Stijn Pieters is co-founder and managing partner of PM • Risk Crisis Change. He sets out to create a world wide network (or ‘a company’), changing the minds, attitudes and skills of people on how to handle risks, crisis and change. Stijn dreams of a less dystopian perceived world where people have more capacity to quickly recover from difficulties.
His purpose is to toughen up people, teams, organisations, and societies and to innovate in the broad field of risk, crisis and change and to strengthen individuals and teams who accomplish tasks with virtuosity, mastery, fluency, ability and proficiency, at any given time.
As an advisor to private, non profit and public organisations, he draws practical expertise, knowledge and wisdom from different domains such as integrated crisis management and crisis governance but also performance, risk, change management and paradoxical leadership.
Stijn has a background in crisis communications, strategic communications and web development. Multimedia engineering was his first degree. He also holds a Postgraduate in disaster management, Campus Vesta (University of Antwerp). In his dissertation, he covered the pre-crisis conditions for effective learning during crisis communication simulations in organisations.
Additionally, Stijn is co-founder of the CIP Institute, a collaboration platform that advocates research and development in the field of risk & crisis management. He is an active member of the Federal Belgian Crisis Communications Response Team.