What we do

We help your business find balance between head and heart.

Wading Herons wants to help you reimagine corporate strategy from an authentic and human perspective.

Thriving. Balanced. Sustainable.

Getting to the heart of business.

93% of those surveyed believe that the more socially and environmentally responsible companies are, the more motivated and loyal Gen Z'ers (now the most influential market segment) will be as employees and customers.

BBMG/GlobeScan Study, 2020

Businesses naturally lean in to their more comfortable “head” attributes – such as analysing, quantifying, problem solving, managing and executing. 

“Heart” attributes – such as empathising, listening, humility, curiosity, compassion and collaboration have been undervalued in the corporate world. They are harder to measure but are fundamental foundations of a balanced business.

Finding the right balance between head and heart can unlock purpose, value, creativity and hidden potential to rebuild trust and shape a truly sustainable future.

A prosperous future depends on finding balance.

Finding the right balance between head and heart can unlock purpose, value, creativity and hidden potential to rebuild trust and shape a truly sustainable future.

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Building upon Solid Foundations

Strengthening a company’s purpose starts with solid foundations.  It might sound strange coming from two guys with finance and consulting backgrounds, but a portfolio of wellbeing, ESG, sustainability and purpose strategies alone won’t cut it. Organisations need a holistic, joined up approach to truly live their purpose.

Companies can only compete on purpose when purpose permeates the organization. It must be present and identifiable in every product, service, action or word. Those companies that demonstrate purpose have been shown to outperform the market by 5%–7% per year.

Accenture Strategy, 2020

New Perspectives... Lasting Change

Companies have a critical role to play in addressing global environmental and social crises and it’s great that this is now well understood. The global pandemic has challenged assumptions and incumbent ways of working and thinking. It has highlighted many social challenges and has rapidly accelerated change. It has reignited a profound human desire to connect, to care and to change the way we live and interact.

Wading Herons believes that achieving optimal balance requires both organisational and individual change – you can’t change one without the other. We want to help you step outside of your normal business environment to find space and gain new perspectives. We work with a diverse network of experts bringing different perspectives to help us challenge your thinking and guide you towards balance.

The global pandemic has challenged assumptions and incumbent ways of working and thinking. It has reignited a profound human desire to connect, to care and to change the way we live and interact.