About

About

Ambits reinforces managers in their leadership through Business Mentoring. To bring your people and business into balance.

Your people are struggling to implement a new strategy. Your implementation is out of control due to human bottlenecks. You attempt to solve it with training, coaching, and more consultancy. We’ve heard it time and time again.

Ambits offers a new service, centered on pragmatically guiding your people in their personal transition in becoming an effective leader.

Our vision

Helping to achieve your leadership ambitions

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

  • Ambits Northern Star

    Ambits Northern Star

    Basic and fundamental beliefs that guide and motivate our attitudes and actions


    1. Self-awareness: the ability to see ourselves clearly and objectively through reflection and introspection


    2. Growth mindset: with a growth mindset we are convinced our skills and intelligence are improved with effort and persistence.
    We embrace challenges, push out of our comfort zone, persist through obstacles, learn from criticism, and seek out inspiration in others’ success


    3. Authenticity: we are true to our own’s personality, values, and character. We aspire to be sincere, honest, and reliable


    4. Humility: our behavior is grounded in a fundamental belief in equality and respect for others


    5. Servanthood: we focus primarily on the growth and well-being of other people and the communities to which they belong.
    We strive to put the needs of others first and to help other people to achieve their objectives

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 on 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. Organization, structure, systems, processes, and tooling is my energy kick.

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

    Better leaders make happier people make successful organizations make a better world.

    Impact

  • 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 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 strong believer in a value chain that starts 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 the needs, challenges, and opportunities of companies.

    Driven by human interactions and true connections, convinced that they create opportunities either to learn or to 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.

  • Board of Advice

    Board of Advice

    Vijf mensen uit onze professionele omgeving die erg geloven in ons en mee Ambits willen uitbouwen. Hun kritische oog houdt ons scherp en gefocust.


  • Saskia Kinds

    Saskia Kinds

    Entrepreneur with strong 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 in order 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 strongly 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

    35 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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