Underpinning all my thinking partnerships is the principle of regeneration founded on my roots in transpersonal psychology. It is my understanding that everyone wants and needs more time, imagination and energy. We gain these through working with our deep values and the wisdom of the body and engaging in ethical action in the world. These lead us to become more congruent, courageous and authentic – and by accessing the best in ourselves, we are more effective in realising our vision and goals.

My work is founded in the socio-spiritual psychology of Psychosynthesis, developed by Roberto Assagioli. Known as a ‘transpersonal’ psychology, this model goes beyond the personal to include the collective, the social and the universal, and beyond the psyche to include the spiritual – our human need for meaning and purpose.

With John Whitmore I designed in the 1990s a Transpersonal Coaching Training incorporating Psychosynthesis teachings, principles, tools and techniques. Transpersonal psychology addresses the full range of human development, with a focus on growth rather than pathology, and to enable the best in humans to flourish. Transpersonal Coaching is systemic, holistic and emphasises interdependence and regeneration.

For further information about Transpersonal Coaching and full details of the 3-module Transpersonal Coaching Programme, click the button below.

‘The strategies I created with Hetty for managing everything from challenging personalities, work-life balance, and issues around taking leadership, I still use regularly.’

– Director, Yachad

‘I asked Hetty to facilitate a team meeting … It became surprisingly safe to speak up and, mysteriously, the dynamics have been much healthier since then.’

– New Medicine Group, Harley St

‘Hetty was very successful with key individuals who were not working together well – the sessions … led to step changes in our account management and commercial outcomes.’

– Chairman and Chief Executive, Simons Group



Take time to step away from the relentless everyday and gain perspective.

To regenerate we must take time to think. Thinking together is unpredictable. It may startle, provoke laughter or tears. It takes unexpected turns and in treading new paths leads to fresh insight or renewed understanding.

To reflect deeply with a partner helps us build thinking skill: to be bold, curious, to see the blindingly obvious or discover the unseen; to endure periods of confusion and not-knowing; to consider new options and diverse scenarios.


Imagine better and look afresh.

We need to build our capacity to challenge the status quo, to ask ‘why?’ and ‘is there a better way?’. And with compassion and care help create workplaces where people have the time, space and air to grow and thrive. When we understand both the light and the dark – within ourselves and without – we can then imagine new ways of being at work and in the world.


Manage your own energy – before you manage others.

We live in a 24/7 world; boundaries between work and home are fluid. Our digital devices ensure we are constantly ‘on’. To manage our energy well we need to bring rhythm to our life, variety, pace and down-time to restore.

We need to set boundaries for ourselves, from small but significant decisions like whether to answer those emails at 11 pm to the big ones about how we structure our day, week and life.


Purpose, presence and power begin and end with the body.

Your body is not just a vehicle to carry your brain around. Staying fit and healthy is a good start but we have the potential to be fine-tuned instruments with access to instinct, intuition, group intelligence, and the wisdom of our whole body. Effectiveness begins with how we manage our intelligence at the physical, mental emotional and spiritual levels. This is regenerative thinking.


Figure out what you stand for

We derive our sense of meaning and purpose from living what we value. Our values nourish our spirit.

Knowing your values helps you decide on how you want to be and act in the world. This involves challenging values that no longer serve you, others or the wider body. Reflection helps lead to ‘right action’ – ethical behaviour: acting on behalf of a purpose beyond self. This is not always obvious; it means grappling with ethical dilemmas and navigating competing needs.

Figuring out where you stand and what you stand for will shape your contribution and the actions to take to regenerate your organisation, your community, your world. You shift from reactive behaviour to reflected, nuanced, intelligent actions that have power and impact.


To be authentic in the midst of the crowd is an art form.

We each have many selves. Getting to know these gives us options in how to operate in the world.  At the same time, our core has an essential quality that endures.  Engaging with this paradox, accessing all your intelligences, living truer to your values – these are the ways of being that help you build a sense of an authentic, regenerative self.

Authenticity is a dynamic process of reflection and negotiation – with your own different ‘selves’ and with others. You figure out where you are willing to flex and adapt in order to stay with your ‘tribe’ and where you stand firm, where you opt for the sometimes-unpopular action, the right choice. To be truly ourselves and be a part of a shifting, diverse society as a contributive member is a real art form! Authenticity leads to congruence: actions aligned with your values and core self.



Become congruent in beliefs, feelings and actions – this builds confidence from within.

When we are congruent we are confident. This means aligning mind, body, emotions and spirit. Standing for a vision and mission beyond the self builds confidence and courage. We may not always know exactlywhat to do, but we have the courage to act, even with limited information and in complex situations, for the good of what we stand for. Standing for the greater good is the signature of regenerative leadership.