Our founder, Mac Macartney, is an international speaker, writer and change-maker. Mentored by indigenous people over many years, he has acquired profound and original insights into questions preoccupying contemporary leaders.

Mac is an outstanding speaker, unusual in his capacity to address diverse groups with equal impact and resonance. He intertwines themes rarely associated with each other – the quest for meaning and purpose, organisational leadership, nature, identity and the role of ordinary people in shaping a future fit for generations to come.

Mac speaks at major international conferences across the corporate, public and third sectors. Core topics include:

  • Inspired, values-led leadership
  • People, planet, profit & purpose
  • Seven generations sustainability
  • Responsibility, hope, resilience & courage
  • Dreaming the world of our longing
  • Indigenous Britain: rediscovering our indigene
  • Small steps to a big future

Past talks include:

Unilever, Harvard Business School Club of New York, The Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative, Barclays Bank, HR Vision, Glastonbury Festival, the British Council, the NHS and WWF amongst others.

Mac has delivered four compelling TEDx talks and publishes his own podcast Shed Head.

Whilst Mac speaks for free at countless grassroots and charity events, he does require professional speaker fees for his professional keynotes. If you would like to see Mac speak, he will also be talking at several public events in 2017 including:

For more information on Mac’s speaking or to invite him to your event or organisation, please visit Mac’s website.


“I have co-facilitated development interventions with Mac in several different contexts/cultures and would not hesitate to do so again. Mac has great insight into people and works from the highest level of personal integrity, values and ethics. He models an entirely authentic style of personal leadership which brings great credibility to his work as a developer. Undoubtedly one of the most genuine people I have worked with. Very highly recommended.” Charles Anderson – Head of UNEPFI at United Nations

“Mac is a soul and heart opener. He can move people to a greater level of awareness and powerful actions through his high impact words. He can inspire people to be courageous leaders who act on what they believe to be true. Invite Mac to meet your team, and be ready for some powerful change!” Virginie Helias – Procter & Gamble

“I have known and worked with Tim Macartney for many years. He has been involved in numerous transformation projects with me around the world. His vision about the role of leadership and business in society have transformed all of us and his facilitation and coaching competencies have made all of us better leaders, and more importantly better human beings. Mac is a very wise man. His intellect and his deep intention to serve the world have a profound effect on anyone that gets the gift of being coached by him. I can strongly recommend anyone who wants to grow to seek involvement with Mac.” Tex Gunning – Unilever

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