Thinking partnerships are how NLI approaches human capital consulting. We work with clients to develop strategies that follow the science of individual and organizational change, shifting the shared everyday habits that comprise a culture.

We call this work a Thinking Partnership because it is a partnership. We don’t talk at clients; we work with them, coming to realizations together. We deliver this work in a dynamic, highly agile and largely virtual model, allowing for inclusion of stakeholders wherever they may be.

Learn More

We move fast and deep, in small teams on both sides, with a focus on finding insights quickly.


With a vast and growing body of research, including social interaction, learning, and behavior change, we distill scientific insights into applicable business strategies for our clients.


We help clients simplify complex ideas to their core insights and find optimal solutions to seemingly impossible challenges.


With a firm foundation in the science, make changes that are possible — and sustainable.


We carry out Thinking Partnerships with some of the world’s largest companies, across all three of our practice areas: