Our Story

Thinka had some rocky beginnings but it’s only been up and up from there.

To our clients and supporters who have helped us build this, you mean the world to us, and we thank you.


  • Ben, Lee & Tara, the Thinka co-founders came together in 2016 determined to build a Learning & Development business that was fresh and edgy.
  • Our first year was successful, we won a couple of clients and got the basics in order – business was feeling good and our fresh approach seemed to be working.


  • As a team of three we had a turbulent year 2, which is often the case in a new business’s life.
  • As a result of a testing year, we decided it was ‘make or break’ time, and part of the ‘make’ was heralded with a new name and brand.


  • In early 2018, Thinka was born and BRG Learning & Development was put to rest.
  • What’s in a name? Think (well we all know what that means), but what does the A mean? We’re in the game of creating A teams and A players for our clients.


  • Thinka continues to go from strength to strength, with a core team of eight and a new production office in Bendigo – our home base.
  • Thinka was nominated and won our first Business Excellence Award in the Small and Succeeding category.


  • More to come – will you help us write this chapter?

Awards, let’s just take a short moment to celebrate.


Business Excellence Award


Thinka won a Business Excellence Award. The award category (Small & Succeeding) was focused on businesses who are punching above their weight. The award recognises established businesses that continue to grow and truly connect with customers.

Business Excellence Awards – Winners
Thinka, Co founders

Business Excellence Awards – Winners
Thinka, Team


Best Leadership Development Program


In collaboration with The Good Guys and ActReal, The IGNITE Leadership Program is recognised in the Best Leadership Development Program category. The award represents a ‘best-in-class’ approach to leadership development.

Best Leadership Development Program – Finalist
The Good Guys, ActReal & Thinka

Best Leadership Development Program – Finalist
The Good Guys, ActReal & Thinka