ABOUT THIJS

Thijs Launspach (1988) is a psychologist, best-selling author and (TEDx-) speaker.

He has written several books on stress management, burn-out and millennials in the workplace, titles include bestseller Fokking Druk (2018), Werk kan ook uit (2020) and Managing Millennials (2019). He has a weekly column in het Algemeen Dagblad.

Thijs specializes in millennials and burn-outs in the Netherlands. He's a public speaker, a guest lecturer and a regular guest in talk shows.

Thijs has taught classes at the University of Amsterdam and currently teaches at the School of Life. His company - in which he helps people achieve a more calm and relaxed life - is called the Rustburo.

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LECTURES


Do you want to book Thijs Launspach for a lecture or workshop at your company or organization? Please contact Speakers Academy, De Spreker, Athenas, or Sprekershuys.

Subjects:

  • Millennials, their potential and their challenges.
  • Dealing with stress / Avoiding burn-out.
  • Burn-out: what can your organization do?
  • Time-management
  • Managing Millennials
  • Mental health in times of crisis

Thijs also regularly facilitates meetings and hosts events.



"260 participants and it exceeded our expectations by a mile. Every single piece of feedback was positive."Femmy de Rijk, Amgen
"Lot's of tips, great interaction - the participants loved it."Amber Kroef, T-mobile
"This webinar was exacly what we needed. We had loads of people tuning in, and they stayed tuned all the way throughout the webinar."Lobke Hidding, MediaCom
"Ik vond het een heel leuk, fijn, informatief en inspirerend gesprek. Dank daarvoor! Ik kreeg veel leuke reacties terug. Het heeft de luisteraars aan het denken gezet, zowel voor hen zelf als het gaat om thuiswerken als ook voor de deelnemers om hen nog meer handvatten te geven."Barbara Kerstens, Voeding Leeft
“Thijs Launspach is a worthy addition to DK Festival. His area of expertise - mental health in time of crisis - sent a universal message of dealing with stress head-on and avoiding burn-out so as not to let the current crisis drown us out. Thijs really knocked it out of the park and reminded us why mental health should always be our top priority in life, especially when circumstances are as uncertain as they are today. We could not be happier with his amazing talk, wise words and irresistible charm that made us all realise that a stress-free life is something we should all strive for all the time. “ Dunja Ivana Ballon, DK Festival, Croatia
“We are pleased we had Thijs as a guest speaker at our company event. Great presentation about Millennials in a company environment, which was both very interesting and entertaining. “ Thermo Fisher
"Thijs's lecture at our EY Masterclass hit exactly the right spot! He gave a passionate keynote, and it was great to see the audience responding and engaging. Thijs's message really resonated with the participants - all millennials. Top marks!EY Masterclass

"I recommend Thijs Launspach as an international speaker. In fact, just this morning I discussed the content of the presentation he gave with the office of the prime minister!"Sigridur Bjork Thormar, Reykjavik University

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BOOKS


Werk kan ook uit

NB: The info below is in English. For Dutch info on Werk kan ook uit,  CLICK HERE.

Keeping a clear head in busy times - it's the challenge of our times. Psychologist Thijs Launspach (1988) explains how to keep your work days and your personal life stress-free.

Werk kan ook uit, Thijs Launspach's latest book, has been published by Uitgeverij Unieboek | Spectrum. Interested in international rights? Contact the publisher here.

Werken met millennials

The ultimate guide on working with millennials.

Werken met Millennials ("Working with millennials"), is a much needed guide on how to manage the youngest working generation. The book explains how to inspire and motivate younger employees, and how to prevent them from burning out. In this book, Launspach translates scientific knowledge, expert techniques and personal experience into practical advice. More info about Werken met Millennials is found here.

Werken met Millennials has been published by Uitgeverij Unieboek | Spectrum. Interested in international rights? Contact the publisher here.

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Fokking druk

IT'S HERE: Your ultimate anti-stress guide!

Fokking druk ("Effing busy"), the bestseller written by psychologist Thijs Launspach, explains why so many people burn out. Why are our lives busier than ever before? And what can you do to effectively deal with stress and avoid burning out? In this book, Launspach translates scientific knowledge, expert techniques and personal experience into practical advice. More info on Fokking Druk is found here.

Fokking druk has been published by Uitgeverij Unieboek | Spectrum. Interested in international rights? Contact the publisher here.

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Het millenial manifest

“This is a book for anyone who feels pressured to be happy and successful 24/7. To only make the right choice and never to fail. It's high time to relieve some pressure. And for this we need to think differently."

In 2017 Het Millennial Manifest (The Millennial Manifesto) was released by Valkhof Pers. This manifesto was written by mediator Aik Kramer, documentary film maker Emma Westermann and psychologist Thijs Launspach. More info is found here.

NB: Only available in Dutch.

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Quarterlife

Quarterlife, by Aik Kramer and Thijs Launspach was released in 2012 at Bert Bakker Publishing.

You can find your copy of Quarterlife online.
NB: Only available in Dutch.

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Aeschylus' Oresteia

Aeschylus’ Oresteia is an adaptation of the classic Greek Tragedy, but tailored for adolescents. Writers Linde van Tienen and Thijs Launspach provide you with a version of the classic like you've never experienced it!

More info on Aeschylus’ Oresteia can be found here.
NB: Only available in Dutch.

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MEDIA



Thijs is a regular guest on radio and TV, and regularly publishes in newspapers and magazines.

Looking to interview Thijs about one of his books? Need an expert on stress, burnout or millennials? Contact Thijs Launspach here.


CONTACT


For all inquiries regarding foreign rights, please contact Unieboek/Het Spectrum, foreign rights.

WEBSHOP

https://thijslaunspach.myonline.store/