Come and join us for an adventure in the thinking environment®
Whatever your motivation, you’ll take so much back into work, home life and relationships, because what you learn relates to all of life and how you listen to, understand and communicate with everyone, including yourself.
Explore and book our Time to Think courses and workshops below. If you want to discuss your specific needs in more detail, just complete the contact form here and we’ll call to talk – we can even connect you with alumni for their insight.
A Time to Think certified two-day overview of this amazing work. You will improve the quality of your meetings and everyday interactions.
10/10 Thank you so much – it was a much needed two days of inspiration and recharging of mind and body! I really enjoyed your style of teaching, plus the beautiful surroundings, and the very delicious lunches and snacks – it was a rare treat indeed. You’ve given me plenty to think about for sure!
10/10 I just wanted to say a personal BIG thank you for facilitating the 2 days space, which has allowed me to reset, re-affirm that I am on the right track and more importantly have some time to think, I mean really think.
The last 2 days have flown and feel like a generous gift. I feel privileged and grateful. 10/10
Sophie is awesome, she understands the Thinking Environment to a really deep level and can apply that to real world experience.
Sophie's embodiment of the components, insight and wisdom elevates this from a course full of useful tools and techniques (which it still is) to one where we each get to work at our own personal edge.
The best thing about the course was the honesty and compassion of the group and facilitator. There was total safety to raise issues that I wouldn't have dreamed possible.
If you're considering the course, go for it! You'll be cared for in a respectful way and encouraged to do your best thinking. It's a great course.
10/10. I could not recommend this course highly enough for anyone wanting to explore a different way to approach things. It has made me stop and think about so many things. If you are thinking of attending I'd say 'go for it' you won't regret it.
The 2 days offered a space to learn about the elements which will enable me to hold my classes / meetings / 1-2-1s in a Thinking Environment. I saw what I had learned from reading the 2 Time to Think books in action, in more specific detail with the chance to ask when I was not sure I had understood something correctly.
A powerful and experiential learning experience where you are fully immersed in the building blocks that helps to create a thinking environment for both individuals and teams. The course also provides you, as the participant, with valuable time and space to think for yourselves. I would highly recommend it!
The entire course was useful and it’s rare that so much of a course provides this. It will be life changing in terms of how I treat people when they are speaking which hopefully will impact on them. Sophie was an excellent tutor and so knowledgeable about the underpinning concepts and theory; absolutely nothing phased her.
Very enjoyable and learned an amazing amount, which will have very practical and ‘useable’ outcomes. It has already improved my coaching style and meetings.
It is a gift to have the time to think and already the incisive questions are making a significant difference, for the better, in how I coach and facilitate meetings! A differentiator for me is that Sophie modelled the TE for us beautifully.
It was a good mix of theory and practical; small, informal group where you felt safe. If you want to learn how to be more effective and have more impact in your work, this is the course for you both personally and for your team.
I feel so much more prepared and in fact excited about hosting group coaching sessions now. I have everything I need to feel confident in this approach knowing that it will deliver for my clients.
This course teaches you to slow down and improve the quality of your thinking in life and business. It is about giving and receiving attention, and if you’re not sure you’ve experienced the difference this makes, try it.
Really well run workshop by Sophie – brought to life Nancy Klein’s philosophy in a really thought provoking & practical way. Much food for thought & genuinely changed my paradigm towards workshops & meetings!
I’m completely sold on the thinking environment approach, your facilitation skills and modelling of brought the learning to life and allowed me to come away with skills I feel confident using immediately.
A three-day introduction to this powerful, liberating process. It opens the doors to our one-to-one Time to Think coaching qualification, but also to a whole new way of thinking for you to take into all aspects of life.
The course has provided a further (I feel more useful) tool to enable coaches to reach their goal. The best thing about the course was the excellent and incentivizing teaching style and manner, the small group learning & safety, and the lovely group of people I was with.
I would thoroughly recommend this course. The course has re-emphasised the importance of listening, allowing the coachee to lead, and introduced new ways to encourage their independent thinking. I should say that Sophie is a top notch trainer/coach, who cares about the group attending as individuals and makes the days fun as well full of content, flexibly delivered.
On this course, having the experience of being a thinking partner and truly (for the first time?!) thinking independently has reinforced this and I think it is something that would benefit everyone in everything they do! So I am hooked.
Completely changed my approach to coaching moving to a method which to me is far more effective. Dynamic thinking environment which teaches you how to be an effective listener and thus work with coaches to establish change. The most effective method of coaching I’ve experienced.
This course allows you to practically explore the power of thinking clearly for yourself. It is very different to other coaching approaches and seems to bring about more significant shifts in thinking and understanding than I have come across elsewhere.
It has enabled me to develop much more as a coach but also as an independent thinker. It has made me realise the power of true listening, without interruptions, to enable productive independent thinking.
What you learn is not just a tool you can use at work, but one that can change how you approach your life, bringing more possibilities and choice than you realised was possible.
For me it was priceless to have space to explore and develop my coaching practice through the lens of the Thinking Partnership approach. The course gave me the confidence to immediately put the Thinking Partnership into practice with my clients and for myself as a Thinker.
The core principles are valuable life concepts, personally or in business. The course is designed to start you on a supported journey which can only improve your thinking and your ability to achieve your full potential.
The thinking partnership course has been genuinely life changing for me. It has left me full of ideas of how I want to move forward in my life. It was also hugely refreshing to really engage with the process of fresh thinking.
The initial 2 days were a very special personal development experience for me (and I’ve been on a lot of courses!). I believe the TE achieves what so many other coaching approaches aim for, but fall short of – which is empowering thinkers to think for themselves.
The relatively unknown power that providing the space and time creates –in today’s world we rarely get the chance to be truly listened too, so this experience helps create a wonderful thinking experience that enables you to think through ‘something’ for yourself.
This four-day course follows on from The Thinking Partnership to qualify you as a Time to Think coach.
I would highly recommend Sophie herself, and this course for anyone who wishes to improve their own thinking skills and enhance their coaching style. Sophie has a very relaxed way of delivering the course, and whilst you will learn about each of the elements it is more about a way of being with yourself and those around you. I have also found that the 10 components provide a useful lens through which to view many situations, and provide insightful reflection.
I couldn’t recommend the course more highly. Whether you are an experienced coach practitioner or someone starting their coaching journey, the course will start where you start and gently challenge you to think for yourself and create beautiful Thinking Environments for others.
The thinking, the practice, Sophie’s guidance and teaching on the Time to Think Coach course, were all critical success factors that have helped me to further develop my coaching skills.
The best thing about the course was being given the chance to be really listened to and learning the components that the Thinking Environment gives. Also understanding how powerful the words used in the process are. Don't hesitate to attend this course with Sophie!
The Thinking Environment seems to me to be the pinnacle of coaching approaches and I would encourage anyone, however experienced a coach or not, to see how powerful thinking for oneself can be.
Sophie is both nurturing and challenging, demanding a high standard in the Practicum work whilst providing lots of support through to its conclusion. If you’re looking to stretch your challenge yourself as a coach, the coaching course is well worth the investment.
This three-day course follows on from the foundation course, qualifying you as a Time to Think facilitator.
There are so many things that I enjoyed, the content was perfect, the great group and the chance to connect and a perfect venue. To anyone thinking of attending I say that the course will exceed your expectations.
I would highly recommend the course, I believe it has significantly stretched my facilitation skills and given me insight and practical steps on how to enable groups to think well together.
The course helped me to trust my instincts even more and to create an unhurried, respectful atmosphere even quicker and more purposefully than I was able to do in the past.
The Thinking Environment Coach Development programme – 1 year to accelerate, deepen and enhance your coaching practice