‘The quality of everything we do as human beings depends upon the quality of the thinking we do first.  So what does it take for us to think for ourselves with rigour, imagination, courage and grace?’  Nancy Kline, Pioneer of the Thinking Environment®, best selling author and most wonderful teacher.

It seems that what helps us think well for ourselves is the way in which we are treated by other people around us.  There are 10 behaviours that seem to help the most.  These we call the 10 Components of a Thinking Environment®.   To apply these, together with structures for good thinking in pairs and groups, is to improve the quality of everyone’s thinking and of the outcome of every interaction.

On the Foundation course you will explore and practice nine applications of the Thinking Environment, which you will be able to incorporate into your life and work.

During the two-day course you will…

  • Discover the high quality thinking the 10 behaviours produce.
  • Discuss the importance of this expertise for working superbly as colleagues, leaders and teams.
  • See a Thinking Partnership Session and its effectiveness in producing thinking breakthroughs.
  • Explore and practice the ways everyday work and business communication structures such as meetings, dialogue, presentations, facilitation and working with colleagues can be transformed into clear-thinking, invigorating, positive experiences.

What others have said…

“What I found most valuable about this programme was the learning and practical implementation of the applications.  It was tremendously useful and it was great to benefit from Jane’s experience that she graciously shared of the different scenarios she has encountered.  It was also very valuable for you to take the time Jane in sharing with us your experience of the best ways to set up each application with the group and how to manage the group dynamic.  Encouraging greater and deeper thinking and sharing throughout the 2 days.  I also really enjoyed the way you introduced our thinking questions into the flow of the course and enabled us to practice the applications exploring these topics, learning and discovering all of the time.” Elizabeth Arthur, Executive Coach and Facilitator.

“You truly embody the 10 Components in your work: the venue was great, the participants warm, encouraging and engaging and your facilitation of the programme was, as I said earlier, transformative. I enjoyed the programme immensely and my head is buzzing with new, and surprising thoughts – and I appreciate that very much.” Michael Butler, Non-Executive Director, Coach and Facilitator.

“I really enjoyed exploring the additional group applications, especially as I could see how to use and apply them in some of the work I do. The Transforming Meetings finale really pulled it altogether. I particularly liked learning in small groups.” Shirley Greenaway, Leadership Coach and Facilitator.

About Jane…

I am an Accredited Time to Think Coach, Facilitator, Teacher, and a member of the Time to Think Collegiate and have trained predominately with Nancy Kline, the pioneer of the Thinking Environment. Connecting with the Collegiate regularly provides me the opportunity to develop my freshest thinking and practice in the on-going developments of the Time to Think approach.

I am passionate about creating an environment for others to generate more of their independent thinking. I believe that by listening more to others, both the listener and the speaker become more, as individuals. In offering this training, I hope to promote more thinking environments both inside and outside of organisations. Furthermore I am keen to facilitate others to experience the profound impact of generating independent thinking in this world of increasing competition, complexity and time pressure.

I am a Master Certified Coach with the ICF and my coach training is underpinned by a post-graduate qualification in psychological coaching together with an NLP certification in coaching. I work predominately in London and have 30 years experience working as an HR practitioner and Executive Coach within professional and financial services.

Dates for the open programme…

Dates: 18th – 19th January 2018

Dates: 20th – 21st September 2018

In-house programmes are available with a minimum of 8 delegates.


Greenwoods Spa Hotel, Stock, Essex (special rates for staying guests)

Transport: 30 minutes by train from Central London to Billericay and a short taxi ride to Stock. 40 minutes by car from London Stansted or London Southend airports.  By car, Stock is located just off the A12 on junction B1007 heading towards Billericay.

Your investment…

Your investment: £720 + VAT.  All materials and refreshments included.

Phased payments and a bursary place will be considered, upon application.

Plus 3 Bonuses:

#1 A uniquely designed infographic of the 10 components of the Thinking Environment™.

#2 A copy of Jane’s book ‘Are you listening, or just waiting to speak? – The secret to propelling your business relationships’.

#3 Direct access to Jane throughout your training to support your ongoing practice of being a Thinking Environment.


To book your place, please contact Jane…


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