Igniting Wisdom, Compassion and Courage in Leadership
About me and my work:
A lawyer by background, with a training in organisational psychiatry and psychology, my passion is working with people, like you, to build outstanding organisations where people really thrive; where they can say what they really think, and where others actually listen. This approach creates an environment of trust, where fresh, independent thinking can flourish, leading to better outcomes for staff, service users, patients and clients.
My clients come from across sectors, both in the UK and abroad, and these include major corporates such as Skanska, Sony Pictures, Harper Collins and the like as well as public sector entities such as the NHS, Judicial Office and,Cabinet Office.
They tell me that when they work with me they feel seen and heard, and experience the transformative power of presence, deep listening, compassion and respect. Watch the video to learn more.
Alongside my consultancy work I am the founder of Fulcrum, a network for leaders across health, social care, education, the arts and increasingly business.
"Mitzi is incredibly creative, well qualified and skilled in developing leaders, passionate about making the world a better place."
Kind, insightful and supportive she is able to challenge deep-seated assumptions and create an environment where important but tricky issues can be addressed. Not many can blend artistic talent with detailed knowledge of governance. Working with her is a delight.
Elisabeth Buggins CBE, DL | Chair, Eastern Academic Health Science Network
Do you need time and space to think?
- Do you sometimes feel you barely have time to draw breath, let alone think about the core and critical questions you need to be focused on?
- Do you experience a constant sense of urgency and rush and suffer under intense scrutiny and the tyranny of the short term?
- You know you are capable of more and want to think strategically, but instead fear overwhelm and burnout from the pressure of the everyday.
The Thinking Environment ™ is a framework I use to help overcome these challenges. I've had the privilege to train extensively with Nancy Kline, originator of the Thinking Environment, and have taken this approach into organisations across sectors, helping leaders to ignite the finest thinking in their teams, creating conditions where all can thrive. Through online courses, workshops and coaching I can help your organisation too, to become a Thinking Environment™.
The Thinking Environment TM
The Thinking Environment™ helps generate fresh thinking and increases resilience in individuals and organisations. When practised at work, it creates a culture of respect, inclusion and genuine innovation.
I’ve been developing leaders for over 20 years helping them overcome the challenges of turbulent times.
My programmes take the fear and frustration out of being a leader. I teach techniques that help you to slow down, listen and connect with the wise, compassionate and courageous leader that is within; that helps you to create trust and conditions where all can thrive.
Through coaching, training and facilitated conversations I help you become more confident and empowered; able to ignite and harness the finest quality thinking in the room. Above all, I help you build a leadership proposition that is uniquely yours.
"Mitzi inspires me, over and over again"
“When I need hope for humanity, I turn to her. She reaches into the core of both the good in society and the causes of its pain. She understands what it takes to transform a situation, a team, an organisation into the finest version of itself. She manages to blend humility with confidence, detail with scope, leadership with autonomy. Her expertise and her warmth are compelling. I trust her completely. And I am grateful for her in this world.”
Nancy Kline, President Time to Think
Trusted by organisations in multiple fields
“We felt a sense of collective ownership and achievement.”
Mitzi is truly fabulous at what she does. After working alongside her, our key management meeting was much more inclusive and productive. We discussed a number of ‘meaty’ issues that previously might not have reached the agenda. We felt a sense of collective ownership and achievement and left the meeting feeling much more optimistic as to what we could achieve.
Nadine Bleasby former COO | NIHR Cumbria
“Applying this in practice was a joy with immediate results.”
This was a fulfilling and ‘ work-changing’ session. Attendees ranged from chairmen of global organisations to senior regulators and those running smaller agencies. By educating us in how to create a ‘thinking environment’, which is not only inclusive but promotes fresh and clear thoughts, the meetings become more productive and engaging. Applying this in practice was a joy with immediate results.
Richard Karmel | Managing Partner | Marars London
"Thank you Mitzi for creating a sensational experience!"
I have met only a handful of Governance geeks in my 20 years of experience. Mitzi is surely on the top of that list. The fusion of Governance with thinking practices enabled us to transform our governance from linear to dynamic. She delivered a very well and thoughtfully designed programme that me and my colleagues appreciated - thank you Mitzi for creating a sensational experience.
Nabil Jamshed | Head of Corporate Governance | Guys and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust
“Delegates leave Mitzi’s training events enthusiastic about applying their new skills.”
Not only is the Thinking Environment a straightforward philosophy about communication; its practical, values-based approach makes it great to improve confidence, communication and clarity of thought. This means that delegates leave Mitzi’s training events enthusiastic about applying their new skills immediately and to good effect.
Adele Wright, Associate Director, Learning & Organisational Development | Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust
“This enables us to think through issues in a more collegiate and collaborative way.”
I am enormously grateful for the time, energy and skill Mitzi put into her session. I think it was very successful and will enable the individual presidents to think their way through the planning issues which they face in a more collegiate and collaborative way. I hope that in the future there will be other similar occasions when the need for free thinking, talking and listening can be used to the same good effect.
Sir Ernest Ryder | Senior President of Tribunals
Beyond 20 Seconds: The Independent Mind of the Board
Research shows that typically we are interrupted within 20 seconds of starting to speak, inhibiting thoughtful, innovative and discerning decision-making. In this article Mitzi Wyman explains how the Thinking Environment TM, a framework developed by author and educator Nancy Kline by contrast, creates the conditions for people to say what they really think and where others actually listen, free from the risk of interruption, bringing fresh, independent thinking into our organisations.
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