Our Mission, Values and Principles

We believe that personal and professional development are two sides of the same coin. We aim to develop individuals,teams and organisations by helping people bring more of themselves to their work.

The team at Novum are all here because we share particular beliefs that really matter to us. These are the reasons why we do what we do, in the way that we do it. We uphold our values and principles in all of our activities regardless of the context. This applies to one-to-one development, team interventions or organisational change, and indeed our own interactions as a team.


We believe that courage is a huge part of change. It takes courage to be seen as imperfect, to ask hard questions of ourselves and others, to make tough decisions, and to speak up when something needs to be said and heard.

Without courage things will not change for the better.


In Gestalt there is a phrase, ‘awareness is curative’. Fully understanding any problem, whether external or in our inner world is always part of the solution. But real understanding requires a shift from our default ways of seeing, our current, often limiting perspectives.

We will help you gain deeper insight and more comprehensive understanding because this precedes all intentional change.


We believe that at the heart of all outstanding development work with teams and organisations are individual people taking greater personal responsibility for bringing all of themselves to their relationships and their work.

Coupled with ‘courage’ and ‘insight’ this means a shift from being driven by what is outside our awareness to choosing to do what we know is most right.The yardstick for action is no longer external to us or a template from the past it is what we ourselves know is needed right here, right now.


People and organisations are not paintings that reach a stage of perfection where they can be spoiled by one more stroke of the brush.

We are continually growing, a life’s work. We believe that regardless of the starting point there is always potential to change, learn and develop.

 Levels of trust, communication, performance and the quality of our relationships can always be enhanced. We will help you unlock the latent potential within yourself, your teams and your organisation.

For Individuals

We provide high quality one-to-one support and development for leaders and senior managers.

For Teams

We provide class-leading development programmes that meet the diverse needs of teams.

For Organisations

We can help you transform your organisation, it’s culture, management and leadership practices.

Open Programmes

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