About us

Partners and a team that are out of the ordinary

 

Since 2008, Convidencia have been guiding companies desiring a more efficient and dynamic management.

We work with passion to prepare the human organisations of the future, by revealing the potential of individuals, and raising the cohesiveness of companies.

We are artisans of the evolution of organisations, and we bring simple and pragmatic solutions that are suited to today’s world.

We create accompaniment projects in French, Dutch, and English, for small, medium and large enterprises.

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Lionel BARETS

Lionel BARETS

Founder and director

Expert in the development of organisations and participative dynamics

“Knowledge, like power, is one of the rare resources that increase when it is shared.”

An engineer by training, Lionel has become an expert in organisational diagnostics and today, with passion, he accompanies many teams in the evolution of their business.

Michel DUCHATEAU

Michel DUCHATEAU

Innovation manager

Expert in innovation, agile project management & entrepreneurship

“An innovative project is 1% ideas, 99% actions.”

A civil engineer by training, Michel is passionate about start-ups and innovation. Today, he is the facilitator of Startup Weekend Europe, and is the person who launched Startup Digest Brussels.

Pauline DEBUSSCHERE

Pauline DEBUSSCHERE

Assistant Manager

“Bosses manage companies, but assistants run bosses”

Pauline helps the Convidencia team in all administrative tasks with a smile and good mood.

Carole Glaude

Carole Glaude

Communication coordinator

Expert in communication, copywriting et content optimisation.

“The key to an efficient communication? The sun cream effect: it has to be light, easy to use and, of course, effective (and if it smells good and has glitters in it, it’s even better!)”

Learning lover, Carole is a creative person who loves finding solutions to optimise work and help people (and companies) to communicate efficiently.

Olivier BEROUDIAUX

Olivier BEROUDIAUX

People bridger

Expert in business development and partnerships

“Wisdom is to have dreams big enough not to lose sight when we pursue them.” – Oscar Wilde

Olivier is a born people bridger. He has a gift for bringing people and companies with a common interest together and  develop opportunities.

Marlène MONTHEILLET

Marlène MONTHEILLET

Manager of the consultants network

Expert in attitudes and sales techniques and operational change support

“A client who complains is still a client who is approaching you. Welcome them, listen, and give them the best you have to offer.”

A commercial engineer by training, Marlene has worked in business development, management, recruitment, and individual and group coaching.

Marleen PEETERS

Marleen PEETERS

Consultant

Expert in pragmatic strategies and action plans’ development

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius

As a corporate psychologist, Marleen is passionate about coaching teams and working on strategic issues to find pragmatic action plans that work for all stakeholders.

Nicole DHAEMER

Nicole DHAEMER

Consultant

Expert in change and business continuity

“Every day is a learning day.”

After various professions within an international company, Nicole now uses her experience to serve people and organisations in order to make them develop their full potential.

Raphaël ROZENBERG

Raphaël ROZENBERG

Consultant

Expert in individual and teams coaching and organisational scattering

As an artisan of people’s development, Raphaël coaches teams and leaders with passion in their transition phases for more than 18 years.

Dorian STUYTS

Dorian STUYTS

Consultant

Expert in internal communication and change management

Dorian is creative and pragmatic: always ready to find new solutions for companies’ communication but never forgetting the importance of a strategic reflection due to the current public’s complexity and their expectations’ diversity.

Ann VAN DE VELDE

Ann VAN DE VELDE

Consultant - Change Manager

Individual & teams coaching (in company)

“It isn’t where you came from, it’s where you’re going that counts.” – Ella Fitzgerald

As change manager, Ann advises and coaches people in a creative and practical way.

Didier MOYSON

Didier MOYSON

Consultant - Change Manager

Expert in training strategy, customer strategy and marketing management

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” George Bernard Shaw

Didier is a talented written and spoken communicator and an enthusiastic and entertaining adult’s trainer.

Lucie BARTHLEN

Lucie BARTHLEN

Consultant

Expert in participative innovation and community development

Lucie uses 21th century’s abilities – creativity, collaboration, entrepreneurship – to reinvent our ways of working and learning.

Testimonials of our clients

After trying to optimise our company’s structure ourselves several times, we made the decision, with my associates, to call a specialised company. Convidencia has quickly shown itself as the best company to assist us by understanding perfectly our motivations, our vision, our specificities and our punctual difficulties.

Thanks to Convidencia’s work, we learned how to know our own company better. We have redefined our organisation, adapted it to real life situations and given everyone the opportunity to achieve their goals. All this required time, but this work was vital to build strong foundations. We have also discovered and mastered new processes and techniques that have helped us to develop cooperation and agility but also to use the potential of our company. All these methods have really found a place in our work and have given us the opportunity to increase our work’s efficiency. From my point of view, the most striking qualities at Convidencia are their listening capacity, their professionalism and a made-to-measure approach.

Nathalie Dumont

C.E.O., Karott

Further to an ADP conference held by Lionel Barets I called on Convidencia to develop Participative Dynamics actions in my teams. Considering my organisational context, I chose a segmented approach with several ad hoc interventions that could gradually support the collaboration which I wanted to set up in my company.

In these different exercises, Convidencia’s preparation of the seminars was always high-quality. They proposed made to measure solutions that really matched with my needs and they all were built according to my organisation’s level of development.

Convidencia competes in the very specific market of Participative Dynamics but also brings a real capacity to be able to work in professional environment. Their knowledge of organisational models and how they work is a great asset. The analytical vision on the organisation and Lionel’s realistic approach helped me to gradually make the change that I wanted.

Eric Vanhaelen

Directeur Human Resources & Facilities, Nagelmackers

Convidencia was recommended to me by a former customer. As a good doubting Thomas, I followed a training in Participative Dynamics with Lionel Barets who later became a trainer at ICHEC. Then, I call on Convidencia to be part of a project to reorganise ICHEC lifelong learning.

What particularly pleased me about this project was Lionel’s ability to understand the organisational logics and manage complex issues. Lionel is not only an expert in participative methods but also in analyses of corporate structures. He contributed to the content and asked us the right questions. This skill was very useful for the strategic exercises related to governance that I had to put in place.

Brigitte Hudlot

Director, ICHEC -Entreprises

The experiences I had with the consultants were not always positive because the quality of the services didn’t systematically match the promises that was given. But I must say that after working with them several times they did bring us a lot.

I think this is especially due to Lionel Barets. who has the capacity to analyse at a very high level and a very good ability to identify personalities within teams. He is able to put all this into music!

Carl Laurent

C.E.O. Belux, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

I contacted Convidencia, as Human Resources Manager at the STIB, because I wanted my team to be more performant in mature decision-making. I wanted to make our meetings more efficient and empower my staff. As a good consultant, Lionel Barets directly touched on a sore spot and advised me about the solution I was looking for.

Our first collaboration happened during a training course in Participative Dynamics. We had directly plunged him into a real meeting case from which we were expecting concrete results and shared decisions on a particularly sensitive subject. He got through brilliantly and we continued to collaborate on other ad-hoc initiatives such as the training of HR Business Partners and the Diversity Council.

Thanks to the following results and the enthusiasm generated, other departments started to do the same.

I warmly recommend Convidencia for its great expertise in developing organisations and for its services that meet the workers’ needs. They are more and more asking for meaning and participative techniques that can support these needs. I personally believe a lot in collaborative models.

Bauduin Auquier

Partner, AgileMaker

I started working with Convidencia when we were trying to define the strategy at the Christian Mutual Insurance Company. In order to implement the new strategy, we had to manage a partial intern reorganization and create a new direction assembling coworkers from several departments. It was a great challenge to involve people concerned by this change. We had to know how to do it concretely. The Participative Dynamics Model offers all the required tools to realise such process of integration. I was quickly convinced and I became a supporter of the method. I was looking for a partner who could convince me that we would set a successful project. Convidencia became this partner because she had experience enough to do so.

I find their work method impressive: simple and practical tools that work perfectly well. Another strong point, according me, is Convidencia’s mental flexibility : they measure the change’s temperature all along and give pieces of advice adapted to the situation.

Luc de Kerf

Strategy & Development Manager, Christian Mutual Insurance Company

They trust Convidencia

 

With the references from its network and its partners, Convidencia’s expertise is now richer by having designed accompaniment projects with more than 200 organisations.

 

Convidencia helps as well SMB as big companies like :

Press and medias

 

Podcasts and videos

Clown d’entreprise chez Convidencia

Daisy Croquette at the RTBF

During the show “7 à la Une”on the RTBF, Daisy Croquette helps the lovely Convidencia’s team with an unique innovative workshop 🙂

Les origines de Convidencia, HR Meetup

15th of may 2014

In this podcast, Lionel Barets introduces Convidencia: a company that guides other  companies desiring a more efficient and dynamic management and brings simple and pragmatic solutions in order to reveal people and make companies rise.

Press

“Les Hackathons se professionnalisent”, Trends, July 2017

An interview of Michel Duchateau from Convidencia (and not Confidencia, as the journalist unfortunately wrote it), an article by Gilles Quoistiaux.

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“Hackin2017, le fruit de la collaboration avec Kinshasa”, La Capitale, July 2017

An interview of Michel Duchateau (the aforesaid expert in hackathon for the Region of Brussels) from Convidencia, an article written by Isabelle Anneet.
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Read also the article Retour sur #HacKin2017, le Hackathon de la ville de Kinshasa on the blog Makanisi and the article  Retour sur #HacKin2017, le Hackathon de la ville de Kinshasa on Economico.

 

“Ascens heet voortaan Appelblauwzeegroen”, Het Gazet van Antwerp, June 2017

An article about Appelblauwzeegroen with a line about Convidencia that had the pleasure to introduce ParticipAgile during their launch party.

PDF version here :

 

“Le chef, c’est nous !”, HR Magazine, February 2017

« A success story of a change accompaniment by Convidencia at the Christian Mutual Insurance Company ». An interview of Lionel Barets from Convidencia and of Nicolas Chapaux and Valérie Cornez from the Christian Mutual Insurance Company, an article written by François Weerts.

PDF version here : RHMag_Fev2017 - overview

“Portrait Convidencia”, Trends, February 2017

« Convidencia helps companies in their desire of change ». An interview of Lionel Barets and Michel Duchateau, an article written by Fabrice Lambert.

PDF version here : Trends overview

“L’impro en entreprise, ça fait du bien !”, RHmagazine, November 2016

«Improvisation helps to set up an atmosphere conducive to collective intelligence». An interview of Lionel Barets and Florence Pire, an article written by François Weerts.

PDF version here : Lionel Barets et Florence Pire dans HRMagazine novembre 2016

“Portrait Convidencia”, CCI Mag, october 2016

«Help companies to evolve serenely….»

An interview of Lionel Barets, an article written by Stéphanie Heffinck.

On the CCIMag website: here

PDF version here :

Convidencia CCI Mag octobre 2016

Relations sociales et maturité des organisations, l’Echo, April 2014

«The arrival of the union is, mot of the time, dreaded, not welcomed by the CEO and by some of the most committed coworkers.»

An article written by Partick Namotte & Lionel Barets.

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Maturité des organisations et relations sociales, l’Echo, March 2014

«An organisation’s maturity matches the development of several abilities that enable it to adapt itself to its environment.»

An article written by Partick Namotte & Lionel Barets.

PDF version here :
Convidencia dans l'Echo 2014-03-06 photo

Relations sociales et participation, l’Echo, July 2013

«The mechanisms of participative dynamics enable to pacify relationships.»

An article written by Partick Namotte & Lionel Barets.

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Relations sociales et dynamique participative?, l’Echo, June 2013

«Participative dynamics don’t identify power games. They offer simple mechanisms to restrict them by channeling  people around the table’s ego.»

An article written by Partick Namotte & Lionel Barets.

PDF version ici :
Convidencia dans l'Echo 2013-06-06 photo

Pour des réunions efficaces, la Libre Belgique, April 2013

«Based on, among others, the decision by consent, participative dynamics lead to other relationships. The STIB gave it a try.»

An article written by Solange Berger following the interview of Bauduin Auquier and Lionel Barets

PDF version here :
Convidencia STIB 2013-04-06 photo