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48Hours in Daverdisse (Belgium)


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Self leadership

Self leadership is the skill of mastering your own mind. When acquired, this skill enables leaders to adopt a more flexible leadership style, depending on the situation or the person in front of them. Getting rid of restrictive convictions is key in this process.

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Discovery of your personal legacy aspiration

Leaders with a clear understanding of what drives and motivates them will have a better view on the legacy they want to leave behind. This insight leads to an undistracted, highly effective leader.

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Happiness as an enabler for success

People often think that happiness is a consequence of success. Happiness research however shows that the opposite is closer to the truth. What factors lead to a happier hence more successful person?



Fons Feekes - executive coach

Fons Feekes - executive coach

Dirk Van Spitaels - breathe & connect coach

Dirk Van Spitaels - breathe & connect coach


Guest speaker

Pierre Gurdjian

Pierre Gurdjian

Pierre Gurdjian is the President of the Board of Directors of the Free University of Brussels, one of Belgium’s largest universities. In addition, Pierre has recently joined the RVVZ Foundation as Philanthropy Partner, focusing on the Foundation’s global philanthropic initiatives. RVVZ Foundation seeks to establish innovative and transformative ways to change the world through territory development and educational progress. 

Before that, he was a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company, where he was active for 27 years. He was the Managing Partner of the Belgian-Luxemburgian office between 2005 and 2012, after which he took the international responsibility of the Human Capital Service Line in EMEA. In this capacity, he served his clients on building personal and institutional leadership capabilities. He was regularly involved in counseling CEO's and Chairpersons on governance matters and issues of cultural change and effectiveness of top teams. He was an active senior faculty member of several high profile client leadership forums (Bower Forum, Executive Transition workshop, Change Leaders workshop). 

He is also a member of the Board of Directors of UCB, a leading Belgian biopharmaceutical company. 

Pierre is a member of the World Presidents Organization (WPO) and is the President of the Board of Directors of YouthStart Belgium (formerly known as NFTE Belgium), and is Past President of the Harvard Club of Belgium. He has a passion for philosophy around which he has developed an innovative leadership development program ("Leadership and Wisdom"). He teaches a graduate course on "The CEO Perspective" at the Solvay Business School of the Free University of Brussels (ULB). 
He has been an active participant in the creation and development of the "Armenia 2020" Think Tank.

Pierre has a degree in Commercial Engineering from the Free University of Brussels (VUB) and an MBA from Harvard Business School. 



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You can expect:

  • 8 participants
  • 1 professional coach
  • 1 inspiration session with guest speaker
  • 7 reflection sessions (incl. personal Insights Deep Discovery profiling)
  • 2 unforgettable outdoor activities (surprise :))
  • 2 nights in a luxurious estate in Daverdisse (private room)
  • 2x breakfast, 2x lunch, 2x dinner
  • 2 hours individual follow-up session after the retreat

You invest:

EUR 2500 (excl. VAT)*

(*) If your company is a Flanders based SME, you can apply for a KMO Portefeuille subsidy, which reduces the total cost by +- 30%. You can find more information here.


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