The Riverkeeper - Teamcoaching, Facilitation and Training

The Riverkeeper - Teamcoaching, 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

Het verhaal was een absolute meerwaarde voor het bootcamp. Toen ik het voordien een eerste keer doorlas, zat ik gekluisterd aan mijn scherm en kon ik niet stoppen met lezen (ik had nochtans veel werk liggen…). Stien capteerde details die anderen zouden ontgaan zijn, en die de context heel precies en herkenbaar weergaven, helemaal zoals het écht was. We vertelden het verhaal aan het begin van een creativiteitsworkshop en dat hielp perfect om de uitdaging scherp te stellen en de mensen in de juiste mindset te krijgen.

Nele Smets, 2P coördinator en doorbraakarchitectTweeperenboom

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

You did an amazing job, thanks a lot and I´ll recommend you to many people!

Armin HerdegenTrodat

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

Ik werk al jaren met Stien Michiels in het kader van ontwikkelings- en talenttrajecten. Ze heeft een brede en diepe kennis over verandering en leiderschap. Ze combineert deze kennis met een vermogen om te luisteren en te verbinden op een uitzonderlijke en creatieve manier. Dit maakt haar prestaties en ingrepen in opleiding, coaching en veranderingsprocessen krachtig en inspirerend. Ik kan Stien sterk aanbevelen. 

Bénédicte Marchal, Talent, Leadership & Change Manager / Belfius Belfius 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

In het geheel is vertrouwen een erg belangrijk sleutelbegrip geworden. Onze collega’s moesten open en eerlijk hun verhaal in een veilige omgeving kwijt kunnen. Stien is hierbij heel belangrijk geweest, als persoon en als deskundige. Als persoon om met name die veilige omgeving te creëren en als deskundige om de antwoorden, het gesprek te bundelen tot één verhaal dat van ons is.

Frank van de Leur, Hoofd ICTGemeente Oss

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

Your ability to communicate, to actively listen and use effective questioning technique, allowed you to create a healthy interaction among the participants and effectively convey ideas and messages to them. You were able to hear not just the words, but also the actual thoughts or the message behind them, and respond appropriately. It also created the motivation and empowerment within the group members to bring out the best in them.  With your friendly and honest disposition you were able to convey a good sense of empathy for those participants who needed to be understood, and yet it was clear that you possessed the determination in seeing that the task was accomplished and the objectives achieved. I very much enjoyed the whole process of working with you.

Daniel Kropf, Chair of The Learning for Well-being Consortium in EuropeLearning for Wellbeing

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

Thank you very much Stien. You were precious.

Daniela TerilleDG Home

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

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.

Allerbeste Stien, grote dank voor je inzet gisteren! Voelt zeer goed allemaal en ook de uitkomst opent nieuwe perspectieven voor onze werking.

Dirk SturtewagenWaerbeke

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

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