I use techniques inspired by neuroscience, mindfulness, martial arts and social psychology to help senior executives become inspiring and authentic leaders.

Embodied leadership

Practical strategies that result in profound and measurable change

My tailored Embodied leadership coaching programme is a challenging 6-8-month coaching experience. It combines meaningful conversation with interactive exercises in self-observation and self-empowerment.

I use creative thinking and healthy practice, as well as rigorous behavioural work to lead you to fresh perspectives and rewarding new patterns of action. Sessions take place on a monthly or bi-monthly basis - in person or by Skype - and last for approximately 1.5 hours.

Programme details

"Real change is embodied." Richard Strozzi-Heckler

My embodied leadership programme may include the following components:

1 · SETTING MEANINGFUL INTENTION

State what you want to be

The programme starts with a declaration of your commitment to a future possibility. You learn to listen to yourself; reconnect with what you truly care about; create a meaningful declaration on intent; define your conditions of satisfaction, and appoint your support network. This very personal commitment is your unique leadership purpose.

2 · DEVELOPING SOMATIC AWARENESS

Do what you have to do

Somatic awareness makes it possible to step away from old habits to shape a more authentic way of leading. You increase choice by considering new ways of acting, feeling, thinking and being. This allows you to keep your behaviour aligned with your leadership commitment, even when you’re under pressure.

3 · CONNECTING WITH OTHERS

Inspire others to join you

You develop a practical and personal approach to building trust and engaging fully and skilfully in generative conversations. You go beyond language and engage your full body in the learning to maximise alignment and impact.

4 · EMBODYING CHOICES

Practice your way to mastery

Masters become masters because they love to practice. This is true in sport, in music and also in leadership. With somatic practice, you learn to put your body into action in a meaningful and sustainable way. You explore different types of practices that will support your leadership transformation: awareness, attention, conversation, movement or breathing. These somatic practices are fundamental because they help you embody your values and your commitment.

MANAGING ENERGY

Explore your personal resources

We can all increase our energy, starting now. We can even intentionally cultivate our energy by making it a conscious practice. During coaching, you explore your personal resources and increase your resilience, your ability to “bounce back”, to see possibilities and to stay connected during and after times of stress.

The benefits

You learn how to bridge the gap from knowledge to embodiment.

Embodied leadership coaching is a journey of self-exploration that is designed to:

  • Deepen your approach to learning by integrating your body, emotions and mind as equal sources of information
  • Explore who you are and who you want to become
  • Guide you towards the qualities that will make you an effective and inspiring leader
  • Teach you to understand your state of mind, how you feel and how you approach problems in order to act skilfully and meaningfully even in times of troubles
  • Develop personal life practices to support your journey towards exemplary leadership.

Through this programme, you learn to lead with authenticity, manage effectively through conflict, balance conflicting priorities, listen and share leadership, increase impact, and build resilience to the pressures of the modern business environment. All this through self-mastery and disciplined practice.


Manu made me dig deep to understand what I needed to do or do better: to align my emotions, my body and my actions. Each session was a step in the right direction and helped me to be a better leader.

Olivier Deutschmann, Former CEO Alcomotiv

Olivier Deutschmann

Participant profile

I work with senior executives, managers and entrepreneurs who want to access their full leadership potential.

My clients are people who are operating at or near the top of their organisation. They’re strong, driven, ambitious leaders with high expectations, both of themselves and others. They want to access their full potential, as leaders and as human beings, and see coaching as a way to enhance their performance.


How to get started

The right partnership

A good relationship is essential. After all, we can only make positive progress if we trust one another and if our expectations are well matched. Because of this, I like to meet my clients for an introductory session before we commit to the coaching programme. It allows us both to ensure that our personalities and our attitudes to the coaching process are compatible before we begin.

His way of developing the “person” helped me to work with more serenity in my day-to-day life and hence brought me to a higher level of management.

Valerie Pierre, COO Marketing & Operations Director - Microsoft Belux

Sustaining leadership coaching

What happens after the programme?

For leaders who have completed the Embodied Leadership programme, I offer follow-up coaching sessions upon request. The frequency of sessions can be customised, with longer coaching sessions (1.30 to 2.30 hours each) where the leader identifies topics or areas for discussion and we can review how the coaching works in a real-world setting.

Practical information

I am based in Tervuren (10 minutes away from Brussels). My office address is: Arboretumlaan 46, 3080 Tervuren.

Most of my clients come to see me in person, which I recommend as I believe a physical distance from the client’s usual place of work during coaching sessions is helpful.

I can also travel to see clients, if required and am available to work by video conferencing.

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