Annick de Witt

Annick de Witt

Initiator and director

Annick de Witt (Ph.D.) is a researcher, author, teacher, and facilitator, with a broad background in the field of sustainability transformation. She’s the director of Worldview Journeys, and also affiliated with the Nature and Conservation Policy Group at Wageningen University in the Netherlands.

Annick’s extensive research into worldviews and sustainability has resulted in over a dozen academic publications as well as a new worldview-measurement, which forms the foundation of Worldview Journeys’ platform.

She has written, amongst others, a book on ‘Sustainability from the inside-out’ (in Dutch). Annick is also a passionate speaker and skilled facilitator, with a background in the Art of Hosting and The Work that Reconnects.

Topher Hunt

Topher Hunt

Developer

Topher Hunt is a full-stack web developer who specializes in Ruby on Rails, Elixir, relational databases, and writing highly readable code.

Most of his work focuses on projects relating to education, psychology, human development, and organizational change. In the past he has worked for, amongst others, Lectica and Holacracy One. His passion is developing technology in service of a better world.

Topher contributes to Worldview Journeys as main developer and is thus the creative brain behind the platform and all its technological possibilities.

Simon Schilt

Simon Schilt

Researcher

Simon Schilt is a dreamer, thinker and doer with a broad background in sustainability science, international development and social/sustainable entrepreneurship.

He has co-founded two startups. The first in the field of circular infrastructure and the other a sustainable food brand. As a result of his his entrepreneurial experience and his studies of social science and sustainability, Simon has developed a strong interest in worldviews and behavioral change for sustainability.

For Worldview Journeys and his Master thesis he researches the role of transformative education in the transition towards sustainable societies.

Noeske Kaesler

Noeske Kaesler

Designer

Noeske Kaesler is a (currently graduating) student ‘Art and Economics’ at Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (Higher Arts Education) in Utrecht.

As a designer, Noeske is passionate about projects aiming to contribute to social and ecological issues. During her bachelor she has therefore focussed on design work that contributes to our sustainability challenges, including an internship at Circl, the circulair initiative of ABN AMRO bank. One of her strengths is translating complex information into a compact, creative, structural design.

For Worldview Journeys, Noeske is designing our educational travel journals as well as doing research into the needs of its users, notably students and teachers.

Froukje Jansen

Froukje Jansen

Board member

Froukje Jansen is a presenter, journalist, debate leader, and program maker with a distinct social profile. She started her career as a professional gymnast and dancer.

Recently, she was seen as a reporter on the TV program RTL Live, where she interviewed a diversity of charities. Over the years, she‘s made several TV programs around social and environmental themes. She’s also involved with a diversity of foundations and initiatives that aim to contribute to a better planet.

As Board member of Worldview Journeys she brings a media-savvy approach and a creative spirit.

Maarten Robben

Maarten Robben

Board member

Maarten Robben is a lead ‘serious game’ designer and partner at Frisse Blikken (Fresh Forces). He is specialized in designing and facilitating live games and simulations for systemic change within and between organisations.

Maarten contributes to Worldview Journeys as board member, thinking along with the overall strategy and beyond. He brings great energy as well as extensive experience in consultancy, organizational change, business and organisation development, and of course, ‘serious gaming’.

Tim Manschot

Tim Manschot

Board member

Tim Manschot is an experienced entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in the environmental and social innovation industry.

Tim has been involved with a wide range of social and sustainability initiatives and enterprises, including Cool Endeavour, Heroes & Friends, Forest Forces Foundation, and Starters4Communities.

Tim contributes to Worldview Journeys as board member, sharing his high ideals and sharp business insight, creative entrepreneurial ideas and extensive experience with social start-ups.