Niels Dengel – Team coaching
In this series of “Meet the team” we will introduce you to all our team members and experts, one by one. This is done by asking a standard set of questions, including the Question for the Future! This time we will introduce you to Niels Dengel, a team coach working with Minkowski!
Why do you work with Minkowski?
Minkowski has a special place in my life. Working with the people at Minkowski has truly broadened my vision. The aspiration of the founders with the metaphor of Hermann Minkowski’s work, translated into an evolving mission and hands on strategy, executed with talented and passionate people is inspiring and requires me to dig deeper into my own evolution.
Question for the future: What is the change you wish to see in your future?
I’ll answer this along the light cone of possibilities: My path has led me to where I am today. I am and always have been passionate about human behaviour and (tech) evolution in the information & knowledge society, hence my major of Information Studies and my thesis about knowledge sharing during my Communication Science studies at the University of Amsterdam. I have worked in Advertising and in Big Tech (Google), only to find out that Humans are the driving and braking force of change. At Minkowski we cover all aspects of transformatory change. Incredibly interesting matter through the paradigm of the humans involved. This is the change I wish to see in my future: That we increasingly spread the belief that change starts with ONE person with an idea, capable of igniting and infecting others to make it a movement…
How do you make history by changing the future?
My primal response to this question is that this sounds so overwhelming and frighteningly grand that I cannot answer it. It suffocates me like the universe does at times. But considering that I am a particle in that universe, and that one particle is all it takes to change the course of direction of other particles with an endless “exponential” magnitude, I make history by changing the future every day with the people of the companies I work with and for. I trust the universe that large change can only take place when small change occurs.
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