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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 (currently on hold).
  • THRIVE: Lead With the World in Mind, where we empower senior leaders to take their leadership to the next level (this is an online program).
  • EMERGE: Lead With Courage, where we support young and emerging leaders to harness this time of uncertainty for their own personal and professional growth (this is an online 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.

THNK in 2019

Creative Leaders


leaders participated in THNK-designed and -delivered programs



worked with THNK to deliver a program

Lifelong learning


THNK-facilitated program days

Global impact


cities around the world

Our mission

We believe that today’s complex environment calls for a new kind of leadership, one that brings new approaches to leading people and generating solutions. At THNK, we call this creative leadership.

Using creative leadership, we support leaders in their development to navigate complexity and thrive in ambiguity, serving as a crucial part of their lifelong journeys. Guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, we equip creative leaders around the world to make a positive impact.

Femke Bartels
Femke Bartels
 Global Managing Director
 THNK School of Creative Leadership
"It will take leaders from across sectors, disciplines, and geographies to bring the systems-wide change we need today."

Join the team

We are a strong team of thinkers, dreamers, and doers, powered by the need to make a difference. We like to bring our whole selves to work, cultivating an open culture where we are ready to do our best work.

Driven by our shared vision to shape better futures, we aspire to create an environment that reflects our values:

THNK values

Why join THNK?

🌍  Be part of a close-knit international team whose reach extends beyond 15 countries

🏢  Work in our beautiful, centrally-located office along the Amsterdam canals

📖  Join selected sessions in our leadership programs (for free!)

🎲  Engage in fun team activities (for our team retreat last year, we mud-walked across the Dutch sea!)

📈  Contribute to shaping THNK’s long-term goals and strategy in the quarterly staff days

⏰  Flexible working opportunities, with the option to work from home

🚆 Travel reimbursement (because we want to see your beautiful face every day!)

Work with us

If you’re interested in the work we do and you’re an energetic self-starter who’s ready to learn, then we might be a great match for each other!

We currently have no open positions.

We are proud of the diversity at THNK and continually seek perspectives to enrich our team. We’re committed to being an equal opportunity employer and encourage everyone to apply!

Meet the team