Stefaan van Hooydonk

Stefaan van Hooydonk

Stefaan van Hooydonk is the founder of the Global Curiosity Institute, a service that helps individuals and organisations foster a curiosity mindset. He consults businesses and leadership teams worldwide – including in Saudi Arabia, India and China – to help improve their curiosity with the aim of helping their development.

His impressive education record – a Masters in Economics and Chinese and Postgraduates in Marxist Economics, Cross-Cultural Management and an MBA in Business – means his knowledge is often in demand at large-scale industry events.

Contact Great British Speakers today to book Global Curiosity Institute founder Stefaan van Hooydonk for your next event.

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Super thanks for a truly inspiring, enriching and thought-provoking session!
Rita Vanhauwenhuyse, VP, Customer Experience and Insights, Executive Networks

It was wonderful meeting you again Stefaan! Your session was the most insightful at the London Learning Technologies 2022 conference.
Saurav Jaiswal, Founder and Managing Director of Innostrat Technologies

Dear Stefaan, I have just viewed the recorded version of the session about curiosity. I was overwhelmed by its colour and preciseness. Many of the aspects that were brought forward are on our agenda, and the research you presented gives us confidence that we are on the right track. Also, the simplicity you used in describing forces, behaviours etc. really appealed to me. And the individual/team/organisation perspectives align well with the way we understand lifelong learning in the company context. This session is really valuable for us. Thank you so much for making the effort.
Britta Börjeson, Head of Learning Expertise, Volvo Group University

Stefaan has proven an excellent speaker choice at the events I chair. He is clearly deeply knowledgeable about workplace curiosity and is able to share his expertise in an engaging way with his audience. He backs this up with his global experience as a Chief Learning Officer in large corporations, which provides real gravitas and credibility. There’s no doubt that Stefaan is providing leading thinking and practice in this field and I have no hesitation in recommending him.
Donald H. Taylor, Chair of London Technology Conference

Stefaan has been moderating and speaking at several of our HRcoreEVENTS and has proven to be an exceptional added value. His passion, purpose and personality make him connect with the audience, keeps them engaged, and inspired action.
Michael Nielsen, Managing Director at HRcoreEVENTS by TENEO

Stefaan van Hooydonk spoke at our global summits for over 150 learning and development professionals. Feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Many conference delegates started that they found Stefaan very poignant and that his message was timely and something the industry wanted to hear. We would not hesitate to invite Stefaan to speak again at our summits, across diverse geographical locations, as he also brings a global outlook having worked in different locations amongst the greatest industry leaders.
Vassilis Theocharides, Associate Director, Global Association for Talent Development

I highly recommend Stefaan’s exceptional book. It focusses on the critical importance of curiosity as a success factor for companies in the 21st Century – and shows you how to recognise, develop and nurture curiosity in companies. It is deeply researched and thoughtful, with a plethora of real-life examples from the frontline. This book is a practitioner’s dream.
Dr. Yury Boshyk, CEO and Founder, Global Executive Learning 

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