Carlien Cavens - founder

As a former consultant for McKinsey, Carlien knows how important it is to unplug from time to time. In her career she’s met many successful people that felt like something was missing in their lives. That missing part has to do with authenticity, or rather, a lack of authenticity. Reconnecting to that authentic voice inside of you requires time, peace of mind, and very often people to guide you in the process. By creating 48HoursUnplug she set about to help others do just that

Fun fact: Carlien climbed Mont Blanc

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Stefan Van Meirhaeghe - self awareness coach

Stefan is someone who has pretty much done everything. After growing up in Nigeria, he graduated as a doctor at the University of Namur and KU Leuven before completing a General Management degree at Vlerick Business School. He started his career in a multinational biotech company, went on to start several start-ups, and currently provides mental coaching for several professional cyclists. He is accredited in psychology and meditation and has facilitated multiple self awareness workshops for corporate clients (e.g. McKinsey & Co).

Fun fact: Stefan finished the Marathon des Sables


Elke Weemaes - enneagram coach

Elke is a coach pur sang. She literally “falls in love” with every person she is working with, which could be translated as a “deep passion for people and what drives them”. She is the engineer that will analyse a person’s system till the core. She is the in-house coach of the Cronos Group and has more than 2000 hours of coaching on her counter. She is certified at the International Coaching Federation as well as the Enneagram School. Enneawhat? Elke will tell you all about it ;)

Fun fact: Elke lived in Senegal for several years

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Lieven Van Linden - endurance coach

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it’s too low and we reach it.” This quote by Michelangelo perfectly sums up what Lieven is about. In a previous life Lieven graduated as a Mechanical Engineer before completing an Executive MBA at Vlerick. He started his career at a multinational buildings material company where he became the Group Purchasing and Quality Director. Lieven reached a tipping point in his career when he started to test his own limits while running ultramarathons. The link between extreme performance and business was quickly made, which inspired Lieven to start his second life as a business performance and endurance coach. Ice bath breathing or walking on fire, you name it.

Fun fact: Lieven also finished the Marathon des Sables :) And the jungle marathon in Brazil.


Dirk Van Spitaels - breath & connect coach

Dirk is a runner. An ultra runner who regularly takes on distances of 250km. And he loves to share the things that running has taught him with others. Like the value of meditation and the importance of breathing. In his mindful running sessions he shares these insights with participants and gives them a taste of what they could achieve if become more mindful about running and life in general.

Fun fact: When he is not running, Dirk fights fires as a firefighter