Jef Staes (Belgium, 1956) is an authority on learning processes and innovative organisations. He has 25 years of professional experience as Training Manager and Corporate Learning Officer. Today, Jef is an international keynote speaker and three-time TEDx Speaker.


He is a passionate and inspirational keynote speaker. His stories are guaranteed eye-openers and his thoughts on the future of business and education have inspired many. With metaphors such as the Red Monkey and Sheep Management, he tackles the most fundamental issues organisations struggle with.



Jef Staes is the author of the bestselling book: “My Organisation is a Jungle”. Through the use of a rich vocabulary and exciting metaphors, he truly engages you in the story of the Red Monkey. The book is available via digital download. The entire Red Monkey Trilogy is available in Dutch at www.redmonkey-shop.com.


For those who want to go beyond the keynotes and books, there are a number of workshops and seminars available. Here Jef engages you as a teacher. With more room for questions and interaction, you learn and discover practical answers to the fundamental issues Jef points out.



Jef Staes is an innovation expert and architect. Based on his professional experience, he developed a new mindset for CEO's, managers and employees. With his 'Engine of Innovation Mindset', he offers organisations the answers to truly start innovating through radically changing their culture.


Finally, Jef Staes is also a true entrepreneur. By bringing together people with a similar innovation approach, he creates new opportunities. To achieve this Jef founded the Red Monkey Company. Beside JefStaes.com, Switch3D Initiative and EOI Academy are also subsidiaries of RM company.


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