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Jos Dirkx

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International speaker on a mission to challenge the status quo and making the world better through equal and inclusive societies

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World traveled keynote speaker Jos Dirkx is an award-winning communications adviser and creative strategist. Jos has a passion for changing the world by challenging the status quo in businesses and societies. A captivating and inspirational speaker, Jos is always a joy on stage.

Why you should book speaker Jos Dirkx

  • Jos is a world-traveler which allows her to bring different perspectives into play when she’s presenting her keynotes to international clients. Because of her international travels and diverse upbringing, she has seen and experienced inequality, and she now fights for inclusion and human rights for all.
  • Jos has extensive experience in the corporate world and has founded several organizations herself, including a communications consultancy and mGirls. Her experience as a businesswoman herself allows her to understand her clients’ challenges and customize her keynotes.
  • As a keynote speaker and founder of several organizations, Jos knows what she’s talking about, and she has been recognized by international media such as Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and Entrepreneur Magazine for her work.

World-traveled keynote speaker and Singularity University Faculty member Jos Dirkx is a two- time founder, best-selling author, global D&I expert, and CEO of an Artificial and Emotional
Intelligence startup. Jos has worked with international MNCs: Dell EMC, L’Oreal, PwC, World Economic Forum Women in Leadership, Van Cleef & Arpels, TED, BestJobs, and many others. Her speeches for top executives – from global banks to advertising agencies, to large corporations – are honest, clear, and engaging. She has worked hand-in-hand with global dignitaries, including UN officials, a Nobel Peace Prize Winner, and Fortune50 CEOs.

With experience across the US, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, Jos builds connections seamlessly to motivate, inspire, and move the audience. She has spoken at online conferences, with virtual audiences up to 24, 000. Jos has traveled to 99 countries which allows her to highlight multiple perspectives in a relatable, honest, and passionate way while presenting her keynote speeches to international clients. She makes the world’s toughest topics understandable and real.

Through her business acumen, international travel, and diverse upbringing, she presents complex topics with ease, while remaining connected to the audience and building an engaging rapport. Jos has extensive experience in the corporate world and has founded several organizations, including an AI startup, merging the latest technology with conscious learning for the Future of Work, and an award-winning communications consultancy. Her entrepreneurial experience building teams across cultures, time-zones, and communication barriers mean she provides invaluable insights to companies now struggling with remote work.

As an international public speaker, Jos has drawn audiences across the world, in cities as diverse as Johannesburg, New York, London, Riyadh, and Dubai. Born in Brazil, Jos has lived in 13 countries. She has always had a passion for challenging the status quo and elevating awareness around inequality by presenting actionable strategies for change. Jos has initiated several movements to fight for access to quality, global education. She does this through the strategic use of technology combined with value-based learning.

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    Creativity and Innovation – how do we best prepare for the future of learning?

    • In this keynote, Jos talks about important skills for the future like empathy, confidence and storytelling and how to leverage technology in getting these narratives across. Jos focuses on building a mindset for creativity – get ready to be challenged, to get up on your feet and to think outside of your comfort zone!

    Keynote by speaker Jos Dirkx

    Does anyone really get Diversity & Inclusion?

    We all talk about it, but do any of us really understand D&I? How can we ensure D&I becomes an automatic element in decision-making? How do we honestly and openly challenge our own perceptions around unconscious bias?

    • Through a series of exercises and real-life examples, Jos leverages an understanding of our own cultural bias in order to take responsibility for change.

    Keynote by speaker Jos Dirkx

    The Global Impact of Listening – how we can shift cultural perceptions

    • In this keynote, Jos looks at how we can have difficult conversations based on conscious communication and mindful messaging, in order to shift cultural perceptions and challenge our pre-existing bias. Through Energy Based Leadership, Jos helps executives become aware of simple cues that could change the way they do business.
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“Hugely engaging, passionate and provocative in the most positive of ways, we were delighted to host Jos on our panel.”

PwC

Jos is just amazing! She’s so humble and kind, considering her huge background, having won awards in media and being a world traveler. And despite all this she remains so beautiful in and out, and so simple and kind...

IBM

“Charming, energetic, great stage presence are the first things that come to mind. Jos is a very experienced professional that managed to fully grab the attention of the crowd with her stunning speech and passion on the subject of Diversity & Inclusion. Everything went perfectly well. Jos is a true professional and her speech was inspirational.”

BestJobs

At TED, we seek collaborative relationships with partners who are as interested in surfacing great ideas and stories as we are. That's precisely what we found in working with Jos

TED
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Jos is an insightful leader, a visionary and highly motivational.

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