Thinking Partners: Because Collaborative
Thinking Leads To Better Results

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As the name of the company implies, we offer our clients a Thinking Partner.

Leadership can be a lonely undertaking.
As a leader, you carry a lot of responsibility. Your team is counting on you. You may be under pressure from your boss or board.

Who do you talk to?
Our clients often call us their sounding board. Someone they can run their ideas past who can point out things they may have overlooked or ask questions to help them clarify their thinking.

why you need a thinking partner

Get Feedback And Perspective From A Neutral Third Party

Sometimes the value comes from simply “talking it out” - as one of our clients put it:

“I find it helpful to have Ken validate that I am notionally headed in the right direction.”

But mostly it comes from honest feedback, delivered compassionately.

“Ken offers high-quality feedback. It can be hard to find people who are neutral, candid, and skilled in this area.”

If you’d like to have a Thinking Partner on YOUR side, let’s talk.


Thinking Partners History

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Thinking Partners was founded by Bruce Anderson and Judith O’Conner in 2003. After careers in the Army and the corporate world Bruce brought his passion for leadership to the burgeoning profession of coaching.

Bruce’s knowledge and passion for coaching led him to become a Master Certified Coach with the ICF and to multiple credentials for personal and team assessments.

Bruce is well known for his initiative as a founding member of the Houston ICF Chapter and many other personal development groups.

Bruce is most proud of his impact in training other coaches and the 1,000’s of hours he spent coaching individuals and executive teams. Those who have worked with Bruce know he has embodied the Thinking Partners Mission Statement:

“​​As leadership coaches, we create a brave space for leaders and teams to consciously explore and integrate tools, knowledge, and opportunities to grow and prosper.”

Bruce is the co-author, along with his wife Judith O’Conner who is also a Master Certified Coach, of The Leadership Mastery Map - Your Path to becoming an Exceptional Leader.

Bruce has retired, however, he loves to hear from his vast network of friends and clients. He can be contacted at

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