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Why The S ?!

Yves De Smet
Facilitators Profile

Bio
Born in 1972 and living in Flanders, Belgium
Educational background
MSc Creativity and Change Leadership (ongoing)
MBA (2013)
PhD (1999)
MSc and Certified Teacher in Physics (1995)

Career - 16 years in the Chemical Industry ; Extensive Global Work Experience


at both large public and small private companies
career path: R&D, technical service, business development, marketing, innovation,
business management, corporate growth (M&A)

Free Time
Study
Youth Coordinator in a Soccer Club
Fitness and running

Family
Wife Maureen
Daughter Laurie (15), son Lennert (12)

Some Fields of Interest


How might I Be More Creative
How might I Solve Problems
How might I Learn how to
Learn
How does the Human Brain
Work
How does Nature Solve
Problems
CPS, Learning, Nature, Cosmology and
How does the Universe Tick
Physics

FACILITATION EXPERIENCE

Teaching
is one of the important tasks of any good
Facilitator
I started my career as a doctoral student,
teaching graduate students, and became a
physics teacher to high school students
afterwards
Ive always loved teaching colleagues, customers,
children (including my own 2); I get a kick out of
explaining complex matters with simple words
In a way, Ive got some 20 years of teaching
experience

Teaching

As Business Manager
Ive run a Business Unit and
corresponding team for over 10
years in three subsequent companies
My job basically was to run
(facilitate) meetings, whether with
my team, with other supporting
departments, with customers, or
business partners

As Business Manager

As CPS Leader
(professionally)
I have a passion for creativity and
innovation
As Corporate Growth Leader I consult
my colleagues who run innovation
Im installing CPS in our company
and lead regular CPS sessions with
various departments

As CPS Leader

As Coach of Soccer
Coaches
In my free time I serve our local
community as the youth coordinator
of a soccer team
I manage and coach the 15 soccer
coaches of the various teams in the
club
I resolve conflicts between parents
and coaches

As Coach of Soccer
Coaches

As MSc Creativity
Student
Im taking an MSc in Creativity and
Change Leadership at Buffalo SUNYs
International Center for Creativity Studies
Doing so Im taking my skills in CPS and
Facilitation of CPS to the next level
In 2017 I hope to become one of just over
500 people worldwide who have
graduated from what can be considered
the birthplace of creativity studies

As MSc Creativity
Student

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yves.de.smet1@gmail.com
Cell
+32 472 180428
Skype
yvesdesmet_at_work
Twitter yvesDsmet