We combine business psychology expertise with coaching and development practice to help you and your business succeed.


People are at the centre of every company. If your staff aren’t happy, your business will suffer. Through our consultancy support we help business owners set direction, address issues surrounding recruitment and retention, manage conflict and negative behaviours, build efficiency and create a positive, thriving business culture.



Through tailored leadership and management development programmes, we help you break down barriers between individuals, raise awareness of individual style and communication preferences, align motivation against business strategy and mutual goals to help your teams reach their potential – hand in hand!



Tailored Executive Coaching, Career Coaching and Mentoring to help you or your colleagues move forward in their careers. With the Lumina tools and our expertise as leadership and career coaches, we’re able to help you explore your personality, maximise your strengths and develop strategies to overcome unhelpful behaviours.


Think Forward Consulting – Introduction by Penny Strutton

Welcome to our website! I’ve recorded a short video to give you an overview of our services. I hope you find it useful – enjoy 🙂


Enjoy a tailor made package of e-learning, online coaching, webinars and online group discussions, designed to boost learning and performance of your people. Accessed from anywhere, 24/7


We love solving problems! As qualified Lumina practitioners, we utilise Lumina’s suite of ground breaking, innovative tools and products to help you take a deep dive into your personality and use this knowledge to accelerate sales, collaboration, increase creativity,  problem solving, and reduce costs.



Become more self-aware, explore your personality and learn how you can relate to others. Coaching at your fingertips.



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  • "Working with Penny has been one of the best decisions I've made in business. Penny's consultative role as Head of Organisational Development has helped us deliver on a number of key projects around developing our culture, organisation and how our team works together. This has made our entire company more effective, efficient and focused - all game-changing stuff!"

    Adam Roberts - MD, Godine/Godinedigital Managing Director
  • "I would whole heartedly recommend Penny on so many levels. Penny was my Personal Executive Coach and helped me understand, define and gain my next step in my professional life. The sessions were always very positive ( Penny’s positivity and personality are very infectious), quite varied ( looking at all options from many different angles ), very informative ( helped me dig down to what is really important and interesting using different tools and methods ) and very insightful (the Lumina profile is a must and has already helped me gain my next step ! ). From the sessions and the Lumina profile my company (who sponsored the sessions) and I were able to see different options and together we created a new, challenging, exciting position that I accepted immediately. I completed the sessions with a new position and well prepared for future opportunities, thanks to Penny and her skills."

    Paul Race - Plant Manager, Trelleborg Plant Manager - Trelleborg


“After being furloughed and then made redundant, my confidence had been knocked, so the coaching came at the right time, you reminded me about all the things I’d achieved! From the start you got me thinking differently to how I should approach searching for my next role, I targeted companies that I spent time researching, and picked businesses I believed I would be able to add real value to. It was a more structured approach to what I would have probably taken. You help in re-writing my CV was a massive help, it helped me in my job search and was a big part in me securing my new role, Thank you!"
As the pandemic continues to rage and impact our businesses globally, more people are going to experience redundancy as organisations fight for survival. Fortunately we’ve seen a compassionate response from the business community where many organisations are doing all they can to support their employees as they move back onto the job market through providing outplacement services.  Defining Outplacement Outplacement is a term used for the services provided to help employees be “job ready” when made redundant. The services provided will be dependent on the organisation’s budget, industry and volume of people exiting the business. There are a number of service providers on the market that range from DIY online platforms to one to one lengthy career coaching programmes. Depending on the approach organisations might want to adopt for their people, they can often build programmes of support that can include:  access to online DIY platforms that provide heaps of videos, articles and tools for people to develop their job search strategy independently  Group workshops focusing on CV writing, personal brand, interview skills and more  CV review sessions  CV and Linked in writing by professionals  Interview skills and coaching  Career coaching sessions  Career Coaching programmes  Engagement with Outplacement  Outplacement is
In March 2020 all businesses across every industry were forced to change their working structure due to the outbreak of COVID19. Organisations started to embrace working practice which before they’d not considered or allowed. As months have passed, organisations have been able to recognise the benefits of new methods of working and opportunities these hold for business beyond the COVID lockdown. In collaboration with the East Midlands HR Network, Think Forward Consulting opened a survey to the HR community, inviting them to respond to questions around “COVID strategy” and what they intend to embrace or change going forward. The survey was open for 2 months and in total, 44 HR professionals from across 13 industries completed the 20 questions. Out of the respondents, 52% furloughed staff, 81% embraced home working, 47% put in place social distancing at work, 9% made redundancies and only 14% maintained “business as usual”. With the majority of individuals having to embrace new methods of working plus manage their personal logistics, wellbeing and mental health, only 27% of respondents claimed that engagement was decreasing, with equal amount (27%) claiming engagement was increasing due to changing practice. With 45% engagement remaining the same and 27% increasing, it

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