Evolve Your Practise is a programme that helps you deliver today and be ready for the future. 

Directors, leaders and teams that are able to deliver results and develop, can achieve satisfaction, recognition, enhanced career prospects - and are magnets for talent.  

They learn faster, have more fun, achieve more, delight their customers, are future fit - and have work life balance.  


Their secret is, they evolve their practise systematically - in step with their customers, who are becoming increasingly agile and innovative themselves.

"Over a 3-year period, Grant has worked with us to co-develop and implement a range of tools and practices covering strategy, stakeholder engagement and high trust working relationships. These have been foundational in our journey of evolving capability and influence."

Chris Duncan – Head of Architecture -Business, IT and Networks


New Zealand

Why future-proof with an Evolve Your Practise programme?

Well, we all love delivering to plan, collaborating, making our numbers and it's great while it lasts. But at some point we (yes all of us) can loose our momentum, become disengaged, bored - but why? what is going on?


Notice that every game changes over time?  Without paying attention our energy and relevance can too. 

But it can seem un-natural and challenging to have the 'what next' conversation, while we are enjoying the limelight, busy in business as usual or perhaps comfortably content with our head in the sand.


Being successful on an enduring basis requires alot more of us individually and collectively.

A structured programme - designed specifically for your situation, creates the right space for development of your practise and practices.


Did you know that leading practises allocate 20% or more of their resources to continuously re-building and re-energising so they stay relevant? 

Setup is easy

1. Schedule an appointment

2. Design your playbook

3. Execute 


Delivery is convenient

  1. Face to Face

  2. Virtual - online

  3. Customised


Quality is assured

  1. Targeted, quality content

  2. Agile/Design built in

  3. Live reference sites


"The Taskforce operating environment is complex and continuously evolving. Grant is a trusted advisor to myself and the team as we develop our strategy and delivery capability"


Alex Chadwick  -  Manager Gender Pay and Pay Equity Taskforce

State Services Commission - New Zealand

Are you evolving... or taking extra risk by...? 


Missing the cues to pivot, reprioritise, develop new competencies, simplify, or take an opportunity to try new technology and approach.

Failing to refresh thinking and behaviour leading to additional cost and complexity as we hang on to what was all the rage a couple of years ago.

Overlooking the need to establish and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders, getting caught up in our own internal dialogue and day to day issues.


Working harder, repeating what isn't working, or ignoring that we are continuously in high stress mode. And maybe unwittingly ending up in conflict with our collegues and business partners, or taking frustration home?

With Evolve Your Practise - your people will know you care about their future and delivering results:


  • Leading an engaged, energised and committed group - dealing with the real issues

  • Aligned and evolving with the big trends Eg Climate change/ Carbon Zero

  • Delighting customers through better innovation and production

  • Innovating sensible adjustments to mindset and practice

  • Developing new capability and retiring redundant capability

  • Working purposefully and inclusively

  • Building effective and productive relationships

  • Growing and developing leadership capability

  • Creating momentum with business partners

  • Clarity of prioritisation and planning

  • People knowing they are cared about and for

  • Less stress and frustration 

  • Simplifying priorities

  • Work - Life balance

“Grant is engaging and uplifting to work with. He connects with people; finds out the real issues; leverages knowledge; and helps set the course ahead. There’s also a real sincerity about his style; Grant’s genuinely motivated by improving change-readiness and the value of change”


Peter Alsop | Director Strategic Issues & Investment, Strategy & Investment

Ministry of Social Development

Want to change it up for the 2020's ?


Solutions for:

Senior leaders and teams

Enterprise architects



Policy experts

HR professionals

Projects and programmes

Change management groups

(If you are interested in investing in Evolve Your Practise - lets talk soon, places are limited for the remainder of 2020 ) 

“Grant is a real asset and a forward thinker who always seems to be 2-3 steps ahead of most people. In times where you cannot afford to get bogged down in the current fires and you need to project your thinking into the future, Grant is your man.”

Dillip Kanji

National Manager - Construction Planning and Analysis at NBN Co Limited



Grant is passionate about his clients development and delivery success through continuous on the job learning and application.


Helping clients frustrated with the lack of impact of general training and cook book style approaches to development and change.


He has a unique ability to help his clients understand complex situations and challenges for themselves, work out what the practical next steps are and operationalise them. 


Having worked in diverse environments such as the: stifling jungle of West Africa, high pressured large scale civil engineering, construction and technology projects, fast paced R&D and startups, complex and political Government departments and the diverse world of corporate strategy and organisational development, Grant helps see things from a variety of perspectives - with optimism and pragmatism.


Appointed to New Zealand All of Govt. supplier panel for consulting services.

© Grant Symons