APOD Music is an innovation in team development for businesses that see creativity as a way of bolstering their competitive advantage. APOD Music takes executives to their state-of-the-art studio in the heart of the West End where they become a fully-fledged band, using music to push both personal and team boundaries with the aim of achieving seismic shifts in effectiveness back in the workplace.


Welcome to APOD (Alchemy Personal & Organisational Development) where we apply the principles of human growth and psychology to organisations and individuals. Recognising that leadership and organisational development requires both artistry as well as theoretically based and empirically tested interventions, APOD has gained a reputation for getting under the skin of organisations and creating environments where potential is unlocked and people and teams flourish.


APOD Music is a groundbreaking team and leadership development process. Fusing psychology and music, APOD Music challenges participants to escape the confines of the office environment and make music in a state-of-the-art West End studio.
APOD Coaching is a specialist form of personal and leadership development. It is a skilled intervention designed to unlock each individual’s potential to maximise their performance and enable them to be all that they can be.
APOD Team Development is a series of activities and conversations that enable a group of individuals with different skills, ideas, experience and personalities to be motivated to work effectively together towards a common goal in a disciplined and creative way.
APOD Leadership Development creates opportunities for leaders to see themselves clearly and, then, through a range of approaches, offer leaders new, different or additional possibilities to add to their repertoire of successful leadership behaviours.
APOD Organisational Development reviews the long term health of the organisation and takes a strategic view of the development of the people and culture and its fit with business strategy.


Co-create – a unique retreat - July 2012

We’ve yet again created something fabulous and nurturing. In collaboration with Sarah Payne and Nikki Hinksman we experimented last weekend with our first retreat – Co-creation, with a focus [show all...]

Cultivating Presence – Lessons from the World of Film – Part 2

Over the last few months I’ve had the privilege of meeting and observing at close quarters Oscar winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley and the genius Sacha Baron Cohen amongst others [show all...]


"Working with APOD is proving to be rewarding on so many levels. We set out to develop our teamwork ethics, but are finding that the programme also delivers huge benefits in areas such as empowerment, creative thinking, morale and motivation."

Jeremy Tester, Director of Insight, Sky Media
"Jake worked with me as my Executive Coach for a number of years both as a Director within Government and latterly as Chief Executive at the Big Lottery Fund. I cannot speak highly enough of her skills as an Executive Coach."

Peter Wanless, Chief Executive, Big Lottery Fund
"As a result of APOD’s impactful and innovative approaches to people development, whether through Development Centres or Executive Coaching, I hold them in very high regard and consider them a trusted partner in all such activities. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending APOD. They will certainly deliver exactly what they say they will, and provide you with both the steer and challenge you need to augment your current thinking on leadership. "

Gerard Hennessy, Head of Leadership, Skills & People Development, Department of Health