In recent times, our communications and interactions have evolved both socially and technologically, impacting how we collaborate. Too many organisations, however, retain rigid hierarchical structures and repressed cultures that hold back the people, networks and teams that are key to their success. Leadership consultant Yvonne O’ Reilly seeks to change that. Fittingly it was at a corporate leadership programme that Yvonne had the lightbulb moment that led her to establish her consultancy Avanteam in 2009. “Senior executives were asking the kind of questions I hadn’t given much thought to before. This set me thinking about my own choices and the impact I wanted to make,” she says.