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edge+stretch our story

Every business starts somewhere. 

I've been working in the organisational change space for over twenty years, in various guises. Having left my last full-time role as a Senior Consultant at Roffey Park, I was musing on what to call my new business, should I decide to set one up. What became Edge+Stretch started as a throwaway comment.

 

I was talking with a colleague about the nature of learning and how clients experience me . The phrase ‘edge and stretch’ came up, and a fuse was lit. Over time, the idea of edge and stretch stuck in my head, as it seemed a useful metaphor for what development and change in organisations feels like when it makes a difference. 

 

The result is Edge+Stretch. 

A network not a one-man band with associates.

 

Many small consultancies are really sole traders or a couple of people with others who who feature as ‘associates’. That has always seemed a little grandiose to me, plus it ignores the fact that many of us have our own businesses and still work with and through others.

I know, because I do that also.

 

I am clear about what Edge+Stretch is, and is not. 

 

It is a diverse network of consultants, facilitators, coaches, scholars, writers and more. I collaborate with other consultancies and organisations who are similar yet different, for example Mayvin in the OD&D space, Adapt2Digital who specialize in people centred digital transformation and leadership, and Mirror Mirror, who offer a particularly powerful approach to increasing alignment in organisations. 

That's just three, and there are others. Plus if we can't help you, we can probably introduce you to someone who can.

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Steve Hearsum

Founder_EDGE+STRETCH

This is not a façade suggesting an organisation bigger than it actually is. 

 

We are people who share common beliefs and assumptions about the nature of change and organisations, a profoundly human-centred approach, and an understanding that it is in the messy and dirty work that real learning occurs. 

 

Value creation happens when you do the 'work proper'. 

 

for a flavour of who we are have a look here

 
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pascal Kruijsifix //Connection

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