Short Bio

ianka is a storytelling architect and entrepreneur with a long-standing career in media and arts. She is a published author. Following a successful career as an actress, she has dedicated the last ten years applying her expertise as a speaker, moderator, and mentor for thought leaders. Her favorite topics include emotional intelligence, transformation, and technology. 


Long Bio 

ianka is a storytelling architect and entrepreneur with a long-standing career in media and arts. She is a published author and founder of the Thought Leaders Academy, where entrepreneurs, academics, and leaders are trained to be professional speakers. She is a sought-after moderator of significant conferences on technology, marketing, and innovation as well as an inspirational speaker on storytelling, failing forward and emotional intelligence. Ianka has already built a successful career as an actress in the past, wrote and published several books, worked for years in theater, for national radio and television. She is a media professional in the broadest sense of the word: an expert in what is happening behind the scenes for various traditional and online media.


(Dutch) ianka fleerackers is founder van de Thought Leaders Academy waar ondernemers, academici en leiders opgeleid worden tot professionele sprekers. Ze is een veelgevraagd moderator van grote congressen rond technologie, marketing en innovatie alsook inspirational speaker rond storytelling, failing forward en emotionele intelligentie. 
Ianka bouwde in het verleden reeds een succesvolle carrière uit als actrice, schreef en publiceerde meerdere boeken, werkte jarenlang in het  theater, voor nationale radio en televisie en ontwikkelde er eigen formats. 
Ze is een mediaprofessional in de breedste betekenis van het woord: expert in wat voor èn achter de schermen gebeurt en dit bij verschillende traditionele en online media. 

A/V Requirements

If your A/V team has questions about any of Ianka’s requirements, please feel free to put us in touch. We’re happy to help. Please e-mail Dorien.

Ianka Brings:

  • A MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports
  • VGA, DVI, and HDMI dongles
  • Wireless presentation clicker
  • A desktop presentation using Powerpoint or Keynote
  • A presentation designed to work on 16X9 screens.

Ianka Needs:

  • A nude-colored headset microphone
  • CEE 7/4 power plug to power her laptop (European Type F "Schuko plug")
  • A projector (VGA or HDMI input.)
  • A speaker system with a mini plug for audio output from the laptop.
  • A confidence monitor
  • A countdown time indicator