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The New Now

Building Resilience in a World Where Change is the Only Constant

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Change can indeed present challenges, yet periods of uncertainty also offer a unique opportunity for organizations to showcase resilience and emerge stronger. 

In this highly relevant discourse, Elke Geeraerts shares her profound insights on how organizations and individuals can harness this opportunity. She elaborates on the imperative to prioritize employee health and well-being on the strategic agenda of the C-suite and how this approach aids in adapting to new work paradigms. 

Leveraging her background in neuroscience, Elke illuminates new ways for equipping leaders and employees with the mental, emotional, and social aptitudes required not merely for coping, but for adapting and thriving. 

Be sure to engage with Elke's speech to discover how we can foster resilience in our careers, leaders, and organizations, thereby enabling us to better strategize for and respond to the rapidly evolving future of work.

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Enthusiasm knows no boundaries. That is why Elke has stood on platforms all over the world, from Kyoto to Cape Town, Lima, Sydney, Dubai, and San Francisco. She is unparalleled in her ability to engage her audience and captivate people with her unique blend of expertise, scientific background, and humor. Her enthusiastic way of translating new academic insights into everyday practice leaves nobody untouched and has already earned her a lot of praise. Boundless curiosity and a passion for people – this perhaps best describes Elke. This unique combination quickly led to a flourishing academic career. With a PhD in psychology, Elke held various positions at the universities of Harvard, St Andrews, Maastricht, and Rotterdam, where she attracted international attention with her solid research work. Currently, she is a Professor at the University of Ghent. Driven by her scientific insights about mental resilience, she founded the company "Better Minds at Work" in 2014. This international consultancy company focuses on enhancing the mental resilience, energy, and productivity of employees and now consists of more than seventy psychologists, doctors, and consultants. Elke's trademark is without a doubt the way in which she manages to translate new psychological insights into fresh and accessible day-to-day applications. This is how she inspires individuals and organizations to improve their mental resilience and thrive in these volatile times. Her major breakthrough came with her bestseller "Mentaal Kapitaal" (Mental Capital: 2015). This book, now in its thirteenth edition, was recently launched in the international market in English under the title "Better Minds" and in Chinese. She also recently released a new book, "The Mental Reset," in which she inspires people to transition towards a post-pandemic era with healthier and more successful ways of living and working.

Elke Geraerts

Keynote Speaker | Human Capital Expert | #1 Bestselling Author | Building the bridge between science and practice | Ptofessor I Doctor in Psychology

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