Our team helps clients work with complexity, both inner and outer, in organisational and systemic settings. We pride in our ability to grasp the specifics of a context, with its own history, values and multi-actor dynamics, and to look at it from different angles and perspectives. We are comfortable with uncertainty and ask probing and catalytic questions. We zoom in and out between the relevant detail and the bigger landscape. We help to move stuck situations forward and bring a unique combination of skills including strategy, innovation, business, psychology, communications, organisational development and years of experience working on “wicked problems”.
Andy has worked as a facilitator and coach with many different organisations in the public, private and third sectors over the last fifteen years. His clients include multinational companies, the NHS, universities, the police service, national charities and numerous start-up and small businesses.
Prior to that, he worked for over twenty years as a business economist, corporate planner, corporate treasurer and derivatives trader and ran his own financial risk management consultancy. He holds degrees in economics from the Universities of Cambridge and Warwick and is a Certified Professional Co-active Coach as well as being an authorised practitioner in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and the Team Diagnostics assessment tools.
Michael is a Sustainable Futures Senior associate and experienced facilitator working with intact teams – team coaching and team development and also on innovation and strategy development. Lead facilitator with multi-national clients on field-based and ‘business issue’ leadership development programmes. Experienced in working with multi-stakeholder groups on complex and interlinked issues. Michael brings a collaborative and creative style of working with others that inspires trust and participation whilst allowing room for challenge in a safe, learning environment. He is also a coach and an Integrative Psychotherapist with well-tuned social antennae and high levels of self-awareness – very interested in how personal and organisational purpose do/ don’t link. Michael has experience of working with a wide variety of groups and sectors: health, voluntary sector, NGOs, public sector and private sector (Banking, FMCG, Technology and Healthcare). Michael holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Business Administration.
Martin is a Sustainable Futures associate based in Berlin, Germany. Martin is an innovative and passionate climate change and sustainability specialist that has led projects and programmes in sustainable land/ soil management and natural resource management. His expertise comprises 15 years of professional experience in bi-lateral, inter-governmental and non-governmental development organisations, such as UNEP, GIZ, FAO, UNCCD, IFAD, ACF and Oxfam GB.
Yiannis Chrysostomidis is Sustainable Futures’ founding director, based in London and is passionate about helping organisations navigate complex challenges through individual and collective transformation. Yiannis is inspired by design thinking, change labs, and scenario planning methods and uses them to design and facilitate processes that effect deep change. He has worked in Africa, Latin America and Asia in countries such as Egypt, South Africa, Greece, Tanzania, Zimbabwe Peru, Colombia, and Kazakhstan amongst others. A Greek and British national, Yiannis is trilingual, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, a Master’s in Sustainability from IIT, Graduate School of Business, Chicago and is a graduate of the Oxford Scenarios Programme of the Said Business School, University of Oxford.