more like people

helping organisations to be more like people

Liam Barrington-Bush

Liam in San Cristobal de las CasasLiam’s journey doesn’t always translate well to paper. From breathing tear gas in the streets outside of international trade summits, to meeting with civil servants to push for stronger environmental legislation; running  workshops with international NGO leaders, to blogging about re-instilling a lost sense of humanity into social change organisations, Liam is comfortable in a variety of settings and brings insights rarely found in the world of institutions to a range of organisational questions you might be struggling with.

His current work surrounds organisational change and social media, specifically how new technologies (and the movements they have supported) can help organisations adapt to a changing environment, while better reflecting their values through their organising structures.

He co-founded a youth exchange between young hip-hop artists in Toronto, Canada, and Havana, Cuba in 2006, led the UK National Council for Voluntary Organisations’ (NCVO) work on online campaigning for two years, co-founded ‘more like people’ (then Concrete Solutions) in 2010, and made international headlines in 2011 for unexpectedly presenting a ‘Greenwash Propagandist of the Year’ award to a Canadian government minister visiting the UK. He also has experience of monitoring and evaluation, event production, research, social reporting, coaching, and intercultural dialogue, and has blogged and written articles for a range of international publications.

He has been a guest lecturer for Birkbeck College in London, and worked with NAVCA, the Woodland Trust, People & Planet, the British Youth Council, Greenpeace, Urban Forum, and George Brown College, to name a few recent clients. He has experience in Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Ukraine, Qatar and the UK.

He recently published his first book, Anarchists in the Boardroom: How social media and social movements can help your organisation to be more like people.’

He Tweets as @hackofalltrades, where you can find a little bit of all the influences listed above, and many more that happen to have sparked his interest on a given day. You can email him at ‘liam [at] morelikepeople [dot] org’.

If you think Liam’s approach and experience could be of use to you or your organisation, feel free to get in touch and have a chat!

More Like People is an association of freelance consultants, facilitators and trainers, working primarily in the voluntary, community and campaigning sectors in the the UK and elsewhere.