Are you the Black Sheep of your family, or your office? Good! That probably means you are meant to be a Thought Leader
Misunderstood, Lonely, Underestimated
That happens to forward thinkers, to future thought leaders
With their ideas, questions and expertise they can break through unconventional work and thought patterns. Their different vision has the potential to inspire people to make a change in their lives. But first they must have the courage to speak their heart. Future Thought Leaders often feel like black sheep or scape goats. They were misunderstood, turned down and ignored by so many people that they lost faith in themselves and humanity. Let’s turn the tables around, and let Future Thought Leaders realise they have a gift. Those peculiar ideas are meant to change the world. Because we can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them (Albert Einstein).
the Black Sheep Community
Connecting Future Thought Leaders
A haven for Thought Leaders. That’s the Black Sheep Community. An online inspiration-platform to connect with Forward Thinkers and Innovative Doers. And to grow your impact! And build your Thought Leadership. You’ll find amazing events, think tanks, courses and a global network of ‘the wise & willing’.
Joining the Black Sheep Community will show you how to be a thinker AND live an amazing life. It doesn’t need to be either-or! It’s the thinker’s tribe to make sure your message is heard and find how to make a difference in our world.
You probably have some vision or idea that is important and wise. And wish to have more impact with it. How to make a difference with it? Practical wisdom is vital. It requires skills, action ánd thinking time. For the world needs thinkers too!
This is the key. To connect. How we relate makes how we feel and what we accomplish. And feeling lonely, unheard, unseen, left-out, unvalued, disconnect doesn’t help. So join the Black Sheep Community to connect with this global network of thinkers. And, learn to connect better elsewhere too.
On Impact two questions matter: How to amplify it? And how to align it with your in-depth and evolving vision. Does your impact ‘fit’ your talents and wisdom? Nobody can do that alone. And there is no need to try it that way. Just join us, and see for yourself how togetherness works for you too.
My name is Minke Tromp, I am the founder of the Black Sheep Community. Ever since I worked in the corporate world and studied philosophy at the same time, I have felt the need to connect wisdom and impact. Positive impact is the synthesis of the these two 'worlds' coming together.
Too many great ideas have too little impact. That's another way of putting it. With this community I aim to contribute to the narrative, to improve and accelerate it.
Why join our Community ?
Forward Thinking means to be ‘the-odd-one-out’. That’s why daily life won’t give you this: nurturing your rightful aspirations with like-minded people.
Because we feel so strongly our need for change, access to the community is free. You are needed! Invited! And welcome!
What if people would understand you? And follow? So you can convey your message? And help and inspire others? We have what you need to connect better, so the opportunities you long for, can come your way.
Grow in Impact
Why are people with lesser ideas more successfull than you? That is hurting our planet and human life in general. We will grow your impact-skills. Without losing your depth. In fact, we’ll find the synthesis, the synergy, your unique, magic mix.
Build Thought Leadership
What if you would be more respected and people would come to you? To learn from and work with you? We show you the stepping stones. How to make your ‘why’ work for you. What’s the measure of your greatness?
More on our community you will find leadership coaching courses.
Forward Thinking and Leadership give rise to wisdom and understanding how to change the world one thought at the time.
A thought-leader is self-aware and knows his or hers strengths and weaknesses. In order to inspire others you must understand yourself as a human being and be skillful in making meaningful connections. This course will build your strength on every level.
Develop Practical Wisdom
Wisdom vs. Intelligence is the distinction that bears the difference between naked knowledge and mastery. By forward thinking yet, every answer causes loads of new questions calling for this ‘phronesis’. The Practical Wisdom Course brings excellence by brilliant actions.
The fear of being left out will be transformed into a special, strong and meaningful presence in this course. You will become more connective and respected at the same time. It will enlarge the impact of your calling and make your life a lot easier and more fun.
Leadership coaching works different for Forward Thinkers. Flexible Thinking and Thought Patterns of Black Sheep create the need to outsmart your own biases.
The unforgettable StoryTelling Tale (free course)
Forward Thinking means a lot of lost messages, unheard nuances and wasted effort in conversations. It doesn’t have to be that way. Not per sé that needs to slowly cool down your motivations. This free course will help you to create magic in all your communications and find your way to impact with your Ideas.
Connective Powers of Criticism (free course)
You are probably told to be a critic, but can’t help yourself due to your skills, insights and knowledge. This course brings techniques to win people and situation for you, in stead of losing them. You’ll learn to do right by your knowledge and intuition, evolving from an avoided attic-like critic, to a respected mind and person much appreciated.
What they think
Finally someone who teaches thinking instead of answers
I like the idea and from what I understand is that it has the ability to not only inspire people but that it has the ability to connect as well. Nice…
Considering myself as a ‘incarnation’ of a black sheep, makes that I rather use the word ‘diversity’ than ‘inclusion’. Embrace the difference to bring change and solutions.
I love it, Minke!
Heuveling – van Beek
This is great, because good things can block great things!
van den Muijsenberg
I’m very pleased that this possibility is developing.
This has been missing.
I have joined a lot of things online the last couple of years, this is the first time I wish to be more active and engaging!
Thought Leadership Blog
The feeling of being an outcast has followed us all throughout our lives if it’s that first day at a new school or even that first meeting with your new coworkers at a new job. It’s a...
“The mental flexibility of the wise man permits him to keep an open mind and enables him to readjust himself whenever it becomes necessary for a change.” – Malcom X In order to venture into society, we must master our mindset...
“Knowledge is realising that the street is one way. Wisdom is looking both directions anyway.”“Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use.” –Thomas j. Watson As humans, we constantly misinterpret intelligence and knowledge with wisdom. It...
Are you here to learn about functional strategies and how you can pull them off using an organized way? Here is a 6 step guide that will help you understand and design a successful operating system for your company! 1. Have a Strategic Mind Before you start...
By Liz Alexander and Craig Badings Amazon, Walmart, Wiley, and another website summary Thought leaders advance the marketplace of ideas by proposing actionable, commercially relevant, research-backed, new points of view. They engage in and showcase innovative thinking...
The decoy effect is a simple yet amusing strategy used in the business to trick the customers into buying a more expensive product. However, the customer thinks that they are being provided with a better value for their money. This article will learn more about the...
By Matt Church, Scott Stein and Peter Cook Authors said: The Thought Leaders Practice is a practical blueprint (in a green book) for positioning yourself as the leading information expert in your field. The book lays out the path—from white belt to black belt—and...
What is reverse marketing? The importance of marketing in business can be written in a few pages. The essence of marketing is to bring customers to your company. That is why organizations find means of advertising their products and services to people: traditional or...
If you want to understand the concept of selective distortion while keeping in mind perception marketing, this is the place for you! We will help you know particular distortions and help you use selective distortion to your advantage in your business! What is...
Have you ever thought about how to prepare for the future? Have you had moments to think about what the future holds? It is essential to prepare for both the present and the future. The future is a time yet to come. It’s also the predicted outcome of a plan. The...
Author: Adam Witty, Rusty Shelton Marketing never had a greater ally than Authority, and here’s why. In the book, Authority Marketing: How to Leverage 7 Pillars of Thought Leadership to Make Competition Irrelevant, Adam Witty...
Creativity is not a new word to us, but there are different types of creativity. In the past, we might have been surprised by the level of creativity shown by a person. The truth is that creativity is meant for everybody. In our professions, entrepreneurial, etc.,...
Self-disclosure in the workplace is a matter that needs excellent thought. If not well handled, it might affect one's image and relationship within the office. Is it safe to disclose your true self and identity within your workplace? When can you do it? How does it...