Stefaan van Hooydonk Speaker

Stefaan van Hooydonk

Founder of the Global Curiosity Institute

Stefaan van Hooydonk is the founder of the Global Curiosity Institute where he and his team are supporting professionals, teams and organisations to foster a mindset of curiosity.

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Stefaan van Hooydonk's 2023 biography

Stefaan is the founder of the Global Curiosity Institute. He consults global corporations, leadership teams, and individuals to help build stronger curiosity muscles. He helps them in baselining individual and workplace curiosity and supports them with designing and implementing intentional curiosity improvement projects and learning initiatives.

Stefaan started his career in investment consulting in China. From there he moved to set up the executive education arm of a major business school in Shanghai, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), which he ran for 5 years. Subsequently, he set up global learning teams and innovative corporate universities for Nokia (China/Finland), Agfa Healthcare (Belgium), Philips (The Netherlands), Flipkart (India), Saudi Aramco (Saudi Arabia), and Cognizant (UK). His last role was that of Chief Learning Officer for Cognizant, where he oversaw learning and development for over 300k associates across the globe. He has been globally recognized for his innovative approach to learning, people, and technology.

Stefaan has a master’s degree in Economics and in Chinese, together with postgraduate degrees in Marxist Economics from China, Cross-Cultural Management from France, and an Executive MBA from Rutgers University. He is a certified executive coach. A Belgian national, Stefaan has been married for 25 years to Jeltje Peletier: a successful psycho- and yoga therapist. Together they have 4 children: Rik, Femke, Koen, and Menko. He practices meditation daily, is a marathon runner, and food forest amateur, and is pursuing a master’s degree in philosophy.

Stefaan van Hooydonk's 2023 talks & topics

Curiosity: the key element for creating a winning culture (For Senior Executives)

Length: 30 minutes to 90 minutes

Audience size: 10 to 100

Best for: Senior leadership audiences in the private or public sector

Brief outline: In this session, we explore what we know about curiosity, why it is important in our organizations & why now, what potential barriers are and reflect on strategies to get better at it.

Leading with curiosity (For People Managers)

Length: 1 hour Keynote

Audience size: 10 to 200

Best for: People managers at all levels

Brief outline: In this session, we explore what we know about curiosity, why it is important for leaders and teams, what the barriers are and what leaders can do to get better at intentional curiosity for themselves and the people in their care.

Master your curiosity to master your life (For Professionals)

Length: 1 hour to full day workshop

Audience size: 10 to 5000

Best for: Corporate audiences in any industry or function

Brief Outline: In this session, we explore what we know about curiosity, why it is important in our professional
life, what its barriers are, and reflect on strategies to get better at it.

The power of curiosity (For HR Professionals)

Length: 1 hour to full day workshop

Audience size: 10 to 300

Best for: Human resources or professionals in any industry

Brief outline: In this session, we explore what we know about curiosity, why it is important for the workplace, what the barriers are and what HR can do to get better at intentional curiosity for themselves and the people in their care.

The power of curiosity in L&D (For Learning and Development Professionals)

Length: 1 hour to full day workshop

Audience size: 10 to 300

Best for: Learning and development leaders and professionals in any industry.

Brief outline: In this session, we explore what we know about curiosity, why it is important for the workplace, what the barriers are and what L&D can do to get better at intentional curiosity for themselves and the people in their care.

Stefaan van Hooydonk's 2023 speaking fees

Stefaan travels from:
  • Belgium

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