To be an Independent Thinking Associate you are a provocative specialist in your field who is doing daring work with real people that makes a genuine difference.

You're also a nice person, a team player and, on a good day, an inspirational speaker capable of living up to our battle cry - 'Make 'em laugh and make 'em think'.

Starting out with Ian Gilbert way back in 1994, the Independent Thinking team now boasts some of the most sought-after speakers and writers in the UK in demand for INSETconferences, Events for students on learning and motivation and sessions for parents and governors.

And remember, all our people come with our unique 'All or Nothing' guarantee. If we deliver the goods you pay up, if we don't, you pay nothing! 

Details of our Associates can be found on the right-hand menu (grouped alphabetically by surname, not by popularity).

And if you're simply looking for the very best people to deliver a whole-school INSET or inspire a conference, check out The 33 - our very best team with a proven track record in such events.

Please also note that our Associates are active practitioners with 'day jobs' in schools, universities and other organisations across the UK. This means we are very much 'keeping it real' when it comes to sharing ideas and insights that are born out of genuine practice. While we are very proud of this, it does mean that, very rarely, they may have to change a booking if, for example, suddenly Ofsted come knocking. Should this happen, we will work quickly with you to find either an alternative date or an alternative Associate. Thank you for your appreciation.