Nele is a business engineer and entrepreneur at heart. She is also trained as an agile coach and impact coach. Agility is her central theme: daring to dream, tackling things step by step, and learning by doing. For example, she also planned and helped realize the start-up of the cooperatives Tweeperenboom and De Smederij.
Her strength consists in making complex systems and issues comprehensible to others. She guides teams in coming to grips with uncertainty and lack of clarity. She previously worked as a logistics manager at IKEA, as an IT analyst, and as a strategy, change and agile coach at KBC. Now she is investing heavily in her own dream and business, Tweeperenboom.
Bert is a social educator with a passion for learning and change processes. He has worked as an independent management consultant since 2007. In this role, he guides governments, companies, schools and other organizations in designing and going through sometimes complex transition processes. Bert is a social entrepreneur at heart. He is the co-founder and managing director of Schoolmakers cv, a cooperative that guides educational change; he is also the chairman of Mysterie van Onderwijs, vzw, a platform for educational innovation. Previously, he was a founder of and partner at Levuur, a cooperative specializing in participative processes. So he is not cutting his teeth at Tweeperenboom. Bert’s ideal operating basis is launching innovative projects together.
Change is in Phil’s DNA. For the last 30 years, Phil has helped many companies and organizations realize their dreams, made companies more aware of their impact and made social organizations more entrepreneurial. Today, Phil shares his expertise as a breakthrough architect at Tweeperenboom. He is also a coach, mentor, and writer. His specializations are the development and implementation of vision, mission, strategy, and objectives. With a love for innovation and transparency, he is a pragmatic leader who enjoys taking people and teams to a higher level and is committed to processes with a sustainable impact. Phil is analytical, results-driven and resilient.
Thinking, learning, innovating and working together toward a just and sustainable society – that is the common thread in Caroline’s professional life. Observing, analyzing, enthusing, challenging, creating and connecting are what she focuses on, be it for companies, students, social entrepreneurs, civil society, or governments. Caroline gained experience in a corporate social responsibility network. She worked on various themes, such as sustainable procurement, personnel policy, and sustainability reporting. From the business world, she went to the world of social innovation and social entrepreneurship, with local, impact-oriented initiatives. In addition to being a breakthrough architect, Caroline works as a knowledge manager at the Sociale InnovatieFabriek, a cross-industry networking organization that supports socially innovative and entrepreneurial projects and helps them in starting up, networking and creating impact. She shares and develops knowledge and practice about social innovation and social entrepreneurship. Caroline earned a master’s degree in social science, followed by a second master in international relations and conflict management from KU Leuven.
In 2013 Roel started his career as an independent process facilitator for strategic, cultural and innovational challenges. In this role he guides clients through complexity and transition.
Meanwhile he has been working as a communication trainer for people in leadership roles, was part of the management team of a middle sized company and launched several learning oriented networks on local and organizational level. This experiences supplied him with some effective techniques to facilitate fundamental breakthroughs in organizations.
Clients experience their collaboration with him als personal and result oriented.
Greet is fascinated with people, leaders and lines within organizations. What determines how an organization works: inside and out, structural and cultural, leading or supporting? She investigates new insights together with those involved, explores new perspectives, brings connection and develops growth.
Together with professional leaders she focusses on strategies, organizational design, building culture and talent development. In interaction with people she meets, Greet focusses always on thinking in possibilities with an eye on the future. From a systemic perspective, she guides teams towards change and growth through encouragement.
Greet completed trainings such as Organizational Development, Design Thinking, Prince II Management and is a professional coach specializing in Leadership and Team Coaching (EQ and Systemic Coaching). She relies on years of experience as an HR Manager and has led strategic projects in both private as public organizations as an organizational advisor, always with the co-creative involvement of every participant.
Learning by connecting, searching for the essence and inspiring others into action. That is the core of the professional DNA of Maarten. Starting from the interest of what inspires people, groups and systems, he continues to look for synergies and builds a shared strategy. Approaching people based on their strengths and thinking in possibilities form his intuitive compass.
Maarten has built his experience through key positions in several social, cultural and governmental organizations. He launched projects with local management teams, guided strategic reflections as an HR manager. As a director he has led organizations in educational, political and civil domains in Flanders and Brussels. He coached teams and has led several change projects. Within these projects, Maarten prefers to apply an authentic and process orientated leadership style.
In projects, Maarten integrates sustainability, participation and future-oriented thinking. He strongly believes that investments in connections lead to enrichment and depth. Within connectivity lies the fertile soil to create collaborations and coalitions.
Sofie is the Conference Center Coordinator at Tweeperenboom.
After an education in social services, she ended up in the hospitality service. She worked in hotels for several years. Just before she started at Tweeperenboom, she worked as a sales and banqueting coordinator at Novotel Brussels City Center.
Sofie also lives in Winksele, which makes her the ideal person to organize your meeting, from start to finish. She likes to bounce ideas with you about how the ideal meeting room can contribute to a successful meeting. The perfect appetizer, drinks and the atmosphere of the town are of course also an important factor.
Her enthusiasm, attention to detail and spontaneous presence will make sure you feel right at home at Tweeperenboom.
Jolien feels at home in a vision driven environment. Life long learning, creating connections, cooperating and facilitating change are themes she likes to work on.
Within a project or a team, she focusses on connection and involvement around a shared story AND on the how of the collaboration. Jolien can get creative in project coordination, the built up of clear and motivational internal communication and developing the necessary tools to facilitate all of this.
The past years Jolien was involved in the start-up and scale-up of the innovative non-profit organization ToekomstATELIERdelAvenir (TADA). She gained experience in talent and team development, process optimalisation, project management and leadership. She likes to make the connection between the strategic, tactical and operational parts of an organization.
As our Office Manager, Sabine will streamline our processes and expand and optimize our ERP system. Next to this, she will also take care of our invoicing process. For this, she uses over 20 years of experience.
With her Master in International Supply Chain Management and her economical training, her focus is on efficiency without losing the human aspect.
The social cultural change Tweeperenboom pursues and accomplishes, drives her. Her enthusiasm, positivity and new ideas are a breath of fresh air within Tweeperenboom.