Break the code: the bumpy road to intrapreneurship by Filip Hendrickx and Karen Peirens
Meet Colruyt Group, Belgium’s number one retailer. We feel every day how we are confronted with challenges and challengers. We believe two key ingredients will help us deal with this: empowered teams and customer driven validation. But plugging these in into an existing organisation appears to be quite a journey. Join us to hear about our bumpy ride, our lessons learned, and how we are taking them forward.
Karen Peirens | Organisational development specialist, coach, workshop facilitator @ Jungo
For the last 20 years I have worked with people in different circumstances and with different backgrounds, the “file rouge” is being curious for their qualities, what their challenges are, listen to it, appreciate it, and support them in gathering new insights that open pathways for action. I deeply care for this precious process. I took my first steps in professional facilitation in the world of occupational health and safety, supporting employees to assess their professional risks, discovering their resilience in challenging working conditions (e.g. stress) and offering them possibilities to master their situation better. Since 12 years my focus is on innovation and organisational development. I coach start ups, and I support corporate organisations to discover their intra-preneurial and innovative potential, by helping them to organise themselves in an agile way. I love it when I see how this brings everything together, people discovering their strengths, taking ownership and responsibility, drive the business forward…
Besides my coaching & consulting practice I’m a lecturer at the University College Erasmus Hogeschool Brussels, in the professional bachelors program on Idea and Innovation management.