I am Inge, committed to transformational change. I am passionate about life. A change agent, I am driven by passion, sustainability and justice, bringing experience from the business world as well as civil society. I’m a book and dance lover. In my limited spare time I try to write a novel.
A life-long activist and feminist, I was born in the Dutch town of Winsum to Jewish-Protestant parents who nurtured my belief in co-creation and love, but with a clear push on atheism. That obviously determined me quite a bit. Nowadays I would call myself agnostic and with a growing interest in spiritualism and the ‘old religion’ in which the law of nature is the pivotal focus.
I am the Managing Director of the EACD (European Association of Communication Directors – https://www.eacd-online.eu/) as well as the owner of The Butterfly Effect – strategies for transformation.
Experience and devotion: international engagement strategies, leadership and change, trusted advisor, multi stakeholder engagement, campaigning, strategic communications, storytelling, traditional and social media, employee engagement, mentoring, crisis & issues management, moderating conferences and panels, interim management. I love sharing my experience and my passions for evolving towards a better world, either in small settings or at a big conference.
My over 20-year professional experience includes international organisational communications, strategic media relations, crisis/issues management, PR events, speakers’ management, internal communications and brand management. I have worked for Greenpeace International, Motorola, Philips Electronics, P&O Nedlloyd, Statoil and led the Dutch branch of Burson-Marsteller.