Steve Whitla

 
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Steve Whitla

Founder and Director

Visual Meaning

Steve is the founder and director of Visual Meaning, a UK-based consultancy that combines systems thinking and visual thinking in support of whole-system transformation initiatives for a range of corporate and non-profit clients. After being raised by artist parents and reading music at Cambridge, he took the unexpected step of joining KPMG as a management consultant, and now leads a team of consultants combining creative and analytical skills to make the world more meaningful. Steve lives and works in Oxford, is a fellow of the RSA, a member of the CMI, and regularly teaches visual thinking and system mapping in both academic and non-academic settings. His TEDx talk on Mapping Society outlines some of the major themes of his thinking, and he writes about meaning and visualisation at meaning.guide