Jitske Kramer – Keynote Speaker

Corporate anthropologist, entrepreneur, facilitator and founder of Human Dimensions

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Specialist Subjects

  • Building tribes - organizational culture and culture change
  • Jam cultures - diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Deep Democracy - inclusive decision making
  • Wordly wisdom - anthropological lessons for leaders, teams and organizations
  • The impact of the corona virus - hybrid working cultures


  • English


Jitske Kramer (1973) is a corporate anthropologist who travels all over the world to learn from traditional healers, leaders, surprising innovators and random passers-by. She is an inspiring female speaker, entrepreneur, facilitator and founder of Human Dimensions. In 2013 Jitske was chosen as Trainer of the Year. She is known for being the bestselling author of Deep Democracy, Jam Cultures (about diversity and inclusion), Work has left the Building and co-author of The Corporate Tribe (2016 Management Book of the Year).

As a speaker, Jitske Kramer’s stories take you on an exciting journey into human issues and solutions on how people shape cultures and how cultures shape people. To see what is really going on. With an eye for differences and similarities. Looking at things from a distinctive perspective. Without the autopilot. Daring to go off the beaten path. About dialogue, decision-making, power, inclusion, leadership, organization culture, change, sabotage and ranking. About sales, multidisciplinary teams, safety and international cooperation. Challenge the obvious. And ask questions. Every day. Beyond the concept of us/them. About connecting differences and saying a proper goodbye when necessary. Essential knowledge for effective cooperation, decision-making methods and collective change.

She brings worldly knowledge and experiences back to the world of organizing, cooperation and leadership through challenging keynotes and masterclasses. To improve the strength and results of individuals and groups (and to make the world a more beautiful place). She has the ambition to activate organizations to be wildly attractive to everyone and everything. In her stories, what is familiar gradually becomes strange. And what is strange becomes familiar.

It is her quest to understand how we can build strong cultures, safe for diversity and ready for change. In her talks and books she shares her experience and research into these topics.

Popular Talks by Jitske Kramer

Building tribes - organizational culture and culture change

Based on the books The Corporate Tribe and Building Tribes, Jitske Kramer takes you on a fascinating journey. She talks about how people shape cultures and how cultures shape people. Full of beautiful stories and anthropological lessons about people, culture, change and leadership. About the interplay of Power & Love and the importance of good interaction and decision-making.

With efficient bullet point meetings and human campfire conversations. Anthropological insights to create and maintain strong and healthy organizations. Challenge yourself to consider how your secret tribal delights about cooperation and leadership fit in today’s modern open organizations.

Jam cultures - diversity, equity and inclusion

Do not expect a standard keynote, but a unique experience that will get people moving. On diversity and inclusion

A touching musical keynote combining solid content with spoken word. Jitske discusses the value and necessity of inclusion and diversity for teams and organizations. About power, ranking and taking risks to get into the flow together. About how people set and push boundaries. About meaningful encounters, courage and leadership. About the Jam Circle.

A keynote that crosses borders. Jitske discusses heavy themes in a light-hearted manner. She makes you think. About how much diversity you can handle. And want to handle. And what this requires of leaders. You will leave a different person than you were when you arrived. Jamming together, with strong boundaries and loving attention.


‘Join the Jam. How much diversity can you handle?’

A performance with music, stories, spoken word, compact theory and visual graphics. In Jam Cultures, everyone dares to make their own voice heard, and to listen to those of others, in order to create a better whole together, in constant harmonization. Inclusion in a jam session, where you come together with courage and connection. At the core, inclusion is about who is allowed to participate in what, who is allowed to contribute input on which topics and who is allowed a say in decision-making. And who are not. And with that, inclusion is about people, boundaries, leadership, power, privileges, conflicts, differences and similarities. It is about working together with differences. You could also call it agile leadership. Hard and soft at the same time.

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