Research, evidence and insights for rethinking
system-wide practices
Dialogue for innovation
with diverse groups
Working with the in-between spaces in partnerships
Futures methods for
imagination with
intentional change
Esmee Wilcox

Boutique Social Research for Strategy Consultancy

Finding clarity in transitions amidst how we live and work


Theory and practice that
underpins the approach


How and where the
results show up


Ways of working
with Socially Adept

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