Time to THNK
Introducing Sarah Dickinson and The THNK School of Creative Leadership
We live in an era of new challenges where antiquated leadership and business models will not produce the solutions we all seek. The leaders of the next generation still need to be smart and thoughtful, but they also need to pull back on their ego and be creative solution finders. Sarah Dickinson is one of these new creative leaders. Sarah spent most of her working career in the digital communication and marketing world. The job left her wanting more as often the fruits of her labour were often months after she completed her work and she often felt removed from their human impacts. Her life was forever changed when she was offered the opportunity to travel to Amsterdam and partake in a new program called The THNK school of Creative Leadership. The experience changed her life and prompted her to bring THNK across the ocean to Vancouver where she is now the co-founder and executive director of THNK’s Vancouver location. To hear more about THNK and how it can help the idea you are incubating or the business you are trying to scale, check out this week’s episode of the Boiling Point.
In this episode
- Future podcaster Jessie audits a BP session to learn from Dave and Greg.
- We hear what prompted Sarah to go to Amsterdam and why she thought it was a program that Canada needed.
- She tells us why she believes for a period of time Canada was “resting on its laurels” and how programs like THNK’s can change the trend.
- We hear how she was taken out of her comfort-zone during the first day of THNK in Amsterdam and how it set the tone for battling humanity’s challenges.
- Sarah tells us why the “I” was dropped from THNK’s name and how it relates to the future of leadership.
- Sarah tells us that the ideal THNK candidate is a committed and active entrepreneur or intrepreneur that is incubating or scaling a venture that will have a positive social impact.
- Jessie is interested in the notion that in the past decade Canada wasn’t living up to its identity and is impressed with how the podcast conversation would feel just as appropriate in a coffee shop.
- Greg notes the importance of programs like THNK because people are not learning this stuff in school and often not in their business lives either.
- Dave likes the idea of THNK building resiliency in their patrons so that they can make an even bigger impact on the world.