One of the very best ways of getting our clients to think for themselves in a high quality way is by being a Thinking Environment® and employing a Thinking Partnership framework, where they feel truly heard, understood and valued and have the time and space to decide on their own best solutions. Offering a Thinking Partnership framework creates the opportunity for our clients to uncover what is stopping them achieve what they want and create new ways of moving forward.
The Thinking Environment is based upon the observation that ‘the quality of everything we, as human beings do, depends upon the quality of the thinking we do first’. This was so beautifully identified over 30 years ago by Nancy Kline, who is the best-selling author of three books, founder of the Time To Think leadership and coaching consultancy and a most wonderful teacher.
A Thinking Partnership is created when you coach your client in a Thinking Environment, where you are intently interested in engaging their best thinking to generate their best decision-making.
I have created a concise and powerful video training where I walk you through a live demonstration of a Thinking Partnership coaching session with a real-life client and a real-life problem.
In the video you’ll see how to best go through the framework and the way my client quickly got to higher thinking and coming up with her own best solution. If you have not yet attended the Thinking Partnership programme, this video highlights what you will be able to master and deliver for your clients after the training. If you have already attended the programme with me, this video will help you contract effectively with your client, navigate the framework through each part and be a valuable reference to return to.
Clients report that a Thinking Partnership is amazingly helpful and effective in creating breakthroughs in their thinking and in getting them ‘unstuck’ from a challenge that they may have been experiencing for some time.
Jane Adshead-Grant is an Award Winning Executive Coach helping individuals sharpen their leadership skills, gain clarity, confidence and courage to accomplish their goals. As an in-demand coach, trainer and speaker, Jane has helped hundreds of emerging and experienced leaders from around the world improve their performance, get the best from others and execute against their vision.
Recently, Jane has spoken at conferences and events on ‘Creating Inclusive Culture in Teams’, ‘The Thinking Environment® - a powerful Leadership framework’ and ‘An introduction to Independent Thinking to get the best from yourself and others.’ Jane is also author of Are you listening or just waiting to speak? - The secret to propelling your business relationships.
Jane holds post graduate diplomas in Human Resource Management and Psychological Coaching. She is a Master Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation with over 3,000 hours of coaching individuals and an Accredited Coach, Facilitator and Teacher of the Thinking Environment. Prior to becoming an executive coach, Jane worked in the Corporate environment for 15 years progressing her career from Secretary to HR Director within Professional and Financial Service organisations. Meet Jane at www.janeadsheadgrant.com