Our Purpose

The Thinkery cultivates the skills and traits of effective thinkers, cognitive health and performance, and thoughtful living. Life is better when we switch off the brain’s autopilot and are more thoughtful about ourselves, each other, and the world around us.

Our Culture

We strive to practice classical tolerance — egalitarianism toward persons and elitism toward ideas. In other words, we respect each other, but not necessarily each other’s views. We wecome diversity of ideas and perspectives, and thus we expect disagreement. We are dedicated to providing a safe environment for exchanging views. You will be challenged and stretched. You will be respected and valued. You will be heard. We care about what you think, but most of all we care about you. If this is a culture that fits you, we hope you’ll join our community.

The Thinkery is proud to sponsor Project Hope: Uganda.

Our Founder

The Thinkery’s founder is Elizabeth Whitworth — writer, speaker, teacher, and Certified Cognitive Behavioral Life Coach. Operating in the role of ‘thinking facilitator’, Elizabeth asks questions, challenges ideas, expects evidence, and holds people accountable to the truth. She invites the same in return.

Currently based in the Pacific Northwest, Elizabeth is educated in analysis, coaching, cognitive behavioral techniques, and nature therapy. She has a passion for the intersection of the outdoors and holistic wellbeing, particularly seeking to leverage the power of nature to improve cognitive health and performance.

She is the author of Building Evidence-based Beliefs.

“I believe it’s rare to come across a person such as Elizabeth. She has the gift to teach and inspire. Her methods help information take root and flourish — growing minds, growing talents.”

— Skye Allen —

“You are an amazing example to us all, and I appreciate that about you. The Thinkery isn’t just your philosophical idea; it’s the walk you walk and the talk you talk. Thank you.”

— Susan Crowston-Egly —