“It’s this combination of using the unexpected, fostering deep collaboration between a cast of unlikely characters through experiences, and learning by doing amid real life problem solving that makes the anti-classroom of THNK stand out.”



Forbes Magazine



Today, it’s not business as usual. Companies that will thrive in the 21st Century will be led by executives who acknowledge the forces shaping their environment and recognize the need for continuous market exploration and responsiveness. Our leadership and culture building programs help the world’s most important organizations prepare and adapt to this change and uncertainty. We work to ensure an organization has clarity of purpose, engaged people, and replicable processes.


From Rogers to Vancity, GoPro to FIFA, we’ve helped teams and their leaders realize a new way of working. Our methods and approach transform internal and external challenges into opportunities for sustainable growth. Connect with our VP of Company Programs, Erin Cooper, to learn more about how THNK can help you build a company culture that is aligned with your organization’s unique brand and purpose.





THNK is situated in the ground floor of the Sun Tower – one of Vancouver’s most beloved downtown heritage buildings – in an award-winning space called The Home. In collaboration with leading design firm Evoke, The Home is inspired by THNK’s Dutch roots, our global community, and the Canadian wilderness that surrounds Vancouver.


The Home is available to like-minded organizations for events, strategic planning sessions and workshops. Contact us to find out more.





Vancouver is where the word ‘Generation X’ was born. This is where Greenpeace came to life; where snow-capped mountains meet the great ocean; where a uniquely western spirit of discovery and invention expands the scope of everyone who touches down here. Imbued with a 10,000-year history of indigenous culture and situated halfway between Asia and Europe, Vancouver is a gathering point.


With its fascinating contradictions—a ‘hedge city’ with a need for more accessible housing, a legacy of mineral extraction plus a commitment to become the greenest city 
in the world by 2020—Vancouver is one of the world’s most progressive playgrounds for innovators. As a hub of digital and alternative currencies, brand-new concepts of a Prosperous Planet and the Future of Capital(ism) emerge here.







In addition to years of executive experience, our faculty taps into Olympic lineage, Hollywood-bred storytelling, World Bank credibility, and Buddhist tenets of a clear mind as the springboard to idea-making.


The Vancouver team is a multi-discipline collective of leadership coaches, entrepreneurs, digital experts, and organizational designers who come together to ignite new possibilities. Co-founded by Sarah Dickinson and Lee Feldman, THNK Vancouver’s core faculty has experience with some of the world’s most innovative brands and agencies plus personal stories of positive change, entrepreneurship, and transformation.


Faculty members include facilitator/coach Alex Trisoglio, THNK alumna and Challenge Faculty Director Kaz Brecher, and former Banff Leadership School Director Elaine Broe. They are joined by organizational consultant, Geoff Scales, and organizational change coach, Kate Sutherland.


In addition to our Faculty, we draw on the expertise of the THNK network: a Community of over 400 innovators worldwide.