We help groups, communities & organisations shape futures that are resilient, thriving and sustainable.

SHIFT is a foresight, futures and facilitation agency. Through futures scenarios, participatory workshops and interactive learning experiences, we create spaces where people can:

  • imagine and explore possible futures,

  • identify risks and opportunities,

  • be part of shifting the narrative and shaping resilient, hopeful and sustainable futures.

In doing so, we help people and organisations build resilience and thrive in times of great uncertaintly and rapid change.

Making communities and business future-ready

We help groups use futures thinking and a sustainability lens to help them get future-ready. Whether you want to build understanding, employ strategic foresight, or engage and involve people in your vision, our suite of competencies can help you start shaping better futures in the face of unprecedented change.

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Understanding

Interactive learning that builds a common understanding of the causes and consequences of today's sustainability challenges.

Foresight

Identify possible futures and tap into the collective knowledge of a group to explore challenges and opportunities for communties, businesses and organisations.

Facilitation

Participatory and collaborative approaches to help you  convene groups, facilitate thinking and discussion and build new pathways

Engagement

Engage and involve all of your stakeholders—internal and external—in shaping better futures.

Storytelling

Develop core narratives and tell powerful stories to encourage collaboration and get people thinking and acting in new ways.

Communication

Share your vision and progress clearly and authentically in accessible language, internally and externally, without the greenwashing.

Foresight is not about predicting the future. As the saying goes: forewarned is forearmed. Foresight is about identifying possible futures, minimising risk and surprise, spotting opportunities, and working out what role you have in shaping the future.
Suzanne Whitby

Futures thinker, facilitator, communicator & storyteller

The businesses and brands we’ve supported over the years

Relationships matter to us. We’ve worked with some brilliant companies and people over the years, many of whom we work with on a regular basis. Some of them have said nice things about our work and our approach.

Suzanne ranks in the top 3% of experts that I have ever met. She is smart, sharp, professional, insightful and delivers great results. I have worked with her as a colleague and on my own business projects. She understands all aspects of and is one of the first people I seek to consult and involve in all my projects. She is outstanding. If you get a chance to work with her, then do.

Rasheed Ogunlaru

Coach, speaker and author

Identify possible futures

Listening for signals and finding the drivers of change that might affect your community, business or organisation in the future.

Shape your business future

Harness the experience and knowledge of PEOPLE to identify risks, uncover opportunities, and think strategically about how to shape futures that are resilient, thriving, hopeful and sustainable.

Make SHIFT happen

Identify what needs to be done to shape better futures - and start doing it!

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Our approach to work is very conversational, so please get in touch. Let us know more about your project or ideas. We’re always happy to have a chat and see where that takes us!

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From our base in Innsbruck, across Europe and the world

We’re mindful of how we travel and we are constantly seeking to reduce our CO2 impact, so we opt for low-emission travel options and choose public transport when travel is necessary.

We’re headquartered in beautiful Innsbruck and we offer our workshops across Austria and Europe in person and online. Thanks to technological advances in recent years, we also work with businesses and organisations worldwide, delivering our workshops via Zoom, Teams and similar tools.

We offer our workshops in English and German.

Stories

Latest thoughts

Our commitment to the SDGs

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.

At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognise the inter-connectedness of the challenges that we face, and the work that needs to be done by many people across many different areas to co-create a hopeful, sustainable future.

Our work supports the following goals:

SDGs
SDG 3
SDG 4
SDG 9
SDG 11
SDG 12
SDG 13

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