About Us

Willow and Puddifoot – the scaleup people development specialists

As experts in people, potential and performance, we assist high-growth companies through the challenges of scaling their business, by focusing on the people challenges involved.

Whether struggling to turn from founder to business leader, to the pressure of establishing a high-performing leadership team, to finding your new layer of managers lack the right people skills: we’ve seen these frustrations – and the costs of not addressing them.

That’s why we’ve developed some incredibly effective ways to equip your founders, leaders, HR managers and wider workforce with the vital skills they need to navigate your transition.

Whether you have 50 employees or 5000, to get the best out of people you need a strategic, holistic approach, developing not only skills and attitudes but your whole company culture.


Our experienced consultants embed into your business, starting with an in-depth needs assessment to understand your fundamental dynamics, values and requirements. We’ll work with you to deliver a practical, flexible programme for your growing business, selecting from our huge range of programme content the building blocks that work best for you.

Combining an infectious enthusiasm with commercial savvy, we can hold our own amongst difficult characters or situations, but you’ll soon find our warm, trustworthy approach puts people at ease.

We also know that you need to see some bang for your buck, and we’re confident your investment will pay off: working a transformation in your people dynamics and providing real solutions to your high-growth hurdles.

Because time spent on your people is never time wasted.

Meet the Team