Caracta innovation partners is led by Fennemiek Gommer and Anne Mieke Eggenkamp. Both of us are trained as designers and are experienced board members. We are curious neo-generalists, having worked across different disciplines, industries and countries. We share a love for the unusual and combine future thinking with a passion for empowering people.
The name Caracta innovation partners makes clear that we take your character (purpose and values) as our starting point for helping you define where to go next. We always work as a duo because we believe that business development and leadership development go hand in hand.
Besides partnering with clients, we both love teaching and speaking at conferences on topics related to the role of future thinking in enabling leaders to address complexity and business renewal.
Fennemiek Gommer studied mathematics and product design in the USA and NL and complemented this with Italian, Dutch and French degrees in design thinking, brand strategy and business. She enjoys applying her international perspective and whole-brain approach to business challenges for the future. Her specific expertise is in the field of purpose-driven strategy and innovation, having worked as a consultant in those fields for more than 25 years.
Anne Mieke Eggenkamp
Anne Mieke Eggenkamp opted for an education in graphic design and teaching, an unusual choice given her entrepreneurial background and talent for technology. After several years of co-leading a creative studio with her Canadian partner she became the executive director of the world-renowned Design Academy Eindhoven. After seven years she left to share her expertise in creative leadership and organizational learning with other industries.
It is this ability to reframe, to see problems and opportunities from multiple perspectives, to understand if not agree with different points of view, that is inherent in the neo-generalist. If you live in more than one world, you tend to see in more than one way.Kenneth Mikkelsen