Marlene Plomik & Delphine Barets
We touch the lives of the young generations by sharing local inspiring stories and connecting Millennials and Gen Z with mentors.
At Those Who Inspire we believe that everything starts with inspiration, which is actually how the company began when we ourselves were inspired during a life-altering, career-changing moment. The initial sparks all began with a simple question: What would happen if we specifically designed a book to inspire young people in a major way? What would happen if we captured and shared the stories, advice and experience of a country’s achievers & doers – anybody adding value to the people around them and really living their dreams at the same time? We call them Inspiring People – “IP” for short – and we’ve since profiled hundreds of them, inspiring thousands of Millennials and Gen Z along the way.
My name is Marlène Plomik. Here, I’m the brunette looking straight into the lens. The blonde by my side, with her happy and impish smile, is Delphine Barets. Together, we shared fifteen years of professional life – not to mention fifteen years of sheer life, toiling, stressing, failing, winning, laughing and laughing again. Always there for each other. Together, we had a crazy idea and turned it into a sound and fruitful project: Those Who Inspire. The book you’re holding now is a testimony of that... Why am I sharing this with you, you may ask? Because Delphine passed away after an ordeal she faced with tremendous courage and dignity. She was one of those rare people whose soul leaves its imprint with you forever – the true mark of an inspiring person. My friend will continue to infuse her strength and imagination into Those Who Inspire. That, I know for sure...Thank you, Delphine. Marlène
The mission of Those Who Inspire is to: boldly encourage Millennials and Gen Z to pursue their dreams, believe in themselves, and help them find reliable role models and mentors in their own country.
11 BOOKS PUBLISHED
HUNDREDS OF INSPIRING PEOPLE
HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF YOUTH INSPIRED
HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF YOUTH OFFERED ACCESS TO MENTORS
To understand and come to appreciate a country’s culture, there is no better way than knowing its citizens; why should it be different for a company?Those Who Inspire Corporate adapts the concept of Those Who Inspire from a country to a company, group or holding. We tell the stories of those who contribute to the DNA of the company and agree to become mentors. These are stories that celebrate a company’s identity, philosophy, spirit and values. They serve as a company-wide blueprint for the creative and diverse minds driving the business forward today – and where it could go tomorrow.
Better understand, respect and inspire each other.
Job-seeking Millennials and Gen Z identify a potential employer’s culture and social impact via its people.
Company’s collaborators are its most powerful ambassadors.
Passionate about what we do.
Curious about everything.
Inspired all day long.
In one word: We are fortunate to do what we do.
I have actively pursued a career in management and business development within an international environment. A motivated individual with the ability to communicate and develop relationships with people. A result orientated professional with proven track record. I love new challenges and this is why I have enjoyed so much Those Who Inspire Movement for the last few years. Improve the life of others, help them to find guidance and inspiration is what I enjoy the most.
A passionate Spanish always looking for challenges and these always looking for her. So when Those Who Inspire knocked on my door and gave me the divine gift but also the challenge to produce a book in Mexico with 107 inspiring people in the country, this was one of the most amazing, uplifting and thrilling experiences anyone could ever have. I will never be the same again. Cross my heart.
On one occasion at the beach, in our hometown, I inadvertedly got away from my mother's watch. Having been found by the lifesavers, I was taken to the “lost & found” area. At the announcement, though the loudspeaker system, that a child had been found astray my terrorized mother run to my encounter. She recalls that when she saw me, before she could say anything, I looked at her and, in cold blood said; “these men are wrong, I'm not lost”.
At Elementary school I used to spend hours copying the little flags shown in the margins of the huge Mapa Mundi up in the classroom wall.
Unsurprisingly, I ended up leading a career as an independent international journalist and media consultant. I declare myself an accomplished “nowherian”, passport included.
Surfing the net I came accross the TWI concept and contacted Delphine & Marlene immediately. I was absolutely seduced by the idea of interviewing inspiring people in different nations and turning the outocome of our meetings in a book destined for the local millennials.
Said and done. Lebanon has been my first assignment and hope to enjoy many more all across the globe.
Curious and passionate by meeting new people, getting to know new cultures and feeling at ease in a multicultural environment, Emilia is the Millennial of Those Who Inspire team. She has just embarked on this marvellous adventure, being inspired by some of the most incredible stories she had the chance to read in Those Who Inspire books.
She lived and worked in different countries and specialised in languages and strategic social communication. Emilia loves to smile, to eat chocolate and to enjoy good wine and she's terrified each time she sees a spider around…
Gregory Frye has been with Those Who Inspire since 2013. He's worked on TWI books for UAE, Nigeria, Hong Kong, BNP Paribas, and Mexico. Aside from writing, his passions include music, creativity, and learning about different countries and cultures. He went skydiving once and will probably never try that again.
TC joined TWI to tell the stories of Inspiring People from around the world. With a background in communication and international relations, TC now focuses her energy on writing and editing. In her free time, she reads sci-fi, explores the world and goes on adventures with a little human, teaching her about feminism, critical theory and the importance of always carrying a towel. TC loves margaritas, metal and mountains and, paradoxically, currently lives in the Netherlands.
Allison has been working with TWI since 2014 as an editor for the Nigeria and Hong Kong books and writer for the Kuwait book. She originally hails from St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A., and is graduate of Rockhurst University in Kansas City with a B.A. in English, but she has also called Prague and Colorado home. Her interests include all things Czech, hiking, funky jewelry, and tasting cake and visiting art museums in as many countries as she can get to—hopefully someday all of the countries she has learned about through TWI!
Nikoleta takes care of editing at TWI, aiming to ensure that Inspiring People and their ideas shine through the text to inspire readers. Nikoleta has a translation, linguistics and literature background mixed with a healthy dose of creative marketing work. She's passionate about language(s), loud music, subcultures, and enjoys magical realism and existential comedies. She lives in the fine city of Norwich, UK.
Wanderlust and dreamer. Proud Colombian national and citizen of the world. Degree in Finance and International Affairs. Passionate of marketing biosphere and challenging projects. Holland cheese fan, Spanish wine lover and sea sound enthusiast.
Journalist, TV producer and international correspondent for more than 30 years. Cycling is my passion and writing my pleasure. Time is my most valuable asset. As author Brian Green said; “when we think about the entire cosmological timeline we exist for a brief blink of an eye, so we are quite tiny. But at the same time look at what we can do…”
Starting in life with a strong taste for literature, François could have turned into a bookworm – which he did. He became a translator, an editor, a ghostwriter, a rewriter, and even a writer. Then, realising he was curious about people and places and situations, he became an international reporter. Now, writing TWI Morocco portraits and texts is his first assignment with TWI Ltd. The job enthralled him… nearly as much as reading sci-fi, riding his bike, smoking English blend in his pipe and listening to rock or early baroque music, passions he doesn’t necessarily indulge into at the same time.