Someone once asked the mathematician Alfred
North Whitehead ‘which is more important, ideas or things?’
‘Ideas about things’ he replied.

– From The Art of Looking Sideways by Alan Fletcher

We help not-for-profits and socially-minded businesses move from ideas to impact by training teams to think quickly and creatively. We use de Bono's Six Thinking Hats®, Lateral Thinking Tools, Serious Creativity, and other collaborative approaches to improve meetings, strategic planning processes and boost individual and organizational creativity and impact.

Dr. Edward de Bono's

Six Thinking Hats®


Book us for a one-day training to learn the core principles of the Six Thinking Hats. This event will supercharge the thinking and decision-making processes for you and your team. Participants learn how to encourage, value and recognize creativity ...


This is the course for you if you want to change the world! We build on the core principles of the Six Thinking Hats and learn techniques to support Lateral Thinking skills to generate out of the box thinking on demand, individually or within teams. These tools ...

“Beyond the ideas of right-doing and wrong-doing there is a field, I will meet you there.”
– Rumi

The Team

Mahmuda Ali is an Edmonton-based certified de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats and Lateral Thinking trainer. She has 15 years of experience in the humanitarian sector working for the United Nations and 15 years of government policy and management experience in Canada.

Contact: 780-710-8511 • E-mail:

Lesley Dyck is a health promotion and community development consultant based in British Columbia. She has over 25 years of experience working in the not-for-profit and government sectors in Canada. Lesley is currently the Board Chair for a large social service organization in the South Okanagan.

Contact: 778-516-1514 • E-mail: