Thought Partners

for Positive Change

While each of the Cecara Thought Partners is unique in their approach and experience, each is guided by a common pathway to profound transformation and whole-hearted leadership.

We share in a deep respect for the pleasure and pain of leadership, and honour both its power and its privilege. We see the potential for leadership to guide individuals, organisations and society towards their aspirations, for the benefit of all.

Because of this, every Cecara Thought Partner has a heartfelt desire to awaken the call to leadership in others, unlocking the heart, mind, capabilities and vision they need to lead the way to a brighter future.

To find out more about the Cecara pathway, please read about our four cornerstones. If you’d like to meet the team, please keep scrolling.

Meet

Our Team

Helen-Jane Nelson
Founder and CEO of Cecara
Helen-Jane Nelson
Since her early 20’s , HJ has held the belief that the corporate world is one of the most highly influential institutions in the world. It is responsible for both huge innovation and consumption. Seeing organisations as living systems and business as an expression of life, HJ supports people and systems to awaken to their power, privilege and agency to evolve the world around us, for a brighter future for all.

HJ created Cecara’s four Cornerstones, which underpin Cecara’s service for whole systems transformation: Whole Hearted Leadership, Navigating Through Complexity, Essential Value Creation and Generative Organisational Legacies

She is dedicated to guiding leaders to find new paths delivering lasting, radical interventions towards more generative ways of working that are good for the business, good for the people and good for the planet. She enjoys contributing as an integral business guide, industry speaker and mentor and through not-for-profit organisations tackling global inequality. HJ is also dedicated to Planet Earth, all species and the spirit of life.

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Tracey Gray
Systemic Facilitator, Coach & Consultant
Tracey Gray
Tracey is passionate about working with leaders and their teams to turn the complex into the simple. She has more than 20 years’ experience working at Board level in FTSE100, FTSE250 and Private Equity-backed businesses, working at the centre of major change programmes, mergers and acquisitions, new Board composition, and complex restructures. She is dedicated to acknowledging and creating a safe space for leaders and teams to see where they are; to courageously deal with the tough stuff, and to work with them on creating a healthy, balanced and sustainable environment. Tracey applies a creative approach focusing on the needs of each unique situation, partnering with leaders to ignite them, their teams and their businesses to be the best they can be. Her approach is centred around building value, helping people and businesses to grow, and positively impacting the top and bottom lines.

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Akiko Mumford
Systemic Facilitator, Coach & Consultant
Akiko Mumford
Akiko is passionate about enabling the development of leaders, teams, and their work. A 20 year veteran in Human Resources at FTSE100 and large multinational corporations at board level in APAC, EMEA, and North America. Akiko’s interest and experience is in helping people systems flourish at the individual and group level. She has a keen sense for strategic and creative insight paired with the ability to apply pragmatic solutions. She’s worked in the fields of creative service, digital marketing, and manufacturing industries acting as trusted advisor to senior management teams, finance, and HR specialists.

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Cari Caldwell
Systemic Facilitator, Coach & Consultant
Cari Caldwell

Launching her career in renegade organisational change and diversity, Cari has nearly two decades of experience working with Fortune 500 companies, governmental authorities and NGOs around the world. She is a selfprofessed ‘organizational midwife,’ equally as inventive as she is intuitive, exemplifying proficiency in untapping potential, leveraging opportunity and catalysing growth. Cari prizes nothing more than partnering with clients to profoundly impact individual lives and generate unparalleled systemic success.

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