Ian Johnston named managing partner of culture shaping in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

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About us

A 40-year focus on creating thriving cultures


Senn Delaney, a Heidrick & Struggles company, was the first firm in the world to focus exclusively on transforming cultures. Since our founding in 1978, our singular focus has been to positively impact the world by inspiring leaders to create thriving organizational cultures.


An organization's culture plays a significant role in its ability to successfully execute strategic plans. We help companies define, align and scale the culture that will drive organizational results by:

  • Creating high-performance teams at the top that lead culture transformation
  • Measurably shifting the mindset and behaviors of all leaders and employees
  • Scaling our proven process from CEO to frontlines anywhere in the world

Some of the greatest problems companies experience may stem from an unhealthy culture. We help companies address many challenges by shaping the organizational culture in a variety of business situations, including:

  • Aligning executive teams when there are new leaders and/or new roles
  • Integrating cultures following mergers and acquisitions
  • Shaping the culture to support new strategies and structure
  • Helping minimize cultural barriers to change when implementing major, organizational systems or processes
  • Creating greater organizational agility to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing marketplace

Senn Delaney Chairman Dr. Larry Senn looks back the firm's history and exclusive focus on shaping organizational cultures



Senn Delaney operates internationally with offices in California, New York and London. To best serve our clients around the world, our partners and consultants are located throughout the US, the UK, and Europe. We have delivered our work in more than 50 countries and 10 languages.


Our consultants and partners are all former seasoned executives. Collectively, they have experience working with firms across all industries. Many of our consultants were former clients who were so engaged by our work that they chose to join our team.

We have worked with thousands of companies, including hundreds of Fortune 500 and Global 1000 organizations, to shape their organizational cultures to deliver measurably better results. Clients we serve are the top level of leadership of Fortune 1000 and Global 1000 companies. Our clients also include major non-profit organizations, colleges and universities and city, state and federal governments.


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