GIJS VAN BILSEN
The motivation of Gijs van Bilsen is to help people and organizations to quickly respond to changes in their environment. By teaching people to improvise he lets them see possibilities and quickly solve problems. In this way people learn to cope with a complex and rapidly changing world.
In collaboration with a network of professionals, he gives workshops, designs creative learning methods and advises organizations. By combining personal development with organizational advice, he helps organizations to stimulate change and guide the change process that follows.
Out of the 7 habits of great improvisers, Being Positive and Experimenting describe Gijs best. He loves to initiate new projects and does so with a great amount of positive energy. He believes learning comes from experiencing what does and doesn’t work and tries to live accordingly.
Besides this book, Gijs has written a Dutch book on improvisation and communication. He has also published scientic research on organizational improvisation and leadership. Gijs hopes organizations will be inspired to become improvisational organizations and he looks forward to helping them achieve this.
Cyriel is a much sought-after speaker at conferences, events and internal meetings. Through his playful and enthusiastic attitude to life, he creates an open and informal atmosphere – ideal for bigger events and conferences. His main subject is creativity and innovation.
In a very practical and simple way, he enables the participants to experience the power of creative thinking and doing. His presentations are highly interactive (even when working with big groups) and are always tailored to his audience by using innovative examples from their field. Thee combination of speaker and creative master of ceremony is also a role Cyriel relishes.
Cyriel is also one of the founders and experts of 21 Lobster Street – An energetic bunch of experts, on the job wherever people and organisations are in need for creativity, innovation and change. Working on the edge of intellect and intuition, we take on serious challenges and answer with results.
Cyriel in 21 words:
International speaker, Master of Interaction, 21Lobsterstreet, Knight of NOW, inspirator, author, human being, brainstorm- sessions, large groups, creativity, improvisation, interaction, timespiration, present.