I'm Gary Lloyd and I am the owner and principal consultant at Gardeners Not Mechanics.
I help organisations make sustainable change, using an approach that combines:
- Solid Programme Management practice
- Behavioural Science
- Design Thinking
Today's organisations are more like ecosystems than machines. Sustainable change, therefore, is more likely to succeed if we approach change as a gardener, rather than a mechanic. Success depends on recognising and embracing unpredictability, not pretending it doesn't exist.
I have directed and consulted in numerous large-scale, often IT-enabled, projects and programmes that have delivered tens of millions of pounds of business value, primarily in financial markets and banking organisations.
In addition to my core work in organisational change, am also a member of the Warwick Business School Executive Coaching Panel, and a steering committee member for the school's award winning Mentoring Programme, helping high-achievers get the results they want.
In my private life, I live just outside London in Kent, with my absolutely gorgeous, free-thinking and creative wife; and the best two springer spaniels in the whole of doggiedom.
I also do my best to follow a Buddhist path, in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.