Advisory

Giles Hutchins helps broaden leaders’ perspectives so they can sense into the emerging future of their life purpose and their emergent organisational ecosystem.

Giles provides executive coaching, consultancy, life-coaching and board advisory services.

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'Thank you Giles! It’s been a super positive experience, and we end up somewhere so very different to that from which we started. You’ve created a really caring, nurturing and easy space in which to do challenging work.'

Chief Executive, UK-based ethical organisation

The work of Giles Hutchins, and his memorable Springwood immersions, has had a profound impact on me as CEO, countless individuals across the business and massively on our wider organisational culture. The essence of Giles' work is connection: connection that aids our way of living and leading in this epochal time.  His work shows how life is steeped in the wisdom of transformation, and as we learn to open-up, through inner-outer connection, we see the wood from the trees, navigate uncertainty with greater calmness, and sense more clearly into the emergent dynamics of the organisation and its wider ecosystem.  I now call myself Chief Ecosystem Officer, following the work of Regenerative Leadership, and Giles is helping us tailor our own ‘barefoot’ version of Regenerative Leadership across the business as we become more agile and widen our impact as a for-purpose business.

Galahad Clark, CEO and Co-Founder, Vivobarefoot, award-winning B-Corp

Giles works with senior leaders and managers at one-to-one, small group and systemic levels to unlock tensions and allow shifts in perception and learning to occur.  He offers bespoke programmes, one-to-one sessions and deep-dive workshops.

'We moved more in our sessions with Giles than we have done in years!'

Chairman of a travel company

'For many years Giles has been an innovative thinker, inspiring us to transform.'

Paul Drukman, CEO of The International Reporting Council

Giles is like a lantern: he meets you where you’re at and illuminates the path ahead alongside you. He brings an excellent blend of business acumen, emotional intelligence, and spiritual attunement. He works with your whole person, partnering with you to help your natural abilities emerge and develop.

Lisa Dittmar, Strategy Consultant at a global consultancy
I have no idea how I came across Giles but I’m really glad I did.   Working with Giles had been a journey of self discovery.  I have a lot more clarity of thinking and feelings of great connection to my friends family and colleagues.  His approach is very effective though difficult to explain.  One afternoon with Giles in the forest led to a major shift in my thinking and self awareness.  I’ve achieved a sense of peace - I’d highly recommend working with Giles to anyone who is at a crossroads or needs some time to get perspective on life.
Christine Nicholson, entrepreneur and executive mentor, award-winner 2020 Best UK Business Mentor

‘Giles has worked with our leadership team to help our organization grow and flourish as a whole living system, rather than a machine. Giles brilliantly combines his warm and empathetic style with his incredibly sharp business acumen. He helped me grow massively as a CEO and enabled our leadership team to work in more harmony. The ripple effects are already clear to see across our wider team and the tangible impact on our bottom line are also great. Working with him for the past 6 months has been an absolute gift and I would hugely recommend him to other businesses.’

Rob Wilson, CEO of international consumer goods company

'Giles has a way of gently asking the questions that need to be asked, allowing the clutter of life to fall away and making space to see clearly. His blend of business expertise, deep connection with nature and our living environment and experience in transformation helps us think differently and progressively about work and organisational intent. He is magical in his ability to generate ‘safe spaces’ for conversations that matter'

Caroline Gosling, Director, Rubica
After 14 months of lockdown, I joined Giles and others on a day-long 'Leadership Immersion' at Giles’ magical and awe-inspiring 60 acre ancient woodland in West Sussex.   Having read his last book - Regenerative Leadership, I had high expectations. They were surpassed, magnificently.
Giles took us on a journey that saw complete strangers enter into a state of connection, high trust and intimacy - in a matter of hours.    We emerged nourished, energised, connected, centred and better equipped to deal with the challenges of life in the early ‘20s.    For those seeking answers around their personal and professional development - I can’t recommend Giles and his work highly enough.
Richard Tyre, CEO of Good People

Giles Hutchins has been delivering as an Adjunct Faculty on our Transformational Leader Open program for the last 5 years.  The day he spends with groups of leaders in nature on the topic of ‘purpose and legacy’ has become the highlight of this program.  Participants find it truly impactful and transformational.  Giles has a unique ability to bring groups to a place of psychological safety very quickly where they trust him and the process, which enables them to move very quickly to deeper levels of consciousness and sharing.   Giles has also facilitated numerous internal Ashridge workshops and coaching to our full-time faculty, all of which have received excellent feedback.

Sharon Olivier, Programme Director, Ashridge Hult International Business School

Giles has been trained in and practiced a range of business skills, from the technical skills of business process improvement, program management, strategy and operational excellence through to the leadership and change skills of coaching, conscious leading, emotional and intuitive intelligence, mindfulness, Deep Listening, Way of Council, eco-leadership and Dialogue.

“Prior to my coaching sessions with Giles, I felt like my personal and professional life was falling apart. I had allowed the daily stresses to overwhelm me, and I felt drained, depressed, and distraught. Even though it felt like a complicated mess, Giles provided simple and empowering techniques and insights to help me clear out the clutter, restore vital energy, and improve my focus. I am very grateful for Giles’ genuine support, as well as for his greater body of work promoting a resilient future for all.” – Ben Link, Entrepreneur 

 

Valley Lypiatt

Here is some feedback from a recent two-day future-fit leadership nature-immersion workshop with a 12 hour over night solo for leaders from across Europe to go deep and explore purpose, their inner-outer dynamics, shifts in being-and-knowing, authentic leadership, systemic awareness, and ‘holding space’:

'I felt completely safe, at home, in balance, peaceful and rooted.'

'Thank you for holding the space for each of us to unfold and have the opportunity to hear our inner wisdom, and for grace and magic to enter.'

'Embodying, sensing, experiencing the subtleties of what life is calling in; creating the conditions for restoration of both the inner and the outer unfolding.'

'Thank you for providing this wonderful space. It's been a deeply beneficial time for me and will be for my organisation too.'

'I am going away with a much deeper appreciation of how I pay attention to the spaces within which the shift from my adulthood to elderhood takes place - the inward and outward journeys engaging in a new and deeper dialogue… what an impactful two days for me, am so glad I came.'

Giles, thank you for guiding us to open our eyes, ears and souls to reconnect with ourselves, nature and the group.

Feel I have had a day with a real master. What beautiful profound lessons.