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My name is Alan Arnett. I’m the Thinking Partner and Coach you need when when you are navigating challenging times, and you need to choose where to focus to make a real difference.
Messy challenges stretch us, whether that’s to do with the urgency and complexity of the situation, the way other people are reacting, or how we handle the pressure we feel. However experienced we are, it helps to be able to press the reset button and think things through with a neutral observer who can test our thinking, offer new insights and support us making new choices.
I’ve worked in lots of challenging situations – some on purpose, some accidentally – and I’ve been lucky to work with, and learn from, great people who helped me find out what works. I’m also a tiny bit obsessed with how we make the choices that matter, and how we get better at it. From big multi-billion business decisions, through complex technology and change projects, down to messy personal situations, the same patterns show up and affect the impact we make.
As a leader you already have your own ways of tackling challenges, otherwise you wouldn’t have got this far. What I can show you is why they work in some situations but not others, with some people and not others, and how to adapt and evolve yourself for the road ahead.
If you’re interested in the kinds of challenges I’ve worked on, check out the Challenges page.