Katrien Van Laethem

Katrien Van Laethem

  • Industry

    • ICT
    • Consultancy
    • Automotive
    • Logistics & Transportation
  • Functional expertise domain

    • Project Management
    • Change Management
    • Strategic Management

Business Mentor profile

  • 20 years of experience in Automotive, Consultancy and Transport & Logistics
  • Strong track record in project management
  • Experienced change manager
  • Focused on facilitating personal growth

Unique Katrien

Variation, energy, autonomy, and human connection make Katrien tick. She finds a new challenge every day, like writing with her left hand, i.e. Katrien is always making plans, loves taking on several projects simultaneously, and working with many people. She walks with her dog 300 km a month and is always open to finding a new friend to walk together with to enjoy nice conversations. She beats Japanese Taiko drums, a passion discovered only three years ago. " The perfect combination of using the brains, trusting the unconsciousness, and doing physical exercise," she says. Being free to make her own choices, to decide how to spend her time, to think independently, and to express herself is essential to Katrien.

Broadly interested, Katrien has continued to follow many courses after her initial studies and is still continuing today. Some of them are audit and accountancy, project and program management, NLP and life-changing coach, foot reflexology, LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Designing and facilitating workshops, and most recently M&A’s. In 2021, she started studying Chinese medicine as a holistic and systemic approach that suits her worldview.

That she reads a lot shouldn't come as a surprise. Currently, on her nightstand lies 'The Goldfinch' by Donna Tart

Getting people in motion and seeing them grow by creating awareness around choices, building accountability, and ending a stand-still is why Katrien wants to mentor.

  • “My team has grown significantly this year from 3 to 8 members. I was in a situation between the pressure to deliver immediately and train/coach the team. With the help of Katrien, I put in place a structure and plan to tackle this challenge.“

    • Bérénice
    • VP Delivery

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