Benefits of cultural transformation

Our story

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 Co-Founder & Executive Chair, 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.

Align your organisational culture with strategy

What makes us, us

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.

We will:

  • 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 will walk our talk.

How to navigate a successful culture transformation process

How we're different

How do you change an organisational culture?

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 >
Examples of organisational culture change

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.

Hear what Angus MacGregor, HR Head for Bank in EMEA and Securities internationally at MUFG has to say about us > 

Leading culture change in organisations

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.

Read our thought leadership articles on culture >

Transforming culture for successful organisations

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.

Read some of our client stories >

How to change your company culture

 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.

Hear what GPT have to say about learning with us >

Guide to changing workplace culture

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 needs rather than employee satisfaction.

Watch our introductory video >

How to drive culture change in an organisation

We build lasting relationships

Our clients become our friends.

Be in good company, see some of the clients we have worked with >


Our people

The wonderful thing about our people is how much they care about clients. Our culture change experts go above and beyond to enable each client to effect change.

Our experts work globally. Email us or contact one of our hubs to find your nearest culture transformation consultant.

Carolyn Taylor

Executive Chair

Amanda Fajak

Executive Director

Jerome Parisse-Brassens

Executive Director

Liz Stanley PhD

Head of Global Delivery

Rebecca Downie

Regional Director AU/NZ

Sara Ais

Europe and Latin America

Ana Bergamini

Global Services

Elinor Crossing

Asia Pacific

Tommy Chan

Asia Pacific

Danielle Dikoko

Global Services

Kim Dutton

Asia Pacific

Lorraine Farah

Asia Pacific

Sandy Fisher

Global Services

Andres Fossas

Global Services

Carine Ghandour

Europe & MENA

Roopali Hake

Global Services

Sara Hunter

Global Services

Karen Isely

Asia Pacific

Lilian Ithaka

Asia Pacific

Nina Kettle

Global Services

Natalia Kavourinou

Global Services

Dave Knose

Global Services

Tony Maynard

Asia Pacific

Steve McLay

Global Services

Lynn Pearce

Asia Pacific

Caroline Quinn

Asia Pacific

Karen Schulz

Asia Pacific

Shannon Strasser

Global Services

Hiroaki Takeda

Asia Pacific

Ian Young

Asia Pacific

Our locations

Head office

Keizersgracht 62
1015 CS Amsterdam

Tel: +31 (0) 20 520 6872

Regional hubs

Europe: +44 (0) 20 7 100 6999
Asia Pacific: : +61 (2) 8310 5285
Latin America: +55 (19) 3329 1038

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