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How to create a trusting culture

Janne Willems

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International social artist, founder of Seize Your Moments and world traveler who believes trust can change the world

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Keynote speaker Janne Willems believes that trust can change the world. With this mission in mind, Janne founded the Seize Your Moments project in 2010 and embarked upon a global expedition to connect with 12,500 people in 31 different countries. Gathering their treasured moments.

For four years before becoming a speaker Janne Willem was “homeless by choice,” traveling from park to park, couch to couch to capture the enduring spirit of individuals who–time and time again– chose to see the beautiful moments amid life’s greatest challenges.

Since that time, as a speaker Janne Willems has shared her story hundreds of times with audiences ranging from CEOs in Dubai to students in Vietnam.

She has been a speaker at TEDx thrice (including the first TEDx to be held on a train worldwide) and is currently living in the United States. Here she is working on a series about trust and society in America.


Speaker Janne Willems Background

Janne Willems received her undergraduate degree in Cognitive Artificial Intelligence, a Masters in Cognitive Neuroscience and a second Masters Degree in philosophy (cum laude) from the University of Utrecht.

In addition to running the ‘Seize Your Moments’ project and speaking around the world, Janne is the author of Pluk Je Momenten. Written in her native tongue, Dutch, this book tells the inspiring tale of the numerous individuals Janne met in her travels.

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    Speaker Janne Willems Keynote Topics

    • For two years, keynote speaker Janne Willems traveled the world with markers, empty postcards and one question: Do you want to draw a beautiful moment? Solely relying on the kindness of strangers, over thousand people in 30 countries drew their moment. And over 500 people were engaged in making the project a success. She combines the insights from this remarkable journey with the latest findings in neuroscience. The question increases happiness, connects people and helps them dare something new. Building a picture of global happiness one sketch at a time.
    • In her keynotes, supported by her astonishing and inspiring story, you will learn how to really connect and build a community of trust in any environment.


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    Creating a trusting culture

    • One of the most influencing factors in employee engagement is trust. People at high-trust companies report 74% less stress, 50% higher productivity and 76% more engagement compared to people at low-trust companies. It pays to build a trusting environment. But how?
    • You’ll learn how to increase trust in conversation and boost up your own levels of trust and various management strategies for trust.


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    Improving Engagement

    • A five-point increase in employee engagement is related to a three-point increase in revenue growth in the subsequent year. However employee engagement is declining worldwide. This decrease in employee engagement results in higher turnover, steeper absenteeism, lower customer satisfaction and ultimately to poor financial performance. So how to improve engagement? You need to empower the people you work with. And in order to do that you need to really connect with them and build a trust trusting environment.
    • You’ll learn the key ingredients to connecting and listening well, how trust works and how to be open for great outcomes.


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    Discovering a world of happiness

    • The audiences will learn how to increase their happiness and that of the people around them, how happiness looks like worldwide and how one can make a difference.
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