Do you want to learn about Personal Development and Leading People? This ‘Get Inspired’ session introduces you to the key elements!

The main focus will be on Personal Leadership, but we’ll also introduce the essentials of Team Leadership and Team Management.

This ‘Get Inspired’ serves as a teaser for an upcoming Leadership Program. This program starts on February 7, 2023, with a one-day training on Personal Leadership.

Learning goal: Gain first awareness about the key elements of Personal Leadership, Team Leadership and Team Management.

Your trainer is Michael Houben, founder of MACH 8. He has a Doctorate in Engineering with 15 years of professional experience, including 10 years in Leadership and People Management.

Connect at our Afterwork drink

Join us @ Brasserie de la Senne to catch up with your colleagues, meet new Pauwels People, share your knowledge & have fun! We will provide drinks and snacks. See you then!

EXTRA: Possibility to follow a guided tour in their brewery (details will follow later)

The purpose of this is course is to help you understand why we make human errors, how to reduce them and what good companies do about it.

In a short journey Kris Van Impe will explain to you what Human Error is and what it isn’t. This will put some light on why we make human errors. How do we do something about reducing them. How good industries do something about it. How can we systematically take care of those Human Error related root causes. Finally, let’s practice on our own environment.

The trainer

Kris Van Impe

My affection for Continuous Improvement and Lean started when I worked for General Motors Belgium, 20 years ago.

Later on I worked at Pfizer where I had the chance of developing my skills in Operational Excellence and where I was trained to become Master Black Belt.

At Pfizer I had the pleasure of improving my knowledge of Human Error Reduction, Lean and Six Sigma. Training, coaching and deploying programs in all those disciplines for Pfizer Belgium, and sometimes also other Pfizer sites in Europe, was my job and my hobby at the same time.

After a period of working as freelance where I gave some training sessions for Pauwels Consulting and other companies, I started working for Pauwels with a project at Biocartis. During that time I continued working on all kinds of OpEx related subjects for Pauwels and for Biocartis.

Over all those years I’ve been attracted to everything regarding OpEx and my passion is turning into an addiction!

Language: English

Stakeholders in manufacturing and prototyping. Who are they? How do you manage business & interpersonal relationships with them?

This inspirational session will give you insights in:

  • Concept briefings
  • R&D mindset
  • The diverse technologies for prototype production, with attention for the latest innovations
  • Distinguish the stakeholders for manufacturing and prototyping: Who are they? How to manage business & interpersonal relations with these people?
  • Understand the process flow(s) in order to assure business continuity

The trainer

Bram Van den Broeck has more than 19 years of experience in product development and mechanical design experience & more than 15 years of project management experience. He’s a product development & innovation consultant with a laser focus on product design & user experience. Bram is owner of Ikonblast. Ikonoblast is a product development & innovation consultancy that develops physical & digital products. Based in Antwerp, Belgium, Ikonoblast operates in a globalized context and serves an international clientele of various sizes, in different industries. Ikonoblast’s 360° service covers the full product development & innovation trajectory, ranging from ideation, via component design, up to manufacturing.

Language: English

Connect at our Afterwork drink

Join us in Hof Ter Zielbeek to catch up with your colleagues, meet new Pauwels People, share your knowledge & have fun! We will provide drinks and snacks. See you then!

We’re hearing more and more about emotional intelligence (EQ), but what exactly is it?

How we handle our emotions is an essential part of “emotional intelligence” (EQ). A concept that is getting more and more attention, but what exactly does it entail? And how does in our brain? You will discover this in this inspiration session. You learn how you can gain more insight into your emotions so you can evolve to self-regulation in five five steps. Besides the theory practical tips & tricks that you can get to work with immediately. get to work immediately.

  • What is the importance is of emotional intelligence at work?
  • How can knowledge about my brain help me increase my EQ?
  • What are the 5 questions that can lead me to more self-regulation?
  • In what ways am I responsible for my emotions?
  • What are effective techniques to regulate our emotions?

The trainer

The Tipping Point is a training and consultancy company that guides organisations in the training and implementation of soft skills. Michel De Gieter will be your host. Michel is keynote speaker, senior trainer/coach & training actor.

Language: English

Learn about personal branding from a professional and discover its importance, power, and dos and don’ts.

Personal branding is a hot topic, but for many it is unknown territory. Why should you start personal branding? What can this medium offer me as a consultant? In this workshop, Daniel will discuss the importance, power, dos and don’ts of personal branding. As LinkedIn is a very important medium nowadays, he will particularly focus on how to use it to your personal advantage. By using striking examples he will show you what works and what doesn’t.

The trainer

Daniel De Kind is one of our internal recruiters passionate about social media, branding, photo- & videography.

Language: English

In a short interactive session we will explore together why we as humans still sometimes have such a hard time with change.

Change is everywhere and faster than ever. In a short interactive session we will explore together why we as humans still sometimes have such a hard time with change.

  • Where does resistance come from?
  • How does it manifest itself?
  • Is it different for everyone or are we all up against the same walls?
  • And of course we want to take a moment to learn from each other’s experiences

The trainer

Ruben Persoone deals with the various facets of organizational improvement. He is active as a corporate trainer, consultant and auditor. His areas of expertise are change management, project management, process optimization, interim management and management coaching, whereby his preference is for the pragmatic approach and offering tangible solutions. In the +15 years that he has been active, he has coached companies in change trajectories, lean and project management. Always with a combination of business growth and People Excellence.

Language: English

Connect at our Afterwork Padel game

Join us @ Padel Waasland Temse to challenge your colleagues into a padel game. Meet new Pauwels People, share your knowledge & have fun!

❗ IMPORTANT: If you subscribe to this event you want to play padel and you can enjoy drinks and snacks afterwards.


  • 17u arrival
  • 17:30-19:30 padel
  • 19:30 drinks & bites
Connect at our Afterwork drink

Join us @ Padel Waasland Temse to network with your colleagues. Meet new Pauwels People, share your knowledge & have fun!

❗ IMPORTANT: If you subscribe to this event you do NOT want to play padel. If you also want to play a padel game, register only for the other event “Afterwork padel & drinks @ Padel Waasland” and not this event.