Who We Are
Committed to Excellence
At Hecht Insights we understand that cultural differences can be a huge obstacle for reaching the biggest impact. We help international for-profit and non-profit organizations develop contextualized solutions for creating and delivering the most impactful interventions. As human behavior specialists, Hecht Insights relies on strong research design and data analysis skills as well as people development and international human knowledge.
Guided by the belief that within every society there exist the knowledge and ideas to flourish, Hecht Insights mobilizes knowledge from cross-cultural psychology to help organizations create ecological validity and meet local needs.
To be a world leader in applied cross-cultural industrial psychology.
To work with leading philanthropic organizations to deliver development interventions.
To work with international businesses to bridge borders and increase international trade.
Nobility - Humility - Genuine Interest
Hecht Insights founder Dr. Symen Brouwers is a leading Cross-Cultural Psychologist (PhD, 2008, Tilburg University, The Netherlands) with expert data analysis skills, outstanding insight into culture-behavior relations, and culture crossing human connection abilities. Symen has lived and worked in India, South Africa, Belgium, and Switzerland, and has conducted global leadership training and development assignments in Saudi Arabia, the United States, and the Netherlands.
Our company name Hecht Insights was inspired by United States poet laureate Anthony Hecht (1923-2004). Hecht’s poetry is recognized for its nobility. In his highly crafted poems the dream of an upright life is central, where man might not be able to adhere to cardinal values, but where they are constantly returned to. Despair and tragedy are rendered beautifully. As a consulting company, Hecht Insights cherishes people’s beautiful dreams of an upright life that bear from struggle.