Accelerate the Shift is a not for profit, social enterprise. We create bespoke support, events and activities by drawing on the expertise of people from a range of backgrounds in order to provide clients with the best fit expertise for each project.

Dr. Fred Paterson

Fred has been involved in personal, professional and leadership learning for more than 25 years. He has worked in public service, at three Universities as a researcher and lecturer and written widely on the subjects of leadership, learning and coaching.

Fred says “Now, more than ever, we need to recognise how important it is to love learning, be open to change and engage smartly with one another. It’s not something that happens by chance. If we are to accelerate the shift towards a more sustainable and abundant future, we need to get serious about nurturing the skills and qualities of learning and leadership in children and adults alike”.

Kindy Kaur

Kindy has over 25 years experience as a health and wellbeing practitioner and educator. She is former Director of the British School of Shiatsu-do in Nottingham and now maintains a thriving local practice and international teaching presence.

Kindy says “At some level many of us are seeking to connect to a purpose greater than our individual selves, to make a difference in the world and to fulfil our greatest potential. This is particularly poignant at this time in the history of our collective evolution and our planet. So many of us are awakening to the desire and compulsion to make a meaningful contribution in our world.

I truly believe that as individuals, families, communities and nations we have the capacity to tap into a deeper intelligence to heal ourselves, and in doing so achieve both our individual and collective dreams”.

You can find out more at www.kindykaur.com


In order to provide the best possible support to our clients, we are always seeking collaborators whose skills and interests complement our own.

Please get in touch if you think this could be you.

Our pledge to clients

We will bring the following attributes to our work with you – and strive to develop these more fully in others:

  • Kindness
  • Listening well
  • Perceptive questions
  • Allowing time to think
  • Courage to try new things
  • Learning together

We also bring a restless curiosity about how the world works, a fierce resolve to make a real difference and a belief in sharing success as widely as possible.

Leicester City Council

Building Schools for the Future

Leicester City Council

Building Schools for the Future

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