VP Leadership &
STEAM Program Co-Director
Michelle is a student and citizen of the world - having lived and worked in the United States, Spain, Singapore, and Belgium. After graduating from the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota,USA, studying Spanish & International business, she has worked in finance/trade execution and Learning & Development/HR leadership roles, within Cargill, an international provider of food, agricultural and risk management solutions. Over her 25 years of service, she has enjoyed developing leadership and teams - as a business HR leader & manager of teams, as a coach & program manager of leadership development & learning programs for current & emerging leaders, and as a continuous facilitator of connections to bring about positive change, innovation and impact. Michelle is positive, collaborative, and energetic. Currently, she leads Learning and Development Team, serving the markets in Europe, Middel East, Africa.
She loves her husband and two daughters; she also loves singing & music, hiking, mindfulness, and traveling.
VP Marketing Communication
Barbara Vercruysse is a Kindness Advocate, Mentor, Personal Coach, Business Coach, Thought Leader and Public Speaker. +25 professional years as an entrepreneur, business consultant, mentor and role model on how to become resilient with grace after overcoming multiple challenges, surviving a stage 4 cancer being one of them.
Happily married for more than 20 years, mom of 3 wonderful young adults, she strongly believes in leading by example.
One of her clients is a group of BMW-dealerships where she operates as a Quality Officer and HR Soft Skills Responsible, she is responsible for screening all business processes and guiding people to perform optimally in their job. She has been part of the management team for several years there.
Her passions are reading, painting, enjoying arts, traveling, serving humanity, profound conversations, connecting from human to human. Being passionate about books, every year, one of her goals is to read at least 50 books.