The Change Course

Unleash your people. Get change done.

Learn to lead change now

The Change Course is a development experience for senior leaders who know that radically improving how they manage and deliver change is urgent and vital.

It is designed and delivered by the award-winning Corporate Punk team using the same tools and techniques we deploy to deliver change in the world’s best businesses.

The course is rigorously structured, intense and immersive.

The Change Course trains leaders like you to create, lead and manage the change you need with the people you’ve got.

Whatever your change challenge, by the end of this course you’ll be equipped to lead and manage a team that is more than capable of meeting it.

Getting change done in great businesses
Sony Music
Big Education


Module 1

Setting and sharing a change strategy

Module 1 teaches how to avoid common pitfalls by defining a clear path to change.

  • Evaluate your organisation’s readiness for the change journey ahead
  • Set and embed a galvanising vision for change
  • Design a robust change strategy

Module 2

Getting your business ready for change

Module 2 teaches how to mobilise your people to deliver the change strategy you defined in Module 1.

  • Check your strategy against your organisation’s core competencies
  • Prime your culture for success
  • Set clear standards and expectations of others, and of the change journey itself

Module 3

Leading people through change

The advanced teachings of Module 3 will enable leaders to understand and harness the human dynamics at play in change processes.

  • Manage a change team
  • Embrace and resolve conflict
  • Measure your and others’ performance


Your time commitment

Three modules over six months, totalling 23 hours per module:

  • Three teaching sessions (each lasting four hours)
  • Three discussion forums (each lasting two hours)
  • Three short homework assignments (each lasting around 90 minutes)

View upcoming course schedule >

Why is The Change Course so effective?

Participants bring real projects to The Change Course. As the course progresses they see actual change in their businesses.

Tried and tested theory, real-world practice and intensive discussions with peers and experts: The Change Course develops the blend of people and process skills you need to plan, instigate and deliver critical change.

What will you learn?

  • Practical tools and techniques you can start using immediately to help you manage change of all types and levels of complexity
  • New skills and real experience in managing change in practical, real-world contexts
  • Case studies demonstrating what’s gone well and what hasn’t in other businesses’ change processes
  • The ongoing support of a powerful peer group of change agents like you

How will you develop as a leader?

  • Improved ability to connect and lead teams through change processes
  • Improved confidence and gravitas in managing change
  • An ability to lead and manage change processes more efficiently and effectively
  • A powerful and growing alumni network
  • Skills, tools and techniques that will remain useful over years

What will the The Change Course feel like?

Do not sign up for The Change Course for a low-involvement, passive experience. This is intensive personal and professional development work. It creates impact in real time.

You will be working with other senior professionals. Like you, they want to be challenged and they’re happy to seek the support of those around them as they stretch themselves in service of their own development, their teams and their organisations.

The Chatham House Rule applies throughout.

Why did we build The Change Course?

Because getting change done is urgent and critical but wickedly hard, with even objectively brilliant plans being no match for the human reality of work.

It’s not robots that are killing your progress to automation.
A lack of ideas is not destroying your ability to innovate.
And if your operation is failing to evolve, it’s not just the fault of your operating model.

It is a matter of people, and how engaged and equipped they are for change.

And here is the crunch.

Managed badly, your people become an insurmountable barrier to change.

But managed well, they are the fastest and most effective route to transformation. Far faster and more effective than the slow, expensive reform of systems and processes.

The Change Course trains leaders like you to create, lead and manage the change you need with the people you’ve got.

It works because it teaches human skills alongside technical ones.

So, whatever change you’re looking to make, you can get it done fast.

You need this blend of human and technical skills now but who else teaches them?

Almost no one.

Business schools major on technical theory, but fail to address the practical human reality. Consultants are hooked on their own business model. Your autonomy is not their priority. And books and magazines talk to everyone’s problems, but nobody’s in particular.

What are the practicalities of The Change Course?

The Change Course is an online development experience. It is made up of three modules, lasting two months each.

Each of the three modules is delivered through a series of half-day online teaching sessions.

Each teaching session is supported by an online forum. These forums offer a lively, challenging and stimulating peer-group environment for course participants to report, reflect, and get advice on the real-world implementation of the teaching content.

Small group numbers and high-calibre participants mean you get close individual support from us – and you grow your network of likeminded senior leaders.

There will be short but challenging assignments to carry out between forums and teaching sessions. The time commitment for these assignments will total no more than five hours for each module.

At the end of each module we hold structured one-on-one feedback sessions.

  • Small groups of senior leaders
  • 3 modules over 6 months, each including:
    • 3 x 4 hour teaching sessions
    • Supported by 3 x 2 hour discussion forums
    • Short but challenging assignments (5 hours total)
  • Structured, one-on-one feedback sessions

Upcoming schedule

Change Course: Starting January 2021

  • Module 1: January – February 2021 £2,750.00+VAT
  • Module 2: March – April 2021 £3,050.00+VAT
  • Module 3: June – July 2021 £3,200.00+VAT

Dates and times

Module 1

Teaching sessions (8.30am – 1.30pm)
Thursday 7 January
Thursday 28 January
Thursday 11 February

Forums (8.30am – 10.30am):
Thursday 14 January
Thursday 4 February
Thursday 18 February

Review day (1 hour slots available to book 8.30am – 4.30pm)
Thursday 25 February

Module 2

Teaching sessions (8.30am – 1.30pm)
Thursday 4 March
Thursday 18 March
Thursday 15 April

Forums (8.30am – 10.30am):
Thursday 11 March
Thursday 25 March
Thursday 22 April

Review day (1 hour slots available to book 8.30am – 4.30pm)
Thursday 29 April

Module 3

Teaching sessions (8.30am – 1.30pm)
Thursday 10 June
Thursday 24 June
Thursday 15 July

Forums (8.30am – 10.30am):
Thursday 17 June
Thursday 8 June
Thursday 22 July

Review day (1 hour slots available to book 8.30am – 4.30pm)
Thursday 29 July

Change Course: Enterprise option

For large organisations with a cohort of more than five leaders to train, we’re able to tailor the content and schedule of the Change Course, and run it within your organisation.

What’s it like to get change done with Corporate Punk?

  • “We have got further with Corporate Punk in a single day than we have ever done with a Management Consultancy in weeks or even months.”
    Daniel Nathrath, CEO, Ada
  • “The conversations our delegates hold with Corporate Punk provide a coherent, data-led, practical and above all (to quote our delegates) 'non-fluffy' approach to major change barriers.”
    Sue Bonney, Partner & Board Member, KPMG
  • "Corporate Punk excels by communicating and planning to a very high level of detail, and has a proven track record of delivering change inside often complex businesses."
    Scott Williams, CMO, Habito


Corporate Punk is unique in the UK consulting and coaching industry. We have an extraordinary track record of getting change moving fast by dismantling the barriers blocking human drive and ingenuity. The Corporate Punk team is built from some of the most experienced organisational change professionals working today.

Your teachers for The Change Course include:

Phil Lewis

Programme Director

In a line: the founder of Corporate Punk
Specialisms: change strategy, governance, the psychology of performance
Known for: his widely-read column on leadership strategy in Forbes
Client experience: Adidas, ASOS, Zoopla, River Island, LEON, BBC, Invesco

Claire Croft

Faculty Director

In a line: Director of Corporate Punk and Executive Coach
Specialisms: leadership excellence, embedding behaviour change and change strategy
Known for: her relentless focus on ensuring that coaching delivers commercial impact
Client experience: Invesco, BBC, Virgin, Sony Music, Unipart, Disney

Patrick Ballin

Faculty Lead

In a line: coach of teams and leaders of teams, connector of people and organisations
Specialisms: change at the team level, internal collaboration, supply chain collaboration
Known for: facilitating change with teams on a large scale, setting up B2B collaborations and partnerships
Client experience: Burberry, ITV, NCVO, Newable, OnPurpose, University of Brighton, Visit Britain

Daryl Woodhouse

Guest Speaker

In a line: productivity and action man
Specialisms: business growth strategy, productivity improvement, and work-life wellness
Known for: helping leaders and teams achieve more with less through more of the right action
Client experience: O2, Tech UK, Innovate UK, Bizspace, Dept. for Business Innovation & Skills, Buzzacott