The Thinking Partnership is a unique, inspirational and experiential course exploring the theory and refined practice of this unique way of working one to one. This course will teach you how to be a Thinking Partner, how to run a Thinking Session and how to apply the principles of a Thinking Environment.


The Thinking Partnership course (2 + 1 days) will allow you to learn to offer the quality of attention we call generative. It is a step by step, highly engaging course to allow you to think yourselves with unprecedented clarity, originality and tenacity. People can think for themselves. It is their natural birthright to do so. This innate ability can, and mostly is, intruded upon and eroded by parental and educational messaging: resulting in an assumption – that we need others to help us in order to know what to do.

Learning to become a Thinking Partner is possibly the most helpful skill to cultivate. Having the courage to trust someone else’s intelligence for themselves is a profound gift of humanity and leadership. When people are thinking for themselves and are being listened to by someone who knows how to create a Thinking Environment for them, they can and will discover the full territory of their thinking. From there they can clarify their objectives, surface and remove untrue limiting assumptions that stand in their way and generate new ideas and insights that free them to live life fully. The human mind is capable of all this, innately. When, for whatever reason, this innate capacity becomes blocked, Thinking Partners have learned to recognise where the thinker is now, and where they are needing to go next, and what question(s) will enable them to get back onto a wave of their own independent thinking.



  • Explore the Ten Components of the Thinking Environment and experience the high-quality thinking that they produce.
  • Take part in Thinking Partner demonstrations to experience a metaphor of how we as human beings think and feel in waves and pauses, together with the findings in how the mind thinks exceptionally well for itself and will continue to, before it needs a nudge from a thinking partner.
  • Learn about the three levels of limiting assumptions.
  • Discover the power of the precisely formulated incisive question that can remove limiting assumptions and create revival of creativity, clarity, tenacity and courage.
  • Learn how to facilitate a Thinking Environment for others opening them up to more independent thinking.
  • Experience what happens when you provide uninterrupted listening and ask powerful questions and be known for modelling this.
  • Gain a network of like-minded individuals to practice your skills and develop confidence

Course Length
2 +1 day programme

Upcoming Dates
27th & 28th November – Face to Face
11th December 2023 – Virtual Follow Up

Venue – Munich Suburbs (in English)

Timings & Cost
9:30 -17:00
1,495 Excl VAT

(including lunch/refreshments)


8 + 5 =


The experience was profound at all levels – as much personally as professionally. It opened my eyes to how I might parent differently as well as coach and consult differently. It utterly brought to life the meaning of generative attention. I really had a tangible sense of this quality of extraordinary quality of attention. I feel totally “held” by Anna, in a safe and supportive space which feels utterly non-judgement. It allows me to say things out loud that I might not even fully acknowledge to myself in my head usually.


Who can escape the magic of being listened to as if you were the sole being in this world? And then being subtly guided to conclusions you wouldn’t have dreamed of before?


I was amazed how in a short space of time the Thinking Environment facilitated by Anna fostered a feeling of connection between a group of people who do not all know each other very well. It cut through superficiality and dived quickly, but in a way that felt comfortable, to an authentic interaction between group members.


A wonderful awakening experience and a journey to connect deeper to whom I am. Anna is so real and authentic. She explains things so clearly, she is knowledgeable, confident, and professional and makes us feel safe to explore.


Anna has brought the team together on a journey of empowerment, empathy, and self-discovery. Time to Think is a gift in our busy lives.


I found the Thinking Environment session facilitated by Anna very inspiring. It has motivated me continuously to spend enough time on setting up teams and the right environments. The Thinking Environment is a good framework to have meaningful conversations.


A great method to strengthen collaboration, build trust and enhance the depth and quality of thinking in ANY team. Anna is so competent, supportive, and generous.


I have just completed a 3-day Thinking Partnership course based on Nancy Kline’s Time to Think and facilitated by the inspiring Anna Inama. This was the first time that this course was run virtually – and this is typical of the trailblazing attitude that Anna has – boldly leading where no one has gone before. Over the three days, Anna took us through the main concepts of Time to Think interspersing experiential learning with teaching and discussion on the application of the principles. As a result, I feel that I now clearly understand many of the cool concepts that underpin Time to Think – through generative attention facilitating independent thinking in my clients. What an amazing experience it is to be able to speak without being interrupted – to have time to formulate and explore my thoughts. I am now seeing the positive impact that this approach has on my clients. I would thoroughly recommend this course to any coach who wants to develop their skills – especially, but not only, for coaches who act as sparring partners with executives and leaders.


During Corona, lovingly embedded in the cosy seminar room of the romantic Landhotel Klostermaier in Icking, we learned to listen. Deep listening with our ears, our heart and indeed with our whole body. Anna Inama conveyed the important components of the Thinking Environment to us in a very professional, warm-hearted, and profound way. For me, it was an incredibly transformative experience. My conversations have improved a lot since then. They have become deeper, more substantial, and more attentive. I am grateful for the privilege of accompanying people on their journey into their own independent thinking and seeing where their thinking takes them. Thank you so much for this, dear Anna.


Anna has a very open, kind, and focused approach. She adapts to the needs of the group while making sure the group maintains focus. Her authenticity and passion for the topic is contagious which makes learning fun & easy.

Uli Otto

I did the Thinking Partnership course with Anna, and she made it a very special experience, it was a small group of 3 and it was really great as we had time and space to practice the thinking pairs in depth. All three days were well-structured and full of insight. Anna has a wonderful way of leading the group very gently so that everyone feels included, accepted, and loved. I am also looking forward to the Thinking Foundation programme with Anna in January. I would highly recommend Anna and the Thinking Partnership to anyone who wants to learn to think better for themselves and help others make better decisions. I am really looking forward to applying the newly acquired skills to my work as a personal stylist and to building up a coaching practice as a Thinking Coach.

Lena Frank, Style Advisor Twins

Anna is a wonderful coach and trainer who cares deeply about what she does. Her depth of experience and knowledge of Time to Think is extraordinary and the way she conducts the workshop is just great. As a participant, I felt heard and understood, cared for and comfortable throughout the two days. She made it very easy for people to open up and feel safe. Her workshops are held in a very pleasant and comfortable hotel with a great atmosphere and catering.


Contact Anna for more information 
​+49 (0) 176 84242729 | [email protected]
Anna is a certified Time to Think Coach and Facilitator and works in close partnership with the organisation
Time to Think following the work of Nancy Kline.