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

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!

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

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

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

Dirk SturtewagenWaerbeke

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

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.

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

Armin HerdegenTrodat

Thank you for an great contribution and an amazing performance at the EDPD 2016! Your story and painting about a little stream looking for and striving to be part of the mainstream made quite a footprint in me.

Elisabet Hvalgren

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

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

Organisatoren 3e WerfvergaderingLeuven Klimaatneutraal

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

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

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

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Kerktoren

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