hi, i am reBella – a catalyst for innovation

a catalyst for innovation

rebella simone van neerven intro

all too often organizations misunderstand the power of rebellious people — they see the trouble, not the possibilities. in fact, rebelliousness is a positive behavior trait, an act of courageous risk-taking. rebels are your ambassadors for innovation and change.

if you create the right environment for your rebels, magic happens. i have seen this over and over again; better bottom-line results and much happier and more motivated people at the same time.

my name is simone van neerven and i have a proven track record in unleashing rebel talent.

order my book “oh no! we have a rebel in our team”

Oh no! We have a rebel in our team ISBN9789083086514

how can we collaborate?

one thing that i have learned over the years is that every organization is different and gets the most out of a tailor-made approach. i catalyze innovation with a wide variety of services. check out some examples of my work to get a feel for what you can expect.

rebel team rockstars troublemakers

supercharge your team

want your (innovation) team to kick some ass?

keynote speaker simone van neerven

inspirational talks & guest lectures

ready for a healthy dose of inspiration and energy?

happy campers inspiration tour energize

result-driven workshops

does your team need energy, inspiration, and direction?

challenge your thinking

challenge your thinking

feeling stuck and want a different perspective?

reBella services training

tailor-made training

want to learn about innovation and service design in a fun way?

kickstart facilitation

kickstart innovation

need a hand to start your innovation journey?

mentor simone van neerven


feel the need for a gentle push in your career?

my guiding principles

these are my fundamental truths and help me navigate through life and work

  • #1

    accept that people who don't agree with you are not flaming idiots

  • #2

    life is so much easier when you feel comfortable with being uncomfortable

  • #3

    innovation is having your head in the clouds while keeping your feet on the ground

  • #4

    when you tap into the potential of people, magic happens

  • #5

    every context is different; a tailored approach is the solution

  • #6

    an adaptable mindset is the best accelerator for change

  • #7

    new, fresh perspectives keep you sharp and in touch with the outside world

  • #8

    the goal is not to win, but to keep playing. go for the infinite game

  • #9

    always be part of the solution, not the problem

  • #10

    alone you can go fast, together you will go far

get your monthly dosis of inspiration

every month i write columns about innovation for MT/Sprout, the largest business and management platform in the netherlands.

in 2022, one of my columns was the second-best-read leadership article of the year! 

what can you expect from me?

i am very grateful to collaborate with many great people on very cool assignments. find out why i am so excited about my work!

ccol innovation work simone

how do you become a rebel?

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