Soft skills for Data Science & Analytics

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March 31st


Starting time (duration: 3 hours)

9 AM EST    New York    

3 PM CET    Amsterdam

Are you tired of not seeing the results of your work? Let’s enhance your impact: understand the business need and experience the joy of seeing people use your data products.

You’ve worked hard on a dashboard. Or a predictive model. Or you’ve performed a deep analysis, and now you have valuable insights.


But then, weeks later, you discover that people are not using what you’ve created. Your hard work dies in a dusty Inbox folder. Buried under hundreds of other priorities. Frustrating.


You think: “How do they not understand how important my input is?”


You are not alone. This is what many data professionals experience.

But there is a way to prevent this frustration. And that’s what this workshop focuses on, through a combination of scientific insights and practical exercises.


What you will learn

  • How to uncover the real business need: the question behind the question. You’ll learn how to deal with a person saying: “I want AI.”

  • How to win the confidence of the end-users of your data products

  • How to say “no” without offending your colleague or client

  • What mindset you need to make a big impact in your data work

  • The single question to instantly gain buy-in from stakeholders


Who this workshop is for

  • You work in data, probably as a data scientist, analyst, or engineer


What you can expect

  • An interactive workshop, packed with practical lessons you can apply in your job right away

Your trainer

You can find Gilbert Eijkelenboom wherever psychology and data meet. While Gilbert’s academic background is in Behavioral Science, he has built a career in Analytics consulting. Combining both worlds, Gilbert founded the company MindSpeaking: soft skills for data science & analytics.


He has 5 years of training experience and loves to help professionals make a bigger impact with their data skills. Next to giving training, Gilbert enjoys writing. Last year, he published the bestselling book "People Skills for Analytical Thinkers"  and his online writing reaches 100,000 views per month.

Why MindSpeaking

  • We have experienced that people skills are fundamental to business results in Data & Analytics

  • We have trained 100s of people

  • We understand human behavior and know how to help Analytical Thinkers like you.


Where will this workshop take place?

This is an online workshop. We won't use Zoom, because we have a much more engaging alternative. You can participate from anywhere in the world. Even if it's 3 AM in your time zone - we will keep you awake ;-)


What is the maximum number of participants?

This workshop has only 8 seats. We keep our groups small to maximize learning for each person signing up.


I’ve already read the book “People Skills for Analytical Thinkers”. Will I learn something new?

Yes. This course contains new content. We will also apply concepts from the book, but always with a focus on practice.


Is this a webinar?

No. It’s a workshop. We will cover the newest scientific insights, but our focus is on doing. Everyone will have their camera and microphone on, to maximize learning.

What's the price?

Early birds €89; final tickets €99.

Where do I purchase my ticket? 

You can get your ticket via the orange button below.

Why am I redirected to an external website when I try to register? 

Our partnering company, The Essentials Workshops, takes care of ticketing.

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