We are Better Minds at Work
And will be pleased to help you generate the full human potential in your organisation.
“We want to disseminate new scientific insights on a broad front: we aspire to a genuine ‘mental revolution’, spreading vital knowledge about mental resilience across all sectors, functions, generations and cultures.”Elke Geraerts, CEO
We are convinced that the best way to grow and be successful lies in making others great. This credo applies both to ourselves as a partner organisation, and to our customers: we focus on future-oriented organisations that constantly invest in the development of their people.
The success of organisations depends more and more on the quality of their relations with employees and on their impact on the broader social context. In striving for a successful future from these two perspectives, companies around the world may need adequate support. It is the ambition of Better Minds at Work to be a strong partner for them.
Expect evidence-based techniques. Expect interaction. A lot of interaction. Expect authenticity. Expect experience-oriented learning. Expect fun. Expect challenges and tips & tricks. Expect very experienced trainers and coaches. Expect a positive mindset. Expect inspiration. Expect connection. Expect interest. Expect agility. Expect a partnership: we only let go once we see sustainable anchoring. Expect energy!
Meet the Better Minds at Work Team
The beating heart of our organization
Our core team
Our experts who make the difference in your organization
Being able to assist her coachees in their journey in the most complete way, Carolien considers it a privilege. Listening, inspiring and motivating. She is guided by a motto that forms the common thread throughout her coaching trajectories and far beyond. 'Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.'
To help them, Hélène can draw on her 15 years of managerial experience in an international environment, as well as her practice of coaching and training for more than 10 years. Hélène is certified in coaching at Coaching Ways / BAO Elan Vital and is an ICF member. Hélène's personality in a few words: curious, pragmatic, resilient and enthusiastic!
As a Postdoctoral fellow she collaborated with the Royal Military Academy (RMA) on projects regarding sleep, fatigue and performances. Currently she is a voluntary scientific collaborator at the VUB (Human Physiology and Sports Physiotherapy Research Group - MFYS), and at RMA (Vital Signs and Performance VIPER) and is part of the teaching staff for several trainings organised by the BASS. She is the founder of Brainwise, which focuses on bringing the science about maintaining a healthy brain for peak performances to the public. Aisha gives lectures and workshops in companies and for other healthcare professionals and sees clients with sleep complaints, chronic fatigue, stress and burnout.
Joke is well-known for her inspiring talks on how our brain works and she knows exactly how to motivate each international audience to put her insights into action.
She has several years of experience supporting organisations from an array of industries to become better workplaces. Kristien is an expert in facilitating presentations and workshops for several target groups. Her drive is to get the best out of people and to boost trustlevels in teams and organisations.
Expect an inspiring, committed and no-nonsense approach with depth, that gets you people moving. In the Better Minds team Kristien gives trainings, keynotes and workshops. In addition, she guides and coaches teams and organisations going through change.
Sophie likes to be guided by the principles of positive psychology. But only in a safe environment where you can show yourself and where there is room for humor. The result: more energy, productivity and a healthy dose of resilience.
What else is in her backpack: a law degree, a coaching course at Quintessence, a certificate as career coach at Better Minds at Work, a training in mindfulness and a certificate in mediation.
Katrien also has fourteen years experience in HR. She is a certified stress and burnout coach, and career coach—who trains and coaches equally fluently in Dutch, French, and English.
She believes listening to people tell their stories is vitally important because no person or organization faces the same challenges—they each have different strengths, weaknesses, and ambitions. With Katrien’s combined expertise and empathy, she helps her clients find their best solutions.
At the core of Katrien’s interactive method is trust, rapport, and understanding—without losing sight of the end goal and producing tangible results. She encourages everyone to evolve and improve at a pace and in a way that not only meets their goal but results in a happier more productive person or organization.
Expect from Lies training courses and workshops with a lot of interaction and sensitivity; but also a sense of purpose and a practical guide, which will enable you, both as an organisation and in your personal life, to further explore and add to your own manual.
At Better Minds she combines her role as coach with giving keynotes and trainings. An is an energetic speaker who really gets people moving with her inspiring insights. Expect an involved approach with active follow-up and a warm-human style.
In order to give her work more depth, she followed various coaching courses. For Better Minds at Work you can call upon her as a coach, trainer and consultant. As a trainer, she combines tranquility with stimulating insights that are scientifically based.
Peace, solidity and a holistic view of people and their context characterize Nele.
From the participants in his training and workshops he recovers that he can easily switch in the process, depending on what is needed and that he has a dynamic and energetic approach that moves people. He uses his extensive experience as a trainer, facilitator and coach.
When he is not at work, he walks around with a camera, makes nice trips, sings a happy note or he is exercising. In addition, he is - curious as he is - always open to discovering new things and learning new skills.
Our extended family
Our inspiring network with which we together meet various challenges within your organization
Wouter de Jong
Wouter de Jong is a renowned speaker, trainer and author. He graduated in Dutch law and subsequently studied at the Amsterdam drama school, after which he worked as an actor. He followed several courses to become a compassion and mindfulness trainer, including at the Free University of Amsterdam. His book Mindgym, Gym for your mind became an instant bestseller. His second book, Mindgym Work-outs, was published in early 2019 by Maven Publishing. Wouter takes the entire room, including any skeptics, through his energy and skill.
You’re in good company
“The team of Better Minds at Work are helping BESIX worldwide to create a company where Resilience is not only being preached, but also trained and supported. They deliver great insight in how managers and employees can focus on what truly matters, be attentive to detect those that need our help more and how everybody can become more resilient through balance and taking care of each other.”Geert AelbrechtHR Director BESIX Group
“Elke is one of those rare talented people that have the capability to integrate research findings and real-life examples into clear insights and practical recommendations. She does this at ease as well in her books and in her real-life contributions. Thanks to her enthusiasm and knowhow resilience becomes a touchable, concrete thing that matters, not only in what we think but for sure in what we can do. 'Rabbits and elephants are from now on different animals.'”Jan Van AcoleyenHR Director Proximus
“Disruptive. That is probably the single best word to describe the impact of my first meeting and interaction with Elke and Pia. First of all, no technology distractions when meeting with Elke at Better Minds at Work (laptops, screens, ...). Since I work at a high-tech R&D company (3500 engineers), this focus on interaction was the first sign of something different. More smiles too. Meeting with them, I wanted to remember every sentence. It all made sense. Grounded in science, but applicable in daily life. Since I am working at developing technology for preventive health and behavior change, getting Better Minds At Work's insights, suggestions, feedback was an essential step in shaping our program. I highly recommend meeting the Better Minds At Work team.”Chris Van HoofSenior Director imec
“I had the chance to attend two keynotes on resilience and the good thing is that they ‘stick’. During the session you get real-life examples supported by a scientific background, which makes it really tangible. Also, great to see the level of interaction and connection with the audience. When the keynote ends you can start working with the tools in your hands. Your next day in the office will not be same...”Olivier MailletProduction Manager AB InBev
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