Werk en Waarde (translated
something like "worthwhile work") is dedicated on the
development of special talents, e.g. gifted people and others,
not fitting in average jobs. Frans Corten
founded Werk en Waarde in 2001. He offers job coaching, lectures
and inspiration workshops for individuals, as well as consultancy
for companies. He has written several articles about this subject
(together with others), of which two are translated into English
(and one even into Polish).
His new book Exceptional talent. Guide for the gifted, inventors and other birds of a rare feather is now translated from Dutch and will be published mid 2019. For Dutch version (2019) see uitzonderlijktalent.nl
Please read about the
work and vision of "Werk en Waarde" :
adults at work (This first article of
Noks Nauta and Frans Corten is now republished in the International
Mensa Research Journal, Vol. 39, No. 2 , summer 2009 about 'Gifted
in the workplace'.) Also translated in German (2015).
employees: key to innovation? Gifted people seem to be designed for innovation. But it is difficult for society to recognize this... Also translated in French (2014)
Both articles are selected for the reading list of the US insititute SENG, www.sengifted.org
New 2012: about coming out as gifted compared with coming out as gay, now translated in German.
Corten was invited to give an interactive presentation "How
to build a gifted career" at the first
European Mensa congress in Köln (Cologne), July 30th
- Aug, 3rd 2008. Read the article about it in the Kölner
Stadt Anzeiger (in German).
Frans Corten has published many more articles (in Dutch) and cooperated in some Dutch books about Giftedness at work.
Werk en Waarde
T.G. Gibsonstraat 34
7411 RS Deventer
mail to: info[at]werkenwaarde.nl
[at] means @
Contact by phone
is best organised by e-mail arrangement
++31 570 616868 (Mon
to Fri 9:30 - 17:00 only)