Nancy Kline

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Nancy Kline is an American-born author, teacher, coach and public speaker.

Nancy Kline is President and Founder of Time To Think, an international leadership development and coaching company. . She has pioneered and developed the Thinking Environment since 1973, and is best known for her books and work on Time to Think, listening skills and coaching.

Nancy's biggest selling book to date is "Time to Think: Listening to Ignite the Human Mind" which is highly regarded by many professional coaches.

Nancy created and pioneered the development of the theory and process called The Thinking Environment. This model allows people to turn their teams, organisations and relationships into Thinking Environments in which people at every level can think for themselves, with rigour, imagination and courage. The process increases the quality of thinking in, and thus of concrete results from, all human interactions, both in pairs and in groups, and decreases the amount of time it takes to achieve them.

Nancy and the other Time To Think Consultants and Coaches do Thinking Environment work in companies, universities, human resource organisations, Coaching organisations, legal networks, government agencies and voluntary organisations. Thinking Environment work is active in the UK, Ireland, the United States,Spain and South Africa.

Time To Think began in 1984 and grew out of Nancy's consulting and teaching work near Washington, DC, where she had served as a Founding Director of The Thornton Friends School for twelve years and as Director of The Leadership Institute for six years. She is a Fellow of Ashridge Management College.

Nancy was born and raised in New Mexico and lives in England with her husband Christopher Spence.

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