About the speaker :
Ianka is a storytelling architect and entrepreneur with a long-standing career in media and arts. She is a published author and founder of the Thought Leaders Academy, where entrepreneurs, academics, and leaders are trained to be professional speakers. She is a sought-after moderator of significant conferences on technology, marketing, and innovation as well as an inspirational speaker on storytelling, failing forward and emotional intelligence. Ianka has already built a successful career as an actress in the past, wrote and published several books, worked for years in theatre, for national radio and television. She is a media professional in the broadest sense of the word: an expert in what is happening behind the scenes for various traditional and online media.
About the talk :
ON MERMAIDS, PUMPKINS AND HUNGER “Who is your great idol, your big example?” Ianka lost track of the times a journalist asked her that question Does she need an idol? And a great one at that? She would much rather have a muse. Like celebrated artists. Even better, be the muse of a celebrated artist. And she almost was. But then she got cold feet…
Ianka Fleerackers talks about her encounters with the muse during her rather eccentric journey from actor to mentor for thought leaders.”