Consulting, Training, and Facilitation


“The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.”
Arthur C. Clarke

Stuart Nolan uses our beliefs about the IMPOSSIBLE to create innovative techniques for consulting, training and facilitation.

In 2002 he was awarded a NESTA Fellowship in order to bring his IMPOSSIBLE consultancy to a broad range of industries in science, technology and art.

He now advises on innovation and technology projects to a range of government and commercial organisations, most recently on investment in Quantified Self, Internet of Things, and Big Data in Healthcare, Urban Spaces, Sustainability, Retail, and UX.

His IMPOSSIBLE techniques have been used by, amongst others, architects in Manchester, digital artists in Lima, film producers in Paris, robotics engineers in London, newspaper journalists in Sofia, museum directors in Norwich, Internet entrepreneurs in Kuala Lumpur, video editors in Helsinki, game designers in Dundee, play researchers in Alicante, App developers in Manchester, scriptwriters in Amsterdam, actors in Madrid, futurologists in Brussels, organisational psychologists in Pennsylvania, educationalists in Wales, rugby players in Yorkshire, puppeteers in London, storytellers in Bristol, trade mission delegates in Sophia Antipolis, sport coaches in Loughborough, network security experts in London, broadcasters in New York, and teenage inventors at the BBC.

For a fun example check out this video of a Wild Camp he devised and facilitated where academics from classics, childhood studies and architecture came together with game designers, filmmakers and engineers to create and pitch ideas to a group of children who acted as both clients and young coaches.