Richard Bevan's experience is international, including periods based in Europe and Australia as well as the US. He has worked with organizations of every size and in a wide range of industries, as well as government and non-profits.
He has been a frequent speaker for forums such as The Conference Board and the International Association of Business Communicators, of which he is an accredited member. He has published a wide variety of articles on topics relating to change, leadership and communication. He serves on the Board of Advisors for ROI Communication, and the Advisory Board for the McKinsey & Company Implementation Practice.
A graduate of Oxford University and Manchester Business School. Richard's early experience was in manufacturing management, first with Hawker Siddeley Aviation and then with Lever Brothers. These assignments enabled him to observe and experience at first hand how organizational performance depends on the way that people are respected, engaged, led and rewarded. Later in his career, leading Towers Perrin's global communication practice through a period of major restructuring was another experience that influenced his approach to managing change.
Richard started his own firm, C2K Consulting, in 1995. For several years he was also an external faculty member at the University of Washington where he developed and taught a course on managing change for the Executive MBA program. The methodologies, tools and resources that he has developed, applied and tested as a leader, consultant and educator provided the framework for Changemaking.
He lives in Seattle. As well as his family, his non-business interests include cooking, sailing, hiking, travel, writing, reading and gardening. In 2010 he managed to combine more than half of these pursuits in a sailing trip across the Atlantic from St. Lucia to the Azores, on which he was responsible for provisioning, cooking and the blog. The Galley Slave’s Handbook, based on his experiences during that voyage, was his first book. It beat Changemaking to publication by a few weeks.