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Centre for Management Creativity (CMC) works with leadership teams in all sectors leading transformational change in order to accelerate progress to peak performance.

Leading transformational change

Unlock untapped potential so your people power ahead. Create the clarity of vision that will set you apart from competitors.  Delight your customers as you imbue your organisation with a sense of purpose.
How do you grow capability? What qualities of leadership make the difference and how can you draw them forth? How can you use the work that people do to develop their ability to achieve?

CMC is an independent facilitation and coaching practice leading transformational change. It is also the creator of High Trenhouse Management Centre and LogoVisual Thinking methodology with its associated tools and software.

Since 1990 it has worked with organisations across all sectors. CMC has developed aspects of strategy innovation, performance improvement, authentic leadership, high performance teamwork and executive coaching. Furthermore it has addressed accelerated development of partnerships, customer client relationships, mergers and acquisitions.

John Varney, founder and chief executive of CMC, helps senior managers developing strategic dynamism and leading transformational change. As well as being a mountaineer and psychological group leader with a first career in architecture, John has a capacity for awakening leadership potential. His original and sometimes unusual methods resonate with people’s deeper consciousness and therefore tap latent potential. His extensive experience integrates systems thinking, creative processes and human aspects of enterprise therefore producing exceptional results.

Associates in Organisational Work

Jeff Jackson is a team specialist and personal coach dedicated to helping teams and individuals improve their performance. He has been in this field most of his working life and is passionate about life-long learning and personal development.

Malcolm Follos is an accomplished management consultant. He has a successful track record in assisting a wide variety of organisations with managing the process of change.

Paul Hollingworth is a highly motivated systems thinker and practical organiser with over 30 years’ experience in the field of performance improvement. Paul specialises in strategic organisational development.

Bernadette Schutte has many years’ experience supporting group learning processes.  She provides Real-Time Knowledge Capture, enabling management teams to build on the knowledge they create.

Because we are geographically dispersed we operate wherever people are leading transformational change. For leadership retreats, we recommend our own exceptional residential venue at High Trenhouse Management Centre in the uplands of North Yorkshire. High Trenhouse provides a welcoming retreat from the pressures of the modern world with warm hospitality and exclusive use of authentic creative space.