The Futurenauts are Ed Gillespie and Mark Stevenson. Drawn together by their shared frustrations with the current world, but love for the potential of a common future which is regenerative, equitable, humane and just the duo have been working with organisations of all sizes for over a decade to stretch the imagination of the possible, and achieve transformative results for their clients in a process they call ‘insultancy’. “It’s like consultancy except shorter, more impactful and a damn site more fun, “ says Mark.
“Our clients do not expect an easy ride, but they do end up back in control of their lives”
The Futurenauts Podcast
As fellow ‘reluctant futurists’ they tackle the interconnected challenges of tomorrow with a heady mix of humour, humility and hyper-self-reflectivity, helping clients identify and wrangle with the toughest and most important of questions beyond their comfort zones and occasionally wilful blindness. Alongside comedian Jon Richardson they co-present the podcast ‘Jon Richardson and the Futurenauts – Book of Revelations’ which takes a serious but irreverent look at our grand challenges and how to address them (worldwide, the podcast is ranked in the top 0.5% by listenership).
“The Futurenauts both challenged our leadership team and opened their mind to the real threats of climate change. They were able to engage and show how we could lead with purpose, whilst providing humour and leaving a lasting impression for every person to make an impact.”
Mark Reynolds, Group CEO, MACE
“Insightful. Engaging. Thought provoking. Challenging. Fun. Futurenauts brought a unique perspective to challenging our thinking with an infectious energy few possess. From the work we did together Nando’s UK&I now has clearer and bolder aspirations. We are better able to articulate our motivations and we now more fully understand the nuisances in our structure and culture so as to create the right environment to realise those aspirations.”
Colin Hill, CEO Nandos UK&I
“The work you did starkly held the mirror up to/for us and provided the necessary impetus to reflect and build back better. We are not shying away from challenges and uncomfortable questions and, perhaps most importantly, there is a sense of enthusiasm and excitement for the future. So, a deep and heartfelt thank you!”