Transformative change needs uncommon energy
Innovation, change, leadership, counsel
Strong, thoughtful, pragmatic
Consulting, practice, research, speaking, writing
From Ottawa to the world of business and government

The Mission: Turn accepted wisdom and common practice inside out, enable transformations, and encourage breakthrough.

Institute X is not an ordinary change management consultancy. We specialize in transformative Adaptive change management, specifically helping organizations take advantage of the savings and opportunities available through digital technologies such as mobility and Cloud.

We do it by the approach that marries scientific process to the artful skills of experience. An approach that's time-tested by entrepreneurs and impresarios alike.

We identify X-Factors that drive transformation

Services: Provocative assessment. Practical advice. Connection.


Exploiting X-Factors is a form of magic

Contact us now for more information about how we can help you.


An unknown quantum more consistent than noise but outside the understandable features of the problem or phenomenon


  1. undefinable, unquantifiable impacts that alter outcome
  2. can't be seen in advance; are experienced
  3. a strategic advantage until revealed; after that they are measurable, obvious, and replicable "table stakes"
  4. no longer unknown; no longer an advantage
  5. "luck" until the source of luck is identified