“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If our 25 years observing organisations at work has taught us anything, it’s this: culture is shaped not by what gets said (the ‘talk’) but by what gets done (the ‘walk’). It’s an idea so powerfully simple that we ultimately named our consultancy after it.
Carolyn Taylor, our CEO, has been one of the world’s foremost organisational culture experts since the days when ‘culture’ was something you made yoghurt with. Initially, through her company Corporate Vision, then with Walking the Talk.
The mission has always been clear: to make the dream of a thriving, sustainable culture a reality for every business.
From the very start, we’ve invested heavily in creating a groundbreaking, easy-to-use methodology that makes
the ‘soft’ and intangible pragmatic and do-able.
Our clients tell us that ours is one of the most practical and impactful approaches to organisational culture change available in the marketplace today.
With the relaunch of the bestselling book “Walking the Talk: Building a Culture for Success” in 2015, a growing team of culture change consultants in Europe, Latin America and Australia, plus a new head office in Amsterdam, our dream of building culture capability across the globe is growing closer.
We’ve been privileged to walk alongside many courageous businesses as they take the necessary steps to transform their culture.
Join the journey and walk with us. Together, we will make your company's culture do-able.
What makes us, us
Walking the Talk’s commitment to culture transformation runs deeper than a consulting proposition: it’s our reason for being.
Perhaps unusually for a consultancy, our aim really is to leave you transformed, with the capability to keep evolving yourselves, essentially making you self-sufficient in culture management.
Our vision is for every organisation in the world to have a thriving culture and we can only achieve this by building culture capability across the globe. One business at a time.
- Be generous with our knowledge and expertise.
- Take the time to turn culture complexity into tangible, pragmatic, do-able solutions.
- Be curious about the world around us and our impact and influence upon it.
- Be empathetically direct with our clients and honest in our dealings.
- Strive to build relationships that outlast the consulting project.
- Seek to continuously improve ourselves, our teams and our thinking in order to provide market leading culture solutions.
We consult on culture, only culture, and nothing but culture
Always have. Always will. Peter Drucker said “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” We know this to be true, we’ve seen it in action.Read some of our client examples >
We make culture do-able. By you
Our clients tell us our methodology is the most practical, understandable and self-perpetuating approach to organisational culture change on the market. This makes us very happy. Even if it means our clients may only need to work with us once.
A methodology that is grounded in reality
Our consulting solutions have been developed in the field through continued project work with clients. During the 25 years we’ve been culture change consultants we've found out what works and, if we’re honest, what doesn’t.
We understand effective consultancy is done with a client, not to a client
Culture is an inherent part of your business. As culture change experts, our job is to help you shape what’s there and show you how to manage it. We believe that these vital capabilities shouldn’t leave your business when our consultants leave. So we always take the time to engage, enthuse, empower and educate your team in culture management as we work alongside them.
We are generous with our knowledge
Our vision is for every organisation in the world to have a thriving culture. We can only do this by leaving every client stronger and more capable of leading and managing their own culture. So that’s what we do: build client culture capability with every project step.
Culture is a strategic business management tool
There is no such thing as good or bad culture, there is only the culture you need to deliver your business’ goals. We start by aligning your culture to your business imperatives, helping you to build a sustainable culture based on business need rather than employee satisfaction.