DR STEVE MORLIDGE
Hi, I’m Steve Morlidge and welcome to my website.
Every since I was a child I have wanted to understand the way that the world works, and how to make it work better. When other kids read adventure stories, I read encyclopaedias.
After over 20 years working in senior finance roles in business, spending a lot of time doing things that felt wrong, I couldn’t stand it any more. So I left and started a quest to understand the world I had experienced in work better – partly for my personal fulfilment but also to make a bigger contribution that I had managed to make in regular paid employment.
These are exciting times and my journey of discovery over the last ten years has been more challenging and more fun than I could have wished for…but I need to do more to share what I have learned and have a bigger impact.
So, please explore my site and contact me if you think I can help you achieve your goals.
WHY SATORI PARTNERS?
People often ask me why I call my business Satori Partners.
Satori describes what I do.
In Zen Buddhism it is the moment of enlightenment that comes from suddenly seeing things in a new way. It is knowledge of the true essence of the world.
Partners describes how I do it.
After a full life in a large organisation I fiercely value my independence. But knowledge is of no value until it is applied, and that means I have to work with and through other people in recognition of their needs. In partnership.
I worked as a Finance professional in Unilever until 2006 in a variety of operational roles and latterly as a founder member of Unilever’s Finance Academy and leader of a global change initiative modelled on Beyond Budgeting principles.
Subsequently I completed a Doctorate in the application of systems science to financial management at Hull University while writing my first book, ‘Future Ready: How to Master Business Forecasting’ which was published in 2010. At around the same time I co-founded CatchBull Ltd to develop and market software to help measure and improve the quality of Operational Forecasting, based on original research.
In 2017 I published ‘The Little Book of Beyond Budgeting: A New Operating System for Organisations’ and 'The Little Book of Operational Forecasting' in 2018. I am currently working on another book provisionally titled ‘Present Sense: The Art and Science of Performance Reporting’.
As well as being the Development Director for CatchBull I currently a member of the Beyond Budgeting Institute’s core team and I am on the advisory board of Foresight – the International Institute of Forecasting’s practitioners journal, to which I often contribute. I am also a visiting fellow at the Centre for Performance Management at Cranfield University.
I also have extensive experience of speaking at business conferences across the world, run training workshops based on my work and act as an advisor to practitioners.