News and open events.
Our Turning the Tables conference will be held on November 29th at the Tabernacle Theatre in West London. This event provides an opportunity for often marginalised young people to share with established business and organisational leaders some of the wisdom and resilience that their difficult lives have taught them. These will be lessons that you definitely didn’t learn in business school.
Our experience as guest faculty at Modern Elder Academy in El Pescadero, BCS, Mexico in June and July 2019 was mind-opening and beautiful - thank you to the core faculty and to Chip Conley for inviting us. We’re delighted to be returning to facilitate 2 weeks in 2020, and the details of these sessions are already on the MEA website.
who we are
The core team is Kay Scorah (London based) and Paul Loper (San Francisco). We also have a global network of artists, facilitators and consultants with whom we love to work. If we can't help you (and we'll tell you if we can't) there’s a good chance we'll know someone who can.
We apply the techniques that we have learned and continue to learn throughout our lives in business, facilitation and coaching, theatre making, scientific research, dance and choreography, music, academia, storytelling, yoga teaching.
We're interested in working with clients and collaborators who want to learn to express themselves more clearly and honestly, and understand each other more completely. We'll work with anyone who is looking for real change and real challenge. If the words "we want to be seen to be..." appear in your brief, we may not be the right team for you.
facilitation with groups of all sizes in business, the arts, charitable organisations and academia; helping people to express their ideas and desires, resolve conflicts,create products, ideas and solutions, embody their values, form teams, make the most of diversity, solve problems, tell their stories and listen to others.
training for individuals and groups in story-telling, self-expression, creativity, facilitation, qualitative research, presentation, on-camera technique, movement, resolving internal and external conflict.
coaching While the majority of our work is with groups, individual coaching clients often emerge from those groups. We work primarily with a) Very senior people who believe that they are supposed to have all the answers, and so are reluctant to turn to anyone in their organisation for honest conversations and b) “fish out of water”: individuals who feel that they are in some way different from and misunderstood by others in their leadership team. This may be a result of gender identification, sexuality, ethnicity, nationality, age or a combination of these. Our coaching goal is to listen to people, to help them to be true to themselves and to do the right thing.
public speaking. If you're looking for someone to open a conference or event with something out of the ordinary. Links to some of Kay’s recent speaking gigs can be found in the menu.
storytelling. We make movies, dances, shows and music for ourselves and for our clients. We also write, act, dance, teach, learn, listen, speak.
qualitative research using image and movement as well as talking; within organisations and with consumers and other stakeholders. We are among the most experienced and thoroughly trained moderators around, with many years of experience and drawing on a range of techniques from business, programme making, the arts and social psychology (T-group).
We are indebted to every individual who invites us in, who turns up to play. We learn from you and we hope you learn from us. You work for companies and organisations which include:
Dentsu Aegis Global
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Guide Dogs for the Blind
LBC Wise Counsel
LSBU (London Southbank University)
National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Saïd Business School. Oxford University
Screen Training Ireland
Sue Ryder Care
Santosha Yoga Studio
Under Armour via The Wright Group
Victoria and Albert Museum