Business Psychologist, and author of the global best-selling Busy (Nooit Meer te Druk) and Een Nieuw Begin
Overwhelmed, distracted, exhausted? Struggling to produce or find balance in our new COVID-driven hybrid reality? Tony focuses on how to thrive in a world of too many demands, expectations and messages. How to be successful in your work, and flourish in your home life.
Tony's mission is to help people and organizations harness the power of human attention, and navigate the brain´s fragilities. He believes the other great pandemic we face is a lack of attention; a state of perpetual busyness. Despite what we might think, busy is not an inevitable consequence of modern life, it´s a choice. More than that it´s a dumb strategy and a bad set of habits.
Tony's talks are grounded in evidence, told as stories and built to become coherent and practical toolkits for our times. They don´t just inspire people, they trigger people to take action.
Mental Resilience & Wellbeing, Business, Strategy and Management, HR & Company Culture
Attention, Attention Management, Busy, Business Psychology, Hybrid Workplace
Presentations and Topics
Busy is for losers!
An evidence-based and inspirational toolkit to escape perpetual busyness. It will help you to achieve more while feeling better!
Thriving beyond COVID
The talk explores practical strategies to help you succeed, collaborate better and find balance in our world of virtual teams and hybrid working. Inspirational, evidence-based and practical.
Managing a hybrid workforce
How do you, as a manager or leader, build team performance and mental health in a virtual and hybrid context.
Testimonials & References
"As soon as we spoke to Tony things began to make more sense. He has helped us navigate our way through a severe case of busyness...But it is more than that. We now feel in control, masters of our own destiny, we are able to dream and aim higher and it has become more fun"
Claudia Yorath, HR Director, Creaseys
"Tony has incredible insights for any executive audience. His observations into how we work, live and prioritize have profound and actionable impact on all. Tony´s preparation was second to none. His engagement with pre-event briefings resulted in a curated keynote, specifically tailored to the needs of our audience. His tone is perfect, authoritative, insightful, intellectual, accessible and relatable. I would recommend Tony for a keynote speaker for any executive audience"
Anthony Pohl, Gartner Program Director
"Thanks for making our seminar a remarkable one! We really enjoyed working together and you delivered one hell of a performance. Your style is really unique: with the personal touch of a trainer, the sympathy of an 'accidental guru' and a number of great interventions that only the best speakers have. But most of all: we had a lot of fun. On stage and off. I am convinced that people in the audience feel this. It makes the difference between a 'good' and a 'magnificent' seminar"
Hans Janssen, Denk Producties
"Tony is a great speaker, he has a superb ability to make you look at how you approach every day in a new way. As someone who is guilty of answering every 'How are you?' with 'Busy' Tony has made me sit up and think about the things I assume I have no choice about. His way of approaching this complex topic is simple, honest and funny. I have so many things I want to change and that I want to talk to my teams about".
Carrie Birmingham, HR Director, News Corporation