Anne Hathaway

Leadership and Organisational Culture Development

Creating possibility, releasing potential


“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present.  The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. 
As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.”

Abraham Lincoln

© Anne Hathaway  2017

I’m amazed that Abraham Lincoln said those words well over a century ago, when they seem so relevant to the times we live in.

They probably speak particularly loudly to me because my work for the past twenty years has centred on helping others - individual executives, newly-formed or existing teams - to create the conditions in which they can think afresh about the challenges they face, taking their thinking out beyond the boundaries they may have set for themselves and generating the courage to act in new ways. 

This has been typically - but not exclusively - through team and individual coaching sessions, facilitating meetings, strategic reviews, and by training managers and their teams to replicate the conditions for fresh, independent thinking.

Along the way my colleagues and I have discovered that leaders can emerge from any level of the organisation and that diverse groups are more creative than homogenous ones, so my work has also contributed to genuine diversity and distributed leadership.

I’ve worked with organisations in both the private, public and third sectors, as diverse as EasyJet and the Human Tissue Authority, with tri-cultural, tri-lingual teams in Brussels, and with multinational groups from Geneva to Stockholm.

I’ve been a colleague of Nancy Kline, CEO of Time to Think, for over twenty years, and the Thinking Environment® model she pioneered underpins all of my work.

Can we help you or your team to “think anew and act anew”?  

Do email me and let’s arrange to think together about the ways in which I and my colleagues can help you to “rise with the occasion”.