The Riverkeeper - Facilitation and Training

The Riverkeeper - Facilitation and Training

Facilitating interventions in teams and organisations to address specific issues, team coaching and building capacity by training people. Areas of expertise : Collaboration, Conflict, Leadership & Change.

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Artistic Harvesting - Poetry, Story & Audiovisual

Artistic Harvesting - Poetry, Story & Audiovisual

Capturing insights, emotions and impressions  of your event or workshop in poetry,  a story and/or moving images, created and performed on the spot or afterwards. Also a beautiful way to mark the starting point or ending of a learning journey or a change process.

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Meaningful Celebrations - Co-creation & Facilitation

Meaningful Celebrations - Co-creation & Facilitation

Co-creation and facilitation of ceremonies, marking and celebrating important beginning, endings and transitions in people, families, teams and organisations.

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What clients say

I can highly recommend Stien based on the experience we have shared. I’ve been impressed by Stien’s genuineness, innovative spirit, flexible and consultative approach, and how she gets the best of everyone. It’s still a pleasure to work with her.

Bénédicte Marchal, Manager Talent, Leadership & ChangeBelfius Bank

Depuis cette réunion, je n’ai eu aucun souci pour mettre en place la gestion de la procédure avec mes collègues. J’ai même reçu un merci chaleureux! C’est formidable! J’ai été ravie de suivre votre formation. L’ambiance était vraiment sympa et vous nous avez donné des clés formidables pour l’avenir. Soyez certaine que je n’oublierai pas cette formation et les excellents conseils que vous nous avez donnés. Je vous remercie à nouveau pour votre travail tellement efficace et fructueux. Je suis certaine qu’une formation dont vous êtes facilitateur est d’office une formation réussie. J’espère donc bénéficier à nouveau très bientôt de votre expérience et de votre dynamisme!

A.L, Ressources Humaines, Fonctionnaire européenEuropean Commission

Stien has lots of experience in hosting and facilitating processes, with groups small and big. I love to work with her because her skills of noticing what the client needs and because of her attention to preparation and good relationships.

Ria Baeck, steward of the Art of Hosting BelgiumVitis TCT

Dankjewel Stien. Dit geeft mee de toon aan. Echt een talent van jou dat anderen raakt en hen hierin ziet. (Naar aanleiding van een gedicht geschreven tijdens een workshop met Ria)

Ria Verlinden, Gestalttrainer, Supervisor, Opleider Systemisch werkThe 7th C

Stien is een echte verhalenvertelster. In geen tijd heeft ze een spannend of juist heel ontroerend verhaal voor je klaar. Wat ik helemaal knap vind is dat ze dit talent succesvol inzet in leer- en ontwikkelprocessen. Haar voeling met het ontwikkelen en laten groeien van mensen en organisaties maakt dat ze ontzettend snel begrijpt hoe haar verhaal impact kan hebben op het proces. Een verhaal van Stien zegt vaak veel meer dan 1000 woorden van een procesbegeleider.

Bert Smits, doorbraakarchitectTweeperenboom

Stien stands for a sincere, pure, professional and caring way of coaching and facilitating. Sincere in that she stands with her values, because that way she knows she can deliver real value as a coach and facilitator. Professional in that she knows her business, well-informed, well-taught and experienced as she is in multiple fields. Pure in the sense that what you see is what you get. Stien is a woman of her word, a coach and facilitator you can count on. She’s caring in that she shows great care for every one involved in the act of coaching and facilitating. Stien taught me for example how even difficult issues can be dealt with with great care and appreciation for clients and participators.

Hannes Couvreur, Local Wisdom Cultivator, Coach, TrainerSuperbly Human

Poëtische afsluiter van een inspirerende avond, adembenemend verwoord door Stien Michiels. Dank je Stien!

Organisatoren 3e WerfvergaderingLeuven Klimaatneutraal

Stien Michiels and Willem Stortelder turned out to be the most wonderful Ceremony Hosts, guiding us through this special moment.

Linda - about a Ceremony I co-hosted

This is a special and beautiful harvest of our workshop, the exchanges and the togetherness.  It is wonderful how you managed to reconcile the personal with the whole.  I am not only impressed, but especially moved by the beauty and accurate observations in your poems. (about poems of Stien Michiels & Dorothy Oger)

Leen Van Lindt, Co-organiser of a Learn & ShareLevuur

Thanks a million for the very good job done yesterday with such a short period of preparation. It has really been a pleasure for me to facilitate this seminar with you. I hope we will have again the opportunity to facilitate other participatory meetings together.

Communication avant Stien =
Mots_0+∑_(n=1)^∞▒(Mots_n cos⁡〖Mots/Idées〗+Mots_n sin⁡〖Mots/〗 )

Communication avec Stien =
∑ Mots + Images !

Emmanuel Smets, participant Leadership ProgrammeBelfius

You put us on a wonderful cloud and we didn’t get off anymore until the next day.

K & J - after a ceremony I guided for them

I would like to thank you and Dorothy very warmly, in my name and in the name of the whole unit, for the excellent support you have brought us all along the process, before, during and after this very lively day with the whole team!

Laurence de Richemont, Head of Unit
European Commission, DG Grow, Single Market Service

I want to thank you personally. This project for me was a considerable enrichment both on a personal and on a professional level. I want to quote again the words I used in my presentation: ‘Leadership implies removing obstacles, clearing the path and creating an environment in which people can perform at their peak and really be the best they can be’, and this is exactly what you did for me during this leadership course.

Els De Roo, Senior kredietanalist bij Belfius Bank en VerzekeringenBelfius Bank

Stien is an excellent professional who has the capacities and capabilities as facilitator to create an environment where even the most complicated work is made easier for the participants to both understand and perform! She is dedicated and passionate about her work and helps in a natural way people to unveil their qualities and strengths. I am grateful to her for introducing me into the Art of Participating Leadership!

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