Socia (fsocius) - Latin ~ partner, companion, associate

As the world faces multiple resource constraints and complex, global challenges, learning how to build relationships, handle conflict, share control and deliver results together has never been more important.

For Boards… For Leaders… For Organisations…

What we do

Board effectiveness reviews

Insight and analysis of Board governance processes and behaviours using the UK corporate governance code as our touchstone of best practice. Founder member of the Board Effectiveness Guild – with over 15 years’ experience working with Boards across all sectors and often with unique ownership structures.

Collaborative leadership

Strategies for business collaboration

Strategic guidance and practical implementation advice and education to ensure that collaboration can be effective across networks of interconnected teams and organisations in times of change.

cross-organisation collaboration

Personal mentoring for leaders

Personal mentoring for individuals – to strengthen their leadership capabilities, improve their collaborative skills, step up to new Executive or NED roles and help them deliver in a complex and connected world.

Insight, research and news

We are constantly looking to develop new and innovative approaches to collaboration within and between organisations, to gather examples of successful (and less successful) collaboration and to share the latest thinking with our clients.

Client contracts & recent news


Socia has been commissioned to carry out an external Board Evaluation for the East West Rail (EWR) Board. EWR is responsible for designing, developing and delivering the section of East West Rail between Bletchley and Cambridge – while overseeing the remaining works...


Socia has been awarded the contract to conduct a Board effectiveness review for the Heritage Fund. The Heritage Fund is classified as a Non-departmental Public Body (NDPB) with a local, regional, and national remit to fund heritage projects across the UK. The 10...


Socia has been awarded a contract to run a 360 degree feedback process for a group of leaders at the Energy Systems Catapult. This is part of a long term relationship between Socia and the Catapult including coaching and Board development projects

collaborative leadership

Collaborative leadership
– building relationships, handling conflict, sharing control

We wrote our book – now in its second edition – to support leaders who need an accessible, informative and practical guide to effective leadership in today’s connected world. Part 1 introduces a collaborative leader’s toolkit. Part 2 considers collaborative leaders in action. Each chapter is underpinned by surveys of business leaders, and new research and relevant case studies.

Governance Magazine

Conversations around the Board table – a series of Socia articles for Governance magazine

We have been commissioned by Governance magazine to write a series of articles based on our regular Socia roundtable dinners – where we invite groups of Board members to contribute to wide ranging discussions on topics of mutual interest, under Chatham House rules. You can read copies of all these articles here.

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