My purpose / motto is simple: “To guide people redesigning their lifestyle to get healthier, happier and fitter !”
I have 3 major passions in life: 1) Lean management/continuous improvement, 2) mindfulness/mind training techniques, 3) long distance running.
I nourished my first passion working for over 11 years as a Lean consultant in Asia and Europe. LEAN is a holistic management philosophy (Toyota Production System). It emphasizes the importance in providing meaning/sense of purpose to people, respecting, challenging & coaching them to continuously grow their skills. This, combined with a powerful toolbox for performance, was and is still really a model of leadership for me.
My second passion, born in my early working life, is related to human being/human sciences. I have literally read hundreds of books and participated in dozens of seminars related to NLP (I’m a certified practitioner), neuroscience, nutrition, psychology, philosophy and Vipassana meditation for the past 3 years (I have completed 2 retreats of 10 days and I practice almost on a daily basis).
My last passion is probably my longest lasting: I have been a runner for the past 25 years. Since then, I have always found a way to run no matter how busy I was in my working/personal life. But my running style and techniques have really evolved over time from being a really competitive runner focused on performance/results often at the expense of enjoying/being present in the running experience to now being a “zen” runner who practices running as a way of finding more meaning in life, being connected to my inner life and overall feel better and happier.
Tao of Running comes literally at the intersection of these 3 passions!!!
See Philosophy & Programs sections to learn more of what the Tao of Running is about
Summary in a few bullets :
42 years old
Married to my lovely Michele since 2009
Proud father of 2 young children Chloe ( 5 years old) and Arnaud (2 year old)
29 years living in Belgium, these last 13 years in Malaysia. I have been exposed to both western & eastern philosophies & cultures.
25 years of running practice (e.g. marathon, half-marathon, trail running)
Practitioner of Vipassana Meditation : Completed 2 retreats of 10 days & daily practitioner – www.dhamma.org
An insatiable thirst for improvement & learning about human beings :
– Passion for personal improvement & human sciences: Certified NLP practitioner, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, nutrition theories (health coach certification in progress).
– Passion for business improvement: Process improvement expert (Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt) for the last 11 years (e.g. Nestle, Accenture)