How do ordinary people do extraordinary things?
What we do
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First Principles is a professional development network aimed at helping institutions to create a personalised and measurable training programme for research leaders. We provide bespoke training to transform your lab’s culture, to leverage the collective intelligence of the group and to create a more purposeful workplace.
Our aim is to bring out the best in people, through an engaging, curated, and personalised experience built to sustain long-term professional development and personal growth. Our programmes are specifically geared for early and mid-career scientists and researchers within or outside academia.
The power of (reasoning from) First Principles
We approach professional development as we do any scientific endeavour - by actively questioning every assumption and drilling down to the fundamentals. First-principles thinking allows us to break down complex problems into basic elements and find creative solutions by reverse-engineering. The First Principles approach lies at the heart of everything we do - training, workshops, coaching and consulting.
What is coaching?
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Professionals in many walks of life including sport and business routinely engage coaches to move ahead in their careers. But what actually is coaching?
The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines coaching as partnering in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires a person to maximise their personal and professional potential.
For many, coaching is a life-changing experience that has a dramatic impact on their perspective at work. The process often unleashes previously hidden sources of imagination, productivity and leadership.
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Laura’s generous manner and lack of culture/language barriers is a testament to both her deep listening and her global outlook. Her quick and efficient use of online resources meant that not being in the same physical location was never an issue.
Minna Hu, Babraham Institute
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