Stuart Taylor

Lead: Strategy, Programme design & International partnerships

  • LevelSenior
  • LocationUnited Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsConsultant - Strategist - Art Director

About me

Founder, Kyosei Project; Aikido Sensei, Brand, Innovation & Service Design Consultant, Programme / Project Manager, Artist / Writer & Group Facilitator /// I’ve successfully initiated & led or contributed at senior level to many projects alongside facilitating numerous interdisciplinary teams over the past twenty five years in the creative, cultural, environmental campaigning, informal / higher / corporate education, regeneration, public participation, charity & social enterprise sectors. Inspiring breakthrough sustainable innovation & leading high-performing collaborative teams to deliver service excellence are my professional touchstones ///


  • Events
  • Design
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Problem Solving
  • Strategic Planning
  • Communications
  • Office
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Executive Coaching
  • Qualitative Research
  • Facilitation
  • Ideas Development
  • Innovation Management
  • Partnership Brokering Managment

Work history


Lead, Strategy and Programme Design

Ubele Initiative

Jan 2011
  • Lead: Strategy, Programme design & International partnerships - In this pro bono advisory role I lend my professional perspective on strategic and developmental issues related to the above areas.


Service Design Consultant

The Opportunity Portal

Dec 2015 - Jan 2016
  • The Opportunity Portal (TOP) is an innovative and potentially paradigm-changing new cloud-based platform geared to the huge Asylum seeker, Refugee and Migrant populations (ASRMP) currently surging into the European Union. TOPs purpose is to provide an accessible platform to offer cultural orientation, training and professional services recruitment opportunities to the ASRMP and to host EU nation’s professional sectors. Key achievements: ? Initial scoping of the political, economic, social and technical (PEST) force field factors influencing the sector ? Initial scoping of the relevant governmental, civil society organisations and commercial actors pertinent to this social market opportunity ? Identification of potential programme development partners within the UK and EU ? Development of initial service design & prototyping programme schedule ? Executive coaching of senior client / investor


Macmillan Development Manager

Macmillan Cancer Support

Jan 2014 - Mar 2014
  • Successfully led on the implementation phase of the MCS / ICHT RTS Collaboration including regular liaison with the ICHT RTS Programme Manager, the Programme Board, RTS Sub-groups set-up and the wider MCS London team including, Branding, Communications and Learning & Development ? Successfully participated in recruitment panels for Cancer Nurse Specialists (CNS’s) Band 6 / 7 and related healthcare professionals Band 6 / 7 with Charing Cross Hospital senior clinical colleagues ? Successfully engaged with RTS programme strand leads in Schwartz Round development and Macmillan’s Values Based Standards set-up / implementation ? Successfully contributed to the Capital C participatory consultation programme for Londoner’s living with and beyond cancer (LWBC) – contributing to Macmillan’s London Strategy ? Contributed to the MCS-wide ‘Making Life Better’ strategic repositioning / change programme (2014-2015)


Lead Whole Person Recovery Manager


Mar 2013 - Mar 2014
  • ? Successfully developed and managed the RSAs Whole Person Recovery operational team based across delivery hubs in Gravesend, Maidstone, Tonbridge (West Kent) and London ? Successfully facilitated co-design / coproduction and commissioning of consortium partners participatory strategy workshops for 2014-2016 “Bridges to the Community” strategy & stakeholders framework ? Successful implementation and development of a number of service innovations including: Recovery Stories visual arts exhibition, service user-led Research & Innovation Team (RAIT), Creative Writing Workshop (CWW) and Small Sparks / Super Sparks Award grant schemes ? Regular liaison and influencing with senior management colleagues within consortium prime CRI


Lead, Strategy and Programme Design

Ubele Initiative

Jan 2011 - Jan 2016
  • Successfully represented UI at ENPAD Planning Meeting IV (Amsterdam) November 2015 – contributing to two working groups: Finance, fundraising & investment and Human Resources / Organisational Development ? Co-lead on UI Brand development process ? Co-lead on UI business model development process ? Ongoing strategic advisory role with UI Chief executive officer / founder



Systemic Leadership Organisation Studies

KCC Foundation

Aug 2006 - Dec 2008
  • Systemic leadership takes a postmodern / systems-based view of organisational life and the dynamic range of internal and environmental forces that determine the outcomes of projects. The systemic approach is multidisciplinary and dialogic in practice. It utilises a variety of creative, participatory dialogue-based and affirmative techniques for working with individuals, groups and teams to identify opportunities, snags and emergent patterns of behaviour. It is an incisive, effective and generative approach to creating / managing change and addressing 'stuckness' in organisational / service settings.