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,…

Am I heading for a Burn-Out? Part 5

More and more, today’s state of mind is one of working until you drop. Feeling tired or plain unhealthy, is taboo. You’ve got to finish your work first, right? As soon as our career becomes our first priority, we start to neglect our health. No wonder that we’re fueling a burn-out driven society. Instead of easing off…

Talents and teamwork are key in sailing and in the workplace

Over the last weeks New York has been spoiled with some great sailing events.  There was the America’s Cup World Series, which returned to New York for the first time in almost a century. Racing for this iconic Trophy was held off New York from 1870 to 1920 for the first 13 challenges – with…

Case Study: High performing teams at ABN AMRO

The challenge In 2014, bank ABN AMRO went through a major restructuring phase, had a high burn-out rate among its employees and challenges with employee engagement scores. They also suffered from a negative perception by many of their customers. They created an internal Energy Program to tackle these issues and were looking for a trusted partner…

Eat Sleep Work Repeat

Last week, the Managing Director of Herculean Belgium, Glen de Boeck and myself were invited as guest speakers at a Seminar organized by Belgium’s leading HR Magazine. The audience consisted of the HR managers of various leading Belgian companies. The various topics were related and complementary at the same time. A perfect work – life balance, job crafting and of course our Hercules…