Esther Perel: Reinventing Work

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The world-famous psychotherapist Esther Perel is our special guest in Rotterdam, where she will speak about the importance of relational intelligence at work.

De Doelen, Rotterdam



About the event

On the 25th of October the world-famous psychotherapist, Esther Perel, will speak about one of the most vital, and simultaneously one of the most overlooked aspects of modern work: relational intelligence. In De Doelen in Rotterdam, she will share her latest insights on how we can improve our relationships with colleagues, customers and other stakeholders. Now that we are in the process of completely transforming the way we work together, this should be a priority for everyone.

As we are returning to our offices, and many organisations are looking into hybrid forms of work, we must gain a better understanding of the nature, the issues, the (in)effectiveness and the joys of our relationships at work. It is time to deliberately think through what they mean to us, what they need from us and what we can do to give them the greatest chance of succeeding. In addition, relational intelligence will only become more vital in the future, as its importance grows when labour is increasingly digital, flexible, short-lived and diverse. The future of companies is, more than ever, dependent on the relationships within.

Moreover, an emotionally intelligent way of dealing with others does not only benefit the productivity, impact, profit and viability of organisations, it also improves your own life. It brings you a greater sense of purpose and helps you find more meaning and fulfilment. But that doesn’t mean it is always easy.

On the 25th of October, the world’s greatest relationship expert, Esther Perel, will help us understand and improve our relationships at work. Her experience from advising many different types of companies (and giving thousands of sessions of relational therapy) is that many relationships at work are not as different from romantic relationships as we might think. In her popular podcast How’s Work she showed the complexity of these relationships by holding and commentating on one-time therapy sessions with co-workers. Just as in our romantic life, we do not only encounter the other, but also ourselves in building meaningful professional relationships: our own patterns, our upbringing, our relational history and our personality. And it is here that we run into the most difficulty. It is also here that there is most chance of growth! Find out how to realise this growth, by joining us at this fantastic interactive event we have been waiting so long for.

About Esther Perel

Psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author Esther Perel is recognized as one of today’s most insightful and original voices on relational intelligence. Her celebrated TED talks have garnered more than 20 million views and her famous books were international bestsellers. She became a global phenomenon, translated into 25 languages. Perel is an executive producer and host of the popular podcast Where Should We Begin? In 2019 launched a new and unique podcast about relationships at work. In How’s Work? she brings new perspective to the invisible forces that shape workplace connections, conflict and dynamics through one-time therapy sessions with co-workers, cofounders and colleagues. It is a magnificent source of inspiration for professionals who cooperate intensively with other people.

For Whom?

This event is meant for professionals and organisations interested in improving the quality of their professional relationships. It will be of extra interest to managers, hr-professionals, consultants, psychologists, coaches and trainers.

Practical information

Date: 25th of October
Doors open: 15:30
Time: 16:00 – 17:30
Language: English
De Doelen
50 Schouwburgplein
3012 CL Rotterdam


To ensure a safe visit, everyone must show proof of identity and proof of vaccination, testing or recovery upon entry. The so-called ‘corona test certificate’ (Dutch residents only) or EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC). Proof of testing can only be acquired through Testen voor Toegang. We kindly ask you to wear a face mask when entering and leaving the venue, and when moving through the building.

At the moment 2/3 of the seats are for sale. If covid restrictions are eased, it might be possible for us to release more tickets. If we have to cancel the event due to new covid restrictions, you will receive a full refund.


Tier 1 tickets: € 149,-
Tier 2 tickets: € 99,-

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