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Rather than offering an off-the-shelf solution, we work with you in a way that suits how you like to operate.
We understand that defining and embedding a strategic change is usually a case of ‘building the plane while you’re flying it’. We will help you consider existing frameworks, capacity, and confines in which the team is working to ensure that your resulting plan delivers against its goals whilst being realistic and achievable.
Clients tell us our approach is characterised by warmth and openness alongside impartiality and a willingness to challenge – essential ingredients to land on an insights-based vision and strategy.
Co-Founder & Director
As founding partner and leader of the 100th Monkey’s thriving team effectiveness troop, Joanna is highly sought-after by emerging leaders, established leaders and industry-leading teams. She has developed a four-pillar model for high performing teams, and designed and delivered hundreds of programmes, offsites and workshops to help leaders sharpen and articulate their thinking, and teams to be more productive, satisfied and happy.
Joanna has honed her skills through 20+ years’ experience as a consultant, facilitator, trainer and coach.
Starting out in corporate communications for Biotech company, Acambis, Joanna went on the become an award-winning communications consultant, working in various agencies and supporting clients ranging from GSK, Sanofi, Eli Lilly and Novartis to Weetabix, Jaguar Landrover and the Department of Health.
As part of The 100th Monkey team, Joanna has led training and team development programmes across multiple sectors, including UK Government departments, leading pharmaceutical organisations, counter terrorism teams and innovators in the worlds of aerospace and energy.
Her greatest skills are as a strategic thinker, visual storyteller and facilitator.
Daughter to an Irishman and a Brummie, wife to the king of optimism and mother to three amazing kids – I love film, Bristol, fun, family, friends and of course, The 100th Monkey
Co-founder, chief puzzle solver and strategist, working closely with leaders to help them sharpen and articulate their thinking, and teams to help them be more productive, satisfied and happy
I spend lots of my time talking! To clients - to help really understand what they are wanting to achieve through our support, sharing ideas and designs for programmes and sessions, and reviewing the impact our work is having. Also to our team - collaborating, co-ordinating and coaching. Amongst all the talking, I like to carve out space and time to think deeply about the briefs we are working on – I pride myself on our work being insightful, creative and beyond expectation – this requires focused brainpower.
To be able to see the big picture and how everything pieces together quickly, and enable others to see it too through simplification, visualisation and speaking their language
My ‘go hard or go home’ approach to nights out
Supporting people to shine – helping them to achieve their aspirations and be proud of how they do it
1. I moved to Brazil to dance the Samba in the Rio Carnival 2. I met my husband on a week-long, no food retreat 3. As a child, I competed nationally as a synchronised swimmer
Harriet brings over 20 years of healthcare communications expertise to her role with 100th Monkey, and has dabbled in every disease area you could name. She loves identifying nuggets of insight to unlock a strategic challenge, and always uncovers that special something to win a pitch or sprinkle magic on a client brief.
An aspiring chef, seasoned meditator, Pilates junkie, coffee fanatic, newly-wed and mum
Thinking up creative ways that teams can come together to enrich outcomes – whether through a keynote speaker painting an inspiring picture of future possibilities or designing team games to define a long-term vision and strategy
Finding order in chaos
Working with the superstars on the team, some of the brightest minds in the industry
Jill Bolte Taylor, My Stroke of Insight
The Rest is History - it distils the entirety of human history into 50-minute chunks
29 Fingers at a pub in London (my second favourite party band of all time)
My yoga teacher and friend, Angus Ford-Robertson
Laura grew up in healthcare communications, spending 15 years working in senior and strategic consulting, corporate communications, brand and patient awareness campaigns. She was a member of the leadership team at the same London agency where many members of The 100th Monkey team first met.
Taking what she calls a ‘break’ to dedicate time for her kids and pursue social care interests, she applied her leadership skills to the school PTA and volunteering and was busier than ever.
Returning to agency life has actually been a bit of a holiday by comparison – no wonder she relishes ‘being onsite’.
Busy London mum with two children, avid concert-goer, Chair of the PTA and volunteer at Homestart
Working collaboratively with our lovely team to create meaningful programmes that help our clients to work well together and meet their goals. Anything from structuring agendas and creating content for meetings, to creating team charters that better define how teams work together on a daily basis
I'm a people person – I love getting to know all our clients, and especially being with them face-to-face for meetings and events
Staying up late to binge watch good TV
1. I was born on the same day as Kate Hudson. 2. I am a grade 5 violinist. 3. I once spent the evening drinking vodka redbulls with Zowie Bowie
Returning to paid work after being a stay at home mum for a while - and (I think) doing quite a good job at it
Bombay Bicycle Club in Crystal Palace Park. Incredible!
Senior Project Planner & Manager
Dan is a first-class scientist turned highly-reviewed business strategist and facilitator. Joining the Monkey team fresh faced from university, Dan has been earning his stripes ever since, giving his all to his work. You might partner with Dan on either side of the Personal and Team Effectiveness sides of the business, but one thing will remain the same; his dedication to the highest quality of work for his clients.
A proud Bristolian who spends most of his time eating food in the home city he loves. Occasional rugby player/paddleboard enthusiast
Senior Project Planner & Manager on the Team Effectiveness side of the business. Don’t let my baby face fool you; I am in fact one of the longer-standing members of the team
My determination to find creative solutions to complex problems
Inability to function without caffeine
Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not by the Arctic Monkeys
1. I made the front page by nearly being born in the frozen food aisle of our local supermarket 2. A family holiday to America was cut short due to an engine explosion, causing our plane to take evasive action over the North Sea 3. During my short stint in catering, I spilled a glass of red wine on Ed Sheeran
My mum; both as my best friend and life coach
Ann has worked for 20 years advising big pharma on their corporate and brand messaging as well as delivering global launch campaigns. Now she is using that expertise on a more personal level, coaching individuals and teams to be more effective in their communications. Delivering training that calls on her consulting background and combines with her interest in psychology and theatre, she’s never been more passionate about her work.
An American ex-pat in Dorset, a twin mum, avid reader, yogi and occasional quiz master/stand-up comedian (at PTA events..)
I’m a Director on the Personal Effectiveness side of the business, which means I deliver training and help add training talent to our network. And since I love making connections and solving problems, I’m always meeting new people to see if our training is a good solution to some of the challenges they face.
Some days I’ll be entirely dedicated to training, other days I’ll be upskilling new trainers or meeting with potential clients to understand the skills gaps their trying to solve. Or I’ll be drafted into the Team Effectiveness side of things to help design and facilitate client meetings.
Helping people see the best in themselves.
Watching one of our Personal Effectiveness delegates in action – standing up at a big meeting in front of 100+ people to present naturally and eloquently, and also asking articulate, challenging questions. Both feats that I know personally terrify her, or at least they did before our training!
My mom. And Woody Allen movies.