Catalysts of Positive Change
Our role is to be catalysts – the added ingredient that accelerates and amplifies the Positive Change our clients are seeking.
We are a team of diverse characters unified in a belief in the impact of Positive Change on
individuals, teams,organisations and society as a whole
Our Consulting Partners work locally to help our clients improve results within their geographic and functional arenas
We provide consulting services and workshops in English, German, Spanish, Catalan, Dutch and Italian.
Ralph Weickel is President of the Corporation for Positive Change, founder of the Corporation for Positive Change Europe and Performance Management. CPC is a global Positive Change consultancy employing the methodology of Appreciative Inquiry and others strength-based methodologies to amplify performance and organizational strengths.
Bringing 30+ years-experience across a broad range of industries, Ralph and his Team guide organizations to identify and leverage core strengths to permanently improve performance and co-create flourishing environments. CPC and its sister organizations specialize in co-creating success with organizations in the areas of leadership, organizational and team development, change initiatives, strategic planning, operational efficiency, employee engagement, and fostering an entrepreneurial spirit along with lean system implementation. Ralph serves as a positive change executive coach known for his holistic and co-creative approach. Being a native of Germany, Ralph is also fluent in German, in addition to English.
Catalina Payá Uranga is a graduate in Psychology and a consultant for directors in the implementation of strategic actions to optimise their organisation and teams. She has more than 20 years’ experience in change management and organisational development. Professor at different international business schools and executive coach. Founder and Managing Director of Inspiring Partners. Catalina began a joint project with Carles Polo in 2013. They were united by their passion to promote constructive environments which encourage organisational development. Catalina and Carles know that strength-based methodologies, in which they have been trained (Certificated in Appreciative Inquiry), produce substantial and sustainable results. Learn More
Carles Polo is a graduate in the Science of Education and has more than 15 years’ experience as a careers consultant. He is an expert in the management and development of programmes and processes of change for professionals, directors and executives. Founder and Managing Director of Inspiring Partners. Carles began a joint project with Catalina Payá in 2013. They were united by their passion to promote constructive environments which encourage organisational development. Catalina and Carles know that strength-based methodologies, in which they have been trained (Certificated in Appreciative Inquiry), produce substantial and sustainable results. Learn More
Dr. Victoria Lavis is a chartered psychologist, appreciative consultant and a senior lecturer in psychology at a UK University. Victoria has conducted appreciative inquiry based research and consultancy, training, development and coaching activities for the past 10 years. Her particular expertise is in utilising AI to co-create positively focused solutions and innovations in challenging and negative organisational contexts. Examples of her work include:
- working with public and private sector prisons to affect positive cultural change and performance improvement
- working with senior leaders to enhance team cohesion & ensure high performance under pressure
- appreciative coaching for outplacement of employees as they exit organisations
- working with the whole organisation to develop vision and strategy for ‘ending well’ in the context of organisational closure & restructuring. Learn More
Chris Braithwaite Chris is a positive psychologist and research consultant with a focus on Positive Organisational Development. Holding an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology, he is also a trained Appreciative Inquiry practitioner. Over a 30-year career he has guided leaders and their organisations to become more effective in terms of strategy and operations. Examples of his work, include:
- working with a management teams to realise, share and leverage their personal leadership strengths
- working with senior leadership teams to redefine their own ‘behavioural code’ based on core values
- working with the senior management team of a ‘Great Places to Work’ winner to develop a strategic vision
- working with sports a UK national governing body to deliver behavioural change, bringing together people from across the organisation to co-design and co-deliver a sport participation programme for young people Learn More
Francesca Oliva is a social and work psychologist working as consultant and management trainer and facilitator. She has previously worked for different consulting companies within leadership and organizational development and has founded two companies. Her focus is on people and organizations development, helping people and organizations to find new ways to work, communicate, involve and participate. As counsellor and coach, she helps people to deal with challenges and developing their strengths. She work with profit, non profit and public. Learn More
Dr. Maike Reese specialized during her studies of educational science and psychology in aspects of organizational development. Her dissertation deals with questions about cooperation, participation and transparency in school development processes. Further education for coaching, facilitation and mediation complete her profile.
As an organizational consultant she supports her clients in development and change processes: be it as a coach, process facilitator or moderator of workshops, conferences and study days. She also works as a trainer on leadership issues, communication training and quality issues. Her focus is on the health, social and education sectors. Learn More
California – Orange County
Centre for Appreciative Research