Eduardo Estellita

Founder, genYus @work
Ixelles, Belgium

About Eduardo


A former teacher, a former project manager/engineer and currently a coach/trainer/public speaker, I'm discovering the joys of following my guts into a more authentic and /-filled existence...

TED Conference

TEDActive 2013

Areas of Expertise

Change Management , Generation Y, Intergenerational Training, Business Strategy and Development, Project Management, Life Transitions Coaching, Interpersonal Communications, Public Speaking, Intercultural Coaching

An idea worth spreading

- The end of linear lives and the rise of organic development (given at TEDxLeuven)
- Identity and empathy: two-sides of the same coin
- Gen Y: the bridge between 2 worlds
- Why is awareness so important today?
- Get out of your shell and speak up!

I'm passionate about

Hearing about people's passions, uncovering potential, connecting people and ideas, demystifying challenges and co-creating meaning

Talk to me about

-Your passions and dreams
-Your favorite underground movies and bands
-Your last vacation to an exotic destination
-Effective business strategies and leadership
-Diversity and Generation Y

People don't know I'm good at

- Math puzzles
- Word-play and ironic humor
- Writing chronicles and poetry
- Finding the best TED talk for each occasion (and looking smart doing so)
- Being picked last for a football team

My TED story

Table of contents (chapters may be revisited)
Chapter 1: TEDx Organizer (aka Build a community)
Chapter 1b: TEDx Curator (aka Find ideas worth spreading)
Chapter 2: TEDActive Attendee (aka Exchange with like-minded individuals)
Chapter 3: TEDx Speaker (aka Share an idea worth spreading)
Chapter 4: TEDx Speaker Coach (aka Help ideas worth spreading reach welcoming ears)
Chapter 5: ??

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

Eduardo Estellita
Posted 4 months ago
Stephen Burt: Why people need poetry
It took me a while to adjust to it as well and remember from which other talk I'd heard that speech style. Joshua Prager, another writter, spoke in a very similar way in his beautiful TED 2013 talk: With that said, it didn't grate on me either, quite to the contrary. This difference made me aware and think deeeply about different parts of his speech (that would otherwise go unnoticed) and conveyed his passion in a way that reminded me of a child in a candy shop :-)
Eduardo Estellita
Posted 4 months ago
Dan Gilbert: The psychology of your future self
Hi Tomer, In case you're new to this website, the users here try to discuss openly and respectfully the topic proposed by the talk and steer away from personal attacks or generalizations. My only concern was to drive the discussion back to the topic proposed by Daniel Gilbert and offer a different perspective on psychology. I have no intention of convincing you of anything. Let's agree to disagree and call it over. :-) All the best, Eduardo
Eduardo Estellita
Posted 4 months ago
Dan Gilbert: The psychology of your future self
Hi Tomer, All he was saying is that people underestimate the rate by which they'll change in the future, even in light of evidence from their past, in other words, that we assess rate of change when we remember better than when we imagine our futre. This might seem evident and common sense (I advise you to search about hindsight bias), but actually testing and measuring it is quite important and has several implications in understanding how we navigate the world. This is how every field of science advances. As for your comment that psychologists are friends for money, I must inform you that no serious clinical psychologist describes himself as "friend" of his clients. It is not at all the goal of clinical psychology, the same way is not the goal of a doctor to be your friend, or an actor to be "entertainer for money" or a kindergarten teacher to "care for your children for money". Where exactly do you draw the line between a professional service that deserves to be paid for and another one that doesn't? Also, Dan Gilbert was acting in this talk as a psychology researcher, not as a clinical psychologist, so I don't see the link between what he said and your comment. I understand it can be frustrating to have had negative experiences with any bad professional (be it a psychologist, a doctor, an engineer or a mechanic), but isn't it a bit unfair to generalize your experience to a whole profession?
Eduardo Estellita
Posted 4 months ago
Andrew Solomon: How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are
Wow! What a beautiful and inspiring speech! As in his other speeches, Andrew has a very humble and humane way of reframing human experience. It's a breath of fresh air to watch how he forges meaning from painful experiences. All I hope is that his message is spread all over so that each person finds peace and purpose in building identity and practicing empathy!
Eduardo Estellita
Posted 4 months ago
Simon Sinek: Why good leaders make you feel safe
Wow! Another beautiful talk from Simon! I've been following his speeches on YouTube and it's just amazing the amount of inspiring stories he tells. Every speech is different and every speech leaves me with a renewed faith in humanity. Why? Simply because he loves so much what he does that it's not work for him. Thank you Simon for reminding us over and over what leadership is truly about! PS: Bob Chapman's TEDx speech is also worth the watch!
Eduardo Estellita
Posted 8 months ago
Marco Annunziata: Welcome to the age of the industrial internet
He's clearly enthusiastic. I just have one or two problems getting there as well... If his revolution in technology does not translate in a revolution in wealth and political inequality, cultural flourishing, food distribution, happiness, social structures, purpose in employment, environmental preservation, industrialized educational systems, etc, I have a hard time seeing how this is a revolution at all. Big data mining and interdependent systems have shown their wonders and... disasters. First of all, they're far from being a democratized knowledge. In both private (Google, Facebook, etc) and public (hello NSA!), they've proven to be an even more reliable tool for control and wealth inequality than the television. Second of all, over and over, excessive reliance on machines have ended up with the same realization, the human spirit and insight cannot be replaced (as opposed to his alleged machines that "feel"). There's no revolution, this is the ultimate expression of the same paradigme that has thrust us in this economic, social, human, environmental, energetic and political mess in the first place: the paradigme of performance, of mindnumbing consumerism. There's no revolution, just walking slowly and surely towards the worst dreams of Orwell and Huxley
Eduardo Estellita
Posted 11 months ago
Mikko Hypponen: How the NSA betrayed the world's trust -- time to act
I've seen Mikko's previous talks and they were great, but this one is just above the ordinary! The ability to bring into light the importance of this overly discussed issue, the quality of his rethoric, the capability of bringing down every single one of the common counter-aguments is just amazing! His talk is a jewel of persuasive speech that got me to really change my mindset and care more about privacy but... I'm left with a bitter feeling of not really knowing what's the next step. Open source foreign projects, who are the players? What can I do right now to protect my privacy? What's the new idea worth spreading?
Eduardo Estellita
Posted about 1 year ago
Pico Iyer: Where is home?
I'm floored! This is such a beautiful, truthful and deep talk! Having lived in 5 different countries, I've felt in my soul exactly what he meant when he describes the lives of TCK (Third Culture Kids) and expats. To be a globe trotter increases your permeability to others and sharpens our ability to see and incorporate what makes us different and what makes us all the same as a human race. It's a strange left brain-right brain paradox! Also he stroke a powerful chord when he talked about belonging, movement and stillness. At the end of the day, home is where you are your better self and you can only be your better self by finding internal stillness. To all TCKs and expats: on the hard days just remember that, just like a plant, your roots travel with you when you change gardens.