Steve Hearsum

I am consultant at Roffey Park, and have worked in organisational change and development for over ten years. Over time, I became increasingly curious by how organisations and people within them struggle to name what is really going on; and even where they do, the tendency to shy away from speaking truthfully for fear of the consequences, real and/or imagined. grew out of a personal experience in early 2012. From that moment, the project snowballed, and so has the cost of undiscussables socially, politically and organisationally. is a ‘pebble in the pond’, and a space for inquiry.

Jules Bevis

I’m a learning & development professional with an interest in climate change, who works in the aviation industry (!). Having worked in environmental management where the darkness of the organisational shadow loomed most large, I’ve seen elephants appear in the most surprising of places. Honesty is crucial, yet it takes skill and compassion to respond to the unspeakable truths that are smacking us in the gut. provokes us to peel away the barriers mistaken for boundaries, and ground our conversations in authenticity.

Between what we sense is wrong and a more fair, straight-talking culture, an elephant stands.


Simon Bottrell

I’m creative director and founder of 7creative, and a graphic designer by training. After years of working strategically with clients, I increasingly operate as coach/mentor/strategic advisor; which means I’m almost a ‘consultant’ (gulp). Seeing the inner workings of organisations more, and having an interest in helping people deliver their visions, I now know an elephant in the room when I see one. is an extension of my belief and behaviours professionally around putting your hand up, pausing proceedings and talking about what needs to be talked about, so that projects and desired impacts are delivered.

The art of the discussable plays a major role in 21st Century social and environmental innovation.

‘Special-thanks-go-to’ section

Megan Rounds

The founder of perculcha, Megan was the spark for this project. Her conversations over Skype with Steve led to For that, we owe her, and although not involved on a regular basis now, she continues to support what we do.

Michael Bailey

Michael works for Pragmatic Web Ltd, a website production company. He gave us his time and access to his substantial WordPress skills to help get live. Michael’s meticulous and careful approach was exactly what we needed – a top man.

You can find out more about Michael, and how to contact him, here.

Mary Nations

Sounding board and collaborator in early days, Mary supported us to clarify our thinking and sharpen what we stood for.

Tom Chute

Tom works for Pragmatic Web Ltd as well as delivering collaborative, environmental projects in communities. His time and energy, along with Michael, allowed us to build the container, and prevent Steve from exploding as he attempted to code the pages.