OPTIMISM AND INSPIRATION
Become the best version to date of yourself
WHO AM I?
and why should you care?
When I share the story of my life, people consistently tell me they find it quite inspiring.
I grow up in 70s/80s and love the "everything-is-possible" mindset of these days.
Even though I have a passion for technology, I study languages. Languages don't change, technology does. I graduate Master Interpreter and start my first (and last) job. It takes some people 25 years to realize they are not living the life they truly want to live. It takes me 6 months. I resign and start my first business. The adventure brings me to Spain where I live for 2 years. Back in Belgium I start another business. This one, however, fails as sometimes businesses do, and leaves me with a substantial financial hangover.
The next three years you see me selling everything that yields money to pay off the debts. What a most amazing period full of learning.
In 94 I reboot with yet another new business. We assist startups (in these days) like Microsoft and Compaq in developing their retail activities. The company grows, new startups on our market incl. Orange and Mobistar use our expertise to consolidate their market positions. Non-IT companies including P&G or Toyota join the ranks of happy customers. We employ over 30 people and manage a team of 300 free-lancers, when in 2008 I decide it is time for yet another change.
Meanwhile my customers have assigned an increasing number of presentation missions to me. Every time again, the audience is delighted with the outcome and I love to be on stage, inspiring an audience.
I wonder more and more what keeps and has kept me so positive through all the failures and successes of the past 20 years.
So curious to understand the 'model' behind my own life, I start studying the "art" of Neuro Linguistic Programming. The learning of over 50 days of intensive practicing is impressive. My kids often say there is a "dad version 1" and a post-NLP "dad version 2".
Ever since, I inspire people to become the next best version of themselves and to gain the insights that turned my already great life into an even better one.
No, I am not divorced, I have not suffered a harmful disease or accident. I did and do face challenges every day again in a fast changing world. I just made a series choices and lived with the consequences in a way that apparently inspires many people.
We do not live in the past, we live in the present and plan for the future.
If you want to travel part of your journey with me, you'll get a down-to-earth map with options, tips, hacks and above all optimism and happiness. You will gain skills and insights and become a master in always knowing your best options.