Elke Geraerts (BE)

Author of Authentic Intelligence

Elke Geraerts (BE)

Author of Authentic Intelligence

Biography

Boundless curiosity and a passion for people – this perhaps best describes Elke. This unique combination quickly led to a flourishing academic career. With a PhD in psychology, Elke held various positions at the universities of Harvard, St Andrews, Maastricht and Rotterdam, where she attracted international attention with her research work. She moved over to the business site triggered by her scientific insights about mental resilience and started working on on increasing mental resilience, energy and productivity of employees.

Her public breakthrough came with her bestseller “Mentaal Kapitaal” (2015). This book, which is now in its thirteenth edition, was translated into English under the title Better Minds. In 2016, Het Nieuwe Mentaal (lit. The New Mental) followed; it takes a closer look at the importance of courage for a successful life. In her latest book, Authentieke Intelligentie (lit. Authentic Intelligence), Elke passionately advocates that we capitalize fully on what makes us unique as humans in an increasingly digitized world. And this is exactly the reason to invite her for a keynote at #CH2019 – to give us some inspirational insights on how to survive as humans in this AI based future.

Enjoy her talk,

Ton Wesseling

Founder & host of The Conference formerly known as Conversion Hotel