We see facilitation as a true profession. We can help you design a program that aligns with your mission and the objectives that go with it. Our designs are based on the mindset and strategy of our applied futures method, which enables us to activate your participants for better results. We’ve partnered with several organizations to streamline their internal meetings and brainstorming sessions, design (online) workshops and management retreats, and coach the internal employees who run these sessions.
Jörgen van der Sloot – Futures
Jörgen is the founding member of Minkowski. He’s helped numerous organizations to get breakthroughs in their thinking and in their perspective on the world. He has collaborated with many internationally operating organizations in the fields of media and consumer brands, finance and investment, insurance and pensions, education and charity and has hosted sessions for groups ranging in size from 3 people to 300 people, from boardroom to classroom.
“I love designing our programs and approaches to make change last. I have a great passion for facilitating groups and coaching some facilitators and moderators as well as some innovation teams for our clients. I’ve founded Minkowski because I don’t think there is just one way to make change last. The collaboration between all the members of Minkowski and the sharing of tools and methodology as well as experience and skills creates an inspiring environment where we are all learning how best to help a particular organization. I donâ’t believe in old organizational structures that exploit employees. Minkowski to me is a great way of discovering how to create a sustainable collective for the future”.
Charlotte van Veelen – Program Management
Alexandre Janssen – Innovation
Alexandre has over ten years of experience in applying innovation within organizations; whether is about the structure, the KPI’s, the process or the people and the cultural element. His broad experience in facilitating ideation, innovation, business model and scaling workshops for larger organization combined with his role as an advisor and investor in several startups, provides him with a broad view and expertise on the topic on innovation & intrapreneurship. He has talked at TEDx, gives guest lectures at different universities and is a frequent keynote speaker and facilitator for groups ranging from 10 to 600 people.
“Within Minkowski, not only do I design and facilitate (online) sessions, I’m also there to ensure the organization is running smoothly. I work with our associates to ensure we make a long-lasting impact in the organization”.
Pauline van der Werff – Brand experience
Within Minkowski Pauline wants to contribute to embedding our brand strengths in all we do and share them in an unambiguous way that creates value for our collective as a whole.
Pauline has been working as an independent marketing & innovation professional for over 10 years. She helped various companies to translate ideas into actionable strategy, to grow brands thinking from the outside-in and align the customer experience. She is devoted to creating experiences and brands that make people’s lives more meaningful and pleasant, now and in the future. Within Minkowski she focuses on embedding the brand strengths in all we do and share them in an unambiguous way that creates value for our collective as a whole.
“I believe that together we can make the world an even better place. Being part of Minkowski allows me to contribute to that and to co-create with a group of enthusiastic people that share the same belief.”
Arjan Postma – Unconventional Thinking
Yvette Pasman – Facilitator / Designer
Yvette has been working independently with various types of commercial and social organizations for over 10 years. She has a broad experience in designing and facilitating sessions for various companies, such as for Essent, the Amsterdam UMC, Deloitte, MBO College Airport, TMG Digital, Shell Global Commercial, SingularityU Benelux, and the City of Amsterdam.
Herman Knevel – Innovation
Kim Durieux – Creative thinking
Kim cherishes her endless interest for human behavior – aren’t we fascinating? As change starts with us – humans – she applies Design Thinking and facilitates creative thinking for organizations, while also coaching individuals. All to discover new insights, come up with new ideas, make sure we act on them and hence trigger change for the better.
Niels Dengel– Personal Development
Niels works as a business coach, personal coach and facilitator. He was inspired to start his own business after working for Google for six years. He believes that any change an organization has to go through is the work of people. “By focusing on the people of an organization these changes happen more effectively, more surprising and run more smoothly. Minkowski for me is the ideal approach for collaboration. A group of highly qualified people with various expertise and skills forms a customized team that is fit for the challenge of the organization that engages with us. The value added per team member is immediately clear. There are no hidden agendas just the desire to be more than just the sum of each of us individually. I believe that the impact that we generate under these circumstances is the biggest as can be”.
Femke Lans –Customer & Employee Experience
Jeroen van Mastrigt –Strategy
Jeroen has been working on the development of innovation related vison & strategy and creating innovative services for companies in a broad range of sectors (tech, media, leisure, traveling, building & real estate, finance, energy and the cultural & creative sectors). Jeroen challenges organizations with state of the art, cross sectoral insights from the field of applied technology, and human agency. He is able to make sense of a changing world, by not only understanding cross sectoral developments & contexts but also to creatively translate generated insights into clear and applicable strategies and concepts.
“In these past years I have learned that Minkowski’s methods and facilitation capabilities are key in starting successful innovation trajectories: defining a shared vision and position in relation to an organization’s future in the light of technological change, fuelled methods that facilitate bottom up co-creation.”
Feikje Dunnewijk– Leadership Development
Feikje is a facilitator and executive coach with over 20 years of experience in supporting people, teams and organizations to be ready for tomorrow. Besides her experience as a global HR director role in the fashion industry, in the MRO business, and over 10 years of experience in financial services in various senior leadership roles in HR. She supported and facilitated scale ups and midsize growth organization in various branches. Throughout the years she specialized in leadership and change and coached senior executives, teams and organizations in their business challenges. Her practical business experience and expertise on leadership and change are blended with her coaching skills. She primarily facilitates growth companies in their journey with a pragmatic, light and connecting basic attitude“At Minkowski we bring different ways of thinking together. An effecting way of approaching change and use the wisdom in the room. I believe in order to change you need to look at yourself from the outside instead of look at the world from the inside. I love provoking leaders, team and organizations in times of change to challenge their belief system and allow new thinking.I’m passioned to make change and transformation easier for companies and leaders in order to achieve their desired future.”
Margriet Larmit –Strategy Design
Margriet is a skilled innovation and concept designer. She is driven by the idea that impact and change can be created by using design and the force of collective creativity and intelligence. Her strength is reaching innovative insights through creative thinking. Margriet is known for her enthusiasm in connecting people around specific actionable goals. She is skilled in going from idea to implementation. Together with her clients, she helps organizations sharpen their ideas and turn them into concepts that create real impact, she also supervises the implementation of these concepts to assure they are successful.
“With Minkowski, I have a valuable cooperation with likeminded and skilled people, that together can really make a difference to my clients’ needs and wishes. It’s not that hard to start the conversation on how to innovate, the trick is in connecting the dots in the organisation, so innovation takes place in several areas, with several teams steering the same boat. Facilitating that kind of innovation is something we need to co-create together.”
Herman Weeda– Visual Facilitation
As a strategic designer and visual storyteller, Herman combines his design thinking expertise and strong visualisation skills with his experience of facilitating numerous co-creation workshops, projects and processes. “Within Minkowski I apply my skills to break down complex problems into clear visuals, which we then use to build new (visual) concepts, stories and strategies together with our clients and partners. Being part of Minkowski offers me the change to work with a team of enthusiastic, highly skilled people on grand challenges with clients that can make an impact. For me, bringing in the visual dimension is important, because I believe that creating a better world starts with imagining it”.
Florine van Wulfften Palthe– Consumer Experience
Florine facilitates organizations and teams in getting to their business and product outcomes faster while optimizing the value they deliver to customers and employees. She does this by training and coaching a human-centred and entrepreneurial design process, and by creating a culture for innovation.
“Being part of Minkowski allows me to have an impact on organization transformations on a larger scale, and to tackle this from different angles by working together with a wide range of expertise. Collaboration does not only lead to better quality and more learnings, but also more fun! In working together with Minkowski, my goal is to ensure our clients are future ready on all levels within the organization”.
Diederick Croese – Exponential Technologies
Cato Verhaart – Program Support
I have always pushed myself to experience new things, and take on new challenges. Now, during my Master in Marketing, Minkowski was the exact challenge I was looking for. At Minkowski all ideas are appreciated, and people question each others’ everyday thinking. Working at Minkowski allows me to grow my skill set and knowledge by handling a variety of tasks, with a high level of responsibility. It helps to exploit my creativity and think of the future from a different perspective. This all contributes to my personal and professional development.
Adipat Virdi – Strategic Narrative
Adipat studied Architecture and practiced socio-spatial analysis before changing career to focus on creative strategy and experience design. Having studied at both Oxford and Cambridge, Adipat has qualifications that include an MBA and MA’s in Design Strategy and Innovation, Advanced Architectural Studies and Screenwriting. Key areas of expertise are in audience engagement strategy, organisational behaviour mechanics, strategic narrative thinking and experience design and measurement to provide innovative and effective solutions to complex problems.
“I hope to bring creative and critical thinking to Minkowski, in order to facilitate more effective dialogue and the emergence of meaningful experiences.”
Robert Wijers – Impact
Derk Schneemann – Innovation Strategy
Derk is an innovator and a strategic thinker at heart. He’s a creative leader with a strong background in innovation, business & client management, marketing & communication. He has structured and coached smaller teams (10-40 people) to help them develop new propositions. The last decade Derk has been directly involved in setting up start-ups, scale-ups and has been facilitating corporates in innovation strategy and innovation thinking.
“I love to design and facilitate training-programmes and advise on innovation, strategy and ‘start-up’ topics. The unique combination of talent, skill and methodology at Minkowski inspires me continuously and stimulates me to push my own boundaries. In my experience innovation and transformation should always be done with people instead of for them. That’s where my philosophy and that of Minkowski align: I love to make history by changing the future with organisations”
Joris Ankersmit Communities
Joris has a varied background working in various industries in different capacities. He has worked on large and small transformation programs and has experience with preparing organizations for changes that greatly impact the status quo. His work has taken him across the globe and exposed him to many different cultures and ways of working that benefit the design thinking at the heart of Minkowski.
“In my spare time, I am a kiteboard instructor and teach martial arts in Central Park. When it comes to co-creating applied futures I like to use the analogy of a fight. A fighter needs to be aware of the surroundings, know his/her own strengths and weaknesses and anticipate the future.
For Minkowski, he is expanding the agency in the US market and apply Minkowski’s proven methodologies in an exciting new environment.
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