We set up Crucible because we share similar views on what really makes organisations achieve sustainable change.
All of us have worked for Big 4 consultancy organisations where we gained some excellent experience working on major client projects around the world.
We left big firm consulting and set up Crucible because we wanted to use what know to help clients without the constraints of a big infrastructure.
Steven ToftSteven is a Director of Crucible with more than twenty years experience of managing change in organisations. As a line executive and a business consultant, he has worked in more than thirty organisations across Europe and the Middle-East. Steven has led projects on business planning, IT implementation, performance management, culture change and post merger integration. He has also acted as a coach and advisor to senior managers during periods of organisational and personal change. Before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers as a management consultant, he worked for NatWest, British Gas and RAC Motoring Services. Steven has a particular interest in organisational culture, which was the subject of his MSc dissertation. In November 2013, Steven won an Intelligent Comment award for his blog on employment and the workplace. He shares a birthday with Niccolo Machiavelli and, when he's not working, enjoys writing and real ale, although not necessarily at the same time.
Alison VerheulAlison is a Director of Crucible with extensive experience in organisation development working at organisation, team and individual level. A former Director in the HR consulting practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, she also has senior line HR experience gained in the retail and financial services sectors. She is an honours graduate in History from the University of Manchester, has diplomas in both Business Coaching and HR Management, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Alison has been guiding clients in maximising the potential of their organisations since the late 80s. Her greatest delight is to see people grow and develop. She places great value on a common sense approach and working with integrity. Outside of work, Alison is vice chair of governors at her son's school. She enjoys spending time with her family, and taking holidays when she gets chance!
Friends and allies
In the course of the work we have done, we have got to know some very good people. Some our former colleagues, others are former clients who have moved on to do other things.
We work with these associates on a regular basis and know them well. Just as importantly, they know each other well and are used to working with each other. When you invite us in to your organisation, therefore, you are bringing in fully formed teams, rather than a collection of individuals.