Reading time: 3 minutes If you are around my age (don’t mind a year or ten) and a little ambitious at least, you'll probably recognize this: You come from a generation where being pigheaded and over-opinionated simply is your greatest asset You’ve made it to your current position based on you being you. Your… Continue reading WHY HIRING SOMEONE TO SLAP YOU IN THE FACE MIGHT BE YOUR BEST CAREER MOVE EVER
Reading time: 6 minutes When I tell my 11 year old daughter that I did not have a smartphone at her age, simply because it was not there yet (at least not in my reach), she finds it extremely difficult to comprehend. And where nowadays I am (still) typing to find something through Google,… Continue reading TAKING THE LEAD BY LETTING GO
Reading time: 3 minutes One of the main reasons I chose to be certified as a Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered coach is that I was looking for a way to not only get my clients to achieve the results and change in Leadership growth they wanted to achieve but to make sure that their… Continue reading THE POWER OF FEED-FORWARD
Reading time: 2 minutes In the past days I was nearly driven off the road three times (although I'm everything but a slow driver), I got looked at askew in the supermarket being friendly to a woman that was not as mobile as we are (and by consequence not as fast), and whilst shopping… Continue reading HOW ABOUT SOME COMMON COURTESY?
Reading time: 4 minutes I saw this visual the other day, saying nowadays people take better care of their smartphone than their selves. It made me thinking. To be honest, aren't we – consciously or unconsciously – almost constantly monitoring the status of our phones’ battery? Staying connected. Charging timely. Making sure that people… Continue reading LOST (AND FOUND AGAIN)
Reading time: 4 minutes Exactly 3 years ago I wrote a blog post about how the teens and young adults I’m working with through BigFish4.kids are – although developing their own personality – often behaving purely based on the input they get from the outside. How they are still able to simply be happy,… Continue reading LET’S HAVE “THE TALK” (A PRACTICAL EXERCISE)
Reading time: 6 minutes September 1st. Back to school. Summer break behind us for most of us. New projects on the table. Work and life. Challenges ahead that might excite and scare at the same time. Big plans for what’s left of the year. September 1st. Perfect day for some new beginnings. Finally hitting… Continue reading NEW BEGINNINGS
Reading time: 3 minutes As I am typing these words, I’m leaning on the fact that I have learned how to type blind at the age of 10. That’s why I’m still working on a “Belgian” laptop with an azerty keyboard (ed. in the Netherlands it’s querty). You should see a Dutch typing on my… Continue reading THE PROS AND CONS OF MUSCLE MEMORY
Reading time: 4 minutes I’m not much of a soccer fanatic but European Championships have something special. I've learned to enjoy them after spending an afternoon in Antwerp with some of my former Belgian and Dutch Adecco colleagues. Supporting the Dutch team on a big screen. Us all being dressed up completely in orange.… Continue reading DEAR BELGIAN, IT’S TIME TO UNPLUG THE MODESTY
Reading time: 5 minutes Today I had a meeting with an “old” client of mine from back in my Adecco days. We had met a few years ago when I just started my own business and now we met again for a coffee and a talk - three years later. At one point in… Continue reading ARE YOU FOLLOWING YOUR TRUE PASSION?