Time for Leadership


Our Work
Our obsessional focus is on helping leaders develop to be the best they can be. We challenge people to take themselves seriously as leaders, to be clear what they stand for, where they are trying to take their organisation, and why people should follow them.

We help them prepare for the challenges of the shifting realities of large and complex organisations – where the pace is never fast enough, the answer rarely simple, agendas have a habit of colliding and the best ideas often get drowned by the loudest voice.


  • Transitions: On-boarding, Leading the function to Leading the business, CEO transition, Board membership
  • Thematic: Relationships, Political awareness, Emotional intelligence


  • Executive candidate shortlist: beyond competence to character
  • Assessment for development: helping experienced leaders find their developmental edge


  • Leadership team forming and re-forming: accelerating to performance
  • High Impact Executive Team process: helping powerful people play to each others’ strengths
Our People
Our clients tell us the experience of working with us is different. We engender trust and act with credibility; combining a sensitivity to the human experience with an objective analysis of leadership credentials. At the heart of our approach is an ability to challenge deep rooted behaviours and thinking and challenge your people to be the best they can be
Mark Loftus

Mark Loftus

Managing Director

Mark brings over twenty years of experience as a trusted consultant and coach to senior leaders. Clients value his depth of psychological insight combined with his pragmatic awareness of what it takes to create sustained personal and business success. Mark is a founder of The Thinking Partnership and is the Managing Director. He also leads their Board and Assessment practices. By profession, he is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He has an MPhil from Institute of Psychiatry at London University and an MA in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Oxford.
Arabella Ellis

Arabella Ellis

Director, Consulting Services

Arabella is a highly experienced  organisational assessor, consultant and coach, who brings a fresh perspective to developing leaders. Clients appreciate her winning combination of business acumen and deep psychological insight. She has extensive experience across a variety of sectors including Financial Services, Central Government, Media and Technology and Manufacturing. A founder of The Thinking Partnership, Arabella is a chartered psychologist and has a masters degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Liverpool. As an undergraduate, she studied Social Psychology at the University of Kent and the University of Massachusetts. She holds a diploma in NLP and hypnosis from the European College of Hypnosis.
Garfield Harmon

Garfield Harmon


Garfield is an experienced leadership and organisational development consultant, group facilitator and executive coach. One particular area of expertise is the assessing and developing of senior leaders and helping them to maximise their potential. Garfield took the lead on developing and delivering post-qualification training for 650 psychological therapists. Garfield was responsible for the developing and delivery of a suite of Master-classes to senior leaders across the public, private and charity sectors. Examples of Master-classes include ‘Developing resilience at work’, ‘Developing your power and authority as a leader’, ‘Giving and receiving constructive feedback as a leader’.
Clare Cohen

Clare Cohen


Clare is a very experienced consultant and coach whose mission and purpose is to unlock people’s potential by helping them to connect with their passions and energy and bring to their working lives more of who they really are as a person. A Chartered Occupational Psychologist with an MSc in psychometrics and a postgraduate in Executive Coaching, Clare has international consulting and coaching experience, working across sectors spanning retail and finance to IT and telecoms, including a 3 year assignment in Brazil.
Olivia Willis

Olivia Willis


Olivia has spent a decade coaching and consulting for organisations in the art of leadership and employee engagement.

With a background in fast moving, high-performance businesses culminating as HR Director for an F1 Team and the TWR Group, Olivia is experienced in helping senior staff look beyond the technical to the human elements of the team to maximise performance.

Our Clients
Over the past 10 years, we are proud to have worked with…
Introducing CharacterScope

Life-changing Leadership Learning

At The Thinking Partnership we believe the earlier you start to help people understand and develop their leadership, the better equipped they are to take on bigger leadership positions in your organisation.

The challenge is providing quality, personalised training across a large number of people, at various stages in their careers, at an affordable price. So, we developed Characterscope. CharacterScope is a digitally enabled leadership coaching program, allowing us to take leadership development to more people, at a cheaper price point. At the core is our time-tested and real-world proven strengths framework, forged from 25 years leadership consulting and research.

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