For more than a decade I’ve been working as an independent strategist and had the pleasure of working for a long list of brands such as:
Compass Group, Zalando, Sephora, Zeeman, Lee Cooper, Group Jansen, Priva, Albert Heijn, Antwerp city, bpost bank, Nectarist, Lotus Bakeries, Letterenhuis Vandemoortele, Ter Beke, Wonky Food, HRD Antwerp, bpost, Radio 1, bpost, The Netherlands Bach Society, Canvas, Sofie Dumont, Middelheim Museum, Deceuninck, ING bank, Febelfin, L’Oréal, Visit Antwerpen, House of HR, The Rubens House, and many more.
Assignments range from keynote sessions to complete strategic repositioning assignments to make these brands more caring, sustainable, and impactful versions of themselves.
Some quotes from my happy clients can be read here ☺️
I first met Isabel at the Fujifilm Print Summit earlier this year. This is where I first heard about the CARE Principles. I was truly captivated by the simplicity and inspired by the success stories that Isabel presented. We started talking from then as I knew she could really help me inspire my team. Isabel joined us at our Imaging Solutions Conference where we had approximately 100 people from the Fujifilm UK team. The theme for the conference was all about inspiring the team on future growth. Isabel delivered an excellent presentation to the team and really resonated with the team. Many staff members wanted to know more about The CARE Principles and wanted a copy of Isabel’s book. Isabel has been a pleasure to work with and I’m so glad our paths crossed. We have great conversations about how to approach business and build an ethos within the team that focuses on the core CARE Principles. Isabel is a pleasure to work with and she really takes time and energy to get under the skin of our industry. Thank you Isabel and I wish you all the best for the future.
Theo Georghiades, General Manager Imaging Solutions FujiFilm UK.
Isabel is a joy to work with; professional, energetic, and passionate about Caring. She left a big impression on our Summit in March 2023.
Isabel takes the crowd on a well-prepared journey and makes them think about people and our planet and how to implement it in your company.
Our survey feedback showed her key-note was top notch.’
Richard van den Bergh – Business Manager Photo Imaging Products – Fujifilm
The Care Principles gave us the focused thinking and positive energy we needed coming out of covid. With Isabel’s delivery driving engagement across the region.’
James Goldsmith – Managing Director – KitchenAid – EMEA
Isabel has an empathetic character, but don’t be mistaken. Gently, incisively, she dissects your business in close collaboration with your team. Step by step she opens your eyes, bringing fresh oxygen and ownership to everyone involved—leaving a new organization in her wake.’
Bert Watteeuw – Museum Director – Rubens House
Isabel can make complex things simple. She is really in touch with today’s challenges, and she makes a genuine connection with her clients.’
Erik-Jan Mares – CEO Zeeman
In her Care Principles, Isabel Verstraete presents sparkling and refreshing ideas.
In these turbulent and fast-changing times, her Principles are worthwhile to keep on top of your mind, ànd to apply them!
She explicitly names the fears and barriers we are facing and at the same time she gives us simple, down-to-earth insights to tackle them.
Isabel’s presentation was a true addition to our Fujifilm Photo Printing Summit!’
Daniëlla Levy – Communication & PR Manager/3D Business Development Manager – Fujifilm
What an amazing keynote! Super impressed. Everyone was.’
Nadia Cimbollek – Head of Strategic Partnerships Beauty – Zalando Germany
For many years Isabel has been my strategic sparring partner. I love to collaborate with her because: she always thinks customer first. She brings empathy at the table. She reads trends in many sectors and knows how to translate them into a future-proof strategy. In short, she builds a solid, caring, positive and constructive collaboration with her clients.’
Els Lagrou – Marketing Director – Albert Heijn
Digital leaders – like all corporate executives – need to realize the importance of focusing on CARE for people and the planet. Isabel made that crystal clear in her CARE Principles keynote at our Annual Cionet event. Message delivered!’
Hendrik Deckers – Founder & Managing Director – CIONET
Isabel, it was a pleasure having you! Your presentation and workshop unleashed positive energy with all participants of the Building Automation Summit. Good to realize what can be done to boost Collaboration, enhance Agility, improve Reliability and focus on Empathy. In short: how to CARE!’
Bart Melis – Director Priva Building Automation