Keynote speaker & Sound artist

A knowledgeable, inspiring speaker & soundartist, on a mission to help organisations, people and society to get it right. To find a new balance between man and machine.

“Now that “work” is in a huge transformation – the biggest change ever - we need to step in, to find the right balance between man and machine. As an advocate of the power of people, and a believer in the added value of technology I believe now is the time to get it right.”

- Margot van Brakel

Speaker about Adaptability

Change is happening fast. We have a hard time keeping up. If you can't say relevant you'll be 'out of business'. Learn how to keep up with this rapid change by unleashing your adaptability.

Speaker about Connection - and the concept of Homo Conexus

Although we are more (digitally) connected than ever, we feel less connected with our teams, our organization and our society. Learn how to find a way back to be truly connected.

Speaker about Artificial Intelligence for dummies

Artificial Intelligence will impact your work, one way or the other. So learn to understand what Artificial Intelligence can do and how you can stay relevant and valuable.

Bring humanity back into business.

Finding the right balance between man and machine requires understanding of the potential of technology and the potential of humankind.

Margot van Brakel

In three connecting topics Margot engages her audience in the future of work.

Margot has the unique ability to paint an appealing and intriguing picture of the future. To help her audience to see the opportunities and deal with the challenges with confidence. And in doing so bringing humanity back into business.

  • Relevant

    “Work” is in it’s biggest transformation ever. With new technology and data entering the workspace it’s about finding the right balance between man and machine - Margot’s key topic and main driver.

  • Relatable

    She’s walked the mile, done the work, and learned her lessons. At the same time she is just another human being, with human struggles and questions. She brings all of this - and much more - to the stage.

  • Radiant

    Margot is a natural speaker and owns her topic. She is a radiant personality, who cares about her message and her audience. In her talks she stimulates both the left and right brain, making it a true experience.

  • Actionable

    Your actions speak louder than words. That’s why the talks are not just great talks, but actionable too. With clear tools, smartly woven into the inspiration, to follow up with after the talks.

Margot van Brakel

Who is Margot van Brakel?

In 2007 Margot started her company – EmpoweringPeople – focussed on the human side of transformation within corporates. Now that “work” is in a huge transformation – the biggest change ever, she feels the need to step in, to help find the right balance between man and machine. As an advocate of the power of people, and a believer in the added value of technology. To get it right and bring humanity back into business.

She uses the power of words – as speaker –  and the power of sound – as sound artist.

Arpad Gerecsey

At the event 'Curious about AI' at A Lab on March 28th, Margot van Brakel delivered an inspiring keynote that truly captivated the audience. With her lively and engaging presentation, she managed to engage and captivate the audience from start to finish.

Margot's excellent understanding of AI and her knowledge of the latest developments in the field allowed her to convey her message in a comprehensible and accessible manner, without losing sight of the complexity of the subject. Her presentation was sprinkled with practical examples and anecdotes that inspired the audience to contemplate the future of AI and how it can transform our lives.

As a passionate and engaging speaker, Margot aimed to both inform and inspire her audience, and she certainly succeeded. Her vibrant and inspiring presentation makes her highly recommended for future events.

Arpad Gerecsey

Director & Chief Innovation Office A Lab

Gijs Veenenbos

The presentation delivered by Margot van Brakel during a strategic meeting of senior management was not only substantive but also incredibly engaging. The objective was to intrinsically embrace the latest technological advancements.

Margot's presentation exceeded all expectations in this regard. It was a captivating discourse that began by emphasizing the human aspect (the importance of learning and acceptance) and seamlessly transitioned into the realm of technological developments, specifically AI, illustrating how to embrace them without compromising one's individuality.

For our organization, this presentation proved to be highly motivating as it effectively dismantled any barriers associated with acceptance. It inspired us to approach new technologies with an open mind, recognizing their potential while still staying true to ourselves.

Gijs Veenenbos

Managing Partner, Crowe-Peak

Dirk Beljaarts

I have come to know Margôt – when she was keynote speaker at a hospitality event – as an insightful and passionate speaker. She has raised speaking to be an art by itself, but more importantly her message is spot on in today's disconnected world. I have asked Margôt to inspire my entire team and her contribution to the phase that we were in as a company was a message that needed to be heard. From one heart to another Margôt’s speech inspired my team and left a message that still resonates today.

Dirk Beljaarts

CEO, Koninklijke Horeca Nederland

Margôt has taken ample time to give all hotel concierges a positive feeling during our Les Clefs d’Or meeting. After her inspiring story, they go back to work with great enthusiasm to bring hospitality to an even higher level.

Ron Stoevelaar

President Les Clefs d’Or the Netherlands

Margôt is an inspirational speaker who addresses you straight from the heart. She understands how to move her audience: Empowering, Energetic and Informative at the same time. Her topic is an issue we have to deal with every day, so in my opinion she should get as much attention as possible to tell her story all over the world.

Charles van Goch

CEO (Chief Empowering Officer), Hospitality Synergy Group / Mise en Place

De mens van morgen - van homo sapiens naar homo conexus

In November 2019 Margot’s first book was published. In this book Margot shares her vision of people today and paints a picture of humanity in the near future. With a unique combination of personal experiences and insights linked to social themes, it exposes the essence. Tomorrow People are real people, able to connect like no other – but not just in a digital way. Homo conexus distinguishes itself by its ability to and need to be connected, with yourself, with others and with the whole. in order to revalue human values from that connection and to really give space to diversity.

Tomorrow People is an interesting, optimistic view of humanity in the (near) future. The book is only available in Dutch, but you can find an extract of the book in English here.

€ 24,95

De mens van morgen

Introduction of Homo Conexus

€ 24,95

The future starts with a C

All the C’s you need for tomorrow.

Release Q1 2024

The future starts with a C

Early ’24 Margot’s new book will be published.
We don’t know what the future will be like. But we’re moving towards it all the same. This book will help you navigate towards the future with confidence. With tools and qualities that are of value today, and will be of increasing value for your tomorrow. A book that will make you see yourself in a different light and understand how you can take the future in your own hands. Practical and inspiring. Pre-order your copy now.

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