TEDxDelft 2013 | The people behind TEDxDelft: Renate Klaassen – Enjoys a good talk

renateCan you tell us something about yourself?

I am Renate Klaassen  an Educational Advisor at the Centre of Expertise on Education at Delft University of Technology.  The best aspects part  of this work is to find new and innovative ways of working and to create a learning space in the minds of the people involved, such that they can benefit from the changes we jointly discover.  Empathic listening, and story telling are two of the tools i frequently use in my work. But also as a mom of three beautiful daughters and a lovely husband that keep me of the street the rest of the week ;-)).

They are my practicing ground. At home, is  a lot more challenging than in the world.

What’s your job at TEDxDelft?
Performer coach

What’s your favorite TED(x)talk?
Brene Brown
Trung Lee
Tony Wagner

What’s your idea worth spreading?
In practicing the above I always keep in my that “The” truth doesn’t exist with respect to human centred issues. The truth is a subjective construct which of each person and any truth is equally valuable.  Unless it includes wanting to murder anyone else or doing serious harm for whatever reason, and even than it would be debatable. The notion that THE truth doesn’t exists frees up space in our minds to listen  to other people without having to convince them of our truth. It makes the world an interesting place to explore, discover and to learn without having to travel the world. The next world is right next door.

Which keywords define you as a person?
Sharing knowledge, building solutions together and enjoying a good talk.