Burns Associates

Development Consultancy

I aspire to help organisations become more resilient and sustainable and believe that this will develop from the people who work within them as well as the organisation's other assets. I use my expertise to develop people and organisations, and work to empower others to make the desired changes.



My work stems from a passionate belief that culture and the arts can change people’s lives. I am a senior leader within the cultural sector with more than 30 years of experience of working with a diverse range of clients across artforms, to develop and transform organisations and services for the benefit of audiences, artists, stakeholders and staff.


The world we live in does not stand still and change

is the only certainty we have. My work assists individuals and organisations to adapt to change through personal and organisational development.


“What clients require on occasions .... is a ‘transformational partner’ or ‘organisational coach’, who neither tells them what they already know or sells a pre-packaged solution, but who helps them realise their potential by ‘walking alongside’ and sharing their multiple experience as a guide, challenger and supporter.”

                                                                                                             (Hawkins & Smith, 2006)

You can see the range of services I offer on my Services page, and there are links to previous projects and reports on the Projects and Research page.

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