Marlene Plomik & Delphine Barets
We believe in touching the lives of the youth by sharing local inspiring stories and connecting them 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 along the way.
This ever-expanding collection of country focused books explores a wide spectrum of IP from all walks of life – both famous and everyday heroes – who share their passion, experiences, successes and failures. Priceless insights to imbue the up-and-coming generations as they navigate today’s world.
The mission of Those Who Inspire is: to boldly encourage Millennials to pursue their dreams, believe in themselves, and help them find reliable role models and mentors in their own country.
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 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.
As most of the Those Who Inspire team, Sonia has lived and worked in many countries around the world. Entrepreneurial by nature, she has produced different kinds of branded content for international media. She defines herself as a “life explorer” and has a passion for people and learning. She joined Those Who Inspire to continue on her journey of exploration and learning about human beings and what makes them great.
Media professional specialized in the production of special economic and branding reports published in association with some of the most influential print media titles (Forbes, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, Newsweek, TIME, The Times of London, etc.). Those Who Inspire is a new venture, where the PEOPLE are the protagonist and not an economy. It is a project I have embarked on whole full-hearted.
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.