Emma Simpson is an environmental activist, LGBTQ rights campaigner and educator (www.simpsontraining.org). Emma has spent the last 6 years embedded in European social justice movements, working on issues ranging from fracking to LGBT youth homelessness. For the last two years, Emma has been delivering training and creative facilitation on conversations about gender, climate and intersectionality. Emma has worked with Friends of the Earth, the BBC and third sector organisations across the UK to understand trans rights in a changing world, and is proud to be a member of the Young Friends of the Earth Europe (http://www.foeeurope.org/yfoee) network.
Jacquelien’s passion is helping others to share their expertise in such a way that this expertise is fully understood. Understood not only on a rational level, but also on an emotional level. She gives workshops and training on how neuroscience can help us in learning, development and change processes. Besides group sessions Jacquelien provides live and online individual support to those who want to learn how to share knowledge. The brain architect combines scientific knowledge with creativity and the element of surprise.
The 23- year old Katrin Bünker, also known as “Bünki”, humorously says she loves to complain: “There has always been something in my life I was upset about and I expressed it. Loudly! My teachers had to suffer from it, my family, my friends.” After finishing school, Katrin lived in London for one year and got to meet people from many different cultures, which already changed her to be more open. One year later, she started studying Media and Entertainment Management at Stenden and by now she is nearly done with her second year. Over those last 4 years, Katrin’s perspective has changed drastically; she turned to be a lot more positive than she used to be. “Bünki” is now at the point that she realised that “complaining does not make much sense; unless you know what you can do about it and you do it!”.
Lena believes it is important to also put her talent outside of work to help others. Therefore she is actively involved in Amref Flying Doctors and member of the supervisory board.Her personal brand statement is "Inspire others to live their ambitions." If you can dream it, you can do it". Besides that she is a top manager and experience a broad social responsibility.
Patrick van Hoof
Patrick van Hoof is a product strategist, design thinking practitioner and digital interface futurist. He is currently a faculty member at SingularityU and has worked in innovation at Huge, Parsons, IDEO and MIT, where he completed the MBA program and published on the future of human-computer interaction at the Media Lab.
Victoria M. Thomas
Victoria M. Thomas claims that her personality is as vibrant as her hair and describes herself as “a self-proclaimed fiercely weird earthling who enjoys blogging, singing at the top of [her] lungs and the human psyche”.
Victoria was born and raised on Aruba; she loves to travel and speaks an impressive amount of five languages. When Victoria is not exploring the world or working on her novel, she is a regular senior student majoring in Media & Entertainment Management at Stenden University.
Wang Jia, originally from Beijing, has lived in Europe for 16 years. He is passionate about connecting people across cultural and psychological boundaries. He holds a Ph.D. in engineering and works in a multi-national company. He gives regular workshops and provides coaching on communication skills.