All my girls do yoga

In our book about “The Corporate Wellbeing coach” Doctor Jutta Borms talks about the effects of yoga and meditation on top of her experiences as a doctor. Throughout her career, she has experienced the positive effects of mental wellbeing alongside physical wellbeing. She’s convinced that in order to maintain good health, a person needs a…

The pace of life and work

These last couple of months, I’ve noticed a significant rise in requests from companies to help them with two critically important issues. The first one, is finding a solution for their workforce, who oftentimes experience a gigantic work overload, resulting in a continuous feeling of being stressed. The second issue has an entirely different nature,…

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,…

12 stages of burn-out

In an earlier post on burn-out (“The Route to Burn-out“) Serge Haubourdin refers to the 12 phases outlined by psychologists Herbert Freudenberger and Gail North in 1992. The 12 phases are more relevant than ever and are still a good indicator. Are you in doubt and do you think you might be burnt out, have a…

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….

Work Well @ Allianz with Hercules Academy

Allianz Benelux is an important player on the market for insurance and financial services. The company offers a full range of products and services for individuals, the self-employed, SME’s and large companies regarding general insurance. Allianz has around 2.000 employees in the Benelux and is an affiliate of Allianz Group, world leader in insurance and asset…

ABN AMRO Healthy People

In an interview with magazine Knack, Yves Beauvois, HR Director and HR Business Partner Linda Herbots at ABN AMRO Belgium, explain that corporate wellbeing and an open environment are key at ABN AMRO. The company has developed a program called “ABN AMRO Healthy People”, in which vitality and both the mental and physical wellbeing of employees are…

The Impact of Sleep

Never as tired as when you’re waking up? Ever felt like you’d never be able to sleep again? Do you feel tired throughout the day, yet have trouble falling asleep? The facts and figures Many people do. In Europe, all sleep disorders combined affect nearly one in every four inhabitants. One third is tired throughout the…

Burn-Out: causes

On Friday 4 September, Hercules Academy organized an information session on burn-out, in collaboration with KBC and UNIZO, the Belgian entrepreneurs organisation. The topic ranged from the causes of burn-out to the different phases and treatment of the syndrome. It was quite amazing to notice the reactions from the audience. Every single person in the…

Preparation tips for a field day filled with sports

Is your Hercules Trophy getting near and are you looking for some last-minute preparation tips? Look no further. Our Herculean coaches will support you with some extra tips to run the extra mile: Sabine Appelmans (ex-champion in tennis and now health coach) gives you a tip on nutrition on a sports day. Gella Vandecaveye (former…

Programme Ambassadors Club 19, 20 & 21 June 2015

Hercules Trophy Belgium 2015: What was once the CxO pétanque has now grown into a radically restyled Ambassadors Club, where C-levels meet in style for a VIP treatment. The first gathering of the Ambassadors Club will be hosted by presenter Erika Van Tielen. The speakers at our event are: politician and entrepreneur Patricia Ceysens on…

Corporate wellbeing is not a band-aid

Have you noticed it? There’s definitely a new, positive trend in the field of Human Resources: Companies are taking employee wellbeing more seriously since some time now. It’s good to see that a lot of organisations are trying to figure out the right solution to combat rising health issues. So far the good news. The sad…