Henk van der Steen is co-founder of Troje, an Amsterdam based company that is all around improvisation in the 21st century. Improvisation as a first choice, instead of the second best option, when things don’t go according to plan (that’s the 20th Century definition!). Everyday we work on the improvement of improvisation skills of people, teams and organisations. Because if you know how to improvise better, and if you allow yourself and the people around you to improvise, you will become more agile, resilient and connected to the world around you.
Henk is a fulltime improviser in every part that he plays, every day. He designs and facilitates highly interactive programs around change, creativity and innovation for a variety of clients: from local governments, to national government institutions, to hospitals, banks and multinationals around the globe.
He delivers workshops and interactive keynotes around Improvisation in the 21st Century. And –off course- he also improvises on stage. Henk is a member of theatre group in Amsterdam, an international improvisation theatre ensemble and the Dutch representative for the 2018-EU-theatreproject ‘Our Lives’ which brings together 27 improvisers, one form every EU-member).
Henk is an energetic discoverer and a generous finder, curious ‘how it’s made’. Always looking for the best question and an exciting answer. He is also a dad, a husband, a runner and a former HR-consultant.
And he is (co)-author of several books, such as: ‘Werk in Uitvoering, over Improviseren op de werkvloer’, the first Dutch book about Applied Improvisation in the workplace.