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’.

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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.

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Loulou Nekkers

Loulou Nekkers

Advisor | Future strategist

Loulou is a diverse and creative consultant. She helps organizations to get a better understanding of the future. She uses her experience as a teacher and manager in primary education to engage young people in designing the future.

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Marlieke van Schalkwijk

Marlieke van Schalkwijk

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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Jelle Schellekens

Jelle Schellekens

Junior Advisor

From his broad interests in society and his critical views on the past Jelle likes to think positive about the challenges and possibilities of the future. With his strong written communication skills Jelle tends to translate difficult issues from the present to usable information for companies and organisations, and use that information to shape their future strategy.

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Bart van Beerschoten

Bart van Beerschoten

Junior Advisor

Bart uses his interests in history, urban development and policy development to create more future-oriented (governmental) organizations. His background in European Studies creates a broad and open view on complex issues, and he brings diverse perspectives together.

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Patricia Brouwers

Patricia Brouwers

Junior Advisor

Patricia uses her historical knowledge to understand contemporary events, to get a better image of the present and the future. By analyzing and organizing large amounts of information, she makes sharp analyses for a future-proof strategy. Currently, she finishes her masters degree in History of International Relations.

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Tessa van de Kuilen

Tessa van de Kuilen

Operations Manager

Tessa is very enthusiastic and motivated. She is responsible for the primary processes of Futureconsult and support the advisors where necessary. Currently, she is a bachelor student Accountancy at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam. With interest she follows the activities at Futureconsult.

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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.