About

Open Book

The mission of GIBUS Consulting is purpose driven and very much shaped by personal experience. The aim is to support and accelerate the development of people and help organisations facilitate an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive.

 

When faced with adversity, the realisation that what you are feeling and what you are experiencing isn’t unique can make all the difference. This understanding is what drives the work that we do, taking research, experiences and evidence of application and packaging it in a way that is beneficial on both an individual and organisational level.

 

We are fascinated by human psychology. What are the situations and environments that allow us to thrive? Why are we able to build deep connections with some people but not with others? The culture adopted within society very much centres around improving weaknesses when in fact the real power comes from harnessing the power of strengths and attaining a higher understanding of self.

Positive dynamics such as strengths, resilience and motivation directly impact productivity and performance. By understanding the drivers of positive behaviour and improving the culture in the workplace, organisations can exceed expectations of achievement and inspire employees to find opportunity, innovate and pursue excellence.

Traditional organisational models are being reassessed and with current challenges to well-being, finding new ways to engage with people that elicits authentic behavioural change is ever more important. 

We support organisations on this journey, helping them to evolve their culture, change the mindsets of their people and advance development. We do this through the use of workshops, diagnostics, different coaching modalities and data all supported by years of research.

Meet The Founder

What do I want to be known for? How do I define myself? Are my struggles unique? How do I want my job to make me feel?

These are some of the key questions I asked myself at my career reflection point. As research has shown, most employees leave their company rather than their job and I was no different. I resigned. My company had not grasped that the key to success was high employee engagement and to achieve that they needed to move away from linear financial targets towards a more nuanced and personalised approach. With my new found freedom I was clear on what I didn’t want to do, however it’s another thing to know what you actually want to do.

I took myself to the other side of the world for 6 months and during this period of introspection I found the answers I had desperately needed and a clear purpose. I reflected on my own experiences and of those within my network and how identity shaped our reality. I explored the different ways to drive authentic behavioural change. I researched the most effective human capital strategies and how these could apply to different industries. I applied different industry leading wellness techniques on myself and those within my network. My time away from the pressure cooker of ‘the city’ allowed me to clearly see where organisations were going wrong in terms of how they engage, support and motivate their employees.

“There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says "Morning, boys. How's the water?" And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes "What the hell is water?”

Like the fish in water, it’s very difficult for individuals to know how to align their careers with their values or for organisations to know how drive authentic change when they’re both at the centre of it. Most don’t have the luxury to temporarily step away and assess and thus can benefit from an outside lens of support. 
 

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White Sands

I'm focused on exploring why, where and how we excel. I want to challenge mindsets and support others on their journey into introspection.

Garvey Seaton, Founder