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An inspiring, thought provoking book for change agents within organisations

● Combination of personal experiences of battling with cancer and a how to manual for culture change.

● If you’re responsible for changing the culture of the workplace or if you’re just frustrated by what happens around you, this book is for you.

● Highly accessible and story driven.

● An authentic real-life story, relatable and inspiring.




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An enthusiastic and inspirational facilitator, and coach, Matt is obsessed with creating kinder, fairer, more productive workplaces. Originally a brand manager with Unilever, Matt qualified as a solicitor in 1991 and worked as an employment lawyer with top City firms until he founded byrne·dean consultancy in 2003.

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