Cyriel Kortleven – Keynote Speaker

Award-winning global keynote speaker on the change mindset

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Specialist Subjects

  • Survival kit for professionals in change
  • Discover how ‘less’ can succeed in business
  • What can your organisation learn from other industries & other surprising resources?


  • English


Cyriel Kortleven is a man who practises what he preaches – a veteran in the world of creativity and innovation, he has developed his impressive skills as a teacher and inspirational speaker by dreaming big and starting with tiny steps. After his studies as a Commercial Engineer and working several years as a management consultant in different industries, he made a career switch and chose to explore the domain of Creativity and Innovation. His real passion could thrive during his
time at the Centre of Development of Creative Thinking. In 2004, Cyriel started his own company and his mission in life became clear: to boost the creative & entrepreneurial mindset of professionals who are faced with change….which is pretty much everyone in business today.

Through his playful and enthusiastic attitude to life, he creates an open and informal atmosphere which works well for bigger events and conferences. Cyriel stimulates people to break their fixed-thinking patterns and inspires them to unleash their full potential. With almost 20 years hands-on experience in the domain of creativity and innovation, he spends an average of around 100 days a year on the ‘road’ (or in a plane) – he presented already in 33 different countries on 5 different continents. He is also the author of 5 books. He’s the first Belgian Certified Professional Speaker (CSP) – only 750 CSP’s in the world. And Cyriel belongs to a select group of 35 people in the world who are Global Speaking Fellows: An award for speakers who have spoken across the Globe and demonstrate a high degree of speaking expertise and cultural awareness in global markets.

In his entertaining and thought-provoking keynotes, Cyriel Kortleven encourages people to break with their fixed thinking patterns and dare to go for their GiGa dreams. They learn methods to explore the world from different perspectives, to get into action and make sure they can fail fast, often and forward by applying NaNo actions. Audiences will be inspired by several tailor-made examples and stories and experience the power of thinking in a ‘Yes And Act’-mindset.

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