Business-as-usual—profit-at-all-costs—isn’t working, and it’s causing social and environmental damage faster than we can repair it.

Since you’re here, we assume that you are committed to doing what you can within your sphere of influence to build team cultures that empower people and help meet the challenges we face.

Because that’s what Culture Builders do.

This site is dedicated to supporting and inspiring you to keep at it; To evolve the craft of culture building by collecting, celebrating, and sharing some of the latest and greatest examples of how leaders—from companies of all sizes and industries—are effectively creating thriving culture.  

Look around. Come back often. Find something you didn’t even know you were looking for, and apply it to a current challenge. Share it with others. Accelerate the shift.

-Simon D’Arcy

Here’s what you can do next:

Meet Simon D’Arcy


Simon D'Arcy

Simon D’Arcy is an executive coach, consultant and leadership mentor with over 20 years of experience assisting leaders and companies on six continents. 

His work as a partner at Evolution focuses on helping leaders become highly effective culture builders for their teams and companies. Recent clients include Tile, 8i, Dropbox, Yahoo!, Genentech, and Slack.

He is the founder and curator of www.culture-builder.com, a resource for leaders curious about the latest inspiration and insight on culture building.   He is also the author of the forthcoming Culture Builders Manifesto.

He began his consulting and coaching career in 1995 at Malandro Communications, where he worked with leadership teams inside Fortune 1000 companies to change their culture from a command and control environment to a high-performance culture based on partnership, trust and 100% accountability.  Clients included Rohm & Haas, Zurich NA, Sun Microsystems, Farm Credit Canada, and IRI.

As a Culture-Building Consultant, he helps business leaders design and create more conscious and high-performing cultures that enable greater purpose and better results.

As an Executive Coach, he help leaders reveal their blind spots, discover their genius and lead from their biggest, brightest self.

As a Social Artist, he designs and facilitates group experiences for leadership teams, companies and communities that invite deeper authenticity and connection.

Simon is a voracious learner, with a B.A. in economics from U.C.S.B, and extensive training and multiple certifications in the field group dynamics and human systems including mediation, N.L.P and relational leadership. He lives in Santa Barbara, CA with his wife Tamra Rutherford, where his passion for culture-building inspired him to co-found an intentional community almost 20 years ago that is still thriving, and a model for similar communities across the country.

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