What is Avant-Garde?

a·vant-garde (French pronunciation: [avɑ̃ɡaʁd]); from French, "advance guard" or "vanguard") is a French term used in English as a noun or adjective to refer to any creative group of people (or work) active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques, whose approach and ideas are markedly experimental or in advance of those generally accepted; particularly with respect to art, culture, business and politics etc. Avant-garde represents a pushing of the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm or the status quo.  

About Us

Avant-Garde leadership is a community of collaborators and co-creators, inspired by innovation and the application of new creative concepts and techniques from across diverse sphere of influence; enabling a new renaissance in the ethical leadership of people, profits and the planet.

We are creative

We inspire creativity across all our projects and love to collaborate and co-create with those equally interested in exploring new and emerging approaches in creative leadership. We draw from and meld an eclectic mix of cross-disciplinary concepts and ideas to interrelate e.g., business, science and technology with arts, design and nature; to discover new ways of perceiving and responding to current challenges of our times.

We are innovative

We apply newly emerging solutions, at the edge of innovation, to address a diverse range of challenges.  Our approach is inspired by concepts, ideas, methods and processes based on the latest in Social Innovation and Cultural Transformation; Human Centred Design Thinking; Foresight and Innovation Methods; Theory U and Presencing; Cradle to Cradle, Bio-mimicry and Deep Ecology principles to name but a few.

We are evolving

We strive to continuously develop, grow and evolve our knowledge base, tools and resources (whilst also drawing on the wisdom of the collective). As as our commitment to life-long learning and continuous self-improvement, all our projects are designed to promote and contribute towards the actualisation of a socially justice, environmentally sustainable and fulfilling, meaningful human presence on the planet.