Main work experience
Media Planet Entrepreneur & Director
1995 - 2002
Why? to allow a very large public to discover the consumer electronics revolution: 1st CDRom; 1st Internet connection; 1st DVD; 1st Playstation; 1st Digital Camera; 1st Mobile Phone; 1st GPS; 1st home computer; 1st home cinema;...
How? by creating the best place to allow those different industries to present together their latest innovations in an interactive way.
Result? 7 years of pleasure, team spirit (inside and with the exhibitiors), growth and profit by creating and selling everything that can be sold in and around the Exhibition; 500.000 amazed visitors; 200 loyal exhibitors. Media Planet has been the 2nd major European Consumer Electronics Show.
Besides Media Planet, we also launched the Brussels Call Center Exhibition, a B2B Exhibition and I co-founded GSMZoo, a start-up dedicated to personnalize ringtones and logos for mobile phones.
HEC BRUSSELS 1986 - 1990
Master in economics and international affairs
Institut de Neuro-Cognitivism - 2011
Master in neurosciences
NLP, Sales Skills,...
Guided Meditations & Qi Gong
Bosses & Clients
Happiness (inside me) Founder & Driving force
2010 - till today
Why? because to be happy and to deliver happiness allow to make a success of one's life and entreprise, especially in a context of global change, generation Y, information society and stress, when future rewards are very uncertain.
How? by allowing companies and individuals to achieve thier goals with more pleasure, abilities, serenity and sense thanks to the most recent discoveries in neurosciences, positive psychology, mindfulness and relational intelligence.
Results? in 12 years time, Happiness (inside me), owner of this website, have helped more thousands of people, in companies, and lots of private individuals, to increase their daily happiness, relationships and stress management skills. The trainings have inspired sales reps, human ressources managers, employees in Horeca, hospital personal,... More info on this website.
eMotion Factory Entrepreneur & CEO
Why? to promote the freedom of choosing the videos you want to watch and when at a time of the monopoly of broadcasters (before YouTube, Dailymotion,... exist).
How? From my expertise in the Meeting Industry and knowledge of Marketing, Digital Video and Internet, I have convinced Belgacom Skynet, the biggest Belgian telecom company, to create with Febiac, the Car Industry Federation, the first Motorshow WebTV. Few months later, still with Skynet, we launched BatibouwTV, linked to the national building and renovation fair. Year after year, those webtv's have been completed by a Wine Academy TV, a Cooking TV, Royal Canin TV, Awex TV, a Personal Development TV,... Also sponsorized by advertisers and profitable.
Results: Creation of the first fun, informative and profitable WebTVs. eMotion Factory was in charge of the concept and direction of the websites and the video production. It was the opportunity to create a 'virtual company' with actors, cameramen, video editors and webdevelopers. They were all freelances working from their home or office, were motivating by their autonomy, quality of life and the diversity of their job. This allows us to offer an outstanding price/quality service to our customers.
Besides the webtv's, Belgacom and I have organized 2 major congresses dedicated to "Interactive Media". 2x400 attendees have had the chance to discover outstanding international speakers from around the world of new media marketing.
Automation & Robotics
Kinepolis Theatre Manager
1993 - 1994
In this huge theatre complex (24 theatre rooms, 7000 seats, up to 25.000 clients per day), I was in charge of the daily operations: recruitment, management, workprocess organization and support of 100 employees and students working as cashiers, hostesses, stewards, security, candy bars and cleaning. The job included event coordination and crowd management: welcome desks, traffic, computer process, cash management, medical emergencies, fire training,… Bilingual team to manage under pressure.
Xerox Sales Consultant
1992 - 1993
Xerox was a great sales and interesting management school. The driver at Xerox are clearly the carott and the stick. The carotts could be really big. From this, all means were good to achieve the best results (inside competition). The pressure was very high. Great trainings and methods were offered. Results were good for those who stayed.
Club Med G.O. Hotel Management - Team Manager 1990 - 1992
Multi-cultural environment and management (about 30 nationalities). After 8 months at the French Riviera, I was appointed Manager of a team of 4 people in Greece. As part of the G.O. team, I participated also in the organisation of daily events and shows. It was a very intense experience as, at Club Med, you live with your 'colleagues', boss and customers. To be ready, open and smiley 7 days/week, and make your team acting the same way, was very fun and challenging.
Type 7: The enthusiast Subtype: one-to-one
Ressources: The reformer & investigator
P1: Driving force