I am

Dr Iris H. Casteren van Cattenburch, associate researcher at GovernEUR (valorization centre Erasmus University Rotterdam), independent communications strategist at CvC, and a research affiliate at Utrecht University. I am an enterprising scholar, inspired by family, friends and colleagues, ancient and early modern writers, philosophers, historians and every other artist pursuing the quest of life. I am intrigued by the vast possibilities of technology and biology and concerned with the human dimension of changing space. I think, write and speak on the reciprocity between sustainability and the arts.

Research focus areas: hermeneutics, narrative ethics, sustainability, action-based learning; sensemaking, organizational symbolism and learning; organizational narratives and scenario-thinking.

Communication expertise: complex force field analysis, strategic communication, boardroom advice, in-depth interviewing, stakeholder communication, participatory processes methods, speech writing.

See also www.shakespeare-applied.com: my initiative to apply Shakespeare to strategic (learning) challenges, in keynotes, or team sessions:

My TEDx talk Making decisions with Shakespeare, Rotterdam, October 2018
Shakespeare applied to CHEP – Brambles, London, September 2019
Shakespeare applied to Giarte – Hilversum, June 2019