Get inspired by our speakers to find your own voice

Speaker

Margôt van Brakel

Margôt van Brakel is an expert in the human side of transformation. She has over 20 years of experience enabling transformation and engaging employees...

Margôt van Brakel is an expert in the human side of transformation.

She has over 20 years of experience enabling transformation and engaging employees in change journeys, mainly in corporate environments.
In her work she constantly makes use of new possibilities and insights.

Margôt is fascinated by the unique potential of people in relation to the increased uptake of artificial intelligence in our life and work.

Her personal mission is to unlock this human potential.

In 2019 she published the book ‘De mens van morgen’.
It reflects on the key question of our time: “How do we preserve humanity in this era of accelerated change and innovation?”

In her Tedtalk she will share her idea about the shift from Homo Sapiens (wise man) to Homo Conexus (connected man, but not in a digital way!).

Speaker

Erikjan Lantink

“Better starts with who!” Whether we want a better life, a better business, a better team, a better boss, better starts with understanding ourselves and what drives us...

“Better starts with who!”

Whether we want a better life, a better business, a better team, a better boss, better starts with understanding ourselves and what drives us.

• Erikjan worked 17 years at Ahold Delhaize in retail operations, HR, and general management roles.
• He lived and worked in the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Belgium, United States and Bulgaria.
• Currently Erikjan is self-employed again and enjoys working with leaders and teams, inspiring them to be the best they can be at work, but more importantly, in life.

“Better starts with who” is the foundation of an approach that connects self-awareness, culture, leadership, team, and change.

His TEDx talk will address how Erikjan started with himself and had to find his own voice first.

Speaker

Jitske Kramer

Jitske Kramer is a corporate anthropologist who travels the world to learn from traditional healers, leaders, surprising innovators and random passers-by...

Jitske Kramer is a corporate anthropologist who travels the world to learn from traditional healers, leaders, surprising innovators and random passers-by.

Cultural Anthropology is the discipline that wonders what it means to be human among people in organisations and beyond. How do you work with people you like, but more over, how do you with people you don’t really like.

In 2012 Jitske put Deep Democracy in the Netherlands on the map and offers, together with a team of instructors, many workshops in this field. She is always looking for ways to build strong tribes and strengthen mutual relationships. She brings this knowledge to the world of organizing, colaborating and leadership through strong lectures and masterclasses. To improve the power of success and results of individuals and groups (and just to make the world a better place). She trains people so we no longer have the need for meetings. She has the ambition to push organisations to be attractive to everything and everyone. She will take you with her in stories that create space for new ways of observing and acting. Along the way what is familiar becomes strange. What is strange becomes familiar.

Drs. Jitske Kramer (1973). Corporate anthropologist. Speaker. Entrepreneur. Facilitator. Founder of Human Dimensions. Trainer of the year 2013. Author of ‘Normaal is Anders’, ‘Deep Democracy – de wijsheid van de minderheid’, ‘Wow! Wat een verschil’, ‘Voodoo - op reis naar jezelf via eeuwenoude rituelen’. And author of ‘De Corporate Tribe (management book of the year 2016) Building Tribes and Jam Cultures - about inclusion’.

Speaker

Jean-Pierre Kahlmann

Jean-Pierre is born in 1960, 59 years old, married and has 2 daughters. He lives in Heemstede, the Netherlands. He is a retired Military and Airline Pilot...

Jean-Pierre is born in 1960, 59 years old, married and has 2 daughters. He lives in Heemstede, the Netherlands. He is a retired Military and Airline Pilot, and now Co-owner and CEO of Yes Human Factors Ltd.

Jean-Pierre went in 1978 to the Royal Military Academy at the age of 18, to study aeronautical engineering. But, after admission to the Academy, he was asked to study Psychology and Business instead. His graduating theses was “Human Factor in aircraft accidents”, specifically in Fighter (single seat) Aircraft.

After finishing his NATO pilot training in Texas, he flew for 13 years on Fighter planes (NF-5 and F-16). During his military flying career he became an Instructor Pilot and examiner. He graduated from the NATO Tactical Leadership Course and the NATO Flying Supervisor Course in the UK.

In 1992 he went to the Royal Netherlands Defence college. “Crucial Decisions in Crisis Management” was his graduation assignment, for which he studied crucial decisions made by several US-presidents from 1950 till 1985.

As an Operational Officer from a Royal Netherlands Airforce F-16 squadron he was sent to the first Bosnia-Herzegowina war in the early 90’s. During this time he was responsible for the tactical operations for 18 F-16’s.

His last job in the Royal Netherlands Airforce was deputy Head of Flight Operations on Airforce base Twenthe.

In 1994 Jean-Pierre switched from military to civil aviation. First he flew passengers, 3 years as First-Officer and then 10 years as a Commander on the Boeing 757 and 767. After that as Commander on the Boeing 747-400. Again, on these 3 types, he was involved in training and examining as a Type Rating Instructor and Examiner.

The last 6 years of his flying career Jean-Pierre was Manager Flight Operations for the Boeing 747-400 Freighter for KLM-Air France-Martinair.

Jean-Pierre is co-founder of YES Human Factors Ltd. A training and Consultancy organisation specialized on Human Factor in “High Reliability” Organisations.

Jean-Pierre believes in the importance of a safe work environment. To create and maintain such an environment just culture and training on teamintelligence are an essential aspect. Work environments where people dare to speak up will lead to optimum decisionmaking, also in crisis situations.

Speaker

Koos Wabeke

Koos is best described as someone who brings people together to change the world for the better. Always curious and never afraid to take the initiative, through these core values he inspires the people around him...

Koos is best described as someone who brings people together to change the world for the better.
Always curious and never afraid to take the initiative, through these core values he inspires the people around him.

He is a natural leader and thanks to this ability he has also become kaihautu; a leader within the Maori culture, this responsibility comes with the task of spreading that culture throughout Europe and where ever he goes.

Koos wants people to learn and develop. He wants to inspire them to bring out the best in themselves
A dreamer with an enormous drive to do the right thing for people and the environment.

What others say about Koos:
Koos is a natural born leader who has genuine affinity with the Polynesian cultures and has an approachable and sociable attitude which makes people feel comfortable around him. He impressed me with his leading the Haka for the Te Waka Maori team and is also socially aware and active.

Host

Bart Burghgraef

Bart Burghgraef (1972) is an organisational team and leadership development coach with over 20 years of professional experience in Europe, South Asia and the Middle...

Bart Burghgraef (1972) is an organisational team and leadership development coach with over 20 years of professional experience in Europe, South Asia and the Middle East.
Bart specialises in social emotional intelligence and behavioural profiling & analysis.

Comfortable in speaking off-the-cuff, he is seasoned in moderating stage interviews. In his capacity as event chair, he interviewed the late Nobel Prize laureate Kofi Annan about his legacy as a world leader in front of a live audience in 2017.

Bart serves as an associate lecturer to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Academy in the Middle East on the subjects of management, diversity & inclusion and leadership. In The Netherlands, he is a visiting lecturer at Nyenrode Business University.

Speaker

Niels van Buren

Being the first man in the world with MS (multiple sclerosis) to successfully reach the top of Mount Everest, Niels van Buren has a special story to tell...

Being the first man in the world with MS (multiple sclerosis) to successfully reach the top of Mount Everest, Niels van Buren has a special story to tell.

Niels is a motivational speaker since 2016. Topics that he covers in his talks are:
- Achieving extreme goals (BHAG's)
- Embracing setbacks
- Teamwork
- How to turn something negative into something positive
- That you can achieve much more then you think!

Although Niels is Dutch, he went to an American school when living abroad as a child. He is therefore accustomed to speak in Dutch and English. He has spoken for a variety of audiences. Groups range from 10 to 600.

Next to being a mountain climber Niels is also one of the owners of the fast growing social enterprise in the Netherlands called Swink. The company provides online marketing services. What makes them unique is that they solely employ people with autism that have a distance to the labor market. They excel in their work due to their extraordinary talents.

Finally, Niels is co-founder of the Mission Summit foundation that has successfully created a lot of media attention and raised funds for MS Research since 2011. In this capacity Niels acts as spokesperson and has been interviewed by many TV & Radio shows as well as domestic newspapers.

Speaker

Jacqui Brassey

Jacqui Brassey is an international ‘pracademic’ and loves to build bridges between practice and science. She is a Global Director of Learning & Development and Global...

Jacqui Brassey is an international ‘pracademic’ and loves to build bridges between practice and science.

She is a Global Director of Learning & Development and Global Learning Leadership Team member at McKinsey & Company. Furthermore she is Adjunct Professor at IE University in Madrid and visiting research fellow at the VU University in Amsterdam.
She is a proud member of the Supervisory Board of Save the Children in the Netherlands.

In 2011 she received her PhD in International Business and Economics, specializing in Leadership and Diversity research at the University of Groningen. She holds a Cum Laude Masters degree in Organization sciences from the University of Tilburg and a Bachelor of Commerce in International Business and Languages from the Avans University of Applied Sciences in den Bosch.
She is a real ‘lifelong learner’ and looks forward to graduating in 2020 for her MSc. in Affective Neuroscience from the University of Maastricht.

She is a (co)-author of over 15 book-/chapters, articles and papers. In 2019 she published her latest book together with Prof. dr. Nick van Dam and Prof. dr. Arjen van Witteloostuijn on ‘Advancing Authentic Confidence’

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Luk Dewulf

Luk Dewulf studied Educational Sciences and he is a pioneer in strengths- and talent- based thinking in The Netherlands and Belgium. His book “Go with your talent”...

Luk Dewulf studied Educational Sciences and he is a pioneer in strengths- and talent- based thinking in The Netherlands and Belgium.

His book “Go with your talent” came out in 2009, recently the 22nd edition was published. His ideas are widely spread, both in education and in business. Besides that, he is the author of the book “Help, my batteries are getting low”, a book about burn-out that won the award of ‘Best Learning & Development book of 2012” in Belgium.
He is an enthusiastic speaker that inspires and touches his audience.

Together with his colleague Els Pronk, he founded a growing international movement of Children’s Talent Whisperers that help children to discover their talents.

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10 September 2020