Doctor in neuropsychology with keynotes about the importance of a resilient brain
Elke has a PhD in psychology and has held various academic positions at the universities of Harvard, St Andrews, Maastricht and Rotterdam.
She is CEO of Better Minds at Work and wrote the bestsellers 'Mentaal Kapitaal' (literally, “Mental Capital”; launched in English on the international market under the title Better Minds).
Elke has the ability to hold her audience’s attention from start to finish and offers insights about the brain that can have a lifelong impact.
Presentations and Topics
In this keynote, Elke provides inspiration for ways to build your personal resilience and that of your team. This keynote is not only the perfect antidote to stress, but also an eye-opener that makes it clear that investing in resilience leads to greater productivity and happiness. In a 48-hour challenge, Elke will push you to apply a number of tips and tricks in practice straight away.
The future of work lies in Authentic Intelligence
The digital revolution is a reality, and it threatens to disrupt countless jobs. The voices asking whether we humans can still compete against robots and artificial intelligence are getting louder. In this highly topical speech, Elke points out that it is time to demystify technology and to shift the focus back onto human beings. She examines which uniquely human qualities can be used to secure our professional future, and which assets you really should embed in your organisation's DNA if you want to ensure your viability in this disruptive world. An inspiring manifesto for organisations that already have both feet firmly planted in the future.
Testimonials & References
Elke is one of those rare talents who can integrate research and practical examples into clear insights and practical recommendations. She does this in her books and in her real-life contributions. Thanks to her enthusiasm and expertise, resilience becomes a tangible, concrete thing that matters not only in what we think, but definitely in what we can do. From now on, we will look at rabbits and elephants differently.
Jan van Acoleyen, HR director Proximus
I had the pleasure of listening to Elke's vivid expose at a "Resilience Workshop" for BESIX in Dubai. For me personally, her workshop contained a number of “aha”-points and allowed me to connect some dots on certain challenges encountered in the daily work environment. I left the workshop with a number of insights (link between a boring situation -reptile/primitive brain - negativity - stress - unhealthy body), quotes ("Attention is the new scarce resource") and practical steps (bye bye email notifications on the phone). Her interesting and highly relevant presentation is the best invitation to read one of her books. Definitely worth some "focus"-time!
Peter Lembrechts, Manager Six Construct Dubai
Organisational Strategist for the City of Amsterdam
Elke has the rare talent of combining scientific insights with our everyday struggles in life. From the moment Elke starts to speak, she is able to hold the audience’s attention. She takes you on a mental journey through our brain and teaches us to get the best out of ourselves. The ultimate 'Elke effect' is that everyone who attends continues to contact each other long after the presentation to talk about how their brain is. A warm, special and, above all, highly talented person whom I wholeheartedly recommend.