Nancy Kline has pioneered the Thinking Environment since 1985, and is best known for her books and work on Time to Think – Listening to Ignite the Human Mind and More Time to Think – the Power of Independent Thinking.

Time To Think grew out of Nancy’s consulting and teaching work near Washington, DC, where she had served as a Founding Director of The Thornton Friends School for twelve years and as Director of The Leadership Institute for six years. Nancy is also a Fellow of Ashridge Business School and an Associate Tutor of Henley Business School.

In this 10-minute interview, you will hear more from Nancy as to how she discovered, and continues to discover, what it takes to help people think for themselves with rigour, imagination, courage and grace. This discovery started when she was 7 years old.

Nancy’s observation over the years has been that, “the quality of what we do, depends upon the quality of the independent thinking we do first”.  The most important factor in whether people can think for themselves is how they are being treated by the people with them, while they are thinking.

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Nancy’s new book evolved from when she was asked three questions from her Goddaughters at different stages of their lives. These questions were so profound they took Nancy by surprise and she replied to her Goddaughters,  “I need to think about this and, I promise to write to you about this, one day.”

Nancy’s latest book – Living with Time to Think – the Goddaughter Letters, in my opinion, is a gift of love and wisdom and I wholeheartedly recommend it. In our interview, Nancy shares the message of her book – as to what is at the core of happiness and of finding meaning in life.

To learn more about the Thinking Environment and the 10 behaviours that facilitate it, the Thinking Partner Session and the profound results that individuals and teams achieve when operating in this way, please visit

For copies of Living with Time to Think – The Goddaughter Letters, please visit Amazon or any major bookstore.

If you would like to experience a Thinking Partner Session for yourself to gain more clarity, create new insights and achieve more for yourself, contact me today via my contact page here on my website.