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John Bennett is the founder and first Thinking Partner of the Schoolofthought.life
LIFE presents us with opportunities and challenges, it is how we think about them, the lessons we learn, the self-belief we create from embracing and overcoming them, that informs our view of the world and influences how others interact with us.
I believe there are three kinds of fitness – physical, emotional, and mental – and they are all interconnected. The good news is we have the ability to develop newskills and strategies to help us get fitter.
Schoolofthought.life has been working with HR professionals, Coaches, Psychologists, Therapists, Businesses and Thought Leaders, and has conducted extensive market research to understand how companies can support their employee’s personal development, emotional and mental fitness.
Following a deep depression in April 2015 when I faced some debilitating demons, I began to run and use the outdoors to challenge myself, leading to ultra-running and cycling. It was on these self-motivated experiences that I fundamental and emotional fitness was required more than physical strength.
My greatest learning was from a chance meeting with an Icelandic/Texan Fisherman whilst cycling self-supported around Iceland raising money for cancer research. It was here that I learnt – “if you want greener grass water your own”.
In a fast moving and often overwhelming world our philosophy is to create time and space to explore your thoughts, find your flow and discover what really matters. School of thought’s Thinking Space is a proactive personal development space - 100% psychologically safe, impartial, confidential, without fear of judgement or any vested interest in the outcome.
Working with a “thinking partner” to discuss, explore and understand your thinking not only supports you though life’s challenges but can also support you in finding your flow (your drive). It acts as a “preventative intervention” to avoid the need for reactive therapy, whilst enabling your employees to feel valued and supported, think differently, put in new strategies, and become more autonomous in self-management.