Our vision at Distillery is simple: fulfilled people doing great work in successful organisations. We uncover the obstacles to this ideal and help our clients find elegant ways to resolve them.
We use an understanding of organisational systems and human behaviour to improve alignment between three pillars of an organisation: strategy, people and operations. Distillery delivers interventions that clarify and strengthen strategy, develop the leadership to drive it, and builds better alignment between the organisation and its people, ensuring staff are positioned to add the most value and get the most satisfaction. These interventions can vary from coaching or thought partnership for leaders, to strategic reviews for small business, to change management programs for large organisations. See below for a more detailed description of the types of issue we commonly come across and the services we offer to address them.
Michael and Jeremy are delightful individually, and amazingly effective as a consulting team. Their powerful insights never fail to shake things up, allowing me to see challenges and opportunities with greater clarity. They have a unique way of empowering the people around them without creating dependency. No matter how complex the situation, they get to the heart of the matter with care, creativity, and good humour.
In short order, Distillery’s Jeremy and Michael were able to design a two hour experience that left me and the team I worked with with new understanding about the crisis we were faced with. Further, the session allowed us to develop clear actions that we owned, and that ultimately had immediate impact on our situation. Their clarity, confidence, and compassion made exploring challenges and taking chances easier, and as a result, I think we were able to make sustainable progress.
Working with Jeremy and Mike is simply powerful. They have a unique way of assessing situations and designing work with teams that is challenging, engaging, and deeply supportive. Individually they bring different strengths, together, they compliment each other well and partner in ways that are generative and innovative. I can honestly say, some of my most powerful learning happened in one of their session. I continue to mine the insights from my time in their session, even a month later. This is the sign of true impact.
Michael and Jeremy put together an exceptional session that had amazing impact on me, and the group, and had ripples far beyond the meeting room. The session remains with me far away from Cape Town as I act on my new awareness here in the US and wonder how I can be as impactful when I design my next engagement.
I have worked in association with Distillery consultants for over five years, and am always struck by the way in which they balance, delicately, both the creative and serious aspects of work life for their clients. New research is emphasising the importance of happiness and joy in the workplace, and companies are less interested in dour expert consultants delivering a list of recommendations. In the modern economy which prioritises ideas, innovation and relationships between people (colleagues, clients), consultants that make a difference are ones that understand energy, creativity, and the spark that happens between people around purpose and resources. This is where Distillery add value. Their sessions with clients are delivered with intent and focus and engage team members to bring maximum energy and enjoyment to the experience.