“You cannot always control what happens around you, but you can learn to maintain balance in a constantly changing world.” – Elke Van Hoof

Today’s world is one of fundamental changes and challenges. As an academic, entrepreneur and innovator, Elke Van Hoof has one mission: to teach as many people as possible how to be the best version of themselves, regardless of the context. Meet Elke, her societal mission and the many ways in which she works to achieve it.

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7 tips to deal with emotions at work

Wherever people work closely together, emotions can flare up. That’s normal. However, it is not always easy to deal with your own emotions or those of others. These 5 tips will help you prevent the situation from escalating and help you regain control.  1. Make room for emotions  What do you do when a colleague […]

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A healthy work/life balance? 3 pitfalls and 1 golden tip

It is perhaps the greatest challenge for working people: maintaining the balance between professional and private life. To get and keep this balance healthy, it is important to be aware of the pitfalls. And there are many. In this blog, we will discuss the three most important ones. We also give another golden tip to help you determine for yourself whether […]

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Jobcrafting: edit your job for more job satisfaction

Can you make your job more enjoyable? Yes, you can! We refer to this as jobcrafting. All you need is a pen and paper as well as a clear view of your tasks and responsibilities. Let’s get started!  The ideal quadrant  In order to get started with jobcrafting, you must first determine your ‘ideal quadrant’.  Take a look at […]

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Corona PTSS: the new pandemic, coming soon near you

In a few months time the current global lockdown due to the coronavirus is going to result into a massive outbreak of burnouts and stress related disorders, says professor Doctor Elke van Hoof of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium. Half of the world population could be impacted. This is going to come at another […]

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Coronavirus: Ending the lockdowns

Billions of people across the globe are currently under some form of government-mandated lockdown. The aim is to curb the spread of the coronavirus and prevent health systems from being overrun. But forcing people to stay at home for weeks or months on end is resulting in unprecedented economic shocks to societies around the world. […]

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