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What we’re good at

Here’s a baker’s dozen of things Thinking Practice prides itself on:

    1. We put ideas together in unusual and creative ways that bring you insight
    2. We know what we’re on about and keep up to date
    3. We deliver on time and better than expected, and don’t quibble if it takes us longer than we thought
    4. We listen carefully all the time and help you do likewise
    5. We write reports that people actually enjoy reading
    6. We help people find the strengths they can build on to get even better
    7. We can help you genuinely face up to any tough choices you need to make
    8. We talk to people in plain language but we know things aren’t always simple
    9. We don’t make a fuss about stuff that doesn’t need a fuss making of it
    10. We do sweat the details that matter
    11. We have a sense of humour and bring it to our work
    12. We take risks in our work: in writing, coaching, facilitating and in analysis
    13. We may be daft but we are not stupid

Don’t just take our word for it though…

“Mark has delivered two great presentations for the AMA (Arts Marketing Association). Our delegates described his content as ‘creative’, ‘rigorous’, ‘challenging’, and providing much needed ‘articulate common sense’. At an AMA Retreat – a leadership residential training programme – 89% rated the overall impression of his session as ‘good’ or ‘very good’.”

Julie Aldridge, Arts Marketing Association

“Mark has delivered a number of projects for Dance City in the past 18 months. He is thorough, interrogative and delivers on his promises, but most of all he is great fun to work with. His knowledge and expertise in the cultural sector are immensely valuable and working with Mark brings a wealth of expertise to any project. I am sure we will be working again with Mark on more projects in the future and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him.”

Anthony Baker, Dance City

“You did a great job in facilitating the learning group, and with the challenge of keeping us all on track”

Learning group member

“Mark undertook a significant piece of work, an in-depth qualitative study into the progression of the programme since 2008 and its impact on the journeys of individual young people and the influence on the longer-term programming and policy of Juice Festival and its delivery partners. Mark’s lead on this evaluation of the Juice festival was essential in the context of the project. It clearly articulated the achievements of Juice since its initial pilot in 2008 through to 2011. His work and guidance provided a very succinct summary of the impact of Juice, which it is invaluable to have at this critical point in the development of the programme”

Carol Bell, NewcastleGateshead Initiative

“Thinking Practice worked on the business plan for www.beaplaywright.com for Live Theatre. The knowledge and experience of Mark Robinson was incredibly useful forming the plan for this social enterprise. Live Theatre couldn’t recommend Thinking Practice more highly for developing strategic perspectives on projects.”

Jim Beirne, Live Theatre