Our Story

Why Passe-Partout?

Think of us as your personal valet to success.

It all began on 2nd October 1872 at 28 minutes past eight, a wager to circumnavigate the world in 80 days.

Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne is more than a book, it embodies our philosophy to help you navigate challenges and achieve goals beyond your wildest dreams.

Jean Passepartout, the personal valet to Phileas Fogg enabled him to reach new heights and celebrate success along the way.

This is what we do and the identity we embrace.

around the world in 80 days poster, our link to passepartout!


Passe-Partout was born out of a realisation that there was a need for an organisational development service which did things differently – more flexible, informal and personal than the “corporate male” approach which is seen so often in the industry, thus Passe-Partout was created!

Our founders portrait picture of alex taskin and darren o'conner

Alex explains how Passe-Partout was born in her own words


At Passe-Partout we believe that everyone can grow and succeed if they have a good understanding of their own potential and motivation. Our focus is to work with individuals on mindset and create the right learning conditions for them to thrive in the long term, by:

We help leaders of all levels make the world, and their work environments, a better place.