We are Better Minds at Work
And will be pleased to help you generate the full human potential in your organisation.
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
Claudia Poels is fascinated by people, their motives, their behavior and personal growth throughout life. Not only in doing so. Also in their way of being. As a human being and as a leader. For the past 28 years Claudia has been active in the business world, the last 18 of which as HR director. After a successful career as a board member at Telenet and EDS, Claudia complemented her backpack with an in-depth and transformational training in the coaching profession.
The expertise, perspective and experience she has built up in the business world ensure a relevant and credible input into her current role as executive coach for senior leaders and entrepreneurs. Others describe Claudia as positive, result-oriented with a no-nonsense style and clear and respectful communication. Discretion is her trademark.
Claudia offers a safe sounding board, where there is room for great openness and trust, without judgement. In conversations, her role is to continue asking and mirroring, while giving the coachee time and space to reflect and distance herself, thus finding new & positive directions that allow their teams to make decisions with which they can continue to work. The result is a boost of energy and increased personal resilience as a role model and a leader.
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!
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.
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.
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.'
She has over 15 years of experience within Human Resources in roles as (interim) manager, HR Business Partner, talent manager and trainer/coach. With a good dose of infectious energy, a high degree of sincere attention and a down-to-earth view, she brings others in motion from a focus on talents, strengths and energy givers.
She translates her passion for working happily into practical tips and insights for individuals, teams and organisations in order to improve agility and productivity.
You’re in good company
”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 Better Minds at Work team has earned the trust not only of large multinationals, but also of SMEs, public agencies and educational institutions in Belgium and abroad. For years Better Minds at Work was the partner for the Flemish Government to strengthen the resilience of their more than 40,000 employees.
“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
“Virginie Dua was our keynote speaker during our 4th Sanofi EU Marketing & Sales Meeting last May in Paris. Our team of 80 international members was very enthusiastic about her performance throughout the meeting. Virginie understood the aim of our meeting all too well and prepared a session that exceeded our expectations. She has a style that I can describe best as being enthusiastic, creative, and spontaneous. She shares her insights on the brain and mental energy in a very practical way and is agile throughout her sessions and interacts with the audience in the best way possible. Virginie can attract the attention of the entire audience and with her knowledge she is able to receive a lot of respect. On top of the that, many international teams followed her call to action and are already installing methods to work in a more energizing and brain-friendly way. I can definitely recommend Virginie Dua and in general, Better Minds at Work.”Marie-Laure SimonartCommercial Director Europe MS, Sanofi
“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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