Igniting Potential

Creating Positive Change through Training, Consulting and Facilitation

Training and Coaching



Bespoke training programmes for real and tangible results.  Tools, skills and behaviours that lead to inspired personal and organisational development. Workshops that open doors to a fresh and exciting future.
Guided  facilitation using assorted creative  techiques to help you and your team get done what you need to get done. 
With twenty five years of experience working with private and public sector organisations from small start ups to large multinationals, we can help you unleash your individual, team and organisational potential.

What we do

Explore ways  to inspire individuals, teams, organisations and societies to unleash possibilities and develop skills and habits that ignite potential without boundaries. 
Creative Thinking for Positive Change

In our Creativity programmes we explore how to develop and control our thinking, and learn to use a series of thinking tools. 

Creativity is not for artists alone, we are all born creative. The challenge is to nurture, expand and apply that creativity in everything we do. 

With our facilitation and consulting sevices, we offer the opportunity to work towards postive change whether it be the implementation of a new service or process, enhanced meeting effectiveness, capacity building, or developing high performance teams throughout the organisation. 

We use proven techniques to guide  individuals and teams to address issues, challenge paradigms, creative new avenues, and solve problems.

We help teams and organisations to design and plan the change process, we guide the teams through the change steps, and we record and monitor the actions.

Holistic Leadership

Organisations need a vision and passion engine; a heart that exudes positive energy and an infectious sense of purpose. These engines are leaders. And in current and future businesses where static hierarchies are rapidly become a thing of the past, and fluid teams the norm, the need for great leadership is more important than ever.  

Personal and Team Development

Power your teams with the right skills, tools and behaviours and you are in for a pleasant surprise. 

Ignite the potential of your team. Develop trust, engage diversity, harness collaboration, and empower each and everyone with a sense of purpose.

"Think left and think right. Think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try" 
Dr. Seuss

Train the Trainer

Take your training in-house by developing your own team in the necessary skills to become an influential trainer. 

Facilitation Skills

Improve your organisational effectiveness by training your teams to run well designed, controlled meetings with tangible outcomes. 


Working with private and public sector organisations from small start ups to large multinationals 
Working closely with individuals, teams and organisations
Developing the appropriate tools, nurturing skills, and encourage behaviours for postive change.

Our broad client base brings cross sector fertilization of ideas and experiences

"Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking." Marcus Aurelius

Public Sector

  • American Express
  • BASF
  • BO
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Ford Motors
  • Ikea
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Lenovo
  • Li Ning
  • Louis Vuitton
  • Microsoft
  • Motorola
  • Nokia
  • Siemens
  • Shell
  • Volkswagen Group 

  • Ford Foundation
  • Irish Embassy
  • Canadian Embassy
  • British Embassy
  • British Council
  • UNDP
  • EU
  • DFID
  • Handicap Internatioanal
  • Ministry of Commerce (China)

  • University of Sussex
  • Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications, 
  • China Youth Political Institute
  • Fuzhou University
  • Harbin Institute of Technology
  • Huazhong Science and Technology University (Wuhan)
  • Nanjing University
  • Tsinghua University
  • Shanghai Jiaotong University
  • Sichuan University
  • Zhejiang University
  • Zhengzhou University 
  • Zhongshan University


Built “one of the top 10 bookshops in the world”
Created China’s largest literary festival
Organised Human Development Summits on top of the Great Wall
Trained and developed 1000’s of leaders, managers and employees in personal development and Creative Thinking Skills
Cycled from Beijing to Xanadu 25 times

She has the experience and she has the passion, and she wants to make a difference

Alex in the Press

​Alexandra's achievements:

  • Founded and managed The Bookworm, China’s most successful independent bookshop and event space, voted by the Guardian and Lonely Planet as one of the top 10 book shops in the world.
  • Founded and developed The Bookworm International Literary Festival, China’s largest and most diverse annual literary event involving more than 80 authors from 30 countries and engaging more than 10,000 people across 7 cities in China.
  • Co-founded Key Consulting, now one of China’s top Leadership Development organisations. 
  • Published "Beijing: Portrait of a City", a shared work of some of Beijing’s finest storytellers, authors and academics.
  • Designed the content for Creative Thinking and Personal Development Skills, and taught teachers and students across 12 provinces in China.
  • Supported numerous multinational and local organisations, NGOs and Government organisations in team and communication development, leadership skills and cross cultural relations.
  • Wrote and produced 180 audio clips for China Radio International to promote creative thinking skills, and designed 6 short TV programmes to highlight creativity on 16 provincial TV Stations. 
  • Organised and managed several large scale three day Human Development Summits on top of the Great Wall of China, including seminars, interactive workshops, and live entertainment. 
  1. Alexandra Pearson MBE
    Alexandra Pearson MBE


Please do contact us for more information on all of our services.
Tel.: 01273 604517
Email: alex @ blueyurt.com