We help STEM professionals to
think and work better together.
We offer tailored programmes that engage, energise and enable staff to think well
in complexity and uncertainty.
Our belief is that all individuals and collectives are innately resilient and adaptive but that mindset and schemas are key.
With more learning content freely available, we offer opportunities for context-rich learning through workshops, exercises and simulations.
What We Do
All our programmes are holistic and supported with e-learning modules and/or remote delivery. Delivery is through workshops, thinking puzzles, group problem-solving exercises, role-plays and case study discussions.
Evolution does not consciously guide the development of organisms . Nothing evolves for a specific purpose yet this emerges. Individuals are supported to find their purpose through one to one or group coaching.
Fiona is a prolific writer of articles and these topics are convertible into guest-speaking sessions of various duration. Popular topics include "7 Habits of a Resilient Person” and "What are the Soft Skills we need to solve Hard Problems?"
We apply these principles to drive adaptivity and resilience:
Clarity of self-directed purpose.
Cognitive agility to solve complex problems interdisciplinarily.
Holistic strategies for change-readiness based on a "Safe Uncertainty" model.
Think4Purpose Core Competencies
We help STEM professionals integrate what is known with how to think collectively for the purpose of learning why.
Each of us has mental models and social habits that help or hinder in achieving our purpose. By learning together, we stand the best chance of achieving a resilient and self-renewing state.
“Creating knowledge through the transformation of experience” (Bandura).
Thinking is subject to heuristics-and-biases and therefore we need to apply the best-fit approach for our specific purpose. We can expand our mental preparedness and repertoire to be as broad-minded and far-sighted as needed.
Moral reasoning is a socio-cognitive process. We need respect and trust to face hard realities and decision-making together. If we assume positive intent and adopt a “no blame” approach, we can solve any complex problem.
Reflection is a vital but often forgotten element of any learning cycle. Without it, we cannot integrate our work, life experience and education/training well.
To be fit for a world of increasing uncertainty, we must commit to continuously learn. Adopting a “Growth Mindset” (Dweck) helps to deal with the necessary discomfort for growth and development.
“An entity learns if through its processing of information, the range of potential behaviours is changed” (Huber)