About us

Now is the time to make history by changing the future. We are named after Hermann Minkowski, a German mathematician and one of Albert Einstein’s teachers. Hardly anyone has heard of Minkowski, but everyone knows who Einstein was. This mirrors how we see our role: we are facilitators and enablers who help others build better futures. Just like Hermann Minkowski helped Einstein on his way. Our ambition is to create a million Einsteins to make history by changing the future, and in doing so, make the world a little better.

Proven track record

Since our founding in 2017, we’ve grown rapidly into a global specialist in applied futures with a proven track record for collaborating with organizations of all kinds. We’ve designed and facilitated workshops, internal processes, management retreats, brainstorming sessions, strategy deep dives and training programs, in addition to working with you on strategy and leadership.

Charlotte van Veelen

Program Management

Jörgen van der Sloot

Futures Thinking

Cathalijne Bol-Oudijk

Leadership Development

Charlotte van Veelen

Charlotte is an experience designer and program manager. She supports the lead facilitators of our programs in design an delivery and focuses on continuously improving the participants’ experience and learning journeys.

“It is amazing to see how driven people are to create better futures. With Minkowski, hopefully we give more people the ability to activate these motivations into driving the change they wish to see.”

Jörgen van der Sloot

Jörgen has helped numerous organizations to get breakthroughs in their thinking and in their perspective on the future. He has collaborated with many internationally operating organizations and has hosted sessions for groups ranging in size from 3 people to 300 people, from boardroom to classroom. Jörgen founded Minkowski in October 2017.

"I’ve founded Minkowski because I don’t think there is just one way to make change last. The collaboration with everyone at Minkowski and the sharing of tools and methodology as well as experience and skills creates an inspiring environment where we are all learning how to build better futures with our clients.”

Cathalijne Bol-Oudijk

Cathalijne is an experienced leadership development coach and transformation facilitator. She supports leaders and teams in taking action based on connecting with themselves and others, leveraging their core strengths and committing to the future they want to create. At Minkowski she works with individuals and teams who want to make a positive impact on the world around them by developing an inclusive mindset and finding purpose in their work.

 

"With Minkowski I help leaders and organizations transform mindsets and behaviors to create growth and become Future(s) Ready. I love how in our work strategic focus, creativity, organizational aspects and the psychological side of human motivation all come together.”

Alexandre Janssen

Engagement & Innovation

Cato Verhaart

Brand & Program support

Herman Knevel

Entrepreneurship

Alexandre Janssen

Alexandre has over fifteen years of experience in applying innovation within organizations; whether it is about the structure, the KPI’s, the process or the people and the cultural element. Alexandre co-founded Minkowski and works with the organization as a board member since 2018.

"At 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 provide a long-lasting impact for our clients."

Cato Verhaart

Cato always pushed herself to experience new things, and take on new challenges. Now, during her Master in Marketing, Minkowski was the exact challenge she was looking for. At Minkowski all ideas are appreciated, and people question each other’s everyday thinking.

“Working at Minkowski allows me to grow my skillset 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(s) from a different perspective.”

Herman Knevel

Herman is a strategic conceptual thinker and driver for change and innovation. He has extensive experience in running business and teams, and designing & executing outsourcing partnerships. He is passionate about corporate startups and initiator of multiple open innovation programs for both corporates and startups.

"With Minkowski I strive to challenge the status quo of people in organizations and help them to think differently about the future. I stimulate them to adopt an entrepreneurial mindset in everything they do.”

Herman Weeda

Visual Facilitation

Sara Sitton

Leadership Development

Arjan Postma

Unconventional Thinking

Herman Weeda

As a strategic designer and visual storyteller, Herman combines his design thinking expertise and strong visualization 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 chance to work with a team of enthusiastic, highly skilled people on grand challenges with clients that can make an impact.”

Sara Sitton

Sara helps organizations to get the very best from their people and build a culture of engagement and performance. After creating and managing a successful learning start-up in her 20s, she skilled herself in organizational development including designing learning experiences that stick. With over 10 yearsof leadership experience in the financial services space, growing and developing talent, she is happy totalk with you to see how we can design a scalable and measurable learning solution that providestangible change to you and your organisation.

“For me, leadership and creativity are about a state of mind; being flexible, adapting tochanges and looking for the most valuable solutions together. I am practical, I like to get things done by focusing and working together. By creating cohesion, we will realize small tolarge goals together based on vision, strategy and connection”

Arjan Postma

At Minkowski Arjan designs and facilitates strategy sessions and leadership programs with a focus on Futures Studies, Unconventional Thinking & Breakthrough Strategies. He has a long history in helping organizations build actionable strategies and a thriving culture.

“The Minkowski family is for me a great partnership where we can all create more impact together, learn from the many disciplines available and all try to set each-other (and especially the client) up for success.”

Willemijn Maria de Beer

Project Manager

Stijn van Erp

Program Facilitation

Kim Durieux

Creative Thinking

Willemijn Maria de Beer

As Minkowski project manager, Willemijn Maria supports the team and our clients with the ongoing business and programs.

“Within Minkowski I am happy to pro-actively support the team with organizing what's needed in order to have everything run smoothly.”

Stijn van Erp

At Minkowski, Stijn is working as a program facilitator. In this role, and together with the Minkowski team, he designs and facilitates leadership programs and strategy projects that blend futures thinking with an action driven focus that lead to tangible outcomes.

“Driven by curiosity, I love to think ahead. And in a world driven by short-termism, it has become ever more valuable for businesses to have a crisp longview. Together with clients, I want to dream and envision how things could be. Not only to inspire, but to drive action and translate future visions into tangible next steps, co-creating the future.”

Kim Durieux

Kim is endlessly fascinated by human behavior and joined Minkowski to facilitate the change that we need while heading into our futures. To do so, she’s been facilitating design thinking and creative thinking programs in many shapes within different industries over the past few years.

“I see life itself as a creative process and want to facilitate change to help others have more positive impact - on themselves, their fellow humans and the Earth. Being able to do this with Minkowski is a true blessing.”

Niels Dengel

Team Coaching

Yvette Pasman

Program Design & Facilitation

Jeroen van Mastrigt

Strategy

Niels Dengel

Niels is a personal coach and helps teams in organizations thrive by challenging them on their beliefs and ambitions and helps them to embrace change. He is a strong facilitator working with small groups and big audiences.

“My goal with Minkowski is to move and guide people and companies in change. Companies can only change with and through the people who bring about the change and include others in it. That’s where I want to make a difference at Minkowski.”

Yvette Pasman

Yvette challenges people to connect their personal purpose to the people and the world around them. In our programs she designs strategic questions to get humanized and facilitates a space and energy that is required to move things forward together.

“Together with Minkowski we increase our impact force, co-create with the clients and get them ready for the futures. I like the personal touch we bring to the programs we design and facilitate.”

Jeroen van Mastrigt

Jeroen has been working for companies in a broad range of sectors: tech, media, leisure, traveling, building & real estate and cultural & creative sectors. He collaborates with Minkowski to help organizations develop vision, strategy and concepts in relation to the merger of the digital & physical world, and helps them to create meaningful brands, services and formats.

"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, fueled by methods that facilitate bottom up co-creation."

Hajo van Beijma

People Development

Celine Janssen

Musical Experiences

Diederick Croese

Exponential Thinking

Hajo van Beijma

As a people & talent consultant, Hajo collaborates with Minkowski and its clients to find the perfect match for the jobs to be done. He is always scouting for talent to help organizations grow.

“I want to help Minkowski grow into an organization that can answer all customer questions in the area of futures thinking and futures readiness leadership development, so we can impact the lives of a billion people worldwide and  make our impact last.”

Celine Janssen

Céline Janssen is an ‘Opera Innovator'. Through her work as an artist (opera soprano and theater maker) she is always looking for connection and interaction. At Minkowski, she strives to create experiences for everyone to feel like a member of an opera choir, a large orchestra, or as a conductor.

“Being a member of a choir or orchestra is about seeking harmony and harmonizing with each other, while being a conductor (the maestro) is about taking leadership. I love to help people orchestrate their own futures and find the balance between these two aspects!”

Diederick Croese

As a leader at SingularityU Benelux Diederick has explored the impact of exponential thinking for many years. Right from the start Diederick was one of the first ones to form a strong partnership with Minkowski to help people and organizations understand the impact of exponential drivers of change, so they can improve the lives of many.

“Minkowski’s experience to facilitate people working together is the best I’ve ever seen and provides great value for any organization. To me it is magical what we do at Minkowski and it has always made me just want to be part of the team and its mission.”

Chef Erling

Food Experiences

You

What can you add?

Chef Erling

Chef Erling is Minkowski’s culinary chef. He connects people by sharing food stories and offers custom made food programs for participants during events. He always creates the right combinations of food to get the best energy that will empower participants.

“I love being part of Minkowski and their wonderful team of people, who are shaking up companies in creating  better futures. Together with their teachings I hope to create awareness that positively impacts the health and overall wellbeing of participants.”

You

Feel like you can contribute to our programs as well? Drop us a line at hello@minkowski.org and we can have a chat!

Charlotte van Veelen

- Program Management

Jörgen van der Sloot

- Futures Thinking

Charlotte van Veelen

- Program Management

Charlotte is an experience designer and program manager. She supports the lead facilitators of our programs in design an delivery and focuses on continuously improving the participants’ experience and learning journeys.

“It is amazing to see how driven people are to create better futures. With Minkowski, hopefully we give more people the ability to activate these motivations into driving the change they wish to see.”

Jörgen van der Sloot

- Futures Thinking

Jörgen has helped numerous organizations to get breakthroughs in their thinking and in their perspective on the future. He has collaborated with many internationally operating organizations and has hosted sessions for groups ranging in size from 3 people to 300 people, from boardroom to classroom. Jörgen founded Minkowski in October 2017.

"I’ve founded Minkowski because I don’t think there is just one way to make change last. The collaboration with everyone at Minkowski and the sharing of tools and methodology as well as experience and skills creates an inspiring environment where we are all learning how to build better futures with our clients.”

Cathalijne Bol-Oudijk

- Leadership Development

Alexandre Janssen

- Engagement & Innovation

Cathalijne Bol-Oudijk

- Leadership Development

Cathalijne is an experienced leadership development coach and transformation facilitator. She supports leaders and teams in taking action based on connecting with themselves and others, leveraging their core strengths and committing to the future they want to create. At Minkowski she works with individuals and teams who want to make a positive impact on the world around them by developing an inclusive mindset and finding purpose in their work.

 

"With Minkowski I help leaders and organizations transform mindsets and behaviors to create growth and become Future(s) Ready. I love how in our work strategic focus, creativity, organizational aspects and the psychological side of human motivation all come together.”

Alexandre Janssen

- Engagement & Innovation

Alexandre has over fifteen years of experience in applying innovation within organizations; whether it is about the structure, the KPI’s, the process or the people and the cultural element. Alexandre co-founded Minkowski and works with the organization as a board member since 2018.

"At 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 provide a long-lasting impact for our clients."

Cato Verhaart

- Brand & Program support

Herman Knevel

- Entrepreneurship

Cato Verhaart

- Brand & Program support

Cato always pushed herself to experience new things, and take on new challenges. Now, during her Master in Marketing, Minkowski was the exact challenge she was looking for. At Minkowski all ideas are appreciated, and people question each other’s everyday thinking.

“Working at Minkowski allows me to grow my skillset 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(s) from a different perspective.”

Herman Knevel

- Entrepreneurship

Herman is a strategic conceptual thinker and driver for change and innovation. He has extensive experience in running business and teams, and designing & executing outsourcing partnerships. He is passionate about corporate startups and initiator of multiple open innovation programs for both corporates and startups.

"With Minkowski I strive to challenge the status quo of people in organizations and help them to think differently about the future. I stimulate them to adopt an entrepreneurial mindset in everything they do.”

Herman Weeda

- Visual Facilitation

Sara Sitton

- Leadership Development

Herman Weeda

- Visual Facilitation

As a strategic designer and visual storyteller, Herman combines his design thinking expertise and strong visualization 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 chance to work with a team of enthusiastic, highly skilled people on grand challenges with clients that can make an impact.”

Sara Sitton

- Leadership Development

Sara helps organizations to get the very best from their people and build a culture of engagement and performance. After creating and managing a successful learning start-up in her 20s, she skilled herself in organizational development including designing learning experiences that stick. With over 10 yearsof leadership experience in the financial services space, growing and developing talent, she is happy totalk with you to see how we can design a scalable and measurable learning solution that providestangible change to you and your organisation.

“For me, leadership and creativity are about a state of mind; being flexible, adapting tochanges and looking for the most valuable solutions together. I am practical, I like to get things done by focusing and working together. By creating cohesion, we will realize small tolarge goals together based on vision, strategy and connection”

Arjan Postma

- Unconventional Thinking

Willemijn Maria de Beer

- Project Manager

Arjan Postma

- Unconventional Thinking

At Minkowski Arjan designs and facilitates strategy sessions and leadership programs with a focus on Futures Studies, Unconventional Thinking & Breakthrough Strategies. He has a long history in helping organizations build actionable strategies and a thriving culture.

“The Minkowski family is for me a great partnership where we can all create more impact together, learn from the many disciplines available and all try to set each-other (and especially the client) up for success.”

Willemijn Maria de Beer

- Project Manager

As Minkowski project manager, Willemijn Maria supports the team and our clients with the ongoing business and programs.

“Within Minkowski I am happy to pro-actively support the team with organizing what's needed in order to have everything run smoothly.”

Stijn van Erp

- Program Facilitation

Kim Durieux

- Creative Thinking

Stijn van Erp

- Program Facilitation

At Minkowski, Stijn is working as a program facilitator. In this role, and together with the Minkowski team, he designs and facilitates leadership programs and strategy projects that blend futures thinking with an action driven focus that lead to tangible outcomes.

“Driven by curiosity, I love to think ahead. And in a world driven by short-termism, it has become ever more valuable for businesses to have a crisp longview. Together with clients, I want to dream and envision how things could be. Not only to inspire, but to drive action and translate future visions into tangible next steps, co-creating the future.”

Kim Durieux

- Creative Thinking

Kim is endlessly fascinated by human behavior and joined Minkowski to facilitate the change that we need while heading into our futures. To do so, she’s been facilitating design thinking and creative thinking programs in many shapes within different industries over the past few years.

“I see life itself as a creative process and want to facilitate change to help others have more positive impact - on themselves, their fellow humans and the Earth. Being able to do this with Minkowski is a true blessing.”

Niels Dengel

- Team Coaching

Yvette Pasman

- Program Design & Facilitation

Niels Dengel

- Team Coaching

Niels is a personal coach and helps teams in organizations thrive by challenging them on their beliefs and ambitions and helps them to embrace change. He is a strong facilitator working with small groups and big audiences.

“My goal with Minkowski is to move and guide people and companies in change. Companies can only change with and through the people who bring about the change and include others in it. That’s where I want to make a difference at Minkowski.”

Yvette Pasman

- Program Design & Facilitation

Yvette challenges people to connect their personal purpose to the people and the world around them. In our programs she designs strategic questions to get humanized and facilitates a space and energy that is required to move things forward together.

“Together with Minkowski we increase our impact force, co-create with the clients and get them ready for the futures. I like the personal touch we bring to the programs we design and facilitate.”

Jeroen van Mastrigt

- Strategy

Hajo van Beijma

- People Development

Jeroen van Mastrigt

- Strategy

Jeroen has been working for companies in a broad range of sectors: tech, media, leisure, traveling, building & real estate and cultural & creative sectors. He collaborates with Minkowski to help organizations develop vision, strategy and concepts in relation to the merger of the digital & physical world, and helps them to create meaningful brands, services and formats.

"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, fueled by methods that facilitate bottom up co-creation."

Hajo van Beijma

- People Development

As a people & talent consultant, Hajo collaborates with Minkowski and its clients to find the perfect match for the jobs to be done. He is always scouting for talent to help organizations grow.

“I want to help Minkowski grow into an organization that can answer all customer questions in the area of futures thinking and futures readiness leadership development, so we can impact the lives of a billion people worldwide and  make our impact last.”

Celine Janssen

- Musical Experiences

Diederick Croese

- Exponential Thinking

Celine Janssen

- Musical Experiences

Céline Janssen is an ‘Opera Innovator'. Through her work as an artist (opera soprano and theater maker) she is always looking for connection and interaction. At Minkowski, she strives to create experiences for everyone to feel like a member of an opera choir, a large orchestra, or as a conductor.

“Being a member of a choir or orchestra is about seeking harmony and harmonizing with each other, while being a conductor (the maestro) is about taking leadership. I love to help people orchestrate their own futures and find the balance between these two aspects!”

Diederick Croese

- Exponential Thinking

As a leader at SingularityU Benelux Diederick has explored the impact of exponential thinking for many years. Right from the start Diederick was one of the first ones to form a strong partnership with Minkowski to help people and organizations understand the impact of exponential drivers of change, so they can improve the lives of many.

“Minkowski’s experience to facilitate people working together is the best I’ve ever seen and provides great value for any organization. To me it is magical what we do at Minkowski and it has always made me just want to be part of the team and its mission.”

Chef Erling

- Food Experiences

You

- What can you add?

Chef Erling

- Food Experiences

Chef Erling is Minkowski’s culinary chef. He connects people by sharing food stories and offers custom made food programs for participants during events. He always creates the right combinations of food to get the best energy that will empower participants.

“I love being part of Minkowski and their wonderful team of people, who are shaking up companies in creating  better futures. Together with their teachings I hope to create awareness that positively impacts the health and overall wellbeing of participants.”

You

- What can you add?

Feel like you can contribute to our programs as well? Drop us a line at hello@minkowski.org and we can have a chat!

Help us create a million Einsteins

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hello@minkowski.org