Creating Spaces, Connecting People, Testing Assumptions

"Creating a Thinking Environment is fundamental to good leadership."

At Wyman Associates (WA) we believe a leader’s first job is to create a Thinking Environment (TE): a space that is inherently inclusive, enlightening and emboldening, where people think superbly well together and where fresh, independent thinking can truly flourish.

As leaders, giving respectful attention models the way for others, creating a culture where each person is welcome, appreciated and encouraged to contribute. Most importantly it ignites thinking leading to organisations where people love what they do, are excited, engaged and thrive, resulting in satisfied customers, services users, regulator and investors.

Mitzi has taken this approach into organisations as diverse as Sony Pictures, Harper Collins, Skanska, the NHS, the Marine Conservation Society and HM Courts and Tribunal Service.

To find out how you can create a thriving, best-in-class organisation, contact us today.

About Mitzi Wyman

A solicitor by background, with a training in organisational psychiatry and psychology, I’ve spent the last 15 years working with clients across sectors to help them create cultures and organisations where all can thrive. 

My clients range from global organisations to SMEs, the NHS and private individuals who are committed to making the world a better place. I use my past experience as an academic, regulator, Non-Executive Director, facilitator and coach to inform my work. 

In 2011 I founded which today has influence across health, social care, the arts and business. My approach is dialogic  and underpinned by the Thinking Environment approach,  a way of working developed by Nancy Kline with whom I have trained extensively.

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 her artistic talent with detailed knowledge of governance. Working with her has been a delight.
Elisabeth Buggins, CBE DL
Chair Eastern Academic Health Science Network
Mitzi ran a most fulfilling and ‘work changing’ session. Attendees ranged from chairmen of global organisations to senior regulators to 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. Subsequently applying this in practice was a joy with immediate results.
Richard Karmel
Managing Partner, Mazars London

Some of the clients we have worked with