Unique insights adding unique value
Partnering with boards and excos, we design and integrate fit, agile and relational ways of working.
Built on diverse expertise in boardroom dynamics, applied neuroscience and psychology, our use of traditional and innovative methods deliver fresh and inventive steps for boardroom success.
Board and leadership evaluations which deliver value with clear strategic outcomes in mind.
Working with excos to identify and steer characteristics which more closely align with strategy delivery.
"demyst are highly experienced around the boardroom table.
They have an approachable and sensitive manner, and are quickly able to gauge personalities and understand boardroom dynamics. Their knowledge of the governance framework within which boards have to operate is exceptional, but their ability to draw out and prompt positive change is of equal value."
FTSE 250 Senior Independent Director
Tamara is a psychological consultant and trainer, Director of the Mindfulness Centre of Excellence in London, and a visiting lecturer at King’s College, London. With PhDs in neuroscience and psychology, Tamara is trained both as a research and clinical scientist, and brings an array of knowledge and skills to the corporate sector. She regularly publishes her work in academic journals, where she is known as a primary thought leader. Tamara has authored two books and edited several others. Her approach works to maximise the brain power of high performance individuals in public and private organisations, including Lloyds Bank, Vitality Health, NHS, the National Gallery, and other organisations in the arts, creative, legal and financial industries.
Neil Tsappis LLM FCIS
Neil is a board performance consultant. For over three decades he has worked in and around the boardrooms of FTSE companies such as Vodafone, London Stock Exchange Group and J Sainsbury’s.
He has consulted on strategy-focused governance systems, boardroom dynamics, team effectiveness and strategy-centric information. Neil has facilitated board and committee evaluations, giving pragmatic contextual insights.
LLM FCG FRSA
Tamara is a psychological consultant and trainer, Director of the Mindfulness Centre of Excellence, and a visiting lecturer at King’s College, London. With PhDs in neuroscience and psychology, Tamara is trained both as a research and clinical scientist, and brings an array of knowledge and skills to the corporate sector. She has worked with high performance individuals in public and private organisations, including Lloyds Bank, Vitality Brands, NHS, and other organisations in the arts, creative, legal and financial industries. Tamara regularly publishes her work in academic journals and has published two books.
DR TAMARA RUSSELL
MSc PhD DClinPsy FRSA
Almuth heads the Department of Organisational Psychology in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics at Birkbeck University of London.
Her career has blended research and practice, often advising on HR processes for both public and private sector organisations. She publishes in the academic and popular press, and is regularly featured on regional and national TV and radio.
PROFESSOR ALMUTH MCDOWELL
MSc PhD CPsychol AFBPsS AcFIPD FHEA
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Innovation and creative disruption
Innovation starts in the boardroom. Reshaping the dynamics around how directors work best sets the optimal framework for organisational success.
Dynamic boards designed around their people
Top leadership teams are not constrained by traditional governance patterns. Instead debates and decisions are designed around the cognitive strengths of each board member, which generates creative new dynamics.
Board information for strategic thinking
Information is designed to draw the best thinking from directors, stimulating the most productive debates and leveraging capabilities which consistently lead to risk-balanced outcomes.