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,…

From start-up to scale-up

Building breakthrough teams is not just a challenge for large organisations. For start-ups and scale-ups, the team is probably even more important. Most of the start-ups and scale-ups focus on “Realising The Dream” -thank God for that. It’s great to have a dream, it’s great to focus on it, but without an amazing team the dream won’t…

Empathy and compassion as cornerstones of teamwork

In a recent HBR article (“To Make a Team more Effective, Find their Commonalities”) , David DeSteno emphasizes cooperation and trust between employees as vital elements for organizations that have to deal with increasingly complex problems at an ever faster pace. Teams, not individuals, are the future of work. Now how do you move teammates from mere colleague behavior…

Killer Confidence: a driving force for fulfillment

What happens when you bring a successful actress and film producer, a badass champion NASCAR driver and an entrepreneur turned women’s empowerment expert  in front of a room full of professional women and have them talk about how to build killer confidence? Suddenly the room feels full of energy and the confidence boost is spreading, touching…

Diner en Blanc NYC: reconnecting with old friends

I have to admit: I am hooked on unique events that bring people together with the aim of connecting and having a great time. That is part of what attracted me to my current job and what also drew me to participate in Diner en Blanc NYC for the first time 3 years ago. To…

Wellbeing for non-profit organisation

Customer Case: Wellbeing Day for non-profit organisation Synkroon Who says only for large corporations can afford wellbeing? Here’s the example of Synkroon that proves the opposite. Synkroon is a specialized centre in Belgium for training, accompaniment and mediation for people with a disability at work. The centre targets job seekers, employees and employers in order to achieve sustainable employment….

Resilience: Tales Of True Grit & Tips On Bouncing Back

With the Paralympics starting, I am amazed at the stories of many Paralympian athletes about how sport has given new meaning to their life and enabled them to rise like a phoenix from the ashes.  It are stories about how putting labels on ourselves limits our ability to achieve and how instead, by focusing on our strengths, we…

Ways to get more energy

Staring out the window, longing for a break? Does the sweet summer sun drain you of your energy? We’ve all had our ups and downs in terms of feeling energized, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Just a few tips can seriously jack up your overall feeling of vitality. Granted, not everyone’s made…

Exercising During The Summer Months

The thought of exercising during the summer in the UAE makes most of us hot and bothered, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Summer shouldn’t be a deterrent when it comes to exercising in the fresh air, provided you stay hydrated. It’s important to keep moving during the high temperatures and a sport such…

Herculean participated in ACS Relay for Life NYC events

In more than 5,200 communities and 20 countries, Relay For Life events comprise the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Each Relay For Life event is special to its community, but the movement’s true power lies in the combined commitment of thousands of participants, volunteers, and supporters to help the American Cancer Society save…