Our method and team

About us

Focusing on your future

Our premise is that everyone can become a future strategist. We strive for foresight-driven strategy in every organization. Futureconsult analyzes, supports, reflects, surprises and connects. We are equal part experts on the future as we are process managers and have been working for governments, profit and non-profit organisations for 15 years.

Futureconsult helps organizations anticipate and shape their future. We focus on future studies and future-proof strategy development. The presentation and envisioning of the future helps to break dominant thinking within an organization. We broaden and deepen perceptions.

We will assist you in the preparation, development and implementation of long term strategy. Moreover, we provide masterclasses about the theory and practice of the future strategist.

Principles

  1. Thinking and acting together
    Our projects are brought about in co-creation with our client. We encourage and offer support when needed, and our objective is to develop the ability to anticipate the future within your own organization and team.
  2. Honest about uncertainty
    Uncertainty is always the point of departure when talking about future strategy. We do not offer deterministic images of the future. Instead, we offer insight into uncertainties and how to strategically manage these uncertainties.
  3. Shared decisions
    Our working method offers the possibility to involve external and internal stakeholders in shaping your future oriented strategy.

We have vacancies!

We are always looking for talent. Send us your open application or take a look at our current vacancies. Fluent Dutch is a prerequisite.

Take a look at our vacancies

Meet our team

Our team
Jan Nekkers

Jan Nekkers

Director | Futurologist | Future Strategist

Jan Nekkers is the founder of Futureconsult. His starting point is that although the future is unpredictable, we can speak in a meaningful way about it. Jan is an experienced futurologist. Next to his work at Futureconsult, Jan lectures at the University of Amsterdam and Nyenrode Business University.

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Zsa Zsa Balian

Zsa Zsa Balian

Advisor | Future strategist

Zsa Zsa is curious about the future of our society. She wants to make sure that all new ideas, choices and solutions are future-proof. At Futureconsult she lead several municipal vision projects, about which she wrote the book ‘Vision on vision’. Zsa Zsa studied anthropology and mathematics at the University of Amsterdam.

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Maja Bosch

Maja Bosch

Advisor | Future strategist

Maja Bosch is interested in the intersection between technology and society, from her conviction that sustainability can either make or break our future. She is a member of the board of the Dutch Future Society and has lead strategy assignments for a broad spectrum of organizations. Maja studied industrial ecology at Technical University Delft.

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Loulou Nekkers

Loulou Nekkers

Advisor | Future strategist

Loulou Nekkers used to work as a teacher and manager in primary education. Now she advises municipalities and educational institutions how they can shape their future, involving the local youth.

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Tessa Speelman

Tessa Speelman

Advisor | Future strategist

Tessa Speelman has studied International Public Management and Public Policy at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. She is motivated to translate big societal trends and ambitious goals into concrete steps to move to a futureproof society. She aims to look beyond borders and wants to motivate others to challenge their thinking patterns and routines.

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Marlieke van Schalkwijk

Marlieke van Schalkwijk

Junior advisor | Future strategist

Marlieke van Schalkwijk studied Conflict, Power and Politics at Radboud University. Her goal is to support organizations handling tomorrows challenges. Important during this process is to translate complex and confusing trends and societal developments into practical implications. Using clear language, so that each organization can start right away.

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Kelly Streekstra

Kelly Streekstra

Junior advisor

Kelly is motivated to help the transition to a sustainable future. She is intrigued by how different the existing future scenarios on sustainability are. Kelly is a masters’ student in Earth Sciences and Science Communication, and was part of the National ThinkTank of 2018 on the Circular Economy.

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Maaike Renalda

Maaike Renalda

Operations Manager

Maaike Renalda is interested in the human aspect within the business world from her Bachelor in Work and Organizational Psychology and her Master in Business Administration. At Futureconsult she is responsible for the operational affairs, such as financial administration and the website. Maaike is studying at the University of Amsterdam.

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Associates

Associates

Peter van der Wel

Associate

Peter van der Wel loves the future. For over 20 years he has been a professional speaker at congresses, seminars and other events oriented on the future. As a futurist, economist and professional speaker he inspires and surprises with his insights and presentations. Peter has worked for many larger multinationals, SMEs, non-profits and governmental organizations.

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Wim Derksen

Associate

Prof. Dr. Wim Derksen is an independent consultant in public management. The majority of his work is focused on the training of governmental professionals at ministries, provinces and municipalities. He develops masterclasses and curricula on the interface between theory and policy, using his rich experience from various government and academic roles.

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Ellen Sprenger

Associate

Ellen Sprenger used to work for Oxfam Novib on women’s rights and quality management and was the director of Mama Cash. Her background is in international development studies. Since 2004, Ellen is located in Toronto and founded Spring Strategies. Spring Strategies helps social and environmental justice leaders and their organizations drive and accelerate change. Her approach is both down-to-earth and transformative, based on leading edge thinking, tools and innovations.

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Partners

Partners

Futureconsult involves its network of partners when needed.

Eager to find out how Futureconsult can help your organization?

Send us an e-mail at info@futureconsult.nl or call us at +31 20 320 3100.