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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
Sophie is not only a superb teacher and facilitator of the Thinking Partnership; she also embodies the Ten Components of a Thinking Environment, creating the perfect conditions for people's learning, discovery and thinking. And her sheer delight in life permeates it all.
Experiencing and learning the Thinking Environment from Sophie is a privilege. She embodies the Ten Components as a professional and as a person. She also sustains both expertise and exploration, a rare and essential quality in this work.