The Ashridge Difference

As an academic institution, we leverage research and our unbiased and objective view to help solve major strategic issues. 

We believe that no proposal for organizational change is worth the paper it’s printed on without a concrete, practical plan for implementation. We don’t just help clients to craft strategy. We go the distance, working in close cooperation with organizations and leaders to achieve lasting, meaningful improvement in performance by devising detailed programs to transform grand visions into everyday working reality. 


Our distinctive approach draws on Ashridge’s unique combination of expertise in areas such as: research and analysis; social sciences and coaching; planning and execution.

Research and Experience

Ashridge consultants combine the virtues of scholar and practitioner. They can draw on the school’s extensive academic resources and world-class research in fields such as leadership, change, strategy, and organizational development. We make sure that insights don’t stay locked in an ivory tower; we combine them with five decades of practical, hands-on experience with organizations from across industry and the globe.

Working towards sustainable results

Research tells us that the majority of change initiatives do not achieve their initial aims. If you do what you always did then you get what you always got. Rather than repeat the mistakes of the past, we help our clients to engage people in the process of change and unleash their energy, passion, and creativity to change the organization and its culture. By working with people over time, we support them to maintain focus, to learn from mistakes, and to confront difficulties when they arise in the change process. By working in this way we build our clients’ capability to change themselves.


Psychology and Social Dynamics

We’ve learned that organizations are only as good as the people who run them—and that even the most talented employees will fail if they can’t work effectively with colleagues. We go to great lengths to help clients create high-performance teams whose members work effectively together, understand and share their organization’s goals, and have the tools they need to pursue them. As one of the few business schools offering a degree program in professional coaching, we can provide unique support for individuals and organizations. All of our consultants are highly qualified in the social sciences and have many years experience working in and with complex organizations, making them highly attuned to the needs of each of our clients.