Aaron Turner received the first ever first-class degree achieved in Anthropology at Swansea University. He went on to do a Masters degree at Brunel University in Medical Anthropology. He worked at Brunel as a faculty member and a researcher at The Centre for Health Sickness and Disablement and got his PhD there. He was interested in how a deeper understanding of humanity could enable positive change or at least more mental freedom that might allow new ways of thinking or behaving and break old patterns.
As his academic career developed, Aaron was fascinated with the potential to understand and approach things differently. But he was starting to wonder how any of the research and analysis being done would translate into meaningful positive impact in the world when he stumbled onto the work his aunt and uncle were doing in the North West of America. Their work seemed to be based on a truly transformative insight into human functioning. The prospect of a new platform for change and understanding drew Aaron to study with George and Linda Pransky and their colleagues for several years. In 2000, he and his wife Lila moved to The States to work with them. Over the following 10 years, Aaron worked at the practice operating as the company’s CEO for 3 years. The work they did spanned many fields. They worked as individual, family and couples counsellors, did mediations and worked as training consultants pioneering much of the work being done in businesses and organisations.
Aaron was keen to apply their discoveries to organisational and business issues and challenges. At that time they were one of the first practices to apply their approach to organisational and leadership issues. In every area it was applied, the understanding brought significant improvement. Based on this experience, Aaron has dedicated his professional life to highlighting and applying the transformative potential of a Principle-based understanding of the mind to our current challenges and limitations highlighting the direct link between people’s state of mind and their outcomes. During his career, he has done this within individual and couples counselling, education and mediation and as a training consultant within businesses, organisational development, leadership development (corporate and military), sales training and team building.
Aaron founded One Thought to bring an appreciation of this understanding to the mainstream. He has also been developing and providing practitioner training since 2014. Aaron has been a partner in designing and presenting the largest Three Principles conference worldwide since 2010. He is a founding board member of the 3PGC and currently its president. He has sat on a number of government advisory groups. He is a published author, international speaker and lives with his family in London.
Co-Partner and Programme Director at One Thought. Founder & CEO of Relationship Ready.
Until 2013 Lila Turner was a high-end fashion designer with a focus on women’s wear and then children’s wear. She got her Masters degree from Central Saint Martin’s in London. While studying there, she worked with Alexander McQueen and then went on to work at a number of design houses in London and New York.
2013 marked a turning point in Lila’s professional life. It was at this point that Lila saw the pervasive and costly issues caused by people’s misunderstanding of the mind. Since then, Lila’s sole focus has been addressing the ‘Leaky bucket’ issues people face in their lives, their businesses and their relationships. She is driven by the ability to easily eliminate these issues rather than the suffering and inefficiency of trying to work around them.
In addition to working with leaders and organisations, Lila has worked within schools with staff and students and also with a number of charities. Her work has been aimed at solving key persistent challenges and problems through an increase in clarity and wellbeing. Within schools, this has been staff stress and student exam attainment and anxiety. Within charities, it has been stress and burnout and hence, staff turnover.
Lila is the founder of Relationship Ready, a sister business of One Thought with the sole purpose of addressing the invisible hurdles that frustrated singles face. Since her time at university, Lila noticed that some people struggled more than others to have the kind of relationship they wanted. She could also see that it had nothing to do with how attractive or interesting a person was. These relationship challenges did not seem to change for people over time despite the rise of internet dating which made it easier to meet other people looking for a relationship. It was clear to her that it was people’s state of mind around relationships and dating that was causing these frustrating patterns. Relationship Ready was designed to solve this struggle for people. The results have been beyond her dreams. It is normal to see old patterns and frustrations dissolve and for singles on this programme to fall into the kind of relationships they dreamed of but never dared to hope for.
Lila works alongside Aaron running One Thought, designing, developing and providing programmes to individuals and organisations. She also co-runs the One Thought Foundations Programme to develop new practitioners. She has designed and run the youth day for the Life 2.0 conference since 2018.
Her clients vary widely from leaders, engineers, filmmakers, teenagers, teachers and entrepreneurs. She is a regular conference speaker and presenter both in the UK and abroad.
Lila also works with professional women through her executive coaching programme.
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