We create a safe space where the most pressing, real challenges are brought to the fore; where leaders are not taken out of the workplace to be ‘taught’ leadership but have thinking partners that come in to work with them and help them hone their own approach to leadership on the court…where the learning is implicit and the action is explicit.
Through potent ‘Thinking Sessions’ with the leadership team, we co-create a Leadership Capability Charter that is unique to the organisation. We then design a combination of Leadership Development Programs and coaching interventions that help build these capabilities across the enterprise. For more specific developmental needs, we also design and conduct unconventional leadership development interventions.
Diversity and Inclusion:
Diversity and Inclusion are key values for us at Thinking Partners. Not only are themes of diversity and inclusion suffused in all our work but we have also developed a whole suite of services to help organizations that are committed to bringing more diversity and inclusion to their workplace. We have developed a multi-disciplinary approach that combines key learnings from psychology, anthropology and systems thinking to create organizational development (OD) related interventions that promote an inclusive workplace for all.
Developing women leaders is a key focus area for us and in addition to our customized OD interventions, we have collaborated with ECC, a UK based global consultancy that specializes in gender diversity programs that are rooted in coaching. These programs empower women to take pride in the differences they bring, helping them to use their talents and achieve career success. These programs can be adapted to the client’s own diversity program and agenda whether its developing high potential women leaders or women returning to the workplace or preventing loss of talent in the workforce post maternity leave. More information about ECC is available here https://executive-coaching.co.uk.
02. Team Leadership Development
In coaching a team, as a unit, we help them elevate their collective intelligence by uncovering blind spots and highlighting the hidden forces at play. As each successive session builds psychological safety for the team, people find the comfort to bring diverse perspectives to the table. Ultimately the team is able to work smarter and deliver greater business impact. Through fostering productive relationships and increased alignment to the purpose and goals, the group makes the essential journey towards becoming a high performing team.
The implicit focus remains on building the leadership potential of the team and inculcating the necessary leadership capabilities required to collaboratively drive performance and growth.
Team Coaching intervention can be applied for the development of a departmental team, leadership team or a cross-functional project based team.
Unlike other psychometric tools, it is non-judgemental and focusses on highlighting each team member’s motivation and decision making styles; based on which it identifies critical roles in various business cycles that they are inherently best suited to play. When all the team members are plotted together, it creates new opportunities for action and growth. It also helps business leaders craft their people strategy and create conditions for performance, for both the present and the future.
Thinking Partners are the first to be accredited to run PROPHET in India. Our accredited and experienced coaches work with client organisations to elicit deep business insights and applications on the basis of the tool. More information about PROPHET is available here https://prophetprofiling.com.
03. Individual Leadership Development
We believe humans and organisations are capable of creating a lasting shift in themselves. This requires unearthing and exploring our beliefs and challenging them in a safe environment. As coaches we aim to co-create a space where people can access and enhance their inherent wisdom and emotional intelligence.
In coaching leaders we essentially act as their Thinking Partners to help them work through complex organisational reality and in the process bring their purpose and values to bear on the everyday enterprise of leadership.
Through our alliance with ECC, UK we provide specialised leadership coaching programs for women leaders. The focus remains on helping them build a reputation around their strengths and set themselves up for a sustainable future as opposed to behaving more like men to find career success. This brings the richness of gender diversity to decision making tables and thus influences cultures to enable everyone to thrive at work.
In coaching executives, we work with them in deepening their sense of self awareness and eliciting new insights thereby creating new avenues for growth and performance.
Founders of Start-ups operate in a highly volatile and uncertain environment. Coaching can greatly boost the probability of success by providing a non-judgemental, pressure-free, protected space to analyse, evaluate, pivot and act. To learn more about our work with Start-Ups, click here
We don’t replicate, we improvise
We are not your usual consultants, for we work towards developing a richer understanding of the complexity, of the systemic dynamics at play; we highlight the paradoxes and contradictions. Our deep and multidisciplinary approach gives us the edge to innovate, customise and improvise.
We don’t reduce reality into predictable phases and graphs
Instead we highlight the contradictions, acknowledge the uncertainty and work constructively with the messy nature of reality.
We don’t pretend we have the answers
As ‘Thinking Partners’ we co-create the answers by accessing both the collective and inherent wisdom of the people within the organisation.