To be honest, I didn't know exactly what to expect when I joined the THNK Executive Leadership Program. I read the website, reviewed the curriculum, and did the interview, yet the content remained slightly ambiguous. The one thing I did know was that this program would help me further develop my endeavor at The Ocean Cleanup.
I had recently joined the project with the ambitious goal to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. It was my first time in a startup environment, where the less structured environment was new to me. I began looking for programs or courses that might help me get more comfortable with this new environment.
People told me about MBAs but that's not what you look for when you're in such a dynamic environment like a startup. Then I heard of THNK and it struck my imagination as being something different; the concepts of Sensing, Visioning, Prototyping, and Scaling seemed very relevant for our project.