Open Training Courses

Our innovative open programmes for coaches, leaders, entrepreneurs and managers help people to think creatively, collaboratively and effectively, in quality, inspiring settings that will provide you with a great learning experience.  All the below courses are run by our Founder Linda Aspey, Time to Think Global Faculty. 

For Working 1:1


Thinking Partnership  (3 days) – Central London

6 & 7 February and 10 March 2017 (FULL) 

** 20 & 21 February and 21 March 2017 – additional course added due to demand

6 & 7 April and 10 May 2017 (FULL)

1 & 2 November and 1 December 2017 (1 place left)

This is the key course in working 1:1 with the Thinking Environment. It’s an intensive, experiential course exploring the theory & exquisite practice of this unique 1:1 approach that helps people to generate independent, intelligent thinking.

There is time between days 2 and 3 for you to practise. It will take your listening and relationship building skills to new heights and also significantly enhance your ability to coach or mentor others. Carries 20.5 ICF CCE units. Maximum 5 places.

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Time to Think Coach (4 days) – Central London

A qualifying course only available from Time to Think Faculty

15 & 16 February and 15 & 16 March 2017  (FULL)

26 & 27 September and 26 & 27 October 2017  (1 place left)

After you have completed a Thinking Partnership course you may want to progress to an advanced level training & professional qualification, focused on enabling your coaching clients to reach new heights in their own thinking and becoming more courageous, creative, effective and fulfilled than they ever thought possible.

This course involves supervised practicum work over 6 months and ongoing paid membership of the Time to Think Collegiate. There are up to 5 places.  

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For Working With Groups


Time to Think Foundation  (2 days) – Central London

26 & 27 January 2017 – (FULL)

26 & 27 April 2017 (FULL)

6 & 7 June 2017 (FULL)

14 & 15 November 2017 (places available)

This experiential course focuses on creating Thinking Environments with groups and teams and is particularly useful for facilitators, managers, leaders and for entrepreneurs starting up a new company to make it very productive from the very beginning.

You’ll learn how to help people to connect in new ways, to lead, chair and have truly productive meetings and gatherings of all kinds. You’ll leave with a raft of new insights and a suite of highly flexible tools to transform meetings.

Highly practical, the course offers you a versatile toolkit that you can use to build creativity, connection, trust, respect and productivity amongst members of groups and teams. This way of working will make a profound impact on you and your colleagues or clients.  There are up to 10 places. 

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Time to Think Facilitator  (3 days) – Central London

A qualifying course only available from Time to Think Faculty

23, 24 & 25 November 2016 (FULL) 

15 & 16 May and 15 June 2017 (1 place left)

7 & 8 November and 7 December 2017 (4 places left)

After the Foundation comes this advanced level intensive training & professional Facilitation qualification for practitioners who actually want to teach groups and teams of all kinds to work better together through creating Thinking Environments. You’ll become skilled in weaving in the Components and exercises into any setting to make it flow productively. You’ll also qualify to deliver the unique 1 day “Transforming Meetings” programme, and have access to a suite of training support materials from Time to Think Ltd.  

It involves supervised practicum work over 6 months and ongoing paid membership of the Time to Think Collegiate. There are up to 8 places. 

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“I’d been struggling to use the Time to Think approach with my clients ever since I’d read the book. I’d always seemed to get unhinged but this course made everything fall into place. You’ll learn about the components of a Thinking Environment through experiencing them, not just talking about them and Linda adds to this by sharing her stories, good and bad. She also has a great deal of academic knowledge that she weaves in throughout the course. Nancy talks about listening to ignite and this is how Linda teaches, her warmth and presence giving you confidence to give things a try to grow and learn – a 10/10″.

Jude O’Neill – Leadership and Impact Coach

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“Easily the most enjoyable and transformational course I’ve ever been on.”

Richard Baker, Head of NOW (UK) at Zumtobel Group

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“After reading Nancy Kline’s book ‘Time to Think’, I was inspired to take this (Foundation) course.  So much so, that I decided to fly from Canada to take it. Needless to say, I had high hopes and expectations….and they were not disappointed.  Linda delivered an amazing program and brought the 10 Components to LIFE.  It was truly an inspiring and clarifying experience to have taken this course.  And that was a direct result of Linda’s skill and experience as a Time to Think practitioner.  She connected all the dots and helped answer the practical questions of how to integrate this into our professional and personal lives.  It was super.  Don’t hesitate.  Sign up today”.

Paul, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

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“If you are looking for a course that cements your Thinking Environment knowledge and gives you a practical toolkit for application then look no further then Linda Aspey’s Time to Think Facilitators’ Course.   Linda is effortlessly brilliant in her teaching and brings fun, passion and creativity to the course leaving you wanting more. Linda’s stories and anecdotes from her wealth of experience bring credibility and wisdom to your learning and thus provide the platform for a fantastic learning journey. Sign up now – you won’t be disappointed and it will also transform you as an individual”.

Ewa Boxall, Head of Learning & Development, Weetabix

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I have worked extensively with Linda, through my Foundation, Facilitator and also the Coaching programme of the Thinking Environment.  Linda epitomizes the Thinking Environment and creates a perfect space to develop these skills. I’ve learned so much from Linda who I’ve found inspirational in working with Thinking Environment techniques. Her warmth, support with Practicum work and absolute dedication for me to succeed leads me to recommend her to anyone considering learning more about Thinking Environment and for whom a tranquil learning space in Buckinghamshire appeals.”

Ellen Peters, Development Facilitator and Coach, John Lewis Partnership.

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“Having read Nancy Kline’s books, I felt I had a pretty solid grasp of the Time to Think approach and I wondered what more, if anything, I’d learn on the Foundation Course. The course however was a real eye-opener, and reminded me that understanding something rationally is a long way distant from experiencing, feeling, and understanding something in the moment. The course was excellent from beginning to end, in both design and delivery. We had a great group and a world class facilitator. It took my appreciation of the power and humanity of this way of working to a completely different level and as I left the course bound for my everyday world I left with a wonderful feeling of hope, optimism and excitement.”

Richard Brown, Minds Wide Open

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“I would highly recommend this course if you would like to learn more about and have the opportunity to experience various elements of a Thinking Environment. I appreciated how naturally Linda brought together and embodied the 10 Components of a Thinking Environment throughout the whole course. As participants we then found it safe to offer each other attention, equality, ease, appreciation, encouragement, feelings, information and diversity, creating a wonderfully respectful and productive environment in which to experiment and learn.   Thank you Linda for making this happen!”

Preeta Cooley, De Novo Performance Ltd


“The Foundation Course was a revelation to me.  Seeing the Thinking Environment come to life over two days, demonstrated to me the power of the ten Components.  Linda’s careful construction of the course content and delivery were evident and gave me a perfect balance of teaching and practice.”

Becca Timmins, Emery Little 

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To book:

Contact us for more details and booking forms at or call 0845 170 1300.