About

About

Ambits reinforces managers in their leadership through business mentoring. To bring people and business into balance.

Ambits' services are centered on pragmatically guiding your people in their transition to becoming effective leaders.

Our vision

Helping to achieve your leadership ambitions

We reinforce managers in their leadership via the guidance of business mentors with the expertise and the wisdom to create an immediate and sustainable impact.

Team

  • Gerrit Sarens - Founder

    Gerrit Sarens - Founder

    An all-around entrepreneur with strong academic roots: 10+ years as a professor at several national and international universities.

    Hands-on experience as consultant, coach, and director in diverse organizational contexts.

    Proven mentoring experience in diverse fields. Strong interest in leadership challenges.

    A clear vision of how to align people and business.

    Impact

  • Veerle Seymus - Founder

    Veerle Seymus - Founder

    Seasoned HR consultant & manager with a burning passion for talent and competency development.

    High preference for SMEs and fast-growing companies. My energy kick is organization, structure, systems, processes, and tooling.

    Experienced entrepreneur with a nose for business development and connecting people.

    Better leaders make happier people, make successful organizations that create a better world.

    "Clear is kind."

  • David Van der Smissen - Business Partner

    David Van der Smissen - Business Partner

    Business advisor with commercial flair. Passion for business development & helping clients grow and overcome obstacles.

    Curious by nature and always there to think along towards solutions.

    Experience as a consultant, in customer service and mostly in sales, with a keen interest in change management and technology.

    People and culture are the cornerstones of any successful (digital) transformation; you better take good care of your people!

  • Hans Swaeb - Business Partner

    Hans Swaeb - Business Partner

    Experienced commercial executive with a degree in literature and philosophy.

    International C-level career in media and telecommunications.

    At his best when practicing outspoken, laser beam consulting advice through deep listening skills and questioning.

    Natural leader and mentor, willing to share the lessons learned from his failures and success.

    Believes that one should go where life takes you, likes to move through time and space with purpose.

  • Luc Missinne - Business Partner

    Luc Missinne - Business Partner

    A serial entrepreneur with specific background in communications. Both international and national career as an independent consultant.

    Broad experience in different sectors with the main focus and a keen interest in change management and digital transformation.

    Respected leader, mentor, and entrepreneur.

    A firm believer in a value chain, starting with the people in an organization. People don’t follow or leave organizations; they leave or follow their leaders.

  • Anke Van de Velde - Business Partner

    Anke Van de Velde - Business Partner

    Solid background in several commercial management roles within the Benelux Cosmetics & Retail Industry.

    Highly empathic people manager with a strong belief that people are what makes companies agile.

    Strong focus on business development through active listening and thorough understanding of companies' needs, challenges, and opportunities.

    Driven by human interactions and genuine connections, they are convinced that they create opportunities to learn or teach.

  • Dirk Roosen - Business Partner

    Dirk Roosen - Business Partner

    Studied Medicine, Industrial Marketing, and Pharmaceutical Management.

    Certified by the British Psychological Society on Professional Development.

    A global experience in positions of sales management, International sales operations management, and business unit management with P&L responsibilities, Interim management.

    Entrepreneur focusing on assessment and guiding individuals, teams, and organizations towards stretched results on a quantitative and qualitative basis.

    An appreciated mentor with a passion and strong belief in the strength of people.

  • Liesbet Peeters

    Liesbet Peeters

    A purpose-driven leader with extensive experience in the pharmaceutical supply chain combining technical expertise with leadership skills.

    Passionate about people development, process improvement, and business transformation.

    Highly motivated by creating and working in high-performing teams to innovate, improve and co-create.

    A firm believer in the value of human-centric organizations where people genuinely belong.

    As a mentor, I love to guide people to unlock their full potential and become their best authentic selves.

    "What we know matters, but who we are matters more."

  • Marie Croes

    Marie Croes

    Industrial engineering student in Life Sciences with interest in the applications that can be impactful in medicine and climate.

    I enjoy being productive for Ambits after a hard day at school. I get my energy from drawing up to-do lists and ticking them off afterward. I meet a lot of interesting people and learn something new every day.

    To recharge my batteries, I love to walk or jog and enjoy nature. One of my dreams is to discover as much as possible about our globe and its beautiful nature.

    By getting older and getting to know myself better, I have realized that I am a perfectionist and have a hard time believing in myself and the things I can do. In the future, it will be essential to grow in this and be more assertive for the challenges that will still come my way.

    The more positive energy you throw into the universe, the more positive energy it gives you back.”

  • Board of Advice

    Board of Advice

    Five people from our professional environment believe in us and want to build Ambits with us. Their critical eye keeps us sharp and focused.


  • Saskia Kinds

    Saskia Kinds

    Entrepreneur with solid perseverance and commitment, focusing on results and solutions. Enthusiastic and inspiring, flexible and comfortable in multidisciplinary and multicultural environments.

    Experienced in service organizations and familiar with start-up and scale-up companies. Loves technology and innovation as an enabler of business. Believes in the power of people and leadership to make things happen.

    "People never forget leaders who made them better."

  • Gil Dumarey

    Gil Dumarey

    Passionate & seasoned FMCG leader with a good view from different sides of the business: Retail, Detail, Producer & Wholesaler.

    Having worked in several types of organizations (multinational, cooperation, family-owned), I firmly believe that through coaching and/or mentoring, individuals and teams can grow beyond themselves.

    Pragmatic bridge builder with a growth mindset and open to an intellectual challenge.

    As a foodie, my heart beats faster for Startups in food. I believe in cross-contamination & matchmaking between corporates & start/scale-ups.

    I truly believe that culture eats strategy for breakfast and that feedback is the breakfast for champions.

    Purpose – Values – Culture – Impact

  • Katrien Yde

    Katrien Yde

    Thirty-five years of experience in the financial sector, including 17 years at Generale Bank - Fortis in the corporate segment and 18 years at Truncus Wealth as a trusted advisor to wealthy families. Her drive, service, and customer focus are the foundations of Truncus Wealth.

    Avid cyclist. Loves nature and the sea.

    "When you have found your passion, the path to entrepreneurship is evident."

  • Mattias Losoli

    Mattias Losoli

    Inspiring entrepreneur with a strong passion for personal development. He was elected CEO for One Month at a young age, gave two TEDx talks, and founded the start-up Talk To C, where he helps young professionals reach their maximum potential.

    My life mission? Inspiring people to become the best version of themselves!

    Believes strongly in the power of mentoring AND reverse mentoring to enable growth.

    My Life in three Ps: Positive, Passion, and Perseverance.

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