Helping teams work better together

At Bracket, we work with a diverse range of companies to help them discover the perfect balance between team creativity, collaboration and productivity.

We support those who need to be creative and innovative in their everyday roles, and encourage our clients to work collaboratively, think strategically and build a strong team culture. We help you focus your energy so that you can drive projects forward, together.

Why we exist

We want to make work better. We want all workplaces to provide the environment for knowledge workers to thrive and fulfil their potential.

When we are engaged at work, we are more productive, perform better and we feel better about our lives. As most work today gets done in teams, if we can improve the way we work together, we can improve our experience of work. This has a positive impact on business, on our relationships, our wider environment and society as a whole.

What we do

We provide our clients with the tools, resources and support to do their best work together, reinforce collaboration across their business and make measurable progress. We help you to actively make your working environment better and cultivate a great team culture.

By creating an inspiring place to work, you and your team can do more of what you love and make incredible ideas happen.

Our methods

Our friendly and direct approach allows us to quickly identify the essence of your team and develop new and exciting ways in which you can work better together.

We design and facilitate workshops, deliver training and provide coaching and consultancy.  Our approach is practical and accessible, and we create content and methods that support long-term behaviour change.

Our values

We live the same values that we actively encourage with our clients:

Grow together: there is always room for us to improve how we work as individuals and together as a team. We have a growth mindset towards collaboration and believe that it is a skill that can be improved with practice.

Work by design: we are intentional about the way we work. We craft our working methods to ensure we are working by design, not by default.

Use the power of facilitation: we believe strongly in the power of facilitation to build great team cultures and this underpins all of the work we do. This approach supports our commitment to creating inclusive spaces and workplaces that champion diversity, fairness and equality.

Continuous improvement, always:  we experiment, review and tweak the way we work to optimise for creativity and productivity.

Join us!

We’re looking for experienced and confident coaches and facilitators to join our Associate network:

  • Work on interesting culture engagements and make an impact
  • Learn new tools and techniques, build skills and develop your craft
  • Meet regularly with other practitioners to share experiences and best practices.

If you’re passionate about team culture and creating work environments where people can thrive, please tell us a bit more about yourself here.

Alison Coward, Founder

Alison is a strategist, trainer and workshop facilitator. With over 15 years’ experience working in, leading and facilitating creative teams, Alison is passionate about finding the perfect balance between creativity, productivity and collaboration.

Before starting Bracket, Alison spent her career helping creative professionals to grow their businesses through a range of management roles at creative organisations. She has an MA (with distinction) in Enterprise and Management for the Creative Arts.

Alison is a keynote speaker on team culture and effective collaboration, delivers guest lectures at various universities, and is the author of  “A Pocket Guide to Effective Workshops”.