Hilde de Jong

For Hilde, communication is all about making a connection between people and creating unity and commonality. Hilde is an enthusiastic and committed consultant. She is trained and experienced in intercultural communication. Her strengths lie in her empathy and her drive to connect (with) people.

Hilde’s business card: holding hands

In my opinion successful communication is about connection. Do we feel aligned with the strategy our organisation? Do we feel we have a connection with our colleagues and manager? The African Ubuntu philosophy summarises the essence of communication and unity in these five words: I am because we are. For my business card, I have chosen the image of a group of people holding hands and forming a circle. They each form a small part of a bigger whole. The circle can only exist, because these people hold hands, because they are connected. I believe this connection to be a key component in successful communication. In my work as a communication professional, my aim is to connect people to each other and to the organisation they work for.

""Genuine interest, being open to others and having a healthy dose of self-reflection are key components to establish fruitful communication. These components contribute to creating a space where people respect each other and bring out the best in themselves and others." "