Enabling
one million Einsteins
to build better futures

Enabling
one million Einsteins
to build better futures

Who is Minkowski?

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. 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 enable a million Einsteins to make history by changing the future, and in doing so, make the world a little better.

We are a network of experienced business professionals that merge strategy, futures thinking, leadership and development
to help people in organizations
activate their plans.

Jörgen van der Sloot

Futures Thinking

Charlotte van Veelen

Experience Design

Franka Rolvink Couzy

Leadership and Change

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.”

Discover more about Jörgen

Charlotte van Veelen

Charlotte is an experience designer and program manager. She supports the lead facilitators of our programs in design and 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.”

Discover more about Charlotte

Franka Rolvink Couzy

Franka specializes in leadership and change, in particular digital and climate transitions and the behavior required to achieve these. As a result, she works with a wide range of leaders and organizations on the challenges they face in this changing world. Franka's 20 years of experience as a financial journalist and as head of sector research at ABN AMRO enables her to connect different developments.

"Our behavior is our weakest link. That’s why leaders often block change unconsciously. At Minkowski we help them to work on the right tool-, skill- and mindset to create futures-ready change".

Discover more about Franka

Sarah Jacobse

Program Support

Erik Kepper

Strategic Thinking

Femke Deckers

Creative Thinking

Sarah Jacobse

Sarah is Minkowski’s program support. With her background in Strategic Design, she supports the facilitators in the design and delivery of our programs.

“I think when people from different disciplines sit together, listen to each other and co-create, sustainable change can come to life. By taking small steps, together, we design the future.”

Discover more about Sarah

Erik Kepper

Erik is leading the strategy & organization development programs at Minkowski. He has almost 20 years of business, innovation and change experience with companies like Google/YouTube, RTL Group and E-Commerce mobility. Trained by Google’s Magic Academy he has years of experience in guiding & facilitating many brands and groups in creative innovation projects.. Erik is well-known for building bridges between the known and the unknown with an overall belief that ‘magic’ lies in combining a clear and sound mission with a strong eye for human behavior and a cultural climate that brings magical success out of a visionary idea.

"let’s strive for flow’! Flow is the state of living your life, steering your company and letting teams function in the absolut present. You can achieve a state of flow by living in accordance with an authentic vision and purpose."

Discover more about Erik

 

Femke Deckers

Femke is a creativity facilitator, writer and performer. Through her workshops, book and theater piece she hopes to inspire and empower people to adjust self-imposed constraints, open up for change and imagine their brightest futures!

"I see life as a creative process! I help people to grow their creative confidence. ‘Creativity’ goes from art expression to problem solving to how we respond to change in our personal lives. Change requires a flexible attitude, and that is exactly what a creative mindset offers! At Minkowki I hope we can use our imagination and hearts to build a world in which animals, plants and people can live together in a more well-balanced harmony!"

Discover more about Femke

Alexandre Janssen

Engagement & Innovation

Jasmine De Clerck

Leadership Development

Chef Erling

Food Experiences

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."

Discover more about Alexandre

Jasmine De Clerck

Jasmine is a personal advisor to senior executives regarding their leadership impact and business transformation targets. With nearly two decades experience in the field of strategic HR, Jasmine's blends reflection with insights and leadership best practices. Based on her own business experience, Jasmine easily relates to the importance of shaping direction, alignment and engagement in and across teams and brings pragmatic insight into a broader, market-driven landscape. Over the years she has become a trusted advisor on leadership effectiveness to clients in various sectors, ranging from start-ups to big corporates and private-equity firms. A Belgian national who lived, studied and worked on several continents, Jasmine is fluent in Dutch/Flemish, English and French.

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.”

Discover more about Chef Erling

Cathalijne Bol-Oudijk

Leadership Development

Sara Sitton

Leadership Development

Arjan Postma

Unconventional Thinking

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.”

Discover more about Cathalijne

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 years of leadership experience in the financial services space, growing and developing talent, she is happy to talk with you to see how we can design a scalable and measurable learning solution that provides tangible change to you and your organization.

“For me, leadership and creativity are about a state of mind; being flexible, adapting to changes 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 to large goals together based on vision, strategy and connection”

Discover more about Sara

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

Kim Durieux

Creative Change

Celine Janssen

Limiting Beliefs

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.”

Discover more about Willemijn Maria

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.”

Discover more about Kim

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!”

Discover more about Celine

Herman Weeda

Visual Facilitation

Eva Maršálková

Project Manager

You

Our next Einstein?

Herman Weeda

Herman is a strategic designer and visual storyteller, Herman combines his design thinking expertise and strong visualisation skills with his experience of facilitating numerous co-creation workshops, projects and processes. In his work he breaks down complex problems into clear images, which he uses to build new visual concepts, stories and strategies. Because he believes that creating a better world starts with imagining it.

"I truly believe that a better world starts with imagining it. That is what I add to Minkowski's approach: by combining futures thinking with visual imagination you can change the world for the better."

Eva Maršálková

Eva is an experienced project manager with an expertise in leading large scale projects. Eva is passionate about making a group of people with different skills work together in the best possible way. Making sure each excels in their own expertise. This entails having a deep understanding in how people communicate, being decisive at the right moment, being optimistic and perseverant.

"It’s now more important than ever for companies to activate their future readiness. I’m excited to help clients achieve that at Minkowski"

Discover more about Eva

 

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!

Let's have a chat!

Jörgen van der Sloot

- Futures Thinking

Charlotte van Veelen

- Experience Design

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.”

Discover more about Jörgen

Charlotte van Veelen

- Experience Design

Charlotte is an experience designer and program manager. She supports the lead facilitators of our programs in design and 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.”

Discover more about Charlotte

Franka Rolvink Couzy

- Leadership and Change

Sarah Jacobse

- Program Support

Franka Rolvink Couzy

- Leadership and Change

Franka specializes in leadership and change, in particular digital and climate transitions and the behavior required to achieve these. As a result, she works with a wide range of leaders and organizations on the challenges they face in this changing world. Franka's 20 years of experience as a financial journalist and as head of sector research at ABN AMRO enables her to connect different developments.

"Our behavior is our weakest link. That’s why leaders often block change unconsciously. At Minkowski we help them to work on the right tool-, skill- and mindset to create futures-ready change".

Discover more about Franka

Sarah Jacobse

- Program Support

Sarah is Minkowski’s program support. With her background in Strategic Design, she supports the facilitators in the design and delivery of our programs.

“I think when people from different disciplines sit together, listen to each other and co-create, sustainable change can come to life. By taking small steps, together, we design the future.”

Discover more about Sarah

Erik Kepper

- Strategic Thinking

Femke Deckers

- Creative Thinking

Erik Kepper

- Strategic Thinking

Erik is leading the strategy & organization development programs at Minkowski. He has almost 20 years of business, innovation and change experience with companies like Google/YouTube, RTL Group and E-Commerce mobility. Trained by Google’s Magic Academy he has years of experience in guiding & facilitating many brands and groups in creative innovation projects.. Erik is well-known for building bridges between the known and the unknown with an overall belief that ‘magic’ lies in combining a clear and sound mission with a strong eye for human behavior and a cultural climate that brings magical success out of a visionary idea.

"let’s strive for flow’! Flow is the state of living your life, steering your company and letting teams function in the absolut present. You can achieve a state of flow by living in accordance with an authentic vision and purpose."

Discover more about Erik

 

Femke Deckers

- Creative Thinking

Femke is a creativity facilitator, writer and performer. Through her workshops, book and theater piece she hopes to inspire and empower people to adjust self-imposed constraints, open up for change and imagine their brightest futures!

"I see life as a creative process! I help people to grow their creative confidence. ‘Creativity’ goes from art expression to problem solving to how we respond to change in our personal lives. Change requires a flexible attitude, and that is exactly what a creative mindset offers! At Minkowki I hope we can use our imagination and hearts to build a world in which animals, plants and people can live together in a more well-balanced harmony!"

Discover more about Femke

Alexandre Janssen

- Engagement & Innovation

Jasmine De Clerck

- Leadership Development

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."

Discover more about Alexandre

Jasmine De Clerck

- Leadership Development

Jasmine is a personal advisor to senior executives regarding their leadership impact and business transformation targets. With nearly two decades experience in the field of strategic HR, Jasmine's blends reflection with insights and leadership best practices. Based on her own business experience, Jasmine easily relates to the importance of shaping direction, alignment and engagement in and across teams and brings pragmatic insight into a broader, market-driven landscape. Over the years she has become a trusted advisor on leadership effectiveness to clients in various sectors, ranging from start-ups to big corporates and private-equity firms. A Belgian national who lived, studied and worked on several continents, Jasmine is fluent in Dutch/Flemish, English and French.

Chef Erling

- Food Experiences

Cathalijne Bol-Oudijk

- Leadership Development

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.”

Discover more about Chef Erling

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.”

Discover more about Cathalijne

Sara Sitton

- Leadership Development

Arjan Postma

- Unconventional Thinking

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 years of leadership experience in the financial services space, growing and developing talent, she is happy to talk with you to see how we can design a scalable and measurable learning solution that provides tangible change to you and your organization.

“For me, leadership and creativity are about a state of mind; being flexible, adapting to changes 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 to large goals together based on vision, strategy and connection”

Discover more about Sara

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

Kim Durieux

- Creative Change

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.”

Discover more about Willemijn Maria

Kim Durieux

- Creative Change

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.”

Discover more about Kim

Celine Janssen

- Limiting Beliefs

Herman Weeda

- Visual Facilitation

Celine Janssen

- Limiting Beliefs

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!”

Discover more about Celine

Herman Weeda

- Visual Facilitation

Herman is a strategic designer and visual storyteller, Herman combines his design thinking expertise and strong visualisation skills with his experience of facilitating numerous co-creation workshops, projects and processes. In his work he breaks down complex problems into clear images, which he uses to build new visual concepts, stories and strategies. Because he believes that creating a better world starts with imagining it.

"I truly believe that a better world starts with imagining it. That is what I add to Minkowski's approach: by combining futures thinking with visual imagination you can change the world for the better."

Eva Maršálková

- Project Manager

You

- Our next Einstein?

Eva Maršálková

- Project Manager

Eva is an experienced project manager with an expertise in leading large scale projects. Eva is passionate about making a group of people with different skills work together in the best possible way. Making sure each excels in their own expertise. This entails having a deep understanding in how people communicate, being decisive at the right moment, being optimistic and perseverant.

"It’s now more important than ever for companies to activate their future readiness. I’m excited to help clients achieve that at Minkowski"

Discover more about Eva

 

You

- Our next Einstein?

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

Let's have a chat!

Proven track record

Since our founding in 2017, we’ve grown rapidly into a global specialist in creating agency for applied futures. We have a proven track record for collaborating with organizations of all kinds. We’ve designed and facilitated workshops, internal processes, management retreats, brainstorming sessions and training programs. We have lectured at universities delivered keynotes and have worked with management boards on strategy and leadership across the world.

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Einsteins are making history by changing the future.



Bill Stephenson – DLL

“I’ve worked together with Minkowski and an internal team to design a leadership program with the aim to change the mindset of our leaders to become more disruptive. The continued drive of the team to make the program better with every new cohort and deliver the most successful experience was truly inspiring. It was one of the most enjoyable programs I’ve been associated with.”



Rue Veja Chaladauskaite – Baillie Gifford

“I had the pleasure of partnering with Minkowski in co-creating a full-day bespoke futures thinking program for our investment analysts. The experience was educational and energising, benefiting both the workshop participants and myself throughout the design process. Excited to partner again!”



Thomas Junod – UEFA

“We could not have dreamt of a better outcome for our first ever alumni summit. Thanks to your brio, content, style and flow this became a memorable program. I have learnt a lot from it myself as well. So thank you for my personal development, also on behalf of the 300 other attendees. I really look forward to collaborating more with you.”



Joanita Oud – Brunel

“The program we designed with Minkowski helped our leaders to translate the overall strategy into personal actions and enabled us to set the next step in our growth across different regions and business units.”



Christian Fransen – SThree

“Our strong strategic collaboration with Minkowski helped us to get the people in our companies aligned on what we wanted to achieve. With the roll-out of an engagement program throughout our organization the excitement peaked and helped us take crucial steps in the right direction.”



Chantal Verburg – Ouwehands Dierenpark

“Minkowski’s art of capturing the essence of what was said between the lines is really very special. I haven’t seen that being done so well in other places. They were able to uncover what was in our minds and align that with crucial behaviours and structure. It was fascinating to see it come together like that.”



Arjan Grootendorst – ProRail

“I was struck by the particular view on empathy. Understanding what drives and moves individuals empowers me to craft compelling stories for change that truly resonate with them.”



Karin Swinkels – EyeWish

“While we were working together with Minkowski to develop a new vision and strategy for our company I was struck by the quality of the facilitators. They were experienced business professionals with a breadth of expertise that really helped us find new value in the future. And the speed of the entire process was as fast as I’ve ever seen it.”

Ready to turn your

plans into reality?