Who is Isabel De Clercq?
Creating a spark. Inspiring people. Translating an infectious vision of the future into practice. That is what Isabel does best.
She began her career at university. And it was there, in that academic context, that her interest in self-leadership, productivity, knowledge-sharing and the power of technology was awakened.
Her substantive expertise was honed in the various roles she took up at Wolters Kluwer Belgium, first as a sales manager, then as a change manager and later as a content marketing officer. At the start of Het Nieuwe Werken (The New Way of Working) in 2012, she launched the successful online community ‘About The Future of Work’. In 2015, she responded to the Digital Workplace wave by setting up conferences and workshops. She then expanded her network worldwide.
Isabel's passion for self-leadership, lifelong learning and productivity through technology was so great that she was compelled to publish a book about it. Social Technologies in Business appeared in 2017. She co-wrote it with an international team of authors that she had carefully assembled. The book was such a success that it was also published by the prestigious German publishing house, Frankfurter Allgemeine Buch, with the resounding title Vernetzt Arbeiten.
After the publication of the book, Isabel started up her own organisation. She is a frequent speaker on such topics as knowledge-sharing, asynchronous collaboration and Hybrid Working, both in Belgium and abroad. She draws the content of her keynote speeches from her daily experience as a consultant.
Her strength? That subtle balance between vision and reality, inspiration and practice, fun and seriousness. Between a friendly, nuanced message and a solid 'kick in the ass'.