Connected Learning
Building capability with purpose

Established in 2001, YCN (You Can Now) is a learning network. We help organisations build the capability they need to achieve their goals.

We support organisations around what we believe to be the three core drivers of organisational capability — being clear on their purpose and objectives, enriching the skills and wellbeing of their people, and connecting to partners that can accellerate progress. 

Creatively-driven, market-leading organisations build organisational capability with YCN; from big global retailers like Dr Martens and Lush Cosmetics to fast growing tech stars like Farfetch and Secret Escapes; extraordinary charities like the NSPCC and Scope to award-winning creative agencies like forpeople and Koto. And we engage throughout their teams, from the leaders at the top to their newest hires.

Ways we can help


Our pioneering programmes are designed to enrich skills and wellbeing among your teams.

Purpose & Strategy

We help organisations articulate their why, and get clear on where they're headed.


We can connect you to expert partners for any potential project or purpose.

Who we work with

We partner with organisations across all kinds of industries where collaboration, curiosity
and an openness to learning from outside of them is welcomed.

"Feels like the antidote to so much unimaginative and unmemorable training”
Charlotte Emmerson, The Guardian
"Partnering with YCN has connected our future leaders with inspiring peers from around the world”
Sonia Thorel, adidas Group
"So beautifully personalised, with every group I’ve joined hugely engaged”
Laura Corbett, Everyman Cinemas
"Unmissable events and a brilliant digital layer”
Robert Arbuthnot, Red Bull

What's new

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    On time, with Catherine Blyth

    Catherine taught us how to gain perspective on the power of slow, and shared ways we can take back control of our time.

    Find out more
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    What is organisational capability? And how can you get more of it?

    From various projects underway this year, we've learned a lot about organisational capability — and new ways we can help to build it.

    Read more
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    Leadership Groups

    A transformative space for senior leaders to self-reflect, connect and solve their individual and collective challenges.

    Find out more
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    Come and work at YCN

    We're currently recruiting for a number of positions, including a Content Lead, Programme Manager and Coach Facilitator.

    Find out more and apply

Call, come by and borrow a book

Our central team works from a renovated warehouse on Rivington Street in London, combining
a ground floor lending library, two floors of workspace and a rooftop too.


72 Rivington Street, London
EC2A 3AY Map

+44 (0)20 7033 2140


We build capability

We help organisations of all shapes and sizes to become more capable in pursuit of their goals.

To do this we focus on what we believe to be the three key drivers of organisational capability — People, Purpose and Partnerships. Whether through our open learning programmes, or tailored consultancy work; we love bringing together creatively-minded groups to work and learn in modern and motivating ways.

Find out more about what we offer in this PDF, or by contacting YCN Director Nick Defty by email or on +44 (0)20 7033 2140.