Tristan Forrester

Re-humanising Business


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Tristan Forrester

There is no B2B without P2P. Intentional and authentic P2P relationships are the container in which radical collaboration happens.

Tristan is a change facilitator with 20 years’ experience working with APAC's leading firms. With partner-in-crime Lisa Leong, his work on client-centred B2B innovation is the subject of a 2017 Harvard case study.

Whether from attending 7 schools in 5 nations, or having a family so complex that friends ask for an org chart, Tristan has always been fascinated by the hidden structures of our social systems and how they shift.

After a stint as an IT lawyer, he spent a decade in the toughest gig in consulting: helping law, consulting and engineering firms re-humanise their business relationships.

Now, as co-founder of OIO APAC, Tristan helps shift B2B relationships from self-interest to “system-interest”, making space for authentic relationships and radical collaboration. His approach combines systems thinking, group dynamics, design thinking, mindfulness and embodiment practices.


Speaking and Workshop Topics

  • Beyond Innovation Theatre: lessons from a Harvard- recognised lawyer-led innovation program... wait, what?
  • Eco-system Strategic Partnering: a roadmap for radical B2B collaboration that can deliver the highest potential future for the relationship
  • The Interpersonal Neurobiology of relationships: how two decades of brain research has rewritten the rules on relationship development

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