UNAM Talk - Leading from within – Emotions Management in Practice

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The Namibia Business School in cooperation with the Consulate of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is proud to present a panel of renowned international professional speakers who focus on the relation between happiness and productivity.

Emotions management is a new and exciting topic that enables the manager to monitor and manage his/her own feelings to be able to understand the feeling of employees. We spend most of our time at work where we interact with other people. So why should work places be miserable, toxic or unhappy spaces? Our speakers ask: what can leaders learn from the Namib Sand Dunes? How did the Wild Horses manage emotions at work? And, is there a secret ingredient to how happiness can make you money?

Creating a positive climate in organizations is the great challenge for most leaders. How do you develop other individuals through coaching, mentoring and placing the right talents in the right positions to create a positive impact on both the bottom-line and in Namibia? By understanding and supporting employees to be more engaged, the profitability of the organisation will rise and sick leave, bullying at work will fall. 

Three short provocative presentations challenge Namibia’s leaders to think innovatively about workplace happiness and work-life balance.


18:00 Welcoming remarks  – Elsie Nghikembua (Assistant Director of the Namibia Business School)

18.05 Introduction to the event – Servaas van den Bosch (Honorary Consul Kingdom of the Netherlands)

18:15 Paul ter Wal – Creating a healthy organization where people want to belong

18:40 Gijs Hillmann – Waterfalls of Sand - What International Businesses can learn from the Namib

19:00 Short break, networking and discussions

19:10 Tresia Auala Performance

19:15 Siegfried Lange (Sigi) – How to tame the Wild Horse within to reach true emotional freedom

19:40 Vote of Thanks – Director of Namibia Business School

19:45 Networking, sparring group discussions and Refreshments

20:30 End of Event


Our guests are top international speakers that have presented globally on leadership, employment and management.

Paul ter Wal (LLM FPSA CSP)
Paul is an international human capital consultant, speaker and author in the field of employability, engagement, accountability. Paul works with different industries and multinational organizations such as Mercedes-Benz, Aon, FNB, etc. He has created a business model called: Value-to-Profit. His model gives seven keys to increase engagement and profitability with scientific proof. When Paul is talking, an audience will turn into listeners. His ideas on happy workers that build successful companies, will change the way a person thinks. In Namibia, Paul has worked with NamPower, FNB, MTC, Bank of Namibia and Letshegobank. He is a certified professional speaker and is current president-elect of the Global Speakers Federation (GSF), a world-wide federation for professional speakers.

Gijs Hillmann (Senior Corporate Trainer and International Speaker) 
Gijs was raised in Namibia and the Netherlands, and is an internationally renowned TEDx speaker, moderator and coach. He works across Western, Central and Eastern Europe. He specialises in management development, executive coaching and teamwork development. In the past year he has presented in 11 countries including the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Sweden and Spain.

Siegfried Lange (Professional coach, Author and Facilitator) 
Sigi’s presentation focuses on emotional intelligence as a precursor to successful leadership. How do we tame the Wild Horse within to reach true emotional freedom? What is the return on investment in coaching? How can we use psychology to unlock human potential. Sigi is an international TEDx speaker and the co-founder of the Professional Speaker Association of Namibia (PSAN). He has worked extensively with Namibian entities such as Bidvest Namibia, FNB, Old Mutual, Ministries of Justice/Health/Education, MTC, BoN, PAN, Letshego, Namibre and Multichoice.


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For more information contact: Aini Niinkoti via aini.niinkoti@nbs.edu.na or 081 821 0686

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