Transform your people, transform your world

Innovative learning solutions for your organizational challenges

Who we work with


We enable organizations to adapt and grow

Working with you, we create best-in-class learning experiences specific to your unique culture and challenges.


Why work with us?

We are flexible to your values, goals and mission, with all our solutions tailored to meet the needs of different leadership levels and groups.

We develop more than skills alone

We believe transformative learning experiences aren't about simply developing new skills. We know that impact also comes from shifting mindsets and outlook.

We offer new perspectives

Innovation and inclusion comes from exploring different points of view. We bring the outside world in, ensuring each of our experiences gives you real insights and perspectives from industry leaders and changemakers.

We bring 30+ years of impact

We have played a role in over 110,000 leadership journeys from across the globe. We have worked with over 20,000 organizations to ensure impact is at the forefront of everything that we do.

We understand your world

We work in over 200 cities across the world. You can find us in the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Germany, Turkey, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and the USA. Our network of local experts across the globe know your context and the culture you work in.

We live our values

We believe in a world with the potential to be more equitable and inclusive. Where people can navigate and challenge what can divide us, at work and in society. Where the power of diversity and difference and real, purpose-driven conversations unlock new thinking on common problems.

We put you first

We put our customers at the centre of everything that we do. We are experts at developing innovative partnerships and build an eco-system around their needs.

What we do


Every organization is different. Let us co-design a learning experience to match your development needs and goals.

Equity, diversity and inclusion

Embrace the power of equity, diversity and inclusion in your decision making.

Change leadership

Empower yourself and your team to become change ready in an ever more disruptive world.

University staff

Explore our award-winning student programmes and discover our expertise in developing university staff.

University students

Discover how we can help students prepare to live and work in a fast, fluid and disrupted world.


Purpose driven organizations outperform and outlast. Let us help you prepare your people and organization to navigate change and uncertainty with renewed conviction.

Women in leadership

Work to drive change towards more equitable, inclusive and sustainable organizations and society by igniting the impact of women in leadership.

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Maria Arthur
Deputy Director of Assurance, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
"The Common Purpose programme is like a gift that keeps on giving. Faced with very challenging and uncertain times in the healthcare sector it provided a welcome opportunity to enhance one’s perspectives and to learn from other leaders and sector solutions. It is a fabulous oasis for reflection, re-focus and resilience."
Javed Khan OBE
Former CEO, Barnardo's
"At Barnardo’s, we are committed to developing ourselves as a learning organization, and helping colleagues develop their Cultural Intelligence is a key part of this journey. In today’s complex and ever-changing world, developing CQ gives leaders the edge that will help ensure they can navigate the unpredictable."
Sam Pattman
Philanthropy Manager, Baillie Gifford
"Diversity and Inclusion are hugely important to us at Baillie Gifford and Common Purpose's track record in widening leadership to a more diverse audience is unparalleled. We have seen how they have a huge impact on the leaders they work with and, in turn, the communities those leaders go on to serve."

We are Common Purpose

A global not-for-profit devoted to good leadership

  • We deliver unforgettable and transformative learning experiences
  • Programmes for people at all levels of their careers
  • Gain the confidence, skills and mindset to be a purposeful change agent, with a difference

Who we are