What we do

Thematic Workshops and Seminars

Neuroleadership curriculum

Neuro-Leadership is an action-oriented philosophy which allows people to come together, talents to shine, and presence to be fully experienced. Change becomes sustainable by integrating approaches based on neuroscience, human behavioural science and martial arts. The objective is to find harmony between well-being and performance. Suitable for everybody, without any prequalification.

Exclusive Programme

The Neuro-Leadership curriculum integrates three action levels: neuronal – team – system.
The programme comprises three steps:

  • Filling out, on an individual basis, a powerful questionnaire developed by IME in Paris (called VIP2A)
  • One-on-one debriefing: 1h30
  • Four 1-day modules
The curriculum is based on 10 rigorous skills which the participants will acquire and practice throughout the programme

Module 1: Acquiring the basics of neuro-leadership

  • Putting the 10 skills into practice
  • Integrating the 3 levels of intervention
  • Preventing the 5 types of toxic management

Module2 – Reveal natural talents and synergies

  • Getting to know the 8 natural talents
  • Managing hyperinvestment
  • Bringing together and combining different talents

Module 3 – Develop a spirit of cooperation

  • Cooperation seen through the lens of neuroscience
  • Putting neurocommunication tools into practice
  • Practicing the art of collective intelligence

Module 4 – Create a system that lives and grows

  • Creating a bio-dynamic team
  • Developing a systemic view
  • Putting bio-systemic tools into practice

An innovative teaching method

Through physical and cognitive exercises, you will learn how to move ahead while remaining anchored. By exploring conditioned responses, you will learn how to distance yourself from them, if you wish to do so, and thus make new choices. Our teaching method combines martial arts, neuropedagogy, coaching, play-based learning and practice groups.

Throughout the programme, each participant receives templates, memo cards, articles and a handbook. Many of the issues addressed in this module are derived from following book: Toxic Management: how to deal with harassment, intransigence, and impossible tasks … [Sorry, only available in French]

Neuro-Coaching curriculum

The Neuro-Coaching programme is a powerful and effective path towards self-fulfilment, through the activation of neuronal processes that allow participants to free themselves. Neuro-Coaching is an action-oriented philosophy that thoroughly combines neuroscience, human behavioural science and martial arts. Suitable for everybody, without any prequalification.

The Detox and Grow process

Created by Chantal Vander Vorst, the Detox and Grow process is a rigorous springboard towards self-excellence, a virtuous spiral that will lead you higher and higher::

  • “Grow” moments : Be bold, consider change
  • “Detox” moments : Get rid of the unnecessary
  • “Go” moments : Make conscious decisions
  • “Stop” moments: Assess the situation

Each moment comprises:

  • Detailed assessment grids
  • Powerful tools
The curriculum is based on 10 rigorous skills which the participants will acquire and practice throughout the programme

Exclusive 4-day programme

Module 1: Applying the Detox and Grow Process

  • The Detox and Grow Process and its 4 “moments” or steps
  • The 10 neuro-coaching skills
  • “Containers” or neuro-archetypes

Module 2: Practising and cultivating open-mindedness

  • Integrating open-mindedness into the Detox and Grow Process
  • Exercises to stimulate open-mindedness
  • Experience the link between cerebral neurones, heart and stomach

Module 3: Release natural sources of energy

  • Integrate the 8 bio-types developed by IME (Paris) into the Detox and Grow Process
  • Making the distinction between sustained and acquired motivations
  • Constellations linked to bio-types, open what needs to be opened

Module 4: Release the brakes

  • Conditioned responses linked to social image
  • Conditioned responses linked to “fitting in”
  • Getting rid of the unnecessary

Our powerful teaching method combines martial arts, neuropedagogy, coaching, play-based learning and practice groups. Throughout the programme, each participant receives templates, memo cards, articles and a handbook.

Using our brain to learn

Every person involved in teaching (trainer, teacher…) would gain from becoming an expert in human behaviours.
Our curriculum consists of 4 complementary modules
  1. Integrate neuropedagogy and play-based learning into the learning process
  2. Personality-based learning
  3. Manage challenging behaviours
  4. Working on one’s attitude through coaching

1. Integrate neuropedagogy and play-based learning into the learning process

Neuropedagogy encourages a sustainable learning process by helping the learner to better use her/his cerebral resources. Neuropedagogy is the discipline that brings together science and pedagogy. It aims to stimulate certain parts of the brain in such a way that it creates new connections.

The objectives of this module are to:

  • Identify and mobilise the different brain territories. Use the brain plasticity of the learners in order to facilitate the long-term retention of what has been learned
  • Acquire practical neuropedagogical and play-based learning tools, which are transferable to any type of learning process
  • Reveal the collective intelligence of the group

2. Personality-based learning

We all have “primary personality” traits, stemming from the post-natal imprint mechanism.These traits structure and define our deep, sustained and even unalterable motivations. When we let these traits express themselves, we open a bottom-less reservoir of motivation, energy and pleasure in the action. Then, throughout the course of life, under stimulation of our environment, we develop “secondary personality” traits. These generate more superficial motivations, which are changing and depend on performance and recognition and expose us to demotivation and stress.

The objectives of this module are to:

  • Get acquainted with different dynamics and personalities
  • Learn how to learn in a way that is motivating
  • Adapt the learning process to different personalities
  • Take a step back, identify the main teaching styles and dare to be different

3. Manage challenging behaviours

Teaching and learning are also highly relational acts: human behaviours play an important role in it.

The following tools and approaches will be considered and put into practice during this module:

  • The art of the open-ended question
  • How to address a stressed-out person and start a genuine dialogue
  • How to adapt communications to the level of understanding of the person you are speaking to
  • How to deal with dominating personalities and emerge stronger from a power struggle
  • How to address “bad faith” (dishonesty) and look at this behaviour from a different angle

4. Working on one’s attitude through coaching

The goal of coaching is to bring out the potential and resources in everyone. Coaching was born in the sporting world. Coaching was born in the sporting world. Coaching is a transformation process. The coach’s job, regardless of her/his field of activity or intervention, is “to support a person or a group of persons in order to reach objectives faster and more effectively, as compared to a situation where this person or group of persons would be alone.” The objectives of this module are to:

  • Help learners spring into action
  • Reach objectives faster and more effectively
  • Foster learners’ autonomy in relation to their successes and learning process
  • Understand and practice coaching
  • Use the main tools: vision, active listening, questioning, requests, feedback
Samouraï-Coach curriculum

The anchored coach: harnessing the power of the body in the coaching process

For transformation to happen, this exclusive programme includes an often forgotten component: the wisdom of the body. We shall approach it through martial arts: a life philosophy that leans to the values and practice of coaching. “Karate” means “empty hands”. It is about an intense training of body and mind. “Empty hands” refers to “no weapon”. The body then reveals all its might. Suitable for everybody, without any prequalification.

The Detox and Grow process

Created by Chantal Vander Vorst, the Detox and Grow process is a rigorous springboard towards self-excellence, a virtuous spiral that will lead you higher and higher::

  • “Grow” moments : Be bold, consider change
  • “Detox” moments : Get rid of the unnecessary
  • “Go” moments : Make conscious decisions
  • “Stop” moments: Assess the situation

Each moment comprises:

  • Detailed assessment grids
  • Powerful tools
In the coaching process, we are working with ourselves: we are the main tool. During this curriculum, we shall move our focus from mind to body, in order to learn its language and reveal its might

Exclusive 2 or 4-day programme

Objectives

  • Acquire new coaching tools using the body
  • Develop an upright posture, based on fairness and inspiration
  • Develop a global approach to coaching
  • Develop and make use of intuition during the coaching process
  • Integrate values and philosophy of martial arts into coaching

Contents

  • Module 1: the Detox and Grow process
  • Module 2: the somatic transformation
  • Module 3: growing through the body
  • Module 4: getting rid of the unnecessary

Our powerful teaching method combines martial arts, neuropedagogy, coaching, play-based learning and practice groups. Throughout the programme, each participant receives templates, memo cards, articles and a handbook.

Change and neuroscience curriculum

Consultancy services for your company and/or training of change agents. Becoming an enthusiastic and effective change agent by combining the latest neuroscience research and the most recent methods applied to facilitate change. The objective is to find harmony between well-being and performance. Suitable for everybody, without any prequalification.

An Exclusive Approach

Our approach is made of six universes, each of them addressing a key dimension of change. We then associate each of them with the most appropriate mindset. Both the “hard skills” and the “soft skills” dimensions of change are taken into account.

Benefits

  • Action-oriented methodology and tools including the hard and soft aspects of change management
  • Insight into the functioning of the brain
  • A new way of coping with change
  • An intervention toolkit

Module 1 – Take ownership of change

  • Understand the functioning of the brain and its impact on change
  • Develop a global perspective
  • Practise mental agility
  • Familiarise oneself with the 6 universes of change

Module 2 – Mobilise stakeholders

  • Organise a synergy workshop
  • Map stakeholders and their roles
  • Learn to use neurocommunication tools
  • Create the governance model

Module 3 – Create the change strategy

  • Diagnose the type of change
  • Create or choose the change strategy
  • Monitor progress
  • Build a bio-systemic environment

Module 4 – Manage human risks

  • Hyper-investment risks
  • Stress as key indicator
  • Coping with difficult behaviours
  • Breaking compartmented approaches

Module 5 – Implement change

  • Develop a coaching attitude
  • Pass on energy and enthusiasm
  • Put facilitation and collective intelligence tools and methodologies into practice
  • Understand and manage resistance

Module 6 – Stay on track

  • Finding the energy to keep going
  • Staying on track: me, the team, stakeholders, the project

An innovative teaching method

Through physical and cognitive exercises, you will learn how to move ahead while remaining anchored. By exploring conditioned responses, you will learn how to distance yourself from them, if you wish to do so, and thus make new choices. Our teaching method combines martial arts, neuropedagogy, coaching, play-based learning and practice groups.

Throughout the programme, each participant receives templates, memo cards, articles and a handbook. Many of the issues addressed in this module are derived from following book: Toxic Management: how to deal with harassment, intransigence, and impossible tasks … [Sorry, only available in French]

The power of the feminine curriculum

Remember your future

This curriculum is part of the Charabia Mouvement: light-hearted, powerful and joyful, sowing seeds of life. The goal of the Power of the Feminine curriculum is to crystallise a return to female solidarity. It enables to regain ownership and take responsibility of our might. “When someone lives fully, others do the same”. Clarissa Pinkola Estes. For all women, without any prequalification.

This curriculum combines several approaches

  1. Daily meditation
  2. Human brain functioning and neuroscience
  3. Poetic approach of the self
  4. Revelation of might through martial arts
  5. Initiatory journey through storytelling/tales
  6. Freeing oneself through (de)-dramatic art
  7. Sharing experience

Benefits of this curriculum :

  • Three coaches make up a surprising team
  • Fun and inspiring memo cards, games and learning tools
  • A joyful and bold approach
  • We take care of each and every participant

For those who are interested

We advocate for the use of a powerful self-knowledge tool: VIP2A. The tool was developed by IME in Paris and stems from 30-year interdisciplinary research and field expertise. It explores the various facets of the behavioural dynamics of a person :

  • Unconditional motivations
  • Natural leadership style
  • Conditional motivations
  • Self-confidence and confidence in others
  • Coping modalities

Facilitators

Marie-Cécile Verbist

  • Professionnal actor
  • C.F.I.P certified coach
  • Facilitator, trainer, speaker

Véronique De Croës

  • Comedian
  • Puppeteer
  • Co-founder of artists’ collective « Charabia »

Chantal Vander Vorst

  • Founder of Detox and Grow
  • Entrepreneur
  • Trainer, coach, consultant
Resilience and Adaptability – 8 online modules

Online training

Lunchtime seminars : Resilience

Resilience is our ability to return to a powerful and serene state of equilibrium no matter what happens. It is a skill that we will develop during this course.

How ? Through 8 online modules of 1 hour each.

Benefits :

Each module takes place online in the presence of Chantal Vander Vorst, and includes

  • Knowledge and facts to better understand
  • Exercises to develop resilience and adaptability
  • A guided thematic meditation
  • A behavioural anchoring exercise ispired by martial arts
  • One summary sheet per module
  • Suggestions for exercises, food-for-thought and further readings from one module to the next.

Agenda :

  • Module 1: the power of the brain. Observation: a part of the brain allows us to be resilient and to adapt, but it is overridden by our “autopilot”. Our goal: to set it free.
  • Module 2: the link between emotions, behavior, thoughts, and … our genes. Observation: we have 60 to 70,000 thoughts per day and more than 90 % of these are the same as the thoughts of the day before. Our goal: to develop a virtuous circle.
  • Module 3: stress, stressors and stressability. Observation: Stress is an instinctive state of emergency which, in humans, appears in more than 95% of cases for irrational reasons. Our goal: to weed out the unnecessary.
  • Module 4 : mental cages Observation: each time we recall a negative memory in our thoughts, we produce chemical reactions and we relive the event as if it were there. but… is that really the case, here and now? Rarely. Our goal: to release blockages.
  • Module 5: Crossing the River of Change Observation : resilience and adaptability are skills, they can be developed. Why is it sometimes so difficult when these skills are genetically programmed in us? Our goal: to create the motivation to evolve.
  • Module 6: Building up discipline. Observation: changing a psychological, emotional or behavioural habit requires awareness, rigour and discipline. Our goal : to anchor change.
  • Module 7 : anchoring oneself Observation: the Automatic Mental Mode makes us loose our focus and leads us into narratives that are often negative. Why? Because in the wild, this memory of danger is essential to avoid it. Our goal: to stay the course.
  • Module 8: creating your dream through visualisation. Observation: the vitality, prosperity and longevity of a wish or project corresponds to the vitality, prosperity and longevity of its owner. Our goal : to create the conditions for change.
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Module 1: the power of the brain.

Observation: a part of the brain allows us to be resilient and to adapt, but it is overridden by our “autopilot”. Our goal: to set it free.

 

Module 2: the link between emotions, behavior, thoughts, and … our genes.

Observation: we have 60 to 70,000 thoughts per day and more than 90 % of these are the same as the thoughts of the day before. Our goal: to develop a virtuous circle.

 

Module 3: stress, stressors and stressability.

Observation: Stress is an instinctive state of emergency which, in humans, appears in more than 95% of cases for irrational reasons.

 

Module 4 : mental cages

Observation: each time we recall a negative memory in our thoughts, we produce chemical reactions and we relive the event as if it were there. but… is that really the case, here and now? Rarely.

 

Module 5: Crossing the River of Change

Observation : resilience and adaptability are skills, they can be developed. Why is it sometimes so difficult when these skills are genetically programmed in us?

 

Module 6: Building up discipline.

Observation: changing a psychological, emotional or behavioural habit requires awareness, rigour and discipline.

 

Module 7 : anchoring oneself

Observation: the Automatic Mental Mode makes us loose our focus and leads us into narratives that are often negative. Why? Because in the wild, this memory of danger is essential to avoid it.

 

Module 8: creating your dream through visualisation.

Observation: the vitality, prosperity and longevity of a wish or project corresponds to the vitality, prosperity and longevity of its owner.

Coaching

One-on-one coaching

The Neuro-Coaching programme is a powerful and effective path towards self-fulfilment, through the activation of neuronal processes that allow participants to free themselves. Neuro-Coaching is an action-oriented philosophy that thoroughly combines neuroscience, human behavioural science and martial arts. Suitable for everybody, without any prequalification.

The Detox and Grow process

Created by Chantal Vander Vorst, the Detox and Grow process is a rigorous springboard towards self-excellence, a virtuous spiral that will lead you higher and higher::

  • “Grow” moments : Be bold, consider change
  • “Detox” moments : Get rid of the unnecessary
  • “Go” moments : Make conscious decisions
  • “Stop” moments: Assess the situation

Each moment comprises:

  • Detailed assessment grids
  • Powerful tools
The curriculum is based on 10 rigorous skills which the participants will acquire and practice throughout the programme

Exclusive 4-day programme

Module 1: Applying the Detox and Grow Process

  • The Detox and Grow Process and its 4 “moments” or steps
  • The 10 neuro-coaching skills
  • “Containers” or neuro-archetypes

Module 2: Practising and cultivating open-mindedness

  • Integrating open-mindedness into the Detox and Grow Process
  • Exercises to stimulate open-mindedness
  • Experience the link between cerebral neurones, heart and stomach

Module 3: Release natural sources of energy

  • Integrate the 8 bio-types developed by IME (Paris) into the Detox and Grow Process
  • Making the distinction between sustained and acquired motivations
  • Constellations linked to bio-types, open what needs to be opened

Module 4: Release the brakes

  • Conditioned responses linked to social image
  • Conditioned responses linked to “fitting in”
  • Getting rid of the unnecessary

Our powerful teaching method combines martial arts, neuropedagogy, coaching, play-based learning and practice groups. Throughout the programme, each participant receives templates, memo cards, articles and a handbook.

Team coaching

An exclusive, bold and dynamic coaching service

Our vision of team coaching is holistic and combines neuroscience, human behavioural science and movement through martial arts. Our sole aim : coaching you to become a highly effective team.

The Detox and Grow process

Created by Chantal Vander Vorst, the Detox and Grow process is a rigorous springboard towards self-excellence, a virtuous spiral that will lead you higher and higher::

  • “Grow” moments : Be bold, consider change
  • “Detox” moments : Get rid of the unnecessary
  • “Go” moments : Make conscious decisions
  • “Stop” moments: Assess the situation

Each moment comprises:

  • Detailed assessment grids
  • Powerful tools

Coaching is a strong partnership between the coach and the team. It relies on commitment and reciprocity. Each coaching programme is unique and requires a tailor-made approach. Drawn from our experience, the following steps emerge:

  • Everyone fills out of a powerful questionnaire, VIP2A developed by IME in Paris
  • One-on-one interview with each team member
  • Drawing up of the team behavioural profile
  • Identification and subtle resolution of most pressing challenges
  • Alignment work for all team members
  • Behavioural changes
  • Setting things in motion

Thematic worshops and conferences

We are continuously creating conferences and thematic workshops according to changes happening around us and to our research work. For everybody, without prequalification.

Sample of our activities

Neuro-Leadership

Neuro-Leadership is an action-oriented philosophy which allows people to come together, talents to shine, and presence to be fully experienced. It combines approaches based on neuroscience, human behavioural science and martial arts. The objective is to find harmony between well-being and performance.

Neuro-Coaching

Neuro-Coaching is a powerful and effective path towards self-fulfilment, through the activation of neuronal processes that allow us to grow. The Detox and Grow process, created by Chantal Vander Vorst, is a positive spiral that takes us higher and higher.

Samouraï Coach

For transformation to happen, this exclusive programme includes an often-forgotten component : the wisdom of the body. We shall approach it through martial arts: a life philosophy that leans to the values and practice of coaching.

Using our brain to learn

Neuropedagogy’s  objective is to integrate human behavioural dynamics into learning processes, from a neuroscientific perspective. The aim is to stimulate certain parts of the brain in such a way that it creates new connections.This is the key to motivating and sustained learning experiences.

Neurone liberation

Key indicators consists of the visible part of our cerebral processes: successes and failures, profitability and losses, motivation, dropout, absenteeism and presenteeism. Acting both on the visible part as on our mental processes are key to the success of this wonderful adventure that is to “free” organisations.

Toxic Management

Harassment. Humiliations. Vexations. These are the first elements that come to mind when we talk about “toxic management”. However, limiting toxic management to harassment would be simplistic. During this workshop, we will explore the scientific causes of toxic management and we will offer key diagnosing tools as well as remedies.

Feedback within organisations

Practising feedback is key for learning organisations. Implementing this culture requires to be able to give and receive feedback. We will address it from the sports perspective: spontaneous, quick and powerful.

Other topics are available. Please get in touch with us to meet, exchange and create the appropriate answers to the issues you are facing.

An innovative teaching method

Our powerful teaching method combines martial arts, neuropedagogy, coaching and play-based learning. Throughout the workshops, each participant receives  memo cards and handouts. Our workshops typically last from half a day to one full day.

Facilitate change

Consultancy services for your company and/or training of change agents. Becoming an enthusiastic and effective change agent by combining the latest neuroscience research and the most recent methods applied to facilitate change. The objective is to find harmony between well-being and performance. Suitable for everybody, without any prequalification.

An Exclusive Approach

Our approach is made of six universes, each of them addressing a key dimension of change. We then associate each of them with the most appropriate mindset. Both the “hard skills” and the “soft skills” dimensions of change are taken into account.

Benefits

  • Action-oriented methodology and tools including the hard and soft aspects of change management
  • Insight into the functioning of the brain
  • A new way of coping with change
  • An intervention toolkit

Module 1 – Take ownership of change

  • Understand the functioning of the brain and its impact on change
  • Develop a global perspective
  • Practise mental agility
  • Familiarise oneself with the 6 universes of change

Module 2 – Mobilise stakeholders

  • Organise a synergy workshop
  • Map stakeholders and their roles
  • Learn to use neurocommunication tools
  • Create the governance model

Module 3 – Create the change strategy

  • Diagnose the type of change
  • Create or choose the change strategy
  • Monitor progress
  • Build a bio-systemic environment

Module 4 – Manage human risks

  • Hyper-investment risks
  • Stress as key indicator
  • Coping with difficult behaviours
  • Breaking compartmented approaches

Module 5 – Implement change

  • Develop a coaching attitude
  • Pass on energy and enthusiasm
  • Put facilitation and collective intelligence tools and methodologies into practice
  • Understand and manage resistance

Module 6 – Stay on track

  • Finding the energy to keep going
  • Staying on track: me, the team, stakeholders, the project

An innovative teaching method

Through physical and cognitive exercises, you will learn how to move ahead while remaining anchored. By exploring conditioned responses, you will learn how to distance yourself from them, if you wish to do so, and thus make new choices. Our teaching method combines martial arts, neuropedagogy, coaching, play-based learning and practice groups.

Throughout the programme, each participant receives templates, memo cards, articles and a handbook. Many of the issues addressed in this module are derived from following book: Toxic Management: how to deal with harassment, intransigence, and impossible tasks … [Sorry, only available in French]

Chantal Vander Vorst co-wrote the book “Le management toxique” [Toxic management] (Eyrolles, 2013 available in French only) and contributes to many papers and articles.

Building blocks

Neuroscience

the laws of physics

The Neuro-Cognitive and Behavioural Approach created by the IME in Paris

The philosophy of coaching

Martial arts

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