The People Space: A place for curious people leaders to (un)learn, share, support and advance their capabilities to accelerate their personal, business and societal impact without feeling overwhelmed by the fast-changing digital world of work

We work with curious people leaders who want to continually reinvent themselves and their teams and deliver high impact, sustainable value to enable their organisations and people to flourish in today’s, and tomorrow’s, fast moving digital environment where increasingly humans will work alongside machines.

We believe investing in continuous learning is critical to the success of organisations. As the pace and scale of change accelerates, leaders need to invest in their own development just as much as in that of their employees.

Your concierge for curiosity, context and connections

We help you to advance your knowledge and have greater impact by taking things away rather than adding to the growing complexity. What's the biggest thing that's stopping you from experiencing the success and happiness you want in your working and personal life? Taking on too much complexity. More than ever in today's world of information overload, less is more.

We want to help you to have that ‘knowing glance’, to feel in control and banish the overwhelm, to save time and anxiety, and to best prioritise and get Future Fit Fast for business success.

We do that by creating and curating content and connections through The People Space online magazine, our Premium resources, the My Business Impact professional and personal development programme, a future of work community and networking dinners with leading thinkers and personal coaching. All focused on how you can create value in the digital world.

And we co-create and work with the best partners to ensure you get the outcomes you want. 

Our community

  • Believes humans can positively shape a future where people and machines work alongside each other
  • Recognises that in order to disrupt business, you must first disrupt yourself
  • Believes in the potential of people to positively transform business and society
  • Wants to increase their organisation’s value, reputation and health
  • Is curious and has a lifelong-learning mindset
  • Has a positive mindset, are collaborative and want to co-create
  • Is happy to share experiences and expertise

You may want to sit back and let the changes in work happen to you. But we believe HR and people leaders should step up and grab hold of these changes, actively shaping them for the benefit of their people, their organisations and society at large. So why not join our community and help us to create a working environment in which you, your team, your people and your organisations flourish.


Siân and Nigel are on a mission to make HR and people leaders excited, positive and inspired by the changes taking place in work.

Having been lucky enough to meet and interview some of the world’s leading business people in her decades as an award-winning business journalist, editor and company director, most recently at HR magazine, Siân left in 2016 to focus on her dream of sharing the lessons, insights and positive impact inspiring HR and people leaders can make to business and humanity in the Fourth Industrial age.

As someone who has worked in both large and small media organisations during hugely transformative times, her experience has clearly testified to the pivotal role good people practice and continual learning plays in successful and sustainable organisations.

Nigel, a marketing and communications specialist, left marketing agency work some 24 years ago to ‘go it alone’. As such he has faced all the trials and tribulations of being a small business owner, experience he has brought to The People Space.

An early adopter of digital marketing, Nigel has worked with both entrepreneurs and large organisations to help shape and deliver communication strategies. Not one to sit still, he has taught himself new technologies to stay abreast of trends and it’s not uncommon for him to be grilling his three children to see what social tools they are using!

Together Siân and Nigel firmly believe that a positive and productive work culture is beneficial to the individual, organisation, wider economy and society. During their respective careers they have both enjoyed collaborative working and facilitating introductions through their networks. Their love of bringing people together in communities to learn from each other is the inspiration behind The People Space.