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From distrust to cooperation

Having worked together for over a decade, and after an accumulation of misinterpreted actions, the relationship between this manager and team-leader was strained, conflicting and on the verge of becoming a full-blown crisis. It affected both the morale of the…

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Keep Rolling on

Inspiration comes from anywhere and may lead anywhere else!This song was triggered by the cat we had recently adopted running through the open window. The basic text and musical line of the song were immediately present. With Jo Toudje and…

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My Box

This poem was inspired by a couple of comments made by friends while making or discussing music. In my boxIn my boxI make musicAll day longIn my boxYou don't see meYou don't hear meIn my boxAll day long.I am not…

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Culturally Proficient Leadership

Out of the blue, I receive a mail requesting permission to publish my poem 'The Art of Hosting Diversity' (or Dancing on the Edge) in the second edition of  'Culturally Proficient Leadership: The Journey Begins Within,' Raymond D. Terrell, Eloise…

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Who is my neighbour?

"Just over a week ago, in fact the day before the referendum, thousands of people gathered in Trafalgar Square. We had come to remember someone whose life and practical vision did seem worth holding onto. The simple words that were…

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Kick-off Change

With my colleague of 17 years at the time, Lieve Woutters, we were asked to accompany the soft aspects of a Change journey for  a +200 service organisation that was completely being re-structured, including loss of jobs, re-defined roles, massive…

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Days at the Hoffice

Hoffice is a great concept of work.  We are using resources underused during the day: our homes! And as we use methods of structuring the day, we are both being very productive and connecting meaningfully with others.  I am one…

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More about the Flow – The Extra Mile

A year that ends or begins is a time for reflection, for reviewing past learnings and for intending the path of the 12 months to come. At the Extra Mile, it was not different, with a World Café Session facilitated…

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Whitewater Healing

The International Body Psychotherapy Journal, published twice a year, is a collaborative publication of two sister body psychotherapy organisations: EABP - European Association for Body Psychotherapy USABP - United States Association for Body Psychotherapy. It is peer reviewed by members…

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Speed Reading Training

Since many years, I have had the pleasure of teaching speed reading techniques to multicultural groups of professionals.  Regularly, my participants are interpreters who must be able to read large amounts of texts in very little time in order to…

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