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JORG RUIS
Jorg has always wished for everyone to find a workplace that brings out the best in them. That's why he founded Culture Builders to help companies build a high-performing culture, so people can do their best work.

Previously, he was Chief Marketing Officer and Partner at MessageBird and The Next Web where he was the driving force behind the brand and company culture since the early days. Both companies grew rapidly, with MessageBird becoming one of the fastest growing companies in Europe. The company got accepted into the infamous accelerator Y Combinator in the summer of 2016 and raised a $60 million series A investment in 2017.

 

OUR PARTNERS 

JEROEN DRIJVER
Jeroen's passion is to build people-centered organisations that focus on employee growth, learning and higher purpose.

In his young adulthood he played professional field hockey and studied psychology, but he missed a clear sense of purpose. He decided to quit his successful hockey career and founded his first company. Its goal: to help youngsters make decisions based on their strengths, passions and values. 

Later on he applied the knowledge of behavioural economics to help multinationals, NGO’s and the Dutch government, guide people to a sustainable way of living. While this challenge was more strategic, he soon discovered that engaging employees and building community was in no way different from helping youngsters with their life choices. People want to feel connected with a higher purpose and develop themselves around their strengths. He therefor strongly believes in the adagio ‘do good, to do well’ and the other way around.

 
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GILLIAN DAVIS
Gillian is a transformational leadership expert. Since co-authoring First Time Leader (Wiley,2014) she has been on a mission to help organisations create the space for leadership to thrive through OverTime Leader. Starting her career in her family’s executive recruitment business she has always been fascinated by the connection between empowered employees and their impact on business success. 

She works with fast-growing digital businesses who are going through rapid change. She focuses on creating practical and applicable content that her participants can put into action immediately. Her experience with companies such as ustwo, WeTransfer, Pinterest, has allowed her to gain valuable insight into what Leaders need both now,and in the future, in order to thrive

In her spare time, she teaches regularly at General Assembly, runs leadership advisory for Google Campus’ AI start-up residency, hosts a leadership podcast and blogs for Virgin.

 
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MARK TIGCHELAAR
Mark studied neuropsychology, is a brain expert and specialises in how people can gain more from their brain. He is the author of four books, is involved in various television programmes about the brain and he has personally trained more than 100,000 people in the principles of UseClark. He is internationally seen as the expert about our brain and productivity.

He is co-founder and director of UseClark. The company helps governments, businesses, educational institutions and individuals to deal with large amounts of information. They provide training worldwide and have developed special software to enable people to better absorb and retain information from digital texts.

 
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SPENCER HEIJNEN
Spencer’s personal and professional mission is to help people, organizations and societies flourish. As a consultant, speaker and trainer he applies the latest positive psychology and contemplative science in a wide variety of contexts: conducting seminars with individuals, speaking at conferences and inside organizations like McKinsey, Oxford University and the Dutch National Railway services. 

Prior to becoming a trainer and consultant, Spencer was selected to be in the top 1% of applicants to the University of Oxford where he studied as a Clarendon Scholar and worked on large-scale social transformations. Spencer is also a member of the Dutch National Think Tank where he works as advocate on positive health and Mindfulness-Based interventions.


If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood, sweat, and tears.
— SIMON SINEK