The Academy of High Performance Teams was founded by Nick Pope, former Director of Global Learning for Unilever where he introduced and led a new top teams practice working with the CEO and top 500.
Today our international coaches and partners are privileged to work with senior teams from high performance organisations such as Unilever, AstraZeneca and Airbus.
Why work with us?
We focus on your business challenges.
We’d much rather help you develop the collective leadership in the team to solve some of your most challenging business issues, than help you remember each others’ MBTI profile.
We specialise, wholly and exclusively, in executive team development.
This focus and clarity allows us to bring you world-class, deep expertise in an area that others just dabble in. We make it our business to know everything worth knowing in this space.
We stand tall in the space between science and practice.
As well as our unique research in executive teams, we know how to land insights from inside and outside the business world in a way that is action-orientated and pragmatic.
We’re really good at making friends with elephants.
Because our coaches really care about the teams they work with, they push them. Hard. This allows the real courageous conversation to be revealed, helping the team progress.
If only you knew what you know.
In our experience, most teams have pockets of brilliance that can be modelled and replicated. We like to work with you rather than on you – helping you find the bright spots and making change easier, faster and stickier.
How we work
How we think
How can we create a team that is much greater than the sum of its parts?
How can we develop team meetings that the members actually look forward to – that renews the team and leaves them more focussed, connected and resilient than before?
How can each team member be enabled by the team to achieve much more than they could by just working in parallel with others?
How do teams generate new thinking together, rather than just exchange the thoughts the team members already know?
How can we shape the team environment to drive accountability so that commitments are always acted upon?