Spirit? Not immediately a common word in most organisations, especially in the corporate world.
However, chances are that your team or organisation has questions about intrinsic motivation and ownership. Would you like to see the right person in the right place? Do you strive for inspiring leadership, effective cooperation, healthy cohesion in teams and a connection between individual values and those of the organisation?
In my view, all of this has to do with spirit. And all of them are exciting challenges in which I like to support your team or organization.
You can approach an organisational system from different angles that continuously influence each other: structure, processes, culture and capacity. My interventions mainly focus on cultural change and capacity building, with a focus on the fascinating relationship between the individual and the collective. How can a group support the development of an individual, and vice versa?
In practice, this means that I offer short and long-term programs, around participation, leadership, cohesion and cooperation. Within the European Institutions, I also regularly join a hosting team for participatory processes.
I work with people from very different sectors and at every 'level': employees, managers and other relevant stakeholders.
Life is no longer about individual success but success as a collective organism.
Thanks again for this rich interaction today. Especially found it very interesting to prepare the joint session with you. The idea of closely observing our employees during the different exercises gave me a new dimension in coaching. It was a very special experience. Thanks!
Participation & Leadership Journeys
Short or long-term processes in organisations around (participatory) leadership. A creative mix of methodologies, models, practice, with appropriate and supportive input from an artistic perspective.
Some examples of journeys and trainings that I have (co-)hosted in recent years:
- Three-day Art of Participatory Leadership Training in collaboration with. the Art of Hosting Network
- Two-day training Participatory Collaboration
- Future Teamleaders trajectory, in the form of modules, with learning journeys and group assignment - duration: 9 months
- Young Potentials trajectory, in the form of modules, with learning journeys and group assignment - duration: 9 months
Creative & Artistic Teambuildings
Let me be clear from the start: a team building or team day that is not taking into consideration the whole system, does not do much. That is why I start every intervention with an open and honest conversation: is this what is really needed in your team, your organization?
If yes, then we get to work! These are some surprising, artistic and creative perspectives
- The wisdom of your clown. Yes, you read it correctly. Clown. A very special teacher who makes us work in a fantastic way on much needed skills in a changing world. Download the brochure for more information
- Harmony through singing. A unique combination of individual voice coaching by Martine Reyners and team coaching by Stien, with the icing on the cake being your own team song!
- Together we go to a theater or dance performance, in collaboration with the KunstenFESTIVALdesArts (annual festival in May), followed by a reflective dialogue
- Participatory dialogue around themes that matter, with the icing on the cake being your own team song!
Online & In person
A storytelling circle around a "hot topic", an exercise in listening and sharing. Including intake, decision-making process, preparatory process and aftercare. With the special extra: a creative harvest of the circle in the form of a poetic observation.
Here's more information about the online version. The offline version would be similar, with of course more opportunities to meet face to face.
We have the choice - Circle Online & In person
A Circle of We have the Choice can provide relief at difficult tipping points. As co-founder and circle coach from the very beginning, I would like to introduce this wonderful organization to you here:
We have the Choice grew out of a citizens' initiative of Kristin Verellen - who lost her life partner Johan Van Steen in the attacks of Maalbeek on March 22, 2016 - and a circle of friends. In the meantime, We have the choice has grown into an organization with more than 70 voluntary circle guides.
Since the attacks, We have the choice guided connecting Circles in various multicultural contexts at important turning points. Circles are organised in collaboration with partner organisations, both on location and online.
An honest assesment
Focus and Impact
Tackling real issues
In a participatory way
Working with the undercurrent
Using Polarity as a force
Thinking in systems
Speaking 4 languages
Creative and Artistic
A broad network of professionals
- Online Listening CirclesMay 8, 2020
- From Syria with LoveJanuary 2, 2020
- Clown @ workAugust 12, 2019
- Magnificent Learning Journeys @ BelfiusJune 16, 2018
- Social Project : We have the choiceApril 20, 2017
- Transformation Journey @ Axa TechJanuary 8, 2017
- Open SpaceAugust 1, 2016
- Belfius – Leadership JourneysJuly 8, 2016
- Belfius – Retail – Independant Team ChallengeJanuary 9, 2016
- Belfius – Street ArtJanuary 8, 2016