Back in 2014, I was given the opportunity of a lifetime. To join a fast-growing startup, and experience something very special. A journey of successes and learnings! I had previously learnt about company culture at university. I had consulted and advised companies on developing their culture. But this was my big chance to experience the process of building a company that prioritised considering culture as we grew. We grew quickly and, as we did, I found that I had stumbled into an unofficial role of raising awareness of the trade-offs of decisions as we grew, and the opportunities and implications for our culture.
We began shaping an internal movement. One that was influencing relationships, policies, processes and systems.
We were learning so much, and I wanted to learn what others in other companies were doing. So that we could share what we were trying and what we were learning. I looked online and attended events.
The problem was not a shortage of people writing or sharing about culture.
The problem was that there was so much, and it was really hard to find what I perceived as quality through all the noise. Hard to find things that were most relevant and adaptable for where I was working. For the stage of growth we were in. For the existing culture and history we had.
But… in my search I did find something really special… I found other people searching for similar things! People who cared deeply about their companies’ cultures. Fellow company culture activists.
We became Culturevist.
Matt, Founder of Culturevist
Our team of people with exceptional experience
Experienced VP of People. I’ve built a career leading People, HR & Recruitment in high-growth tech startups, taking them from early stage through growth, from 30-300 employees. I’ve worked at Monzo, Snyk, GoCardless and Permutive.
Rebecca-Monique Williams, PCC
Experienced Head of People and an ICF accredited Coach. I offer 1:1 coaching to individuals who are committed to doing deep, below-the-surface work for their professional and personal growth and development. My areas of specialism are: confidence, boundaries, sense of self, grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, and addiction. Be prepared to feel your feelings, unlearn, and (re)discover yourself.
Experienced Director of Employee Experience. I have gained experience in shaping company cultures for some of the world’s best known employee and customer centric brands. I do this through an in-depth understanding of the drivers of organisational performance and the employee experience design strategies required to make great working environments and high performing companies. I have done this for a wide variety of brands like Harrods, Liberty, Asda-Walmart, public sector bodies like the Department of Health and Social Care, as well as independent consulting for a variety of established and tech startups.
Experienced HR Director and Performance Coach. If you’re looking to transform your performance, or your team’s performance, to the next level, I can help! I support individuals and businesses to create and sustain a culture where people, purpose and performance are all prioritised. My approach combines the science of high-performance with an empathetic curiosity about what it takes for people to thrive at work.
Our spirit – what guides us
😍 We craft with love
We put a lot of care into what we create, and view it as art. We care about what we’re providing, and the people who form our network. We care about sustainability, in terms of wellbeing, energy, financial and environmental. We value diversity in many aspects, and uniformity in some. We want your experience of Culturevist to be special. An experience you love.
💎 We filter value from the noise
We save you time, effort and money by selecting people with something very special to offer. We’ve curated a wealth of experience, to make it easy for you to discover and access people and content specifically valuable to you.
✨ The value is in the network
The greater the network, the greater the value. As the network grows in a way that reflects our spirit, we collectively become stronger, more adaptable, and more resilient.
⭐️ Do fewer things, to higher quality
We’d rather do fewer things, really, really well, than many things less well. We care deeply about the quality of the experience.
🌱 Give space for things to emerge
We’ve found that many of the best things in life haven’t been the result of only detailed plans. Special moments emerge, unplanned. So we like to keep things simple where we can, giving space for beauty to emerge.
✅ Practical, not just theoretical
Much of the knowledge we have in our network has been gained from practical experience. We share what’s worked and what hasn’t. So we can all learn and progress.