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Joris Mencke


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Do you want to improve the performance and wellbeing of your organization? duurzaam verbeterenThen you've come to the right place. All my keynote presentations come down to passion, people and principles and answer the question how to bring these to life in daily practice.

I'm excited to share with you my insights into leadership, change strategy, human relationships and careers and how you can apply professional business principles, in these areas, to successfully improve your own professional life and your business practice, in a fun, light-hearted and interactive manner.

"I thought: there's another dick with a laptop. But Joris' keynote is very powerful."

Marcel van RoosmalenJournalist, Columnist, Writer

Ravishing, humorous, very professional and spot-on!

Willem BlomManaging Partner @ Deloitte

Keynote presentations


20 - 90 minutes

Our society is changing rapidly. There's no point in hiding. The challenge is to anticipate and respond effectively. Yet, organizational changes often encounter resistance and 70% of change processes 'fail'. What works and what doesn't work if we want to change? When is a change a success and how do we deal with resistance?

In this dynamic and engaging show packed with humor and interaction, I will take your organization into the world of change, I will show you which buttons to press for a successful change and I will suggest choices that may not make it easier, but certainly more fun and effective.



What Managers Must Do to Create a High Achievement Culture.

How do you get the most out of your team, department or organization? Whether you're a recently appointed manager or a battle-scarred veteran, everyone knows it's hard to get professionals moving.

Yet it is the leaders, managers and trainers who truly make a difference. They manage organizational energy, in companies and even in families. They inspire or demoralize.

In this particular keynote I will show what role group-leaders, directors and CEOs play in driving change and how they add value to their team and organization. I will share tools to help them inspire their people to realize their full potential. The combination of content, humor and interaction makes the Leadership Keynote an ideal addition to your upcoming management meeting or event for trainers.


Human Relationships

How do you build a culture where everyone feels safe, supported and inspired? How do you ensure social cohesion between employees, managers and senior management? How do you create a free flow of information between different departments and all layers of the organization?

In this connecting keynote full of hilarious and recognisable examples, I will show how relationships influence our well-being and share the secret to build long-term relationships with clients.

The combination of humor, content and interaction makes the keynote about culture & collaboration the ideal addition to your upcoming corporate event or conference.



Fix your growth mindset

How passionate is your organization? Passionate, enthusiastic and engaged employees are flexible and agile, are sick less often and deliver superior performance. This increases the quality of service provided to customers, leading to higher profit margins.

In a humorous and energetic show, I challenge your employees to consider the question: how enthusiastic do you get from the work you do? I also provide tools to give your own job satisfaction a significant boost.

The combination of humor, content and interaction makes the Careers Keynote the ideal addition to your upcoming company event, conference or employee day.


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What participants say.

Very inspiring.

Fun, light-hearted and full of insights.

A very energetic session.

What a refreshing story. Very nice, funny and strong in terms of content.

A very powerful keynote.

Excellent keynote where serious issues were discussed through a humorous lens.

Really good, with lots of humor thrown in.

Brilliant keynote. We were mirrored in a wonderful way. This provides me with valuable insights to move forward.

Recognizable and very useful for our organization.

Inspiring. Subconsciously gained very useful tools and practical guidance to get started.

Humorous and inspiring.

You notice the effect of videos in a presentation. Great stuff!

Joris Mencke is a fantastic speaker. We had to laugh a lot and and on top of that some valuable insights were provided.

Fantastic. Hilariously told, making the essence even clearer through accompanying videos.

Inspiring. Peppered with humor.

Very good session.

I've certainly extracted key points that I can build upon.

I wish it could have lasted another hour.


“Incredibly inspiring! Joris Mencke's keynote about change has a unique combination of humor, content and interaction. I would definitely recommend it to any other organization.”

Arjen HeidaDirector @

“Highly recommended! Joris kicked off our annual event for our 1,200 employees with his humorous keynote about change, which immediately set the bar very high for the rest of the program. Joris is a pleasant man to work with, he has really immersed himself in our organization and created a customized keynote tailored to our needs.”

Wouter ClaassenSenior Ontwerpleider Witteveen + Bos

“We received rave reviews for Joris Mencke's keynote. It sparked an immediate conversation about the challenges we're facing.”

Pien VerweijHR Manager KPMG

“Super keynote about change." "Hilarious videos." "I enjoyed Joris's keynote very much." "It was a great success.”

EmployeesABN AMRO

“With unique movie fragments, Joris made a dazzling and funny contribution that participants recognized themselves in and had a good laugh about. The 'one of us' feeling created a connection with the audience. How often does it happen that a speaker concludes the day in such a way? This made the keynote appropriate and personal. Thank you Joris!”

Rachel LeviDirector Working Festival Chaos in de Orde

“In his keynote, Joris knows how to challenge his audience on topics such as change, resilience and, above all, positivity, with a healthy sense of humor and using not only his voice, but also a very powerful image. We have received very positive feedback from our teams to this refreshing contribution.”

Sanne WelzenPartner Deloitte Human Capital

“Highly recommended for any organization that wants to speak, inspire and motivate from within. Joris touched us by sharing a funny and sincere story in a professional manner, completely in line with the target group, about dealing with changes in combination with expressing pride and passion in your work. The combination of content and visuals lingers in memory.”

David TrollopeManaging Director Hays

Biography Joris Mencke

It was my dream to become a professional tennis player. When I turned sixteen, I gave up on that dream because I couldn't accept the social impact of a professional tennis career, which meant having no friends. During my university years I discovered a new passion: every Sunday I, as chairman of a student football club, HAD (it was so exciting) to give a speech in the clubhouse. Upon reflection, that was the best part of my university experience.

After graduating as a Master of Laws, I made the mistake of thinking that what I enjoyed most was playing chairman. I got accepted into the Young Executive Program at Postnl and discovered during a leadership program at De Baak that I was not on the right track. I quit my job and cycled from Mongolia to India.

On the bike I came to the realization that if I want to get the most out of my (professional) life, I have to put myself in situations where there is no escape, where I cannot hide behind anyone, where I must (truly) reveal myself. That is what the stage means to me.

Back in the Netherlands, I took a stand-up comedy course (yes, they exist), climbed on every stage I could find, performed in Comedy Cafe's like Toomler, devoured books about change management, leadership, job satisfaction and collaboration, delivered food for Uber Eats, coached employees, managers and CEOs, presented, moderated events and gave many workshops. I was increasingly asked to combine my humor and management expertise in keynote speeches, which is now my full-time job.