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Special Residential Event with Iain McGilchrist 23/24 May 2017 - Chesham, Buckinghamshire

“Realms of Attention”

We are delighted that  Iain McGilchrist, the acclaimed Lecturer, Psychiatrist, Philosopher, and Author of “The Master & His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World” will be exchanging his ideas with us in this unique residential event on 23 & 24 May 2017.

Our brains are not mere machines but an inseparable aspect of our whole selves AND of the culture in which we have taken a part in creating because of the way our brain hemispheres attend to the world.

Today’s leaders face so many challenges, including finding enough time for thinking, and staying attentive to and informed about the world outside of their own lives and organisations. The world is changing, the future likely to be a very different one from now, and many leaders want to engage in conversations with people who come from different contexts and who hold diverse views to their own so they do not become blinkered to other realities. And they need to develop the capacity to think with both sides of their brains.

The differences in our two brain hemispheres are responsible for moulding the world in which we now live. However, in modern times the left hemisphere has become dominant in organisations and decisions with often devastating impact.

So why is this event so important for leaders?

Well we look to leaders to lead on creating culture. We look to them to question, explore, and innovate so we can do the same. And if a leader is living in a  bubble, or seeing the world through only one side of their brain, they won’t be able to do that. They will shape according to the world they see, but they are only seeing it through their eyes. So, it’s only partly real. This event is a chance to explore.

The Thinking Environment

Created by Nancy Kline of Time to Think, the Thinking Environment comprises of ten “Components” which add value and quality to thinking in discussions of all kinds with groups of all sizes. We have found that many of Iain’s ideas and philosophies resonate deeply with those of the Thinking Environment.

And so, in a unique first …

We’ll bring both sets of powerful ideas together in this special programme. Participants will be able to engage in fascinating and stimulating discussions, whilst learning about and drawing on the Thinking Environment for balanced brain thinking!

Facilitated by Linda Aspey and Time to Think colleagues, this will be an experience, not a conference.

There are just 35 residential and 5 non residential places.

For info or to book download the flyer here:

Realms of Attention with Iain McGilchrist 23 & 24 May 2017 – Leadership Flyer

Other Upcoming Talks and Masterclasses

“Linda’s years of experience and wisdom shine through when she speaks of the power of generative attention to transform conversations.
I was enthused by her knowledge and sharing at a recent Thinking Environment presentation and left motivated to integrate what I had learnt into my practice. Her passion for her topic is infectious and her ability to engage her audience and get participants interacting meaningfully is refreshingly authentic.”

Tremaine du Preez, founder of the Coaching Club. 



To download Linda Aspey’s speaker profile, click here


More 2017 talks are being planned – come back soon for dates!

Talks and Masterclass Archive

Linda has been a public speaker for 25 years – for a detailed list of past talks please contact us. Here are some more recent examples:


Association for Coaching, London

  • 19th April 2016: Skills Development Day.  Transformation Through a Thinking Environment


Oxford Brookes 6th International Coaching Supervision Conference

  • 10th May 2016. Supervision in a Thinking Environment.

Demonstration session with Michelle Lucas. 

The London Coaching Group

  • 26 July 2016: Transforming Teams

Association for Coaching, London

  • 9th March 2016: Transforming Teams with the Thinking Environment®  

Association for Coaching

  • November – December 2015: The Thinking Environment® and the Journey to Coaching Mastery 
Linda collaborated with Ruth McCarthy on a special Global Webinar Series for the Association for Coaching –  details here:


Oxford Brookes Coaching & Mentoring Society (OBCAMS), Oxford

  • 11th December 2015: Transforming Teams

Association for Coaching, Brighton

  • 28th October 2015: Transforming Teams 

CIPD, Thames Valley, Wallingford

  • 24th June 2015: Thinking Dynamics – Time to Think in Organisational Settings

Association for Coaching, Leeds

  • 4th March 2015: Transforming Teams with the Thinking Environment 

 Association for Coaching – Bucks & Berks Group, Old Windsor

  • 12th January 2015: Transforming Teams with The Thinking Environment
  • Group Soup for Coaches – The Psychodynamics of Groups



Thames Valley Police – Annual Leadership Conference

  • 3rd March 2016: Leadership in a Thinking Environment™

East of England Local Government Association, Coaching Conference, Cambridge

  • 6th February 2015: Leadership in a Thinking Environment™


South West Employers’ Coaching Conference, Taunton, Somerset

  • 16 July 2014: Listening to Liberate. 


Association for Coaching – 5th International Conference, “Journey to Coaching Mastery”, Budapest, Hungary

  •  30 & 31st October, 2014: Time to Think – Transforming Teams. Linda co-presented this masterclass with Ruth McCarthy – here they are on You Tube talking about it before the event:

"Thank you for an excellent masterclass on Time to Think... it was also really helpful to hear questions from those who were new to the idea of really engaged listening and how you expertly answered their questions & concerns.”