the individuals and the human relationships that ultimately make things happen. Laura is wise, inquisitive, open minded, pragmatic, and keen to help her clients achieve concrete, lasting change. I personally learned a lot from Laura and really enjoyed our collaboration.

Mabel van Oranje Trustee Girls Not Brides

A tech start-up in the process of scaling was working on refining its value proposition and business model. Based on Sam's experience in strategy development and deep understanding of people and culture, I brought Sam in to facilitate a series of workshops with the team. Sam did a terrific job - her systems perspective meant she quickly got up-to-speed with the organisation and wider business environment and she successfully supported the team on delivering on their objectives. Sam's wealth of business experience coupled with her very human style make her a joy to work with.

Pieter Heyn Managing Director Costaflores Consulting