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.