Our people

Our people

Martin Sandbrook

My working life has been about management and leadership. I have worked in the private, public and third sector and also been a university lecturer.

In 2008, while on the Masters in Responsibility and Business Practice at Bath University (a life transforming programme) I had a major ‘ah-ha’ realisation – that the world really is complex, and that it doesn’t make sense to keep trying to simplify it as a route to fixing it. This was truly a moment of liberation.

I wished I had realised this, and what flows from it, at the start of my working life. How differently I would have done things. So now I am on a quest, as part of the Schumacher Institute, to free as many people as possible from the constraints of current ways of thinking, to better equip them to deal with the world as it is – messy, unpredictable, complex.

I am following two inspirational thoughts. EF Schumacher’s “We need to look at the world and see it whole” and Donella Meadows’ “To change the way we act, we need first to change the way we think”.

I believe that to find our way forward, we need to understand the world as interconnected, interdependent and complex – and we need to deal with it on this basis. We humans, amazing as we are, are part of this whole. We need to connect, work and develop in harmony with it – not against it.

I run courses to share my liberation with others. I am an experienced teacher. If you want to know more about my background and experience, see my Linked In page.

To get a feel for what I say and how I say it, see the online video course here.

To learn with me, join me for a one-day introductory course here.