Q & A Driven Solutions
IT STARTS WITH A QUESTION
A Journalistic Methodology to Problem Solving
Discovery + Ideation + Action
LA - SF - NYC - Boulder
THINQACTION supports organizations, teams and individuals in identifying solutions to their most complex challenges.
Our approach is rooted in the fundamentals of journalism and storytelling. Our methodology starts with a discovery assessment, drives to ideation and leads to strategy development and implementation. We've worked with top companies including Booking.com (A Priceline Company), MSN, Ignited Advertising, General Assembly, Silicon Prairie News, Quietly, LivelyHoods, 5by (Acquired by StumbleUpon), Mediabistro, The U.S. Small Business Administration & more. THINQACTION was founded by award-winning business journalist, speaker and author Antonio Neves in 2011. Neves is also co-founder of the international accelerator, The Ignition Lab. As a business journalist, Antonio has covered the startup scene, innovation & leadership, interviewing top leaders (Steve Case, Tony Hsieh, Chip Conley, etc.) and profiling Fortune 500 companies. Most notably, he served as correspondent of the NBC produced business series, ‘
.’ During his career he has interviewed Heads of State, Oscar and Grammy Award winners and top politicians. Today, Antonio's business writing & videos appear in Entrepreneur Magazine, MSN Money, Fox Business and CNBC. An keynote speaker, Neves regular speaks at major events including the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Big Omaha, Big Des Moines, AFLV conferences, New York City Creative Week and on college campuses nationwide. Prior to starting THINQACTION, Neves spent 10 years in the television industry working as a correspondent and producer for top networks including NBC, PBS, BET, Nickelodeon, E! and more. Neves is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
No one who has accomplished anything of significance has done it alone. Neither should you.
When we work together, Executive Coach Antonio Neves becomes part of your team. Based on his work with Fortune 500 CEOs and top entrepreneurs as a coach, consultant and business correspondent, he's helped clients: Launch a new company or major initiative On-board into senior leadership positions Build their personal brand and thought leader status Communicate with confidence to their team, clients and investors Manage obstacles and crisis with confidence Prepare for media coverage, presentations and public speaking engagements Expand their network and influence Transition careers
"Antonio brings great energy and creativity to his coaching work. He is masterful at making genuine connections with people and he does an outstanding job of offering clear-cut advice. I couldn’t recommend him more!"
Carmen Scheidel, VP of Learning & Development at Time, Inc.
"Antonio asked tough questions and brought out some deeply internalized issues that, when confronted, have made me a better entrepreneur."
Dario Meli - CEO, Quiely; Co-Founder of Hootsuite & Invoke
"Working with Antonio to prepare for an important talk was a great experience. He helped me with every aspect of my presentation including crafting a personal story, being present and my pacing and delivery. Antonio is great at what he does.
Dr. Alejandro Junger – Founder, The Clean Program & Author of New York Times Best-Selling Book,
Antonio Neves is pure passion. I think his approach to business success is invaluable in the Board Room and in life.
Jason White, Managing Director, Wieden + Kennedy Shanghai
"Antonio's vast media experience, intuitive intelligence and strategic planning skills offer invaluable insights that have introduced me to my highest potential. After each of our sessions my head is clear, my spirit is uplifted and I feel as though I can take over the world."
Elaine Welteroth - Beauty & Health Director, Teen Vogue
Be part of the solution. Not the one facilitating it.
Short & Long Term Planning - Product/Service Launches - Team Building
Sure, there will be whiteboards, flow charts, giant post-it notes, spirited debate and more. The difference is having Antonio Neves, a professional facilitator, question asker and award-winning business journalist, leading your next strategy session.
Through facilitated strategy sessions, we'll ask process-driven questions that guide leaders, organizations & teams to discover something new about their situation. It’s our job to support you in connecting the dots, identifying creative solutions and deciding your next step. The solution to every challenge you face resides within your team. You just have to be asked the
questions. We take care of that.
"Antonio is master facilitator. His leadership and ability to help identify opportunities were instrumental in making my event a success."
Dario Meli - CEO, Quietly; Co-founder of Hootsuite and Invoke
"Antonio is a very dynamic speaker and did a great job of adapting a training event that was specific to the needs of our company and department. His workshop not only provided my team with an opportunity to develop the tools that they will need in the coming year, it was also very fun and entertaining."
William Minor, Booking.com (A Priceline Company)
"Antonio’s strategy sessions are empowering. His expertise, approach and content make for a winning game plan."
Lincoln Stephens - Executive Director, The Marcus Graham Project
A Journalistic Approach to Interviews
Learn How To Ask The Right Questions
Preparation | The Questions | Listening
The success or failure of your organization, department or team, requires having the right people in place.
Hiring the wrong person costs your organization time, resources and forward progress. This requires getting everything right in the job interview process.
Using a journalistic approach to job interviews
provides human resources and people services professionals with added tools to not only ask the right questions, but to also make the right hires. This training consists of:
Before The Interview:
The interview begins far before the actual candidate sits in front of you. Conducting the right research prior to the interview is critical to determine a personalized approach and what topics to explore.
Ask The Right Questions:
Journalistic questions go beneath the surface and beyond the resume. Learn how to get clear on a candidate’s experience, zero-in on themes, read body language, assess personality types, identify red flags, etc.
The Art of Listening:
Hearing what a candidate doesn’t say is just as important as what he or she does say. Learn how to listen between the lines to get beyond management speak and uncover the true character and experience of the candidate.
"A professional question asker, Antonio asks questions so good that he uncovers important problems people don’t know exist. And then he asks even better ones to drive change towards sharpened skills and overcome hurdles. He is indispensable."
Maria Springer – Executive Director, Livelyhoods
Antonio Neves makes insight look easy. I’ve seen him get to the root of an issue countless times in our television work. That, combined with his boundless energy and enthusiasm, makes for a quick trip through any problem and on to a solution.
Tim Peek, Former Executive Producer, NBC News
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