I’m a People first, agile organisational consultant as my company Tacit, with a focus on joining people up, growing capability and environments that enable people thrive. As a consultant, I’ve been fortunate to work with a bunch of different government, public and private sector organisations all over the world.

Before becoming independent, I was the Head of Agile Delivery at Government Digital Service (GDS) and worked as an agile software delivery person for quite a few years; you can see that on LinkedIn.

Some other things about me

In 2016, I wrote a book about Building successful communities of practice, and I regularly speak, train and consult on this topic.

In 2023, I published another book about a model I created in 2016 called The Team Onion.

I have been involved in a lot of meetups. I founded Agile in the Ether, co-founded Liverpool Digital people, Agile on the Bench, Agile in Leeds and wp-hooked and have helped run a few others in the past, like twee8, a Hackney social meetup that ran from 2008 to 2014 and wpldn a WordPress meetup.

I created the diversity charter for events because I want them to be better for everyone.

I set up and ran an online community/social network for people who live in the London borough that I used to, Hackney. It’s called Yeah! Hackney (now closed).

I have a masters in fine art and had a popular photo blog too, where I kept my collection of photos of shop fronts in London. That’s called London Shop Fronts.

I like sharing what I learn and new ideas at conferences.

I grew up in London and moved to Merseyside in 2022 to live by the sea with my husband Stephen and our cats Evie and Dave.

You’ll find me on other social networks too, like Bluesky, twitter or mastodon.

Contact

If you’d like to get in touch, drop me a line below.