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"Research-based keynotes on the most important components of mental resilience"

Elke Geraerts

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Keynote Speaker | Human Capital Expert | Bestselling Author | Building the bridge between science and practice | CEO Better Minds at Work | Doctor in Psychology

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Enthusiasm knows no boundaries. That is why Elke has stood on platforms all over the world, from Kyoto to Cape Town, Lima, Sydney, Dubai and San Francisco. She is unparalleled in her ability to play to her audience and to captivate people with her very unique blend of expertise and humour. Her enthusiastic way of translating new academic insights into everyday practice leaves nobody unmoved and has already won her a lot of praise.

Invest in the well-being of your employees with a keynote on stress and resilience

  • Elke shares her neuroscientific insights in a way that every participant will be drawn to her story from beginning to the very end. Tailored to your audience, she gives a ‘brain-friendly’ presentation that combines knowledge, experience and motivation for action!
  • Elke makes sure to tailor her presentation to your audience. Below are some examples of keynote presentations but she sees it as a challenge to address your expectations.
  • Elke’s expertise in neuropsychology is evident in her presentation: with ‘brain-friendly’ slides, compelling stories and authentic testimonials she is able to impact each participant. Whether that is online or in-person.

Boundless curiosity and a passion for people – this perhaps best describes Elke. This unique combination quickly led to a flourishing academic career. With a PhD in psychology, Elke held various positions at the universities of Harvard, St Andrews, Maastricht and Rotterdam, where she attracted international attention with her solid research work. But she was drawn to the business world. Triggered by her scientific insights about mental resilience, she started the company Better Minds at Work. This international consultancy company focuses on increasing mental resilience, energy and productivity of employees and now consists of about fifty psychologists, doctors and consultants.

Elke’s trademark is without doubt the way in which she manages to translate new psychological insights into fresh and accessible day-to-day applications. This is how she inspires people and organizations to hone their mental resilience and to become the best possible version of themselves. Her big breakthrough came with her bestseller Mentaal Kapitaal (Mental Capital; 2015). This book, which is now in its thirteenth edition, was recently launched on the international market in English under the title Better Minds and in Chinese 好主意.  She just launched a new book, The Mental Reset in which she  inspires to move towards a postpandemic era with healthier and more successful  habits.

What is so remarkable is that Elke’s stories seem to touch each individual, from Los Angeles, to Sydney, from Stockholm to Cape Town, Buenos  Aires to Singapore. 

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2020 and 2021 represented one of the greatest resilience experiments in our lives.  What if we embrace this crisis as an opportunity for true transformation? What if we reset our habits so we can face challenges stronger than we ever did before? What if we take this momentum as a head start for ourselves, our teams and our organisations?

  • In this talk Elke inspires you with insights that you need to prepare for a post-pandemic era. She shows you how hybrid work ánd life may render you more productivity, energy and inner peace at the same time. She takes the time with you to reflect on how this hybrid context strengthens resilience for yourself, your teams and your company and what implications it has for your company’s strategy.
  • And on top of that, she shares her ideas about what you can exactly do to advance(self) leadership, to foster connection and psychological safety within your team, to focus on what really matters, and to touch the right future-proof chords.  A must-experience if you want to get ready for the great post-pandemic reset!
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Elke shares her insights on mental resilience and how we can deal swiftly with any challenge. Expect an eye opener that makes it crystal clear that investing in your own brain leads to more agility, energy and happiness and less stress.

  • With the bestseller Better Minds as a common thread, you learn how your brain exactly works and you discover techniques to strengthen your energy and focus and to get through this time with sufficient motivation.
  • In a 48-hour challenge, Elke will push you to apply a number of tips and tricks in practice straight away. A must-see to thrive in these changing times!
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The COVID-19 pandemic has been accelerating the digital revolution and is creating an earlier-than-expected tipping point that is likely to transform businesses forever. Hence the voices asking whether we humans can still compete against robots and artificial intelligence are getting louder.

  • In this highly topical speech, Elke points out that it is time to demystify technology and to shift the focus back onto human beings. She examines which uniquely human qualities can be used to secure our professional future, and which assets you really should embed in your organization’s DNA if you want to ensure your viability in this disruptive world.
  • An inspiring presentation for organizations that already have both feet firmly planted in the future and want to use this pandemic as a transformational momentum
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Authentic Intelligence

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The Mental Reset

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