Why we exist

We create open environments.

Where leaders are supported to imagine new, preferred futures.

Interchange was brought together to help create future-ready governments – governments that perform futuristic thinking and planning with senior world leaders. 

We are two open experts from opposite ends of the planet, with aligned beliefs and methodologies coming together to solve some hard-hitting issues. 

What began almost accidentally has now become a life-long mission, as we realised that together, we had a desire to contribute to solving large-scale problems. 

We could help organisational leaders shed traditional constraints, and confidently forge new paths toward possible, probable preferred futures for their communities.

Our methods

then direct.

Change is personal.
It's emotional.

Even for our most visible world leaders.  People need to feel connected and supported before they dare to imagine and embark on new possibilities. 

Interchange people know how to read the room – to connect with the people and energy within it. This helps to break down barriers within conventional environments and create the ideal space for people to innovate and grow. 

Our facilitation methods show leaders how to shapeshift between perspectives, to explore new solutions to old problems.  Interchange has worked and continues to work to guide world leaders and their people towards rapid innovation, resilience and sustainable growth.


Interchange believes that people flourish when they’re enabled and allowed to think for themselves, think differently and explore different paths and destinations. 

We believe open, balanced conditions for rapid innovation, resilience and sustainable growth.

We employ openness and its principles as the foundation for our interactions.

We foster trust, psychological safety, and self-awareness. 

We open space for transparent dialogue and information.

We encourage lifelong learning and skills recognition.

We empower people to navigate change horizons. 

We seek meaningful connection for the interdependence of people, leaders, organizations, and communities for a sustainable future.

Our methodology

The Interchange Compass

Where you are.
Where you want to be.
How to get there.

Interchange Methodology

In every change, there is a who, a what and a how.  

  • The Who defines the communities who’ll be impacted – both inside and outside the organisation.
  • The What is what you’ll need to do to gather momentum towards your preferred future, the conditions that need to exist.  
  • And the How describes the key stages of transformation you’ll need to successfully pass through to get there. 

We use the Interchange Compass to pinpoint your current position, to help you discover where you want to go, and to support you appropriately to deliver what you need to get there. You can work with us for the entire journey, or just a very small part of it. Our job is simply to help you understand and adopt the model, to build the open capability in your organisation so we can all move towards a better future. 

Our work

Pioneering new concepts.

We’ve helped Secretaries of State, leaders with the European Commission, and senior leaders from multiple federal governments to create conditions for future-ready Government. 

Our proprietary methodology has helped senior leaders in Greenpeace, The Red Cross, Deloitte and 18 of the world’s most prominent Universities to plan and implement sustainable, innovative changes and move into the future with greater confidence. 

Interchange delivers pioneering work in open culture, open learning and recognition, we’ve authored Open Principles, Open Badges, Open Recognition Pathways, Cities of Learning UK, and the Open Index. 

Pioneering concepts

The Open Organization Project

open principlesopen definitions open cultureopen leadershipmaturity models

The Open Badge Standard

used by the global Top 5 companies for skills programs
Open Badges issued

Open Badge Pathways

led to the development of open pathways standards and contributed to Cities of Learning UK

Cities of Learning UK


Partnered with


Executive coached

Secretaries of State

European Commission Leadership

Government CIOs

Commercial, Global C-Suite leaders

Education Leaders

Foundations and NGO leadership



Our founders

Meet our

What our clients say

"Are perceptive, empathetic and artful in the way they engage stakeholders to draw out answers, authentic and relatable"

"Show what it means to create connection, openness and trust to explore"

"Are world-leading, pioneering experts in Open"

"Zoom in and out from macro to micro, playing out future scenarios to help the team shapeshift, ultimately choosing the right transformational direction"

"Gives us a sense of feeling understood, and that we have an ally in getting our job done"

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