About THNK

Dubbed by Forbes as the “leadership approach to disrupt thinking, then business” and by Stanford as the “future of higher education,” THNK School of Creative Leadership is the antithesis to conventional professional programs. We’re a purpose-driven social enterprise, creating experiential and transformative leadership programs to develop creative leaders capable of delivering innovative solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.

We offer a variety of leadership and innovation programs, including:

Our flagship Executive Leadership Program, where we curate and nurture a diverse community of creative leaders (this is a blended program).
Custom Programs, where we support organizations to take their leadership, innovation, and systems thinking capabilities to the next level.
Pop-up Programs, where we partner with forward-thinking leaders and organizations to expand creative leadership globally.

THNK headquarters – what we call the THNK Home – is based in Amsterdam.

Our mission

We are driven to make a positive difference to the people and world around us, which is why we develop and support global leaders across all sectors to unlock their full creative leadership potential.

We aspire to achieve a critical mass of creative leaders who are equipped by THNK with new ways of thinking, feeling, and acting to create a better world. A better world is defined by progress on the UN SDGs.


Our world is too complex for single solutions, too vast for individual action.

That’s why we love bringing together leaders within organizations who are up for the challenge and willing to dive deep.

How we work

We’re not consultants who overload your teams with templated “best practices.” Our strong belief is that sustainable solutions come from when we combine a look inside ourselves and our organizations with a healthy dose of external orientation.

THNK is a value-driven organization. Our core values are: Play at the Edge; Design for Magic; Fueled by Our Differences; Lead with Heart. You will see many of these values play out in the work that we do. For example, our programs frequently combine a unique blend of multiple disciplines – from design thinking to leadership development to systems thinking – thereby harnessing our differences to create something truly cutting edge and magical.


No two clients are the same. No two programs are the same. We take great care to customize each program that we build, with reference to your strategic context and aspired outcomes. Our three-step process ensures that our programs address your specific business challenges and opportunities.


Dubbed by Stanford University as “the future of higher education,” our approach is focused on bringing theory to life, learning-by-doing, and supporting participants to transform their insights into real-life behavioral change.


We get out of bed every morning because we believe we can make a real difference.

That’s why we work exclusively with organizations who share our passion to improve the state of the world, guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Is THNK for you?

THNK serves a range of Custom Program partners and all of our programs are truly global in nature. We serve partners that are leaders in the digital economy such as Naspers and, partners that have a preeminent position in more traditional economies such as the Port of Rotterdam and Johnson & Johnson, and organizations that lead in the social sector such as WHO and UNICEF.


We partner with organizations around the world to deliver distinctive learning experiences.

Our team

THNK’s Program Directors work with you to design the program your company needs. They each have deep business experience, with 10,000+ hours spent in innovation, systems change, or leadership development.

We select THNK Faculty for their diverse skills and experience. From leadership coaches to philosophers, from innovators and entrepreneurs to experts in emerging technology, they each have deep experience and are well-versed in our methodologies.

Get in touch

Every great partnership starts with a good discussion. Tell us about your unique aspirations. We look forward to helping you build a powerful learning journey in your organization with tangible outcomes.


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