Embodied leaders have a deep sense of the future they want to create and take actions aligned with their values and vision, even under pressure.

Manu Henrard - founder of NineDots


The leadership challenge

Being a leader is always demanding.

Yes, it brings opportunities, excitement and satisfaction but it also comes with high expectations, unique pressures and sometimes daunting responsibilies.

Many of today's senior executives know the qualities they need to tackle these issues and be great leaders: presence, commitment to a noble purpose, courage, accountability and a high level of integrity and authenticity. But figuring out how to embody those qualities, particularly when they are under pressure, can be more complicated.

Accessing Embodied leadership  

I offer a tailored Embodied Leadership Coaching programme to help leaders bridge this gap between knowledge and skilful action. Using techniques that integrate the mental, physical and emotional, I work with senior executives who want to develop an authentic leadership style that increases performance, resilience and meaning.

My approach

"Embodiment is when your actions consistently reflect your values and your commitment, especially under pressure." Richard Strozzi-Heckler

My coaching is founded on the idea that the actions of successful leaders should align with what they really care about. For this to happen, leaders must deepen their self-awareness and engage with all aspects of themselves - cognitive, physical, emotional and interpersonal - to find meaning and identify behaviours that no longer serve them. Only then can they begin to reprogramme themselves so that old habits are replaced by new and more effective actions.

This approach requires commitment. Ideas alone won’t alter behaviour. But regular practice? That’s the key to meaningful change and it is a cornerstone of my Embodied Leadership programme.

My coaching programme

Manu has the extraordinary skill to teach you things just by listening and asking simple questions.

Ronny Goossens, Chief Digital Officer, Plantyn

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Why me?

For more than 10 years, C-level executives have trusted me to help them improve their performance and find inner peace. And they have appreciated the results.

My somatic approach to executive coaching integrates the mind, body and emotions. It delivers measurable results and can be tailored to your needs.

My background as a senior executive recruiter has given me an understanding of the complexity of senior executives’ work and the pressures they face.

I am certified by some of the leading coaching institutes in the world and hold Master's qualifications in business engineering and international management.

My methods are grounded in my own experiences in coaching and business and influenced by my joyful journey of personal and spiritual growth.

Benefits of leadership coaching

For coachees

The biggest added value of leadership coaching for the individual is higher performance and inner peace through self-mastery.

By increasing awareness of how old habits can affect behaviour in pressurised situations, people can take a step back, regulate their own behaviour and make more productive choices. With continued practice, these new strategies allow them to embody their leadership ideals, leading to higher performance and profound change.

Ultimately, their relationships are more productive, their resilience to pressure is increased, and stress levels are reduced as they achieve more balance.

For the company

Effective leaders can help organisations focus their talents and energy into purposeful action.

Leaders who have transformed the way they think and behave can successfully lead others through transformative changes. They can inspire with their clear, compelling vision for the organisation’s future and empower people by introducing principles such as agility, self-management, co-creation and cross-functional teamwork. This can deliver both financial success and deep cultural change.

We started nearly by chance and ended by sharing one of the most meaningful discussions I ever had.

Marie Gigot – Commercial Director, Parfums Christian Dior, LVMH

Manu HenrardI’m Manu Henrard and I’m an executive coach, recruiter, manager and entrepreneur. I work with leaders to produce new perspectives, fresh behaviours, and fulfilling practices in their lives and businesses. And I love what I do.

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