Work hard and be happy, isn’t it?

How do I become successful? How do I achieve more success? Everyone of us thought about these questions at least once. The answer usually lies in the general consensus ‘by working hard -or harder’. There is unfortunately, not much truth to that obvious and commonly accepted answer. In a very humorous and inspiring TED Talk of…

Pink Ladies Games go global

After two fabulous editions of the Pink Ladies Games in Dubai and 12 editions of the Ladies Games in Belgium, we’re now more than ready to take the concept to the next level. So what is it? The Pink Ladies Games is a brand new experience for active women who care. Our aim is to…

What if you could make your sleep more efficient?

Getting a good night’s sleep is key to your health, that much we all know. But just how important is it? And is all sleep the same? Sleep scientist Dan Gartenberg sheds light on the subject in an intriguing TED Talk. His opening statement says it all. We’ve been neglecting our natural sleep cycle for the…

Hercules Trophy now launches Economy rates

Hercules Trophy, the world’s coolest teambuilding festival, is no longer a privilege for large companies who have set aside a considerable budget for teambuilding. In the past few years, we noticed a steep increase in information requests on the Hercules Trophy from companies and organisations with smaller budgets. They too it seems, would like to…

Healthy salad in a jar

Looking for a tasty, yet healthy alternative for your lunch? If you’d like it to be handy as well, we’ve got just the thing for you! A salad in a jar is not only practical, but can be entirely fine tuned to your personal preferences too. Our favorite recipe is the following: For the yoghurt…

OM Partners’ view on Corporate Wellbeing

How do you attract and retain excellent people? How do you keep team spirit high and where does the Hercules Trophy come in? OM Partners, one of our newest fans, explains it all in 12 Herculean questions.   Who is OM Partners?   “OM Partners is a Belgian software and consulting company that delivers Supply…

Barbara Torfs!

Barbara Torfs has been working as Marketing Communications Director for 21 years at the family owned business Schoenen Torfs, alongside CEO Wouter Torfs. In the past years, she’s been mainly contributing to the digital innovation and transformation of the retail company. Next to that, the ‘Fit@Torfs’ wellbeing programme grew to being one of her priorities. Her…

The Corporate Wellbeing Coach

The Corporate Wellbeing Coach is an inspirational book, written by Hercules Academy coach Serge Haubourdin. It sheds light on the energetical dynamics of individuals and groups that occur when the psyche is combined with a conscious lifestyle as a whole and in terms of nutrition and exercise. The key elements of the book (job crafting,…

The New Year’s resolutions Trap

New Year’s resolutions are an extremely popular pursuit in December and January. Putting these resolutions into practice however is something quite different. Research has shown that roughly 80% of those who commit to work out more, to quit smoking, to have more quality time,… give up on their plans after just a few weeks. Today is…

Now is the time to plan your next team event!

There’s no better time to start planning your fall teambuilding activity than in the midst of winter. Whether you’re looking to increase overall employee performance, trying to boost cooperation within and across your teams, increasing job satisfaction amongst employees (which sharply increases employee retention rates), or trying to get all noses in the right direction,…