That's why I have developed 4 steps
for a friction-free collaboration:
I'm here to serve. my main priority is to make your event successful. To do this we have to understand each other, the main objectives of your event, and the specific nature of your audience. Let's sit down and talk.
You should be able to trust a speaker who speaks about trust. I'll do my homework, am prepared, will arrive early and leave late. You can rely on that.
Being flexible is in my view an important part of the personality of a professional speaker. Lets be real, things can change all the time before or during an event.
Preparation is key, for event planners as well as speakers. Here is a list of things to consider:
Do you already have a date set?
How large or small is the audience?
What do you expect from me, 20 minutes key-note, 60-90 minute breakout session?
My speeches are in Dutch or English, what do you prefer?
Is it a live- or online event?
In case of an online event, what technology and platforms will you use?
Can I get technical support from your people?
What is the setup of your event? One large space or multiple break-out rooms?
What are the possibilities for interaction?
Do you have other speakers contracted already?
The speeches listed here are examples, Jan can tailor his speeches and presentation to a specific event or audience. Combinations of topics, target groups and desired takeaways are always possible.
Human behaviour & Trust
Leadership & Corporate culture
Corporate Communications, branding & design.
• How to grow trust in your company without having to change people?
In this talk, Jan explains how trust works within organizations, how to assess it, improve it, and make it part of your daily work life.
• Why most leadership is not effective (and how to fix it)
In this speech, Jan sheds his light on the bad state most companies are in today: Failing first-time managers, burned-out mid-career executives and two out of three female managers leaving the corporate world. Why is this happening and how to turn it around?
• How to become a high-trust leader?
People in leadership positions have to deal with people that want something from them: employees, business partners, salespeople and more. As a leader, it is crucial to learn how to read others and navigate all these relationships and still be in control.
• Trust as a key to workplace happiness.
High-trust works as a lubricant in your organisation: everything works with less friction, with more ease, better results and higher satisfaction. This talk gives the audience a roadmap to workplace happiness.
• Trust in different cultures, what to do and what not.
Trust might seem a universal human trait, but there are important differences. In this speech Jan explains how trust is experienced in different countries and cultures.
The audience will learn valuable insights how to improve cross-cultural relationships and successful collaborations.
• Female leadership in a masculine world.
The corporate environment is a male-dominated world. This is not by evil intent, but how tribal instincts work in the human brain. However, that doesn’t make it okay. In this speech, Jan will share his findings about the conundrums of female leadership and how to stay true to yourself.
After hearing Jan speak, you will:
Have a better understand the of the dynamics of trust
Know how to earn or restore trust in your relationships
Know how to improve company culture and business relations
Know how to create better relationship and subsequently have a happier life
What people say
Jan passionately takes you into the black box of our brain. He explains vividly how our brain works. But that’s not all! He provides practical tools to better understand what your customer, colleague or even your own partner really wants.”
Serge van Rooij.
Sprekerscoach | TEDx coach | Partner Bex Impact Academy
Who doesn’t want to understand what drives your customer and how trust works? In such a way that you can act upon it? Jan not only has developed a very smart method, but he also knows how to presents his insights passionately and with ease. A true gift for every audience looking for ways to anticipate customer demands ever better. “
Gerben van Driel.
Presentation and media trainer | Programmamaker RTL Z
I consider Jan the Simon Sinek of the Netherlands. I had the pleasure of working with Jan on a coaching project and learned some priceless information and processes on how to build trust. Jan is an expert on trust. Not just why it's important, but how it works and more importantly how to build it! I also learned that Jan is highly passionate about human-to-human communication and how words trigger emotions based on memory and past experiences and understand the connection between words and past experiences is key to influencing the behaviour you want to see in people through your communication. It's fascinating and highly enabling when building a business involving people. Thank you Jan for these priceless insights.
Chris Baldwin, PhD
Founder of 10X SPEAKER, Speaker coach