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An architect of dreams – I like to build my own, and help people and teams make theirs happen. I’ve had a few lives – marketer for P&G, Benckiser, and Coca-Cola, running a few small businesses, and consultant for 20 years, learning to position global and local brands and helping teams work with purpose. I lived in France, Belgium, Thailand, and the UK worked in almost 30 countries across 4 continents, and raise a (very) multi-cultural family.
I am introvert-extrovert – I love to reflect on my own, but I am at my best when working with diverse teams, learning, discovering, and combining forces to build amazing solutions. I am as much at home in London, in rural Thailand, or on a farm in the South of France: living outside the city keeps me rooted into the life of real people, well beyond the boardroom.
Enlightened Crusader, business humaniser, photographer, jazz enthusiast, aspiring football pundit. I was born to an Indonesian family with Chinese roots. Being raised in a culturally mixed family allowed me to fall in love with travelling. Through my travels, I got a chance to adore the differences I spotted – be it the people, landscapes, or cultures. Until today, I seek to relish those wonderful moments with my own eyes, savour it in my heart, and capture them with an eye behind the lens.
I am a marketer at heart and a strong believer of a brand. I love the idea of how a brand is able to stimulate certain perceptions in the minds of people. I believe in the power of brands to change the way people behave and make Earth a better place to live for everyone. Training my empathy muscles is my way to contribute positively towards a better change, which is done through talking to people and understanding them better every day.
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Enduring Pragmatist, systematic thinker, compassionate mediator, aspiring stand-up comedian, loving daughter and sister, occasional idealist, and adventurous cook. I am passionate about the human mind and behaviors as well as the cultural and historical tales that are the product of it. I pursued this during my degree in Political Science and later on developed my skills in quantitative research as a tool to understand behaviors. At Innate Motion, I focus on bringing together the power of explorative cultural decoding and quantitative measurement.
I love connecting the dots and putting the practicalities and implications into strategic thinking and brand positioning. Because changes start with thinking, but can only be accomplished with an act.
I am a poet, a writer, theatre aficionado and a nature lover who likes to walk amongst the green trails of Singapore. My love for creativity led me to a career in advertising in Mumbai, India. I enjoy how culture shapes our lives and i moved into a role focused on culture-based brand planning. During my advertising career, I worked in Mumbai and Singapore on iconic brands from The Coca-Cola Company, Johnson & Johnson and Unilever. I am currently based in Singapore, and now exploring how human empathy can make companies and brands relevant and powerful.
I am troubled about the state of our planet and am deeply interested in projects that are based on regenerative thinking to add back to the planet. I am a strong believer in the B Corp movement and i participate in leadership discussions on the role of regenerative businesses. My recent projects with leading brands have focussed on transformative humanizing journeys, brand positioning and communication development. On weekends I love to photograph birds and natural landscapes and write articles for The Punch magazine, India.
A Motivational Unifier, global citizen, passionate mountaineer (reached the summit of Aconcagua), certified sommelier, ethnic fashion admirer, a friend, daughter, sister, aunt, niece and wife as loyal as my three dogs I was born into a family of mixed backgrounds (Amerindian and European) in my beautiful hometown Mendoza. It instilled a deep curiosity for people and cultures in me. After school, I could not wait to go explore the world and I moved to Europe to study, work and later settle with my Basque husband in Bilbao.
In my daily work, I foster a deeper understanding of people by overcoming cultural biases. I facilitate global multi-cultural teams to relate to each other in more meaningful ways, so we can build brand and product propositions that contribute to people, planet and business growth in a positive way. It makes me proud to contribute to a shared future of humanity that is socially equitable and inclusive.
Motivational unifier, master of multitasking, gym rat & problem solver I feel that in order for business to succeed, people should be the most valued resource, this is why I choose to put people first during work and daily life.
I am always available to assist no matter the issue, I feel it is my responsibility to make life easier for everyone at Innate Motion. In the wise words of Vanilla Ice, “If you have a problem, Yo, I’ll solve it”
Motivational Unifier, marketer by heart, social volunteer worker, lover of the Caribbean and Latin cultures, parent of 3 wonderful kids and a cat together with Frank I always wanted to explore the world in the broadest sense of the meaning. So, I studied business administration in the Netherlands and the US. Afterwards I joined Unilever in Australia and spent 19 years in exciting marketing positions at Unilever, Nike and FrieslandCampina. All throughout I enjoyed to deliver growth plans that made a difference to people and society.
Joining Innate Motion enabled me to co-craft brands with a real and shared purpose. For this, I guide teams to reframe their relationships from ‘strategist to consumer’ to ‘the people they serve’. This approach calls for acquiring empathy as a business skill in a world that is often too transactional. It is my way of building a regenerative economy brand by brand, business by business.
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A sociologist, Transactional Analysis therapist, fashion lover, food addict and proud mum of Paul and Come and of our energetic Australian Shepherd Willow. I was born and raised in France by a Vietnamese father and a German mother. Growing up with multiple cultural influences formed my open-mindedness and nurtured my curiosity of understanding people for who they are beyond their labels.
I have always been passionate about the beauty and complexity of the human psyche, so I pursued the study of Social Sciences and Psychology. There is not a day at Innate Motion where I do not put these skills to work. I am intrigued to help companies and brands to build a deeper and more genuine relationship with the people they want to serve. To do so, I use the power of empathy and deep listening skills to unearth what moves human beings and how we can engage them in the most meaningful way. A brighter human future starts one person at a time.
I’m an empathy warrior, servant leader, humanity-centered design thinker, and jungle plants lover. My love for culture, community, and change is what gives me meaning and shapes everything I do at Innate. My background as an advertising creative and artist has equipped me with a different way of seeing the world and trained a curious mind to seek what is beneath the surface.
I am passionate about shifting brands and businesses from ego to eco system way of thinking, by using empathy as a shared superpower to unlock humanity’s potential for regenerative change. Helping clients and teams align on common values give me tremendous energy.
Rulebreaker, imaginator, natural-born leader, writer, a multilingual and passionate dancer who loves fun, food, and travel. I believe in business as a force for good and drive the B Corp community in Indonesia. I passionately work with companies and brands to create a positive impact. I’m known as a person who challenges the comfort zones, walks the road less traveled, and instigates people to think out of the box.
I bring eclectic competencies as an engineer, brand strategist, researcher, parent, lecturer, speaker, and world citizen to the work I do, next to the 20+ years of experience. I share the power of hard work, positive thinking, and gratefulness in my social interactions. Today I live in Bali with Daniel, my partner, and Casey, my daughter. With Renoir & Rambo, our dogs, we enjoy the luxury of watching the sunset, walking on the beach, and being close to nature. I help organizations and people who rescue stray animals.
Business humanizer, nature & animal lover, black belt of martial art, and buddy My life has been about harmonizing the values of East and West. Born in Nara, the ancient capital of Japan, I grew up respecting my historian grandfather followed by my teen years in San Francisco. I have extensively lived in the USA, Singapore, Thailand, India, and Australia, and am now back in Japan where I live with my wife & three cats in Tokyo.
I have amassed a rich and varied experience spanning 24 years across brand strategy & innovation roles of global companies.
Open-hearted, boundary-breaking, society-defying, yogi and champagne lover. One part yin and 2 parts yang. Over the last 21 years in marketing, entrepreneurship, and consulting I have learned that empathy is key to unlocking real meaningful change and growth. I have worked on brands and business in most industries from FMCG, retail and beauty to pharma, the chicken industry and technology. I have also created my own brands.
My belief is that we should use what we do to become who want to be. And I want to be someone who contributes to making the world a better place. Living in the most unequal country in the world, South Africa, I believe that if business could become more inclusive, purposeful and regenerative the planet and its people would thrive. If you, like me believe the same, then let’s chat. Together we can make an impact.
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Active dream chaser, lifelong nomad, self-certified experience junkie, amateur yogi, and an innovative rebel. I have always found it easy to fit naturally in different settings and connect with people seamlessly. This ability enables me to view and appreciate the world from different windows. It fuels the spirit of curiosity and restlessness in me which exposes me to different disciplines, cultures, and countries. Getting to connect deeply with people all around the world brings me so much joy.
I am passionate about improving systems that stifle empowerment and the pursuit of better livelihoods for people in society. You can refer to me as an activist of the sustainable or regenerative movement. My work centers on working with businesses to be beacons of change in the industry and with individuals to elevate their thinking and empower them to drive the change the world so desperately needs to secure our collective future.
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Energetic, loving people, boundary pusher, entrepreneurial jester.
I see people’s creativity as the principal source of transformation. I bring people to think bigger than they had imagined. I believe the world is generous and full of opportunities. It is up to us to believe in a regenerative future and make it happen, starting now with our close ones.
I worked in various companies, from high tech to food, from global to local players in the development world. I am an entrepreneur who failed several times, always moving with a growth mindset, looking to share what I learned to benefit the many.
Born to organize, a free spirit, single mom, ex-vegetarian, erstwhile flutist, fitness enthusiast
After graduating from business school and exploring roles in secretarial, personal assistance, office administration, and real estate sales, I found my place in the Life Support team of Innate Motion in 2014, and my calling in coordinating projects across the globe. The demands of my work keep me on my toes. From simplifying information into concise steps to connecting the dots, problem-solving, and making processes work more efficiently, I enjoy the varied challenges of this game of work.
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Path Building Idealist, Daring, proactive, sometimes very stubborn, lover of animals and life. By the time that I was 22, I had already lived in 6 different countries; which for me was always very exciting. I had an easy time sucking in all that was new and adapting to my new surroundings and in a way, I believe this was a crash course to understanding and decoding people and cultures as well as practicing the power of empathy.
I have a father who inspired and exposed me to the world of business and a mother who taught me the tricks of life. I have worked in a couple of different fields, graduating in law, later working with art, and now putting brainpower to help companies define their purpose and be better contributors to the world. My degrees and trajectories have helped me to join the practical, theoretical, and poetic visions of business.
A Cyborg, dancer-wanna-be, traveler, maybe sociologist, passionate for psychotherapy & time management I enjoy the feeling of being on the road, to travel through or live in different places. One is to observe cultural differences, the other is to realize the so-called cultural differences is a misleading term – it’s a way more complex system beyond country, race, or ethnicity. And fast conclusions can shut yourself out from deeper connections.
Ever since I graduated from my masters in MSc Culture and Society, I’ve been working as a business humanizer, keen to apply human insights and methodologies I acquired to the real world, to the commercial world.
I’m a reductivist who loves to geek out on words, a passionate debater, and a cookbook collector. I am endlessly energized by finding that beautiful and elusive red thread that connects so many ways of doing and being across cultures. I thrive on the challenge of distillation, on simplifying the complex, and chasing perfection: the instantly obvious yet completely surprising.
I have spent 15+ years helping clients free themselves from the wallpaper, the jargon and cut through business as usual to shape something of value for the world — always through the eyes of people. I like to voice my strong opinions on Forbes Agency Council and Fast Company Executive Board.
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A path-building idealist, food and wine enthusiast, aspiring interior designer, proud dog mom, pending sci-fi writer. I am addicted to experiencing new places, and I adore how local foods can tell a delicious story of history and culture. Eventually one of my culinary expeditions led me to shift my life from Orlando, Florida, USA to Seville, Spain.
As a business humanizer, I love working with companies to better understand the people they serve and to unlock their ability to be a force for good. I personally like to contribute by capturing deep human and cultural insights into engaging narratives that mobilize people around a shared vision. Relevant storytelling is important to propel humanity into the desired action for positive impact. I believe that if we make empathy our superpower we can make the world a beautiful place to live for generations to come.
Deeply curious world citizen, a tribe gatherer, a pragmatic planner, an avid gardener, and a truly Belgian consensus builder. Having grown as an only child in a 4-generations only-child family, I became very interested at an early age by the complexity of group dynamics and fascinated by the magic of a strong collective. As a relentless traveler who has lived on 3 continents, I have experienced that there are more things that bring us all humans together than what drives us apart.
Being a business humanizer at Innate Motion gives me great opportunities to use my skills and energy to draw people together in order to achieve greater things. I am a strong believer in using businesses as forces for good, but I also know that the road to hell is paved with good intentions: so it is not enough for a business to want to do good, where the biggest help is needed is on making it actually happen. I strongly believe that developing win-win relationships between businesses and society will make this world a better place for her 3 children to grow up in.
A restless explorer, a passionate believer in the good power of humankind, a creativity seeker in all forms, and a sea lover. I look for diversity and dynamism to keep me going, so I have always actively chosen to expose myself to new and different environments. I have nurtured the richness of my experiences by working with governmental institutions, NGOs, and private companies. Learning how to speak 7 languages has been priceless to navigate across cultural, people, and country borders.
At Innate Motion, I help brands and organizations bring out their best by being closer to the people and their needs. With over 10 years of experience in facilitation, I smoothly lead diverse stakeholders and teams through empathy-driven journeys that result in a shared vision of purpose and contribution. Every day I try to grow the movement of those who contribute to fighting the global struggle for a regenerative world.
Activist, freedom fighter, changemaker, author, friend, mum, food lover, and generous host. As a business humanizer and driver of BCorp, I coach people and teams to uncover shared purpose and unlock positive impact using the power of empathy, brands, and engagement, with the ambition to co-create an inclusive, regenerative future for all.
One of my proudest achievements is having written a book in 2016; ‘Beyond the Powergirl’, inspiring a future with a better balance between female and male values in which every girl and every woman is free to live and share her unique talent with the world.
Motivational Unifier, PhD psychologist, designer, and thought-leading cultural decoder. I am intrigued by human nature and cultural differences. I am always trying to make sense out of human behavior. Today, even more, because the world needs to make a shift towards a regenerative economy.
I do believe that social scientists can help people welcome the change that is needed. In finding the trigger to make vital behavior easy and pleasurable. Not just great expertise, more a must, because we need the Change Now.
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Enlightened Hero, community builder, fashionista, and world’s best event organizer. I am passionate about people. I believe that people can only bring their best when they feel good and comfortable. At Innate Motion, I focus on bringing everyone along, so we can all shine together. Therefore I constantly train my empathy fitness and that of the people around me.
I love paying attention to details. Never a nuisance, always a pleasure. Thanks to my marketing and public relations studies, I learned the utmost importance of perfect service and presentation in business and life.
I’m a welcome change practitioner and a natural born silo shifter. I am passionate about sports like rugby or tennis, and about my family. I love to use business as a tool for creativity and community building. Hence I operate best as an entrepreneur, impact investor and senior adviser helping others build brands and use business as a force for good.
To better share my expertise in humanizing business, I’ve co-authored several books like Creating value people to people, Activists Dare to Care, and Beyond the power girl. I am a cofounder of Innate motion, African Drive, The Regenerative Alliance and and Innate Active. Core to my leadership across all these businesses is the belief that business becomes infinitely more valuable for everyone when we create value together as people for people.
Passionate status-quo challenger, thought-leader, creative strategist, relentless optimist and unconditionally loving wife, mother, sister, friend and pet owner. 25+ years of living and working worldwide with leading global companies led me to embrace the power of “&” to connect Humanity & Business, Art & Science, Global & Local, and bring brands to life, achieving outstanding results through ambitious strategic vision and powerful solutions.
I’ve joined Innate Motion to help humanize businesses and organizations, as a key force to co-create a regenerative future for all.
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Motivational Unifier, lone foodie, authentic Shanghainese, proud teacher since 2009. I pursue a love for languages. My Bachelor’s in English and my Master’s in linguistics made me realize that understanding a culture comes through understanding the language. One can only get to know people when there is a shared language.
I have a passion for reading and writing. I am bringing this as a teacher to Shanghainese kids in my spare time, opening up their minds for cultures beyond China.
Motivational Unifier, dedicated team player, critical challenger, business humanizer, husband, friend, and urban explorer. I am a qualitative researcher and brand strategist at heart, excited to be able to deep dive for learnings on a global level. I love to translate deep human and cultural understanding into accessible and actionable insights.
I believe that my naturally more introverted and observing character is a strength. I am nonjudgemental and unapologetically open to different points of view, before crafting substantiated strategic advice. I help our team as well as client teams to grow their empathy fitness and ultimately their business success.
Protective Caregiver, pedagogue, avid baker, linguist, and new mum. Growing up in a multicultural family and schooled in the IB system, I was so fascinated by languages and cultures that I set out on my first self-determined move halfway across the world at the age of 13. Since then, I have lived and worked in more than 15 countries, picking up a couple of languages and a degree in linguistics along the way.
For a while, I believed translation and education were going to be my way to have a positive impact on the world until I heard of Innate Motion being a B Corp and figured it was meant to be! Today, my acute sense of empathy and knack for words help me connect with people on a deeper level. I believe in building a future where the regenerative business will be the norm. Contributing to this change makes feel me proud every day.
I joined Innate Motion in 2013 to fully focus on what I love most: Solving business- and brand issues, creating positive societal impact, whilst developing winning teams courageous enough to go beyond the obvious. This is why I always look back on a project with a sense of joy and satisfaction when I see how our methodologies and change-journeys spark positive transformation, rarely leaving a client-team untouched.
Before Innate Motion, I worked for over 18 years in Unilever in Europe, Africa, and Latam in multiple leadership roles and – categories. I am a Dutch national yet I currently live in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and feel privileged to have the world as my backyard, working truly global as we do as Innate Motion.
Natural connector, trendy millennial, foodie, and traveler. I have always loved connecting with people and am fascinated by different cultures and languages. My background is in marketing for leading brands in the fashion, food, and beauty industries. The profound feeling of building brands in a human-centric way is what led me to join Innate Motion.
I feel my passion and purpose come to life daily, uncovering cultural insights to create meaningful strategies for brands in order to positively impact people and communities. A true millennial, when I am not at Innate Motion you will find me at a pilates class, taking long walks on the promenade in Cape Town, trying out hot new restaurants or following the latest trends on social media.
Female hero, approachable intellect, courageous entrepreneur, thought-leading psychologist, keynote speaker, lover of Oliver, mum of Jay and forest jogger with husky Yuki. I love to relate to people for who they truly. I believe that when we are aware of our conscious biases and learn to overcome stereotypes and labels, we can relate more genuinely and without judgment to every human being. This to me is the prerequisite to bridge divides, unite humanity and fight social injustice.
I co-founded Innate Motion with the ambition to humanize business. I love to be at the service of businesses and brands that want to build a sustainable human future. In order to have an impact at scale, we need to change the way we live, consume, and relate to each other and nature. Every day, I do my best to fuel the regenerative business movement by being radically collaborative and fiercely empathetic.
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Enlightened Hero, beauty lover, fashionista, and the coolest mum to her two boys, Leon and Quentin. I love talking to people about the choices they make in life. Why buying this brand and not the other? Why do some have a 3 step skincare regimen, and others are only satisfied with ten steps each day? Only after talking to people worldwide, I got to understand China, my country of birth.
It takes fierce empathy to listen to people without judgment. I believe in the power of projective techniques to stimulate conversations and discover the deeper why behind the answers. Understanding people’s behavior unlocks the triggers to vital behavior that changes the world for the better.
Path building idealist and a stubborn optimist. I’m a dog lover, beauty warrior, and business activist with a background in psychology and a yearning to create a better world through business. I’ve learned to harness my empathy-based intuition to grow businesses and brands across the world.
I have 20 years brand development experience and have helped to craft, build and transform some of the strongest brands in the world while working at Unilever & Innate Motion. I am most passionate about making sense from chaos, inspiring new perspectives to old problems and using my creativity, imagination, and sensitivity to create theories of change for a more regenerative future. I live in Durban, South Africa with my son Mikhail enjoying the coastal life and warm weather.
Explorative Jester, economist, food lover, stubborn innovator, and passionate Italian. I believe in food innovation through a solid understanding of people and food cultures. Essential in here is the actual food preparation as a chef does. Only by bringing people around the global table to explore food can one develop something new, appealing, and relevant.
I build an international career in Unilever for 15 years in brand visioning, positioning, and innovation. At Innate Motion, I love to find new perspectives to make brands more relevant for the business and the people they serve.
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Enduring pragmatist, thrilled by creating tangible results for others. After work, I challenge the elements on long bike rides. After studies in architecture and social demographics, I joined the army as a sabbatical. There I discovered my natural habit of curiosity, the joy of digging into several subjects. This brought me to the Library Academy. After graduation, I worked for 10 years in advertising, being responsible for business intelligence.
I joined Innate Motion’s Life Support team in mid-2010, on project and company support and I extended my skills in finance, legal and ICT. With my innate modesty, I act as an underground detective, introducing clever solutions facilitating the company’s growth.
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Protective Caregiver, passionate to make the impossible possible, living the motto: organization is everything, impossible is nothing. Having undergone a formal education to become an office organization and communication professional I started my career at a large German bank, so I could hone my skills in a highly diligent environment.
Joining Innate Motion was a purposeful life decision for me. Working for a company that uses business as a force for good, beyond profit, feels gratifying. I choose to coordinate complex projects with many moving pieces that involve many different stakeholders. Every day I put my organizational and problem-solving skills at the service of those who want to help create a better future for us and our children.
Female Outlaw, progressive caregiver, psychologist, and fearless cold-water swimmer. I am an advocate of driving change through everyday behavior. Relentlessly I bring people and teams in close contact with the people they serve. Lowering the barriers to go out there with empathy training. I believe in fierce empathy to build transformational strategies.
I’m responsible for the unique profile of Innate Motion with its officeless structure, diverse team, bottom-up accountability, and borderless care. Thanks to the team and my stubborn optimism, this culture and organization exist.
Curious mind, open heart, polymath, creative problem solver, adventurer, snowboarder, surfer, musician, biohacker, hedonist, lover, son, brother, friend, student of life. Since coming of age, I see the world bringing exciting opportunities yet socially and environmentally unfair. This realization triggered a lifelong journey around the world to understand better, discover new ideas, push new boundaries, and enjoy life. I believe in co-creating a world that is more generous and open to all beings.
Hence, my personal calling is to liberate as many people as possible from limiting narratives by sharing experiences and fresh perspectives. I joined Innate Motion in 2008 because I was attracted to the idea of humanizing business. This decision has taken me on an eclectic series of impact-driven projects involving research, brand & business transformation, and innovation for various industries across 5 continents.