Guusje Bendeler

Guusje Bendeler is Co-Founder and Chief Strategy & Creative of thinkPARALLAX. Her work with clients such as Southwest Airlines, Qualcomm, International Paper, and Beam Suntory, has included the development and implementation of strategies for communicating core values, purpose, and citizenship. Guusje has spoken at variety of events and conferences on the topics of brand purpose in panels, keynotes, and workshop formats.

Key topics
  • Brand purpose
  • Storytelling
  • Culture

Jonathan Hanwit

Jonathan is Co-Founder and CEO of thinkPARALLAX. His passion is people. If he wasn’t leading the charge at thinkPARALLAX he’d be traveling the world, learning about other cultures and talking with his hands – and feet if necessary. His work with clients such as Qualcomm, HULU, Twitter, Edison International, and Sempra has included the development of strategic communications plans, sustainability storytelling, and culture activation. An accomplished public speaker, Jonathan is passionate about speaking at conferences, seminars, retreats, or anywhere he can share his insights on purpose-driven business, improving company culture, and maybe a travel story here and there.

Key topics
  • Culture
  • Storytelling
  • Social Impact

Tyler Wagner

A natural leader with a passion for giving back, Tyler brings enthusiasm and creativity to every endeavor. With a wealth of experience in client services, creative strategy, copywriting and design, Tyler enjoys transforming big ideas into tangible results, and sharpening fuzzy concepts into focused messages. His work with clients such as International Paper, Southwest Airlines, Beam Suntory,  and Qualcomm has included the development of citizenship strategies and frameworks, corporate narratives, strategic communications plans, and activation campaigns. Originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, he earned his BA from the University of Missouri, professional certificates in graphic design and web design from the Digital Arts Center at UCSD and completed the GRI Certified G4 Sustainability Reporting Course (administered by ISOS Group) in 2014.

Key topics
  • Brand purpose
  • Corporate citizenship strategy
  • Storytelling