Rudi Baert started his career in one of the main Belgian Banks and gradually worked his way up. Next to commercial activities he gradually built up a solid experience in HR training and consulting both in the bank and outside. In 1997 he started with Learning & Asset Development (L&AD) because of his very basic yet refreshing belief that what makes us human is far from being a weakness. On the contrary, it is our greatest strength and asset!
Nicolas Delebois is a multifaceted HR professional with broad expertise in Human Resources in general and compensation & benefit, organisational development & staffing, more specifically training, guidance and coaching. For several years, he occupied a range of HR functions in important Belgian and international companies, until he decided in 2003 to put his experience and expertise at service of organisations as L&AD consultant and trainer and since the end of 2009 also as business Partner.
We have a network of consultants who, though very different individually and coming from highly varied walks of life, all have a number of vital points in common.
Each and every one of the trainer-consultants working within L&AD has at one stage of their life run a business or held a strategic position in an organisation. This means that far from being ivory-tower theoreticians, they are hardened, well-experienced practitioners.
They are committed to seeing their clients’ projects through to the end.
Coaching, rather than training
Stimulate behaviour change and thus create the necessary structure and organisational context takes priority over training. Training is nothing more than a means.
General practitioners rather than specialists
Indeed, drawing from a varied reserve of hands-on experience, the L&AD team sees itself as general practitioners rather than specialists. They will audit each situation carefully before proposing a solution, instead of going in with preconceived ideas and theories.
Learning must be fun
Having said all this, one other remarkable trait of the L&AD team is certainly worth mentioning is the fact that they all believe that hard and serious work can be done while having fun! Indeed, they take their cue from children who, all over the world, manage to learn and absorb new things continuously in a natural and playful way.
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