An Experiential Learning Programme that Enables Organisations to Build Better Workplaces in an Exponential Age, by Becoming HOPEPUNK

For optimists bettering workplaces

People in workplaces across the globe are struggling to adapt to the complex forces changing the world of business. But change is inevitable, and for some the heart is willing, but our organisations are struggling to adjust.

Through our HOPEPUNK
programme you can start to fuel movements of hopeful pragmatic transformation from within your organisations in order to thrive in an exponential age. 

programme is for optimistic pragmatists who want to challenge what blocks innovation, collaboration, and adaptability. It is for people who believe that bettering our organisations, society, humanity, and the planet, is the most essential purpose we can have.

Be the change you want to see in your organisation, learn how to become HOPEPUNK.


HOPEPUNK is weaponised optimism. It is our capacity to reimagine a better future for the greater good. But optimism is not enough to bring change. Hope needs pragmatic action with compassionate rebellion to build new worlds.

Hope is the force of will and creativity that can re-imagine better outcomes for ourselves against all odds. With Hope as a driving force, we can build, make, shape, and create. It’s what we need to improve ourselves, our organisations, and our contexts—to realise something better.

To be Punk is to take action and fight back against the hierarchies, controls, and the layered multidimensional oppressions we have created. It’s the self-belief that propels us forward to make change. It’s our willingness to build new systems and cultures that bring about greater equality, and more diversity, that enable and promote freedom for all. It is the ability to be our full true selves, without fear of failure, being shamed, or feeling isolated.

Programme Outcomes

The Programme Components

HOPEPUNK Keynote to company/clients/customers

100 copies of the

2-day HOPEPUNK transformational workshop for up to 20 key stakeholders

The book

Written for you, HOPEPUNK is for everyone who is a changemaker and wants to build new, kinder ecosystems, that would make our workplaces, and so our world, a better place.

It’s for those who believe that individuals truly are the differentiators in this commoditised digital age and the key to fixing our organisations’ problems.

It is for those inspired to transform, so their organisations can make the difference our world so sorely needs.

Ultimately, it’s for the leadership teams who understand that actionable ‘Hope’ and a ‘Punkish’ attitude are what it will take to transform. It’s for the ones that are prepared to do the hard work of culture change, understanding it’s a never-ending journey of development to become Future Fit for the chaos and complexity we find ourselves navigating. 

Now more than ever, our values, attitudes, and subsequent responses will determine our future success. HOPEPUNK is a call to the actionable champion that lives in every one of us.

The Keynote

"The Great Escape"

In this keynote presentation on why being HOPEPUNK is critical to success in an exponential age, Mike Perk uses an heroic story from World War II, as a backdrop to illus­trate 6 critical areas organisations need to focus on to become ‘HOPEPUNK’ and to guarantee a greater chance of long term business success through culture change.

Mike will share a practical framework that can then be used to support your key initiatives and provide a simpler way for moving your people forward.

Three Key Takeaways:
  1. Why HOPEPUNK is critical in an exponential age.
  2. The 6 key areas to build HOPEPUNK.
  3. A systemic framework for taking HOPEPUNK into your organisation and managing the culture change.

The Workshop

The Authors and Programme Leaders

Mike Perk is a managing partner at GrayFeather Consulting, a “future fit” people, systems and process advisory. He is also the CEO of VCTR, a technology solutions company, as well as a co-founder of Heavy Chef, a learning platform for entrepreneurs, where people are inspired to start and empowered to succeed.
Charlie Mathews is a writer, and entrepreneur who is driven by purpose, meaning, and value. A resilient problem solver, Charles worked in the founding teams at Daily Maverick, Idea Engineers, Naspers, and Paymentology. Today Mathews is the CEO and publisher of Inc.Africa.

For optimists bettering workplaces

For more information contact Mike Perk:
HopePunk Form