Rough Information works across creative consulting, coaching, and wellbeing to foster cultures rooted in equity, humanity and compassion
Through strategic thinking, collaboration, and facilitation, we support individuals and organisations to connect to their purpose, envision their goals, and create change
Championing the development of open & supportive working cultures; providing strategic workshops & consultancy to help you plot your route towards a more collaborative future
Working with you & your team to develop & deliver bespoke sessions responsive to your needs, aimed at exploring ideas, strengthening organisations, & developing new ways of working
Developing one-to-one and group coaching programmes that support people to find clarity around purpose, goal setting & wellbeing, fostering leadership that balances self-awareness, self-care & self-belief
Rough Information is a consultancy that unites professionalism and playfulness, creating open environments within which to develop action-focused solutions rooted in understanding and exploration. Led by Annette Corbett, Rough Information seeks to design programmes that are responsive to your needs. We’re all about helping you to realise the results you want to achieve, so we work collaboratively with our network of partners and associates to ensure we can provide the expertise to support you to reach your goals.
Annette is an accomplished cultural professional with experience as a producer, fundraiser, and arts manager. She established Rough Information to focus on her practice as a coach, facilitator, and creative strategist, uniting her strategic skill and ability to deep listen.
She left the corporate sector to study for an MA in Arts Administration & Cultural Policy, and her early career included supporting the planning and delivery of the decibel Performing Arts Showcase, Arts Council England’s flagship diversity initiative. She has since worked across a number of artforms and organisations, including Southbank Centre, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, and Dulwich Picture Gallery. More recently, her work has included policy research (Goldsmiths College), fundraising (Battersea Arts Centre), strategic development (Artistic Directors of the Future), and facilitation (Culture Reset).
Annette is a Relational Dynamics coach and member of the Association for Coaching, with a focus on promoting wellbeing in leadership. Supporting others to realise their vision is a constant thread throughout her arts career. Her strengths lie in making connections, enabling conversations, and telling compelling stories to facilitate change.
Annette is a co-chair of What Next? Lewisham, LTC MOBO Fellow 2020, and ISPA Fellow 2017-19.
Annette’s independent coaching practice focuses on supporting clients to reconnect to their purpose and to themselves, identifying and overcoming blocks to create transformational change. Annette currently offers 1-2-1 sessions, and will be launching further group programmes and coaching offers towards the end of the year. To enquire about a coaching session get in touch, or sign up to the coaching mailing list for the latest news
Director, Pan African Cultural Exchange // Board, European Cultural Foundation and Bush Theatre
“I had the pleasure of working with Annette during the delivery of decibel performing arts showcase 2009. Her diligence and foresight were second to none. She has an incredible perceptive ability to create and enhance strategic problem solving solutions reaching the desired objective. With an unwavering passion Annette is dedicated to any task she applies herself to with intense fortitude. Her manner is always pleasant and very professional.”
Director of the Institute for Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE), Goldsmiths College
“Annette has provided ICCE with excellent research in very diverse areas. Including a review of UK performing arts companies need for new management skills as a consequence of cultural policy initiatives. This was insightful, comprehensive and robust research produced on time and for an international audience. The quality of the work was further informed by a real in depth understanding of the sector. Annette has also researched profiles on the creative industries of Central Asian countries… used to brief British delegates for a British Council conference in November 2017.”
Producer, theatre-maker & dramaturg
“An hour [of coaching] with Annette helped me to organise, clarify and articulate my thoughts about my work and ambitions at a time when I was feeling quite unsure about what I wanted to do. She is very easy to talk to and non-judgmental, and steered the conversation in a gentle, encouraging and positive way. By the end of the session I felt I could see the wood for the trees again and had some clear ideas about what I could do next.”
Former Artistic Director, Teatro Vivo // Associate Artist, Dash Arts
“Annette joined Teatro Vivo on Twistov, an outdoor, immersive interactive experience that took place down dark alleys and side streets in London. As such it was not a straight forward production but an intricate and complex work that required careful and creative management. Annette embraced the project and thrived on the challenges. It was a joy to work with her and I look forward to doing so again in the future.”