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Friday, October 4
 

08:30

Doors Open
Friday October 4, 2019 08:30 - 09:00
1. Transformatie huis

09:00

Live Music
Limited Capacity seats available

Live Music by Ludvig

Speakers
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Ludwig

Live Music
Ludwig is a free collective of musicians and creative thinkers touring globally. Their performance varies from instrumental soloist to large orchestra with a choir. Ludvig has introduced a series of Brainwaves multidisciplinary events exploring the different fields of music-related... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 09:00 - 09:15
1. Transformatie huis

09:15

Opening talk
Limited Capacity filling up

Welcome to Wisdom in Business!

Opening words by Wisdom in Business co-founder Maarten van Huijstee.

Speakers
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Maarten van Huijstee

Inner Peace Network
Together with Wessel Paternotte, Maarten founded Wisdom in Business, the Inner Peace Conference, and Delight Yoga. These initiatives function as a community of people and organisations as a part of Inner Peace Network with one sole purpose: to guide people towards more conscious living... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 09:15 - 09:30
1. Transformatie huis

09:30

Max Strom
Limited Capacity seats available

Some Doors Only Open from the Inside
Speech, guided breathwork

The voice of our intuition and wisdom is commonly drowned out by the noise in our minds. This noise is often caused by chaotic or congested emotions born of stress, anxiety, or depression. During this session, you will learn how focused breathing patterns can create clarity and peace of mind leading to strengthened intuition and wisdom. If you’re in a leadership or creative position you will find this keynote inspiring, and immediately useful in supporting your journey to becoming a conscious leader.

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Max Strom

Inner Axis
Max Strom is a prolific teacher, speaker and author. His holistic work connects the dots between yoga, breathwork and wellbeing at home and in the workplace. His TED talks have attracted over one million views.


Friday October 4, 2019 09:30 - 10:20
1. Transformatie huis

09:30

Charles Eisenstein
Limited Capacity filling up

A New Story of Business
Speech

To be wise is to learn from the past without being bound to it - so necessary today, as old certainties crumble and new possibilities arise from their ruin. This presentation describes the present transition from an age of separation into an age of interconnection, ecology, and cooperation, and how business may participate wisely in the birth of a new story.

Speakers
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Charles Eisenstein

Author & Speaker
Charles Eisenstein has been quoted as one of the seminal and pioneering philosophers and storytellers of a new world that faces social, economic, political, spiritual and environmental challenges. Eisenstein is the author of six books. He travels globally to speak and share his work... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 09:30 - 10:20
2. Westerliefde

10:30

Tim Munden
Limited Capacity seats available

Scaling Wisdom in Organisations
Fireside Chat with Maarten van Huijstee
During this fireside chat, Tim and Maarten will explore the possibility, potential - and also the complexity - of scaling Wisdom within organisations. How do you create the right tools and programmes to implement throughout the whole organisation? How do you create a purpose-driven culture in such a way that everybody benefits? Tim will talk about the “Outer” but especially the “Inner Game” program within Unilever, and how awareness and purpose can change people, especially in difficult situations.

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Tim Munden

Chief Learning Officer Unilever
Tim Munden is Chief Learning Officer at Unilever, a big, truly international company that provides products from ice cream to shampoo to billions of people all over the world. That scale brings complexity, and Tim loves to help people manage this where he can. His work connects him to his... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 10:30 - 11:20
1. Transformatie huis

10:30

Gian Power
Limited Capacity full

The Power of Storytelling and Meditation
Speech, guided meditation session


Gian Power's session will bring to life the importance of wellbeing and self-care within organisations and their direct links to productivity. From his time at Deutsche Bank, PwC and now as the founder of TLC Lions & The Unwind Experience, Gian will share his own personal journey of how tragedy struck in 2015 and his life changed forever. The session will incorporate self-care tips, an open discussion, as well as a short guided meditation.

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Gian Power

TLC Lions
Gian Power gave up his promising corporate career to found his own company: TLC LIONS with a mission to bring storytelling, wellbeing and inclusion into the workplace through people sharing the extraordinary stories of their lives... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 10:30 - 11:20
3. Wester Unie

10:30

Maria Garrido
Limited Capacity seats available

The Meaningful Brands study    
Keynote


Do you know that people wouldn’t care if 77% of brands disappeared?
The annual Meaningful Brands study by Havas covers over 1,800 brands. The study assesses companies and the ranking of the effectiveness of their content. In her presentation, Maria Garrido will share the latest results and insights from the global study.

Speakers
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Maria Garrido

Chief Insights Officer for Havas Group
Maria Garrido is the Chief Insights Officer for Havas Group, leading a team of over 200 people in 40 countries. She manages consumer, brand and market studies, including proprietary Meaningful Brands... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 10:30 - 11:20
2. Westerliefde

11:30

James Doty
Limited Capacity filling up

Into the Magic Shop
Speech, guided practices


In this inspiring talk we'll witness a neurosurgeon’s quest to discover the mysteries of the brain and secrets of the heart. This journey started when 12 years old James wandered into a magic shop and met a woman who saw the potential in him and taught him how to manifest his potential through a series of techniques and meditative exercises. With her, he learned a unique relationship between the brain and the heart that later led him to incredible international success both in business and academic life. In this session, Dr. Doty will tell his inspiring story and share the meditative exercises that shaped his life. And, last but not least, he is able to back it up with leading-edge science and data.

Speakers
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James Doty

Stanford University
James Doty is a gentle, multi-talented force to be reckoned with. As a neurosurgeon, he is on a constant quest to discover the mysteries of the brain and the secrets of the heart. When he is not picking his patients’ brains, he works as founder and director of the Center for Compassion an... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 11:30 - 12:20
1. Transformatie huis

11:30

Alvaro Sotomayor
Limited Capacity seats available

Connecting With Your Personal Purpose
Interactive session with guided meditation


Alongside his global role as Creative Director at Wieden+Kennedy, Alvaro Sotomayor has a versatile career as an artist and activist. His projects include a charity campaign with Banksy to raise funds for children in Palestine, as well as a long term project advocating for the movement against bullfighting in Spain. In this interactive session, Alvaro will share his own experiences as an agent for change. He will also guide a meditation with the intention of connecting you with your personal “Why”.

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Alvaro Sotomayor

Wieden & Kennedy
Alvaro Sotomayor has been the Creative Director at Wieden+Kennedy since 1995. Outside his day job, he is an exhibiting artist.


Friday October 4, 2019 11:30 - 12:20
3. Wester Unie

11:30

Kamel Hothi
Limited Capacity seats available

Leadership celebrating compassion, authenticity, and inclusivity
Fireside chat

How to build profits through leadership celebrating compassion, authenticity, and inclusivity?
Imagine doing all this whilst living a parallel life of abuse, bullying, and sexism with no voice. Come and listen to a story that will take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions as well as self-reflection to leave you energised to make your own mark!


Speakers
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Kamel Hothi

Queen's Commonwealth Trust
Kamel Hothi came to Britain in the ’60s and developed an award-winning career in banking from cashier to Director, experiencing first-hand the struggles of smashing glass ceilings, discrimination and gender imbalance across the banking sector over four decades. Kamel is ranked in the top 100... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 11:30 - 12:20
2. Westerliefde

13:25

Live Music
Limited Capacity seats available

Live Music by Ludvig 

Speakers
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Ludwig

Live Music
Ludwig is a free collective of musicians and creative thinkers touring globally. Their performance varies from instrumental soloist to large orchestra with a choir. Ludvig has introduced a series of Brainwaves multidisciplinary events exploring the different fields of music-related... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 13:25 - 13:30
1. Transformatie huis

13:30

Scilla Elworthy
Limited Capacity seats available

How Business can Invest in Building Peace Worldwide
Fireside chat with Maarten van Huijstee


Scilla Elworthy worked for two decades with the intention of getting policymakers from all nuclear weapons nations to meet each other in unofficial gatherings to produce the bones of new nuclear peace treaties. In this session, Scilla will discuss topics such as why war continues, what is the business behind it, and how much peace costs. We will also hear her secrets about how to develop a dialogue with extremely powerful people.  

Speakers
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Scilla Elworthy

3x Nobel Peace Prize Nominee
Dr. Priscilla "Scilla" Elworthy’s passion is to enable leaders to make wiser decisions so that there is less suffering as a result of war. She is a peacebuilder, author and speaker. Her TED talk Fighting with Nonviolence has reached over 1,2 million views. She has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize three times... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 13:30 - 14:20
1. Transformatie huis

13:30

Joel aan 't Goor
Limited Capacity filling up

The Roast of Your Leadership 
Interactive Session


It is easy to use words like purpose and purpose-driven leadership. It is something else to know your true purpose and act upon it successfully as a leader, entrepreneur and professional. In Wisdom in Business, Joel leads The Roast of Your Leadership session, a unique workshop exploring your purpose and the unconscious limiting beliefs that stand in the way of realizing your full potential.

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Joel aan 't Goor

Awake Origins
Joel aan ‘t Goor is a psychologist and founder of Awake Origins, an international community of leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals with a mission to accelerate the transformation of life on Earth towards a joyful society... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 13:30 - 14:20
3. Wester Unie

13:30

Conscious Business Cases
Limited Capacity seats available

Conscious Business Cases
Company presentations

This session introduces inspiring companies whose growth is powered by purpose. Join this session to learn from pioneering entrepreneurs and leaders on how to strive with new products and services entering the age of conscious business.

Muse 
Muse is a multi-sensor meditation device that provides real-time feedback on your brain activity, heart rate, breathing, and body movements to help you build a consistent meditation practice.

Shleep
Shleep's mission is to help organizations and people sleep better. To reach this goal, Shleep offers workshops, assessments, coaching, and a sleep coaching app.

Lemonaid & ChariTea
Fairtrade-certified Lemonaid & ChariTea is a company that makes soft drinks and tea from the best organic ingredients. The social business has raised in a total of 4 million euros for a variety of social projects in the home countries of the juices and tea leaves that go into the drinks.


Speakers
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Paul Bestebreurtje

Ambassador, Lemonaid & ChariTea
Paul BestebreurtjePaul is the Ambassador for the Fairtrade-certified Lemonaid & ChariTea, a company that makes soft drinks and tea from the best organic ingredients. The social business has raised in a total of 4 million euros for a variety of social projects in the home countries... Read More →
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Cyd Crouse

Chief Marketing Officer, Muse, Interaxon
With extensive experience leading high-growth companies that transform industries, Cyd Crouse co-founded Meditation Studio based on her belief that bringing meditation to the masses will change the world. Through the acquisition of Meditation Studio by Interaxon, the makers of Muse... Read More →
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Tom van Wersch

Head of Business Development, Shleep
Tom van Wersch is a senior executive at Shleep – a company that aims to enable organizations to thrive, by improving the wellbeing of leaders and teams. His experience with the impact of sleep, mindfulness and meditation resulted in a strong conviction that personal wellbeing is at the core of... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 13:30 - 14:20
2. Westerliefde

14:30

Nick Jankel
Limited Capacity seats available

Becoming a Conscious Leader 
Keynote and Q&A with Maarten Huijstee


In his keynote, Nick blends the latest science of human development with timeless wisdom from the great traditions, along with concrete tools and practices inspired by years of experience in entrepreneurship, coaching, and growth hacking. The sessions with Nick will take you on a transformational ride towards becoming a conscious leader who can take charge of change to both survive and thrive in the digital, disrupted, and damaged world.

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Nick Jankel

Co-Founder, Switch On & FutureMakers
Nick Jankel is the co-founder of Switch On, a company that works on the development of people, leaders and organizations. His mission is to unlock the power of transformation in people and let this ripple through in their lives. His advice? Discover as much of your true nature as you can before buildi... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 14:30 - 15:20
1. Transformatie huis

14:30

Ruchika Sikri
Limited Capacity full

An Insider’s Story about mindfulness at Google
Fireside chat with Risto Kuulasmaa


Google has been pioneering the mindfulness movement in the corporate workplace since the turn of the Millennium. Google’s current mindfulness training curriculum relies on an active global peer-to-peer network of volunteers supporting and teaching mindfulness, resilience and stress management. In this fireside chat, Ruchika Sikri will share a look at the past, present, and the future of Google’s approach to mindfulness and wellbeing in the workplace.
Interviewer: Risto Kuulasmaa, Inner Peace Network



Speakers
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Ruchika Sikri

Head of Well-being Learning Programs, Google
Ruchika Sikri is Google’s Head of Well-being Learning Programmes. Se is working at the core of Google’s mindfulness training curriculum and leading an active global peer-to-peer network of volunteers supporting and teaching mindfulness, resilience and stress management. 


Friday October 4, 2019 14:30 - 15:20
3. Wester Unie

14:30

Tim Westwell
Limited Capacity seats available

Conservation through Commerce
Keynote

Pukka Tea was founded with the purpose of doing the right thing at its core. In practice, growing a purpose-driven consumer business has been a very tough but rewarding journey. In this session, Tim Westwell will share how Pukka has always been a platform for people to fulfill their potential. He’ll cover the fascinating story of how they brought the power of herbs to the masses, whilst retaining Pukka’s core intention intact and becoming a leading light in the conscious business movement. He’ll share how the power of doing good became a reality in a fast-paced environment stretching everyone who works and touches Pukka.

Speakers
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Tim Westwell

Pukka Herbs
Tim Westwell is co-founder of Pukka Herbs. Founded 15 years ago in Bristol, UK, Pukka has become globally recognized and respected for its herbal teas, wellbeing supplements and pioneering approach to sustainable business practices... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 14:30 - 15:20
2. Westerliefde

15:30

Jude Currivan
Limited Capacity seats available

Universe as a great thought rather than a great thing
Speech, Q&A with Maarten van Huijstee


In this fascinating and engaging talk, Jude Currivan explores how leading-edge science is revealing a radical perception: our Universe is innately unified, made up of digitized information and holographically manifested. If our universe is a great thought rather than a great thing – what then? How can we use this information to steer new innovation and lead our businesses more consciously? 

Speakers
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Jude Currivan

Cosmologist
Jude Currivan, Ph.D. is a cosmologist and former CFO of several large organisations. She holds a Ph.D. in Archaeology from the University of Reading in the UK specialising in researching ancient cosmologies and a Masters Degree in Physics from Oxford University specialising in cosmology and quantum phy... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 15:30 - 16:20
1. Transformatie huis

15:30

Frederik Andersen
Limited Capacity full

How To Not Lose Your Mind 
Keynote, Q&A with Risto Kuulasmaa


Humans are weird. Often doing the opposite of what we know is best for ourselves and the world around us. Change Incorporated is a new, purpose-driven media company owned by VICE that aims to break the pattern of misinformation to accelerate measurable, positive change in our society, covering themes from personal health to global environmental issues.
Frederik will deliver a thought-provoking presentation on accepting funding from businesses at the heart of some of society’s biggest issues to create real societal change, such as a new mission to help the UK to quit cigarettes funded by Philip Morris International.

Q&A with Risto Kuulasmaa, Inner Peace Network


Speakers
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Frederik Andersen

Change Incorporated, VICE
Frederik has 20 years of International experience as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Creative Director in marketing. Before launching Change Incorporated, Frederik Andersen worked for the past six years leading the growth of VICE Scandinavia as a COO and CEO... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 15:30 - 16:20
3. Wester Unie

15:30

Stephan Rechtshaffen
Limited Capacity filling up

Timeshifting 
Interactive Workshop
In this workshop, you’ll learn how to change your relationship with time to create success in all aspects of life. Based on the discovery of the present moment actually being stress-free, Stephan Rechtshaffen will teach you how to be present, de-stressed and relaxed amidst the frenetic pace of our modern life.

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Stephan Rechtschaffen

Founder, Blue Spirit Costa Rica
Stephan Rechtschaffen, MD, is the co-founder of Omega Institute and currently serves as a senior advisor on Omega's board of directors. He regularly consults with centres, organisations, and businesses in the emerging field of holistic and wellness-related business. He is also a widely... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 15:30 - 16:20
2. Westerliefde

16:30

Mo Gawdat
Limited Capacity filling up

Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy
Fireside chat with Maarten van Huijstee

In this fireside chat, Mo will explore why and how the business community must play a crucial role in solving some of the most pressing issues on our planet, and how we can create future-proof companies with values and visionary causes bigger than ourselves. The conversation will range from big to small while Mo shares very practical ways to gain wisdom and change yourself for the better. He'll show us how to view life through a clear lens, teaching us how to dispel the illusions that cloud our thinking; overcome the brain’s blind spots; and embrace five ultimate truths.

Speakers
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Mo Gawdat

#onebillionhappy
Mohammad "Mo" Gawdat is the former Chief Business Officer for Google X, an entrepreneur, and the author of the book Solve for Happy. Mo has dedicated his life and resources to a single mission: to make one billion people on this planet become happier humans... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 16:30 - 17:20
1. Transformatie huis

16:30

Lisa Hogg
Limited Capacity seats available

Hustle with a Heartbeat 
Speech

In her speech, Lisa will cover topics such as how working for a company with purpose puts a different filter over your life, and how she has tried (and failed and tried again) to create meaningful balance in a fast-moving, demanding career while being a single co-parent of two kids in a city that is home but far away from family.  Lisa’s hustle-nature has brought her very far, close to the edge and back again. And she loves to share what she has learned along the way!

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Lisa Hogg

TOMS
After her EMEA Marketing Director post at TOMS, Lisa Hogg works as a Senior Director at Marketing + Giving at TOMS Amsterdam Headquarters.


Friday October 4, 2019 16:30 - 17:20
2. Westerliefde

17:30

Closing Panel
Limited Capacity filling up

Closing Panel with Mo Gawdat, Scilla Elworthy, James Doty, Cyd Crouse and Tim Munden
Moderated by Maarten van Huijstee.


The Wisdom in Business closing panel concludes the insights and highlights of the day. Time to set our eyes on the horizon and put the ideas, learning and practices into action.

Speakers
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Cyd Crouse

Chief Marketing Officer, Muse, Interaxon
With extensive experience leading high-growth companies that transform industries, Cyd Crouse co-founded Meditation Studio based on her belief that bringing meditation to the masses will change the world. Through the acquisition of Meditation Studio by Interaxon, the makers of Muse... Read More →
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Tim Munden

Chief Learning Officer Unilever
Tim Munden is Chief Learning Officer at Unilever, a big, truly international company that provides products from ice cream to shampoo to billions of people all over the world. That scale brings complexity, and Tim loves to help people manage this where he can. His work connects him to his... Read More →
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Scilla Elworthy

3x Nobel Peace Prize Nominee
Dr. Priscilla "Scilla" Elworthy’s passion is to enable leaders to make wiser decisions so that there is less suffering as a result of war. She is a peacebuilder, author and speaker. Her TED talk Fighting with Nonviolence has reached over 1,2 million views. She has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize three times... Read More →
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James Doty

Stanford University
James Doty is a gentle, multi-talented force to be reckoned with. As a neurosurgeon, he is on a constant quest to discover the mysteries of the brain and the secrets of the heart. When he is not picking his patients’ brains, he works as founder and director of the Center for Compassion an... Read More →
avatar for Mo Gawdat

Mo Gawdat

#onebillionhappy
Mohammad "Mo" Gawdat is the former Chief Business Officer for Google X, an entrepreneur, and the author of the book Solve for Happy. Mo has dedicated his life and resources to a single mission: to make one billion people on this planet become happier humans... Read More →
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Maarten van Huijstee

Inner Peace Network
Together with Wessel Paternotte, Maarten founded Wisdom in Business, the Inner Peace Conference, and Delight Yoga. These initiatives function as a community of people and organisations as a part of Inner Peace Network with one sole purpose: to guide people towards more conscious living... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 17:30 - 18:00
1. Transformatie huis