THRIVE: Lead With the World in Mind

You are an experienced and committed leader seeking to upgrade your leadership through an immersive learning experience.

THRIVE: Lead With the World in Mind

You are an experienced and committed leader seeking to upgrade your leadership through an immersive learning experience.

THRIVE: Lead With the World in Mind

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Does this sound familiar?

You are good at what you do.  You have mastered the trade that you are in.  You are on a solid and predictable trajectory – whether you are a corporate executive, an entrepreneur, a social entrepreneur, or a public servant.

But, you’re looking for more. More purpose, meaning, alignment, impact, and fulfillment.  

In THRIVE, we believe that self-reflection is the path to great leadership. We do this through questioning our assumptions and our limiting beliefs about ourselves and our leadership. By interrogating our bias, we start to understand the ways in which we need to grow to make space for change.

Are you ready to THRIVE?

THRIVE is designed to help today’s change-making leaders achieve their visions; a selective program for committed leaders who are seeking a deep and immersive learning experience and have visions of a positive and progressive future.

This 10-week, interactive journey will help experienced executives lead with purpose, cultivate collective agency, and deliver impact at scale. While this program is facilitated online, you can expect to get time away from your screen and connect to yourself, others, and the world around you. This challenging and intensive program is the start of a lifelong journey with peers from around the world.

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Program Journey

THRIVE is an in-depth and immersive program for a select group of professionals who are committed to taking their leadership to the next level. The program includes three modules that each begin with a week of intensive learning designed to give participants space to fully shift their mindsets. Our experience shows that this style of immersive learning results in the most significant and lasting leadership transformations.

In the immersive weeks, there are three days of intensive programming. Each day includes 4 hours of interactive sessions with your class and an additional 1-2 hours of independent work per day. In order to fully engage with the program and your class, we recommend clearing your calendar during these days to give yourself space and energy to focus on the THRIVE program.

The remaining weeks of the program are less intensive and give participants the opportunity to build new habits and put them into practice. These weeks include one 2-hour interactive session plus 1-3 hours of independent work.


Module 1 (Weeks 1-4)



In order to create a better future, we must first know our past. We must understand what has shaped us, what triggers us, and what we dream about. Once we embrace our story, we can place it in the bigger picture of the world and rewrite our narrative.


Module 1 topics:

  • Your leadership compass
  • Understanding your life story
  • Feedback on blindspots
  • Managing your reactive mindsets
  • Sources of resilience
  • Uncovering your passion and purpose
  • Asking insightful questions

Week 1

15-18 hours

  • Three 4-hour live sessions
  • 1-2 hours of independent assignments and exercises

Weeks 2-4

3-5 hours per week

  • One 2-hour live session per week
  • 1-3 hours of independent assignments and exercises

Module 2 (Weeks 5-8)



No leader can single-handedly change the world. To achieve your goals, you will need to build a strong community to enrich your perspective and tap into your full creative potential. Connected and committed teams can better harness the ability to make real change.


Module 2 topics:

  • Creating a psychologically safe environment
  • Activating deep listening
  • Embracing polarities
  • Building inclusive cultures
  • Coaching to help grow others
  • Leading in complexity
  • Regeneration vs. sustainability
  • (Dis)connection through technology

Week 5

15-18 hours

  • Three 4-hour live sessions
  • 1-2 hours of independent assignments and exercises

Weeks 6-8

3-5 hours per week

  • One 2-hour session per week
  • 1-3 hours of independent assignments and exercises

Module 3 (Weeks 9-10)



To build the future you want, you must understand and embrace external trends and find inspiration from unlikely sources. The most impactful leaders translate these influences into a call to action that inspires and empowers others.


Module 3 topics:

  • Building systemic awareness
  • Understanding the cycles and dynamics of change
  • Divergent and convergent visioning techniques
  • Exploring and refining your vision
  • Storytelling to move and inspire others
  • Sense-making and looking forward

Week 9

15-18 hours

  • Three 4-hour live sessions
  • 1-2 hours of independent assignments and exercises

Week 10

3-5 hours

  • One 2-hour live session
  • 1-3 hours of independent assignments and exercises

Meet the faculty

What our participants say

Upcoming Classes

Class 5 (Online)

starting 18 October 2022

Week 1: October 18, 19, 20 (16:00-20:00 CEST)*

Week 2: October 25 (16:00-18:00 CEST)

Week 3: November 1 (16:00-18:00 CEST)

Week 4: November 8 (16:00-18:00 CEST)

Week 5: November 15, 16, 17 (16:00-20:00 CEST)*

Week 6: November 22 (16:00-18:00 CEST)

Week 7: November 29 (16:00-18:00 CEST)

Week 8: December 6 (16:00-18:00 CEST)

Week 9: December 13, 14, 15 (16:00-20:00 CEST)*

Week 10: December 20 (16:00-18:00 CEST)

Application deadline: October 11, 2022

65 days left to join

Class 6 (Online)

starting 07 February 2023

Week 1: February 7, 8, 9 (16:00-20:00 CEST)*

Week 2: February 14 (16:00-18:00 CEST)

Week 3: February 21 (16:00-18:00 CEST)

Week 4: February 28 (16:00-18:00 CEST)

Week 5: March 7, 8, 9 (16:00-20:00 CEST)*

Week 6: March 14 (16:00-18:00 CEST)

Week 7: March 21 (16:00-18:00 CEST)

Week 8: March 28 (16:00-18:00 CEST)

Week 9: April 4, 5, 6 (16:00-20:00 CEST)*

Week 10: April 11 (16:00-18:00 CEST)

Application deadline: January 31, 2023

177 days left to join

THNK reached out to three participants Susy Caballero, Joachim Liebscher and Mario Cuixart on how THRIVE changed their leadership. Despite reservations about an online program, all three felt the program transformative, both personally and professionally.


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The value of leadership coaching

THNK’s leadership coaching is designed to help you dive deep into your unique leadership style and discover your strengths and areas for growth with the help of an experienced THNK Leadership Coach. These sessions are designed to work in tandem with your journey in the THRIVE program to further accelerate your leadership development.

We strongly believe in the power of leadership coaching. This is why participants are welcome to sign up for continuous coaching – even after nine sessions – to support you in your progress.

Learn more about THRIVE Leadership Coaching >>>

How to apply


Our application process is competitive and highly selective. We carefully curate our classes to bring together a diverse group of high-achieving leaders from around the globe. If you’re passionate about progressive change and have the mindset to achieve it, we encourage you to request an invitation to apply.


Contact Us

Got questions? Feel free to get in touch with our admissions team.



Who can apply for the THRIVE program?

The THRIVE program is for leaders with a minimum of seven years of leadership experience. We welcome purpose-driven individuals from diverse sectors and backgrounds who are looking to make an impact on society, their organizations, or their team. 



How many people are in each class?

We aim to have 20-30 participants in each class. We use a social learning platform to connect all participants online, and you will be paired with a classmate for peer coaching throughout the program. During our virtual sessions, you will mainly work in small groups of 3-4 participants to ensure a deeper level of learning and engagement. 


What is the application process?

To start the selection process, please request an invitation. Once you have submitted the form, our admissions team will be in contact with you within one week to schedule a call to discuss your application and get a better sense of who you are as a leader and what you would like to get out of the program. This is also the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the program. If you are accepted into the program, the admissions team will let you know within 48 hours after your admissions call.


What is the time commitment?

The time commitment varies depending on the week. Weeks 1, 5, and 9 are immersive learning weeks. During these weeks, you should expect to commit 15-18 hours of your time in both synchronous and asynchronous activities (online and offline). The remaining weeks of the program require a time commitment of 3-5 hours per week of both synchronous and asynchronous activities (online and offline).


Don’t expect to be in front of a screen for the duration of this program! At THNK, we pride ourselves on our unique approach to remote learning that connects you to yourself and the world around you.


Is this course self-paced?

No. This program is highly interactive and collaborative, and it is important that you attend the live sessions with your peers in order to complete the program.


Where will the course take place?

This course is an online course that includes live virtual sessions (on Zoom) and offline exercises/assignments that can be completed independently. All course materials will be provided via our online learning platform. You can complete the exercises and join the live virtual sessions from the comfort of your home, office, or anywhere you choose.


Is the program accredited?

THNK is proud to be a non-accredited institution. We are constantly updating our curriculum to reflect trends, new practices, and feedback from our participants. We promise: no exams, no lectures, and no textbook.


Will I get a certificate of completion?

Upon completion of the course, you will receive a digital course certificate as well as a link to add the certificate to your LinkedIn profile.


How much does the program cost?

The THRIVE program costs €6,750 excluding VAT. We also offer coaching upgrades if you wish to augment your journey by diving deep into your unique leadership style and discover your strengths and areas for growth with the help of an experienced THNK leadership coach. See the visual above for a better idea of the pricing. 


What is VAT and when is it applicable?

As a company registered and providing education services in the Netherlands, THNK School of Creative Leadership acts in accordance with Dutch tax legislation and in principle should charge VAT. The Dutch standard VAT rate is 21%.


Individuals: If you purchase THNK services as an individual, VAT is always applicable. If your residence is outside of the European Union, we encourage you to check the tax legislation of your country of residence for options to claim back the amount of VAT paid for services in the EU.


Businesses: If the company paying for your tuition is registered in the Netherlands, VAT is applicable, however, the company will be able to deduct it when filing their VAT tax return. If the organization is registered for tax purposes outside of the Netherlands, we require proof that VAT/Tax ID is issued outside of the Netherlands. In this case, VAT is not applicable. Exceptions where VAT applies are foundations, body governments, and any organization which is not part of the VAT/Sales Tax/GST traffic. Please enclose a Certificate of Registration/official document from your Chamber of Commerce for registration.


If I choose a coaching package, can I choose my coach?

Yes! If you select the coaching upgrade, we will reach out to you directly to help link you up with a coach. You can view the profiles of our coaches here.


How do I pay?

Once your application has been approved, you will receive an email from our finance department.


Do you offer scholarships?

No. Scholarships are not available for this program at this time.


Do you offer payment plans?

Yes, you have the option to pay in two installments.


What language do we speak in the course?

Our programs are aimed at an international audience, and we conduct all of our sessions in English. All course materials are provided in English.


Can my company sponsor me?

Yes! All potential candidates may request sponsorship from their company. In fact, we recommend this as your employer will benefit directly from your participation.


Are tax refunds available for the tuition?

Yes, tax refunds are applicable to certain countries where governments offer a refund for education. To learn more, contact the admissions team.


What is your cancellation policy?

Once you have paid and secured your spot in the program, no refunds will be provided for cancellations. If circumstances arise that make it difficult for you to participate in the program, please contact the admissions team to discuss the available options.