We want people to feed their curiosity, to unlock their creativity, and to feel connected to themselves and the world around them. 

At The Yurt Academy, our approach to learning and development focusses on the individual and individualised development paths within teams and organisations. Our aim is to build brilliance from the inside out, benefitting both the individual and the organisation. 

To prepare people and organisations for the Future of Work, we have brought new thinking to the whole concept of learning and development. Our reworking of the training model, in response to workplace shifts, means our business model is innovative, our thinking fresh and our engagement unique. 


Our learning paths deliver Adventure, Insight and Mastery to support depth of knowledge in different areas of expertise.

We’re interested in boosting people’s ability to conceive new ideas, new ways of being and working, to imagine change, by arousing curiosity, unlocking creative thinking and fostering connectedness. 

The Yurt Academy’s curated lean masterclasses unlock brilliance from the inside out–be it on an individual or organisational level—and in so doing prepare people to be ready for, or a part of, the exciting workplace changes that are underway around the world. 

Learn with the Yurt Academy


Discover ideas worth exploring, skills worth building. We offer an ever-expanding array of subjects to help you and your team members discover new passions, learn new skills, and develop an intrinsic desire for mastery, insight and adventure.

For me

Small Teams

The present and future requires ongoing collaborative learning, cross sector thinking, and collective approaches to leadership. All of our masterclasses are interactive, face to face, and designed to create great opportunity for collaborative learning and team connection.

For my team


Promoting organisations with heart and head leadership at every level. Our masterclasses are designed to strengthen positive organisational culture, to encourage curiosity, compassion and courage, and to build an ecosystem approach to strategy.

For business
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