If you want to blossom or grow within yourself, then this inner journey comes highly recommended! Each in their own way, lots of tips and tricks, healthy food, fun and informative activities, proper professional guidance, quiet environment, in short: great! You will return feeling reborn.
Zaïde - -
Sigrid - -
Tim - -
You actually do know who you are and what it is you should work on (it’s in your genes). You have tackled those weak points and done some work on them. However, at some point in time you notice that they become stronger again, so for me it was about time to zoom in on those once again and work on them. Time for some coaching. Not just any coaching, but talking to someone you can trust, someone who can listen, someone who helps you paint the picture. Not only your own picture, but also that of your environment. Someone who helps you understand that picture and make it better. Because of Dirk Versées’ advice and my conversations with him, I can now be a better version of myself.
Nancy Kuhn - IT Director - Securitas
Michel - Manager projecten en productontwikkeling - Provincie Antwerpen
Maarten - -
My working environment was very unpleasant: the atmosphere, the hours, appreciation, etc, left much to be desired. I was having doubts about resigning: if I went somewhere else, wouldn’t I experience some other problems? It was clear I was out of place in my job at the time, but where would I feel like I belonged? For me, the programme was very agreeable. I found it interesting to press pause and think about myself for a couple of days. It was lovely to work with a small group of people and other group members’ insights sometimes turned out to be valuable contributions. Some of the exercises guided by the coach were challenging. For example, I realised I was not as in tune with my values as I thought. Coaching in group made me freshen up my own values and made me more aware again of the things I find important, also within a company. Through this, I knew more what to look out for in my search for a new job and at the time, it gave me the courage to resign. After a short transition to a temporary employer, I have – I believe – found a wonderful job, where I will start very soon!
Melissa - -
As inexperienced and youngest participant I soft-heartedly joined something I could not capture completely. Thanks to Dirk’s informal approach, the afternoon turned into a safe platform where you got a clear perspective on your own working situation and your relation to your colleagues and directors, through specific questions and the help of other participants. Very instructive, after only one afternoon! It is still hard to capture, but the programme gives you insights and tools to concretely move forward in a working situation that is stuck or to tackle the insecurity you experience when taking charge.
Tine - -
In the daily rush of work and life, you suddenly ask yourself: what in the name of God am I doing? Is this what I want? Why do things take more energy from me than they give me? Do I dare to make the choices to do the things that are worth it for me? Through once more becoming aware of your own system, you learn to reset your inner compass. Dirk approaches this in a very informal way and gives you the time and space to look for and discover yourself.
Carl - -
This programme is intriguing, fascinating, instructive, and it shows new perspectives, connects people with themselves and each other, gives insights in patterns and systems. I particularly discovered what I as a COACH would like to stand for and how others might see me in that role. I have been triggered plenty to subscribe to the sequel.
Veerle - -
Without devaluing the importance of communication skills and techniques, this programme focuses most on the coach’s DNA, on the importance of the right match between coach, client and sponsor, so the results are satisfying for all parties. This personal voyage of discovery is a must for every aspiring coach or for coaches questioning themselves.
Inge - -
This was a very interesting voyage of discovery. The assignments showed me sides of myself I did not know I had. Professionally, it was very enriching. Certain aspects I emphasised too much as yet, can now disappear into the background, and the stronger points can grow. Thank you.
Sofie - -
The group session ‘Systemic navigation in organisations’ blew me away. I got to know ‘constellations’: position the other coachees in the room in a way that they physically represent the relations within your team. I could help others find an answer to the question they were struggling with, simply by standing where they put me. I myself did not have a specific question… I thought. Dirk asked me the right questions, until I could see very sharply, before my own eyes, what I was struggling with. I, on my turn, used the other coachees to represent my environment, and suddenly I saw very clearly how simple it was. By remembering this constellation at work, my working environment suddenly seems wonderfully simple. Thank you, Hilde and Dirk!
Koen - -
As the new head of department of the public works service at a civil administration, I needed extra support to fulfil my role as a leader. During several sessions, Dirk was able to teach me different techniques relating to the development of management skills. Apart from advice, coaching included an opportunity to reflect, contemplate and develop myself. In a very practical and concrete way, Dirk offered me tools to fulfil my role within the organisation. The sessions were pleasant and the training was an added value in practising my new job. I also feel more comfortable in my role as a leader within the organisation thanks to the coaching programme.
Erik Van Belle - -
From the very first session, we got a good example of how one can find one another professionally/intellectually. Dirk is very experienced in guiding people towards the realisation of specified targets, but above all, he is someone who can listen, and that especially was what I needed. I have now also learnt how I can get people’s attention, and how to influence and convince them more. I keep a fond memory of our cooperation.
Kris Lion - - ABB
An organisation change led me to question my future career. I undertook this exercise, evaluating my position in relation to others, thus gaining more insight into underlying motives and behaviour patterns. It was a fascinating experience which enabled me to develop personally. It took courage but with the expert guidance of Hilde and Dirk, everything fell into place.
Marleen Vaneygen - -
Dirk is skilled in the art of “navigating” in companies and understands how to mentor his clients, creating a sound level of communication through trust so that working with him is natural.
Els Schepens - Psychotherapist/Lecturer - KHlim
I had worked for eighteen years in the corporate world but wanted a change. However, as with any business decision, I was not prepared to take too many risks and wanted to be successful! Making such a change has an impact on so many people – your peers, family, professional network – not to mention yourself. Where do you go? Who do you turn to? I chose Dirk. He has industry background, asks the right questions and he has been part of the real world. Dirk knows exactly where the boundaries lie for a “coach”. I always felt that I was 100% in charge of my destiny, I set my own programme, yet Dirk was always there to challenge me without judgement if I deviated from those objectives. The result – a career change and a new direction! I recommend him.
Scott Garlick - Owner - Scodex sprl
After a couple of years in my current job I needed the time and space to look at some issues beyond my daily routine. The question revolved around interpersonal relationships and how I could or should respond. First of all, the coaching helped me to determine in which particular area I needed help and what my objectives were. Then, during the course of our sessions, I was able to put new skills I learnt into practice and move on. The opportunity to take part, the good ideas that came out of our time together and the influence they had on my way of working were a real bonus.
KV - Administrative Manager - University Hospital
I see Dirk as a coach who clearly knows what is expected of his profession. He gets straight on with the job, demonstrates empathy with his client and creates a positive mood in which to tackle the issues. He was pleasant to work with and took the time to follow up afterwards.
Ingrid Dierckx - HR Director - Janssen Pharmaceutica
Dirk has an open mind and uses his integrity and strong communication skills to achieve results. He takes his role as an HR partner seriously. It is great to be able to work with a professional with multi-disciplinary skills, equally capable of individual and group coaching, who has practical knowledge of the HR world. The individual coaching highlighted the individuals’ needs.
The group coaching was extremely worthwhile as it created a common vision and strategy for the business. The purpose of the coaching was practical and allowed the staff to experience more and get to grips with the issues in a short time. They learnt to use the skills one by one in their working environment in a structured yet personalised way. Coaching has to be used in conjunction with developing competences in leadership, management, teamwork… and therefore personal engagement with staff is vital. Without this personal relationship, coaching cannot be successful. The right start with clear expectations on both sides and a final evaluation are necessary factors for coaching.
Veerle Van Praet - Human Resources Manager - Stork Technical Services Belgium N.V.
After a 15 year career in the building industry, mainly as a Project Manager, I was given the opportunity to take on a new challenging role as Head of Department. After a short time it was clear to me that the job was completely different from working with external suppliers. I needed a sounding board and stepping stone into the world of man management and to increase my negotiating techniques. As a result of an offer from my training department, I found Dirk to coach me.
After a thorough analysis of the situation, he suggested – amongst other things – a Development Centre and in a short time I was able to learn by tackling the issues and working towards the set objectives with reading material. The pleasant, sometimes humorous way in which he moved me by his questions yet let me choose the right direction, was really special. I often use these questions and remember his advice when making decisions.
ES - Department Property Manager - Regional Government
As a young, fledgling director, I was given the opportunity to have some external coaching. Dirk and I started with a blank sheet of paper. It was an assignment requiring honesty and trust in your coach. There were no issues with either. The ability to look at the challenges together had a very positive influence on me. As a new director, what I found most important was how to handle myself and Dirk’s feedback was invaluable.
KV - Directeur Woonzorgcentrum - Zorgbedrijf Antwerpen
Moving the goalposts, motivating internal and external business partners, a vision of a new role, a new challenge was what I had in mind to begin with… In my search for the right guide, I came across what I needed in Dirk. The coaching helped me to widen my horizons and also to develop competences. Now I can present myself well, focus more clearly and communicate better at all levels. It’s not just a case of planning the journey – how you travel and get there is just as important.
D. - Director Operations Benelux - Telecom
I was faced with eight new Account Managers in a team of 15. In order to integrate these new members of staff as quickly as possible, we decided to use an external sales coach. We also had to get the team to work quicker and more efficiently.
After evaluating several proposals, we decided to work with Dirk Versées as, through his HR experience, he could also support them psychologically in addition to the sales programme. In the long run, Dirk was accepted as part of the team. He ensured that the group created a common goal themselves through his work with them. Our management confirmed that he always had a clear picture of how the team’s skills would develop. As a result, sales came in not only quicker but also were higher than expected.
Thierry De Vos - Sales Manager BU Tax & Finance - Kluwer
The company recently became part of an international group, resulting in a change in the management team and the need to implement new policies. With Dirk’s help we were able to create the right team based on the competences available internally. New positions were identified, whilst some existing roles were re-designed. Dirk’s team building session was a real eye opener and the cooperation within the management team has improved dramatically; we will meet again in the future. I appreciated Dirk’s open mind, creativity and structured approach to tackling problems. Finally, he has a very good understanding of industry challenges and opportunities.
Yves Malherbe - General Manager - Petroplus
We have called on the services of Navigo Assistance on several occasions already and specifically with Dirk Versées in his capacity as a management coach for first line managers. We have always had very good feedback about him and his techniques. Dirk knows exactly how to assess and tackle the needs of the group. He always delivers a service tailor-made to the requirements of the company, participants, their level and the company culture. In addition, he has the clarity to see what the organisation needs, maximises the impact and gives relevant feedback. We will work with Dirk again in the future.
Diane Smets - Leadership Development Mgr - Johnson Controls