Since our founding in 2019, we’ve helped hundreds of individuals in organisations across the world to drive positive change in themselves and their organisations.
“It was a profound experience with learnings on multiple levels. It gave me a window into what was possible and a yearning for all teams and organisations to offer opportunities for connecting deeper to oneself, to others and to nature. We need to focus on cultivating holistic ways of knowing and being so that we can usher in different ways of doing things.”
Public Sector Leader
Our participants report that they leave feeling…
A shift in perspective, a renewed sense of purpose and a commitment to drive positive change.
“I know that we are not doing our best work nor delivering on our purpose when we are rushing from one action to the next. This business decelerator was an amazing way for me to reconnect with myself, get back the balance, give space for some new ideas to emerge and learn with a wonderfully diverse group” Stuart Mills, VP Trailhead & Ecosystem EMEA, Salesforce
How to be more present, reconnect to what’s truly important, and gain greater clarity on work/life priorities.
New, healthier ways of working and being that support their resilience.
“The Decelerator programme was something that I didn’t know I needed. It has provided me with tools that help me unwind and reset my mind, and led to ideas that I want to explore as part of my work and research, giving me a renewed sense of purpose.” Gianna Illenseer, Head of Product at Brainwave
They’re going to…
Reimagine their challenges and experiment with radical new ideas
Build cultures in their organisations that promote genuine authenticity, creativity and wellbeing.
“I didn’t think that just by slowing down, and connecting to people and the environment, that exciting, wonderful new ideas and possibilities could unfurl. Thank you, Decelerator team!” – Ronan Ferguson, UN Foundation
Of participants are highly likely to recommend our Decelerator programme.
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The Access to Health team at Novartis are committed to getting medicines and healthcare to people no matter where and they have to do this in ways that are sustainable for the wider business.
Their work is challenging and requires a high level of creativity and a shift away from historical ways of thinking and operating within business.
This diverse and geographically dispersed team wanted to develop new ways of working based on mutual trust and respect with space for constructive challenge.
They wanted to develop a more entrepreneurial and creative approach to tackling access to health challenges and seek new insights and ideas from outside the Global Health arena.
Over 9 months we delivered a series of 5 highly engaging and interactive sessions both in person in Basel and online. These immersions were designed to challenge, engage and inspire the Access to Health Leadership team in new ways. The sessions included applied art, music, nature connection and improv.
Participants felt that this shared journey brought them closer together, helping them feel more psychologically safe and confident to share radical ideas and collectively think outside the box. This was because some of the sessions were challenging, with elements that felt new or even out of their comfort zones.
“Craigberoch offered my team and I a unique team building experience, unlike any I have previously done. The mix of improv work, art and nature was so much fun and really resonated with the team, we are still using some of those techniques months after the event. This was well received by all team members and was a refreshing approach that opened our minds and strengthened our approach to innovative ways of thinking”
Rosanne Rotondo, Head, Global Health Access, Novartis Global Health & Sustainability
Deloitte UK is a leading professional services firm, one of the largest in the UK and part of a global network spanning 150 countries and territories. They bring together teams with a range of skills in areas like digital technology, procurement, supply chain, project management and logistics to apply to their clients’ most complex challenges. They have a strong focus on ESG – Environment, Social and Governance. Over the past few years, their goal has been to forge closer links with their not-for-profit sector partners and help meet immediate needs in communities such as building the skills needed to succeed in today’s economy and narrowing the digital divide.
In 2019 the Director of World Climate UK/NSE, Nicola Weir, joined Craigberoch’s inaugural Decelerator event and had a powerful and transformative personal experience. Nicola then wanted to share the same benefits with the rest of her team working on Sustainability in the UK and Ireland. Over successive Decelerator events on Bute during 2021/2022, the majority of Deloitte’s UK&I Sustainability Team were able to attend a 5 day immersion event on the island. As is standard Craigberoch practice, each individual arrived and was introduced by their first name only, without their labels and job titles. They joined participants from other businesses, NGOs, even other competitors, as well as the local Bute community. A spirit of deep trust and collaboration was engendered in each group, breaking down preconceived ideas and biases, in order for them to experience the full Deceleration, Ideation and Activation process.
Feedback from all the Deloitte’s participants was universally positive and some reported significant impacts and changes in behaviours in both their personal and professional lives. Nicola Weir engaged Craigberoch to run another session online as part of a major internal event and made introductions to Deloitte’s Director of People and Purpose, who in turn engaged Craigberoch to support an on site Strategic Planning Workshop in London in late 2022. Craigberoch convened a rich selection of its Cast from diverse backgrounds and used the power of art and music to help generate out of the box ideas for the future of the programme.
“Craigberoch catches you by surprise, encouraging you to think differently. It’s opened my eyes to being more purposeful in my decision making.”
Nicola Weir, Director of WorldClimate UK/NSE
Givaudan, based in Geneva with around 17,000 employees worldwide are one of the biggest international fragrance and flavour companies. They create taste experiences, unique fragrances and develop beauty and wellbeing solutions that make people feel happier and live healthier lives. Their remit is to create their products in a way that respects natural resources and the environment.
For the past few years, there has been a strong focus on corporate purpose driven personally by Gilles Andrier, the CEO. The idea is to empower the employees to innovate and generate great ideas that would bring their purpose, their strategy ‘Innovation through Creation’ to life.
In 2019, a Senior Executive from Givaudan attended a Craigberoch Decelerator event on Bute and was inspired by the experience and the creative process of ‘Decelerated’ Ideation.
The Craigberoch Team then worked alongside this Leader and their team to help them develop Imagin8, a Social and Environmental Intrapreneurship Incubator. Imagin8 worked with customers and partners to innovate, research and develop game-changing products and sustainable solutions. Craigberoch supported the incubation programs virtually with non-linear thinking, meditation, improv, art and music. We also supported these groups with coaching on business plans and pitching ideas to senior leadership.
A new role of Head of Social Innovation & Community Engagement was created and took over 500 other employees through the programme resulting in implementing numerous new business ideas and initiatives across the firm. The primary Givaudan Lead was also given two awards, one being the Unusual Pioneers Award from Yunus Social Business and the other being a Global Uplink Challenge Award run by The Schwab Foundation.