About YOU


You're passionate about what you do, but...

Your people may be change weary, you may well have recently come through a restructure...

Then COVID-19, overlaid with a context where underlying racism in society continues to play out.

Many of your team may be adjusting to working from home,

You're having to adjust in a rapidly changing environment.


You're passionate about what you do, times are exciting,
there are lots of opportunities, but...

Change is rather chaotic.

People are work hard and achieving a lot, and it's taking its toll.

You need to work smarter, to find effective ways to implement change and to lead teams, often remotely.

Leaving things the way they are won't help you cope long-term with the opportunities that are coming.

About Us

we always aim to do great work

but at times we home school!

We create powerful learning experiences that help our clients achieve their outcomes, using a blend of leadership psychology, neuroscience, systems thinking, brain friendly learning, cross-cultural understanding and team dynamics. We do this either remotely, in person or a blend of both.

All our work is tailored to our clients' specific contexts, so it's 100% relevant to you and your people. You can be sure your experience with us will fit your organisation.

We have close associations with Keele University, neuroscientists at Reading University, and professional organisations like the International Association of Facilitators, plus of course a whole host of clients who are at the leading edge of what they do.

We have a wide range of clients from both private and public sectors, and if you’d like to talk to people who’ve worked with us, we’d be delighted to put you in touch.

In a nutshell, we:

  • Work with organisations whose focus is on improving life for their customers, employees, and the communities they serve.
  • Stage impactful learning experiences, both at distance and in person - or a blend of both.
  • Create the conditions for change to flourish and blossom.
  • Accelerate the growth and contribution of leaders and change influencers.
  • Create value through difference.
  • Help people lead wonderful lives.
  • Are experts in hi-tech virtual solutions.
  • Run rich, virtual conferences for very large numbers.

Meet the Team

Alastair Olby

The founder of Leading Beyond, Alastair specialises in leading change in organisations.

With experience working with a wide variety of Blue Chip, United Nations and other public organisations, he works with clients to improve how they lead change, using tailored diagnostics and development programmes.

Passionate about developing facilitators and coaches in businesses to support change internally, Alastair also spends time supporting worthy causes.

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Martyn Howarth

Martyn has a critical and unique balance of a hugely successful hands-on commercial operator, combined with the skills and processes of an expert coach and trainer. A former Executive member of a FTSE 100 retailer, working with Martyn is always pragmatic and yet enlightening. He helps senior leaders deliver their strategy through having a compelling purpose, clear vision and clarity on their values.

Martyn has an impressive history of delivering sustainable change in a wide range large organisations, nationally and internationally.

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Graham Shaw

Graham is an international conference presenter and trainer. He specialises in advanced communication skills and has helped thousands of people to develop the professional skills required to make convincing presentations, both in person and virtually. 

Many directors and managers required to make important speeches and conference presentations have benefited from Graham’s coaching.  He helps people to develop their skills in the areas of influencing, coaching, training and facilitating. In particular he coaches people to enhance their personal presence and impact in talks and conference presentations.

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Some of the companies we work with

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