At 19, Stekelenburg rejected a promising but ‘safe’ career in law to become a theatre actress. After several years working in modelling and theatre, she became fascinated by the links between creativity and mental wellness.
She followed the fascination to become a research psychologist and worked in leading neuroscience institutes. There, she recognised the vital significance of the interplay between our minds and our bodies.
Now, Stekelenburg follows her main obsession: uncovering the habits, routines and lifestyle choices of high performing people.
“ Test boundaries. Ask ‘what if?’ Ask it a lot. ”
It’s not surprising GIM invited Stekelenburg to collaborate. Knowledge is one thing; sharing knowledge in an engaging way is another thing altogether. Her lectures, conference presentations, keynotes and panel discussions get creatives, thinkers and those in the lifestyle and entertainment industries buzzing.
Her collaborations with GIM include “The Artist and Her Body” series, as well as upcoming books and podcasts on high-performance creativity.
Born to a Dutch family, Stekelenburg’s forthright style and sophistication make her someone to look out for as a leader in changing how creatives work.