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Wim Van Steenkiste

Business coach, catalyst, storyteller, mentor, experience creator, extensive global networker.

Wim is an inspiring leader with practical knowledge and experience in restructuring companies and stimulating growth. He coaches start-ups to improve their business model and helps organizations to deal with growth challenges, innovation and internationalization.

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Over more than 20 years, he developed a rewarding career at Danone, Mars, PepsiCo and British American Tobacco in senior global positions. Over the last 10 years he is passionate in helping innovative Belgian companies, big and small, to expand their business.

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He loves challenges where rapid change or dynamic growth conditions require quick decision-making and results, with special attention for the bottom line and stakeholder management.

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Clients particularly like Wim’s no-nonsense, direct approach, his enthusiasm and his capacity to get the best out of winning teams.

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Wim is a Certified Growth Coach by the Flanders Government, and holds a Vlerick MBA, a Master in Applied Economics and Master in Financial Planning.

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He teaches Building Sustainable Businesses at the KDG Antwerp Business University to stimulate students from all over the world to start their own business.

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He hopes in a distant future to find some time for a vineyard in Kelowna, BC, Canada, next to a Mercedes classis car centre.

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Peter Torreele

Sustainable growth expert, business starter in renewable materials space, strategic business coach with an extensive international network and a passion for improving actively our environment.

Peter is best known as the former Managing Director at the World Economic Forum (Davos) where he was leading the Centre for Regional Strategies in Geneva, the Centre for Global Growth Companies in Beijing and the global Technology Pioneers community.

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Extensive global network

Peter relies on an extensive global Davos network of world leaders in academia, business and government. In the capacity of former Managing Director at the World Economic Forum he offered many of todays tech leaders a platform for sharing their vision.

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He directed successfully all regional activities worldwide and created the first “Summer Davos” in China in partnership with the Chinese Government. He inspires and advises governments and businesses on innovation and sustainable growth.

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He also is involved with start-ups in the renewable materials space, returning to his engineering roots and contributing actively to a better world environment. Both in Style Ltd, an Australian-Chinese technology start-up, as in 3RT Labs, in collaboration with Flinders University Australia, the focus is on the innovation of new materials based on nanotechnology avoiding the destruction of wild forests.

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Before joining Your Next Step, Peter was a senior advisor at the Centre for Investor Education and was partner at the Critical Management Group with a focus on building strategic capabilities in organizations.

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Peter had a 15 year international sales & marketing career in two Fortune100 companies, Roche Group and Danone Group, including Global VP Marketing at Roche Consumer Health, North European Commercial Director in the Danone beverage division and UK Marketing Director in the Danone diary division.

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Peter has an Engineering degree complemented with an Economics degree/Marketing MBA from UCL Belgium and a General Management executive degree from INSEAD France. He is of dual Belgian/Australian nationality and currently lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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Natalie Van der Voort

Growth expert, sales transformations, business coach, digital, passionate.

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Scaling Companies

After scaling and globalizing the turnover of Trilations, a management consultancy and software company, Natalie decided to take her career into a new direction: helping others to scale. Her Business coaching skills are centered on turning market evolutions and fluctuations into significant sales uplifts, through a thorough analyses of client prospects and translating these into tangible action plans. Commercial strategies and tactics are adjusted accordingly leading to new prospects, leads and sales.

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Her passion, determination and focus on what really matters, are refreshing. This allows clients to make a real difference, regardless of size or their current organizational design. Hard wired for results, she helps client to motivate their sales teams, even during rollercoaster times, leading towards long-term client relationships, bringing home projects, share growth and new markets.

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Natalie pioneered het career at the strategic buying desk of a Yara subsidiary, SQM/NutriSi. Turning the table from buying to selling, she had a fast track career in the IT-sector before joining Trilations. Her language skills and cultural sensitivity were formed during her economic studies a.o. in Paris and Melbourne.

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Concurrent with her coaching training, recognized by ICF, she now shares her experiences at Your Next Step helping other business to scale fast.

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William Romeyn PhD

Strategic HR, Management development, top team assessment and development.

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Strategic HR

Often called on at moments of change, Williams’ guidance is particularly welcomed where a new strategy has to be implemented through individuals and teams, especially where change affects senior careers. Top team development, especially when a team is newly constituted, requires an understanding of interdependencies, potential synergies and suggestions for cooperation. Succession planning can be tricky, particularly in fast growth environments. Complexity and confidentiality are to combined with plans that guarantee stability and cohesion.

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Having pioneered Executive Coaching 30 years ago, William delivers a comprehensive, intense, and compelling coaching term for self assessment and growth leading to firm recommendations and a longer term plan. Many times William has been asked to assess and rank finalists of an executive search program in order to have an independent view on candidates' purpose of fit with the position and the potential for development.

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Conflict resolution in top-teams. Assisting in finding a way forward after lawyers and accountants have run out of suggestions. Use of sophisticated psychological tools leading to frank and open discussion.

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William is a dual citizen, Dutch and Canadian, and has been living in many countries in Europe, Asia and North America. William has degrees in economics and psychology and managed the largest corporate psychology practice in London UK in the past.

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