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Thimon de Jong

Thimon de Jong founded WHETSTON / strategic foresight in 2014. He is an internationally renowned keynote speaker and leadership trainer who has been ranked ‘highest rated speaker’ at more than 100 global events and conferences.

About Thimon de Jong

Thimon is famous for his positive energy, interactivity with his audiences and his combination of academic research with practical business take-aways.

Thimon also lectures at the social psychology department of Utrecht University where he teaches master students how academic research can be practically applied to improve business strategy.

He has a master’s degree in Cultural Studies with a minor in International Business Studies. He is a former insights & strategy director at TrendsActive, researcher at FreedomLab Future Studies and editor-in-chief of RELOAD Magazine.

2021 Virtual studio set-up

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Spar South Africa

Tieto Forum

Speaking topics

Future Proof Leadership

Future Proof Leadership

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The Future of Work

The Future of Work

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The human side of future tech

The human side of future tech

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Navigating the Polycrisis

Navigating the Polycrisis

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Generation Z: Collaborative Action

Generation Z: Collaborative Action

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Mental Surplus

Mental Surplus

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References

“You helped us achieve our goal of the culture summit; which was to allow leaders to pause and consider their leadership approach in how we work together to achieve great results.”

‐ Robert Half

“Thimon really helped PWC leaders at several events over the years by making change seem not so scary or unattainable. We now have implemented several of his practical suggestions in our own behaviours.”

‐ PWC

“People are still talking about your speech! We are piloting the reverse-mentoring programme you recommended and it’s going really well.”

‐ PGIM

“Absolutely. Engaging. Inspiring. Motivating. Enlightning. Couldn’t ask more of a speaker IMHO than Thimon de Jong.”

‐ Chris Ship (ITV)

“His expert views put a totally new light on current reality, and most importantly, where to go next.”

‐ IKEA

“Thimon has made an impact by making it clear how humans function and how we need to have this in mind for the future. It was a topic that we kept coming back to.”

‐ PVH

“There were many memorable take-aways from the three keynote presentations Thimon did for us, but we were most impressed by the effective way he made us consider different perspectives.”

‐ Altus Group

“Outstanding speaker. Intellectual approach, entertaining and shocking.”

‐ Citywire

“Your masterclasses have been very helpful for us in creating space for reflections and triggering discussions at the ECB on how we approach the (hybrid) future of work.”

‐ ECB

“You gave us so many examples – people keep referring back to these in internal conversations.”

‐ Allianz

“Thimon sparked exactly the right discussions. Furthermore; it is good to have a speaker who is really an expert in the content and not just a great speaker.”

‐ Danfoss

“Thimon, you have been adopted by the SPAR Family and we always value your fresh insights delivered in impeccable style.”

‐ CEO of Spar International

“Your virtual presentation came as close to breaking the virtual barrier as possible these days!”

‐ Coloplast
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