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The Works! is a small team of passionate trainers and coaches who champion schientific rigour and great practical applicability. We rely on extensive experience in the field and the newest scientific insights to figure out together with our clients what works for them.

Our clients are active in the most diverse business sectors. In recent years we have worked for Antwerp Management School, AXA, Belfius, BMW Belgium, Delaware, Delhaize, DEME, Engie / Tractebel, IKEA, Imec Leuven, KBC, NCOI, KPMG, Proximus, Testaankoop, Universiteit Antwerpen, Universiteit Gent, Universiteit Hasselt, Vlaio, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Whyte Corporate Affairs and many others.


Wim Coessens

Presentation coach & mediatrainer

Wim Coessens has a Master's degree in Conference Interpreting (English - Spanish - Dutch) and studied management and communication at Vlerick Business School and Antwerp Management School.
Wim held several senior management positions in the media and entertainment sector. He was the General Manager of the newspaper De Morgen, Managing Director of VRT's Radio 1, Manager Digital Media at VRT and Director of the Internationaal Filmfestival Vlaanderen-Gent. He has a broad experience as a trainer and communications coach, and currently teaches Public Speaking at Antwerp Management School.
Since 2009, he has worked as a freelance and presentations coach, media trainer, and coach in leadership, communication and negotiation. He has a strong passion for language, media, corporate storytelling and people, and more than a passion for public speaking…. His workshop approach is practical, interactive and evidence-based, and tuned to a learning experience as intense as possible.

T +32 479 98 02 42 wim.coessens@theworks.eu

Lucas Tavernier

Coach & communication trainer

Lucas Tavernier has extensive experience as a communication trainer, presenter, actor, writer of tailor-made corporate theater and (co)producer and director of events and performances. He founded the production house Quilombo in 2009 and thus produced new or first translations of repertory theater by notable contemporary authors from France and England (Nathalie Sarraute, Mike Bartlett, Andrew Payne, Jean-Luc Lagarce, ...) as well as his own work and contemporary homegrown work. In recent years, audiovisual production has been added, both corporate video and fiction. He is fascinated by oral communication in all its facets and with his knowledge of the art of performing, he is the perfect coach to guide a speaker from storybuilding to powerful delivery. He has been putting his knowledge and passion at the service of business for many years, in several languages, and for The Works! accounts for the French assignments.


Evelyn Elaut

Administrative jack of all trades

Administrative jack of all trades with a hands-on mentality and a healthy dose of entrepreneurial creativity. If they are not readily available, she will help searching the answers to all your questions. So don't hesitate to contact us if you have any comments, doubts or compliments. At your service.

T +32 473 39 23 85 evelyn.elaut@theworks.eu

"At multiple times during the session I had an internal reaction like 'damn that is a perspective I didn't see coming myself'."


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