Building the workplace of the future

Transformational experiences for individuals, teams & organizations.

Let's keep it simple

We are human system specialists

A new generation of organizational concepts and work skills is coming not from traditional management/organizational theories but from fields such as game design, neuroscience, and happiness psychology. These fields will drive the

creation of new learning paradigms and tools.

We help teams prepare for the future

These disruptive shifts are reshaping the workforce landscape.  We help teams understand what their unique change drivers are and how they relate to their specific eco-niche.  Then, we equip teams to leverage their strengths, experience, and collective knowledge for positive organizational impact.

With new skills, tools, and mindsets.

Social Intelligence | Systems Thinking | Virtual Collaboration  | Strategic Alliances | Complex Decision Making | Adaptive Learning |  Creative Capacity | Change Leadership | Design Thinking | Empathy  | Self-Organization | Dialogic

How are we different?

Don't expect the status quo

Our designs are not off the shelf, you won't find them through a quick internet search.  They don't exist as past projects, there are no precedents.  

We customize every design

We work hand in hand with our clients through an onboarding process to identify and develop growth objectives.


Then, we research and bring together the most innovative methods and techniques available.


We give each team project 100% of our design capacity.

Our philosophy

  Education, whether for success or failure, is never finished. Building and sustaining the settings in which individuals can grow and unfold, not 'kept in place' but empowered to become all they can be, is not only the task of parents and teachers, but the basis of management, political leadership and simple friendship.

Mary Catherine Bateson, Composing A Life

ABOUT

Kate Woolhouse

Welcome to ABL (ay-bul) Consulting. ABL, also known as Always be Learning, is at the centre of what we do.

My name is Kate Woolhouse, and I believe in deliberate, purposeful and positive action.  I believe in responsible disruption and reorganization in pursuit  of a better world.  I'm a designer, dreamer, teacher, believer, facilitator, learner, and catalyst of change.  


You can find more information on my educational background, professional experience, published works, speaking events, and testimonials by clicking the button below. 

Our Offerings

Organizational Culture & Health

We help leaders invest consciously and strategically in the human relationships and interactions that underlie traditional roles and task-based work. This process not only helps align individual and organizational values, but also links the day to day tasks to a collective higher purpose.  By creating the conditions for a connected environment, we can unleash human potential, increase team effectiveness, and drive organizational growth.  

Change, Transition & Growth

Change is a constant and central characteristic of today’s modern business climate.  Our approach to change management is to help people develop the skills required to adapt as new issues arise. We leverage research from the fields of organizational psychology and behavioural sciences to design interventions that increase an organization's capacity to become 'good at change'. We focus on mindsets, behaviour, language, and discourse, as areas for individual, team and organizational development.

 

Human-Centred Design

HCD is a social innovation process that is both people-powered and action-focused.  Its purpose is to create or add value to an existing program, product or service.  Any team, large or small, can benefit from HCD.  The only requirement is a commitment to critical thinking and a solution-seeking attitude.  We design and facilitate the open and creative engagements that generate new ideas and possibilities. Then, using the principles of Design Thinking, your team turns the best ideas into sustainable realities.  


Recent Projects

Education Reform

Social Innovation

Mergers and Collaboration

influencers

Organizational Psychology

Social Intelligence | Systems Thinking | Collaboration  | Strategic Alliances | Complex Decision Making | Adaptive Learning |  Creative Capacity | Change Leadership | Design Thinking | Empathy  | Self-Organization | Dialogic | Social Innovation

Design Thinking

Idea Generation | Interactive Participation | Prototyping | Solution-seeking | Experiential

Complexity Theory

Dynamic Networks | Rapid Change | Self-Organization | Interactionism | Feedback

Open Systems Theory

Ecological Learning | Active Adaptation | Co-determination | Symbiosis | Relationships

Appreciative Inquiry

Strengths | Success | Potential | Vitality | Value 

Neuroscience

Decision Making | Motivation | Change | Patterns of Behaviour | Commitment | Emotions

Get in Touch

ABL CONSULTING | CONSULTATIONS ABL

MONTREAL, CANADA

+ 1 (514) 618 6732

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