Laura Cream

Associate Consultant

Laura is a specialist in working with leaders and their teams to give them the confidence and tools to explore new culture change routes and find new destinations as a result.

Her expertise lies in working with organisations to establish a culture of openness in which people and ideas can thrive, difficult subjects can be tackled rather than avoided, and new solutions found to intractable problems.

Laura is a values-led culture change practitioner and consultant with over 15 years experience of leading and advising on change in multiple sectors, most recently as Director of Public & Community Engagement at University College London (UCL). At UCL, Laura helped to co-create the Co-Production Collective, in collaboration with a diverse set of communities and stakeholders. Now gaining national recognition, the Co-Production Collective is championing co-production in research, policy development and service delivery. After a period working for central government within the European Civil Service FastStream, she cut her culture change teeth in the creative sector working to champion inclusion for disabled people as both participants in and creators of arts and cultural life.

Laura has an MA (Distinction) in Leading and Consulting in Organisations from the Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust (system psychodynamic perspectives). She is an accredited ILM Action Learning Set Facilitator and skilled in creating individual and group capacity for using reflection, discussion and action to solve real-world problems and challenges.

Outside work, Laura is a keen artist and woodcut printmaker and takes every opportunity she can find to paint and draw as close to nature as she can get.