• Meet Cyriel Kortleven

      Global speaker on Change Mindset

      Over 1000 speeches in 33 countries on 5 continents

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      Why should you work with Cyriel?

      Five reasons why Cyriel is your perfect speaker

      • Cyriel is a simplifier instead of a thought leader and you will get simple and pragmatic tools and language that can be immediately applied in the daily practice of your audience members & will strengthen your key messages.​​
      • Cyriel’s presentation is an experience: he uses stories, props, interactive exercises, examples, … combined with a lot of humour to make sure that his content will be remembered years after he has spoken.
      • You get 20 years of experience in the domain of change, creativity and innovation condensed in an engaging presentation. 200 recommendations on LinkedIn are proof of my track record from satisfied clients.
      • You can put Cyriel in front of an international audience because he has delivered speeches in 33 countries on five continents. As a Global Speaking Fellow (an award that only 35 people in the world received), I’ll ensure that your message is strengthened especially in a culturally diverse environment.
      • You deserve a speaker who goes the extra mile. I will help you to get maximum results out of your entire event. Don’t expect a standard presentation.
    • "More than 235 satisfied clients have written a recommendation on Cyriel's Linkedin profile."

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      "Time flies when you have Cyriel to run your online session!! Very interactive, full of insights and fun. I highly recommend Cyriel as a speaker, moderator or facilitator for any online or offline events."

      Elina Jutelyte - Meeting Professionals International President Belgian chapter

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      "Cyriel delivered a splendid and energising keynote presentation for our Change Leaders. As a result new language and tools are now being used regularly. A great experience. “

      Sabine Blanchet - Country HR manager


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      "Cyriel is able to apply enormous amounts of creativity to his sessions. Whether it's about behaviour, strategy, team-spirit or out-of-the-box-thinking, it's always worthwhile exchanging thoughts with Cyriel!”

      Peter Lathouwers - Europe Business Intelligence Director


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      "Cyriel is a fantastic speaker to work with. His energy and style, combined with the relevant content of his session ensure the delegates leave the event inspired.”

      Simon Yeowart - program director

      @ the Eventful Group

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      "Cyriel got the highest score of all speakers with a 4,6/5 followed by comments such as 'Absolutely brilliant', 'By far the best inspiration and needed session', 'Excellent thinking',...This says it all and makes my day."

      Michael Nielsen - managing director

      @ TENEO events

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      "Cyriel's talks are simple, well-thought and yet 'unpredictably' interesting.”

      Alfred Chin - Sales Director Southeast Asia

      @ AIP Corporation

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      "He holds the audience on the edge of their seats from start to finish.”

      Simon Harvey - organiser @ Fit for the Future event

    • A selection of happy clients from all over the world

      Logo companies Cyriel Kortleven worked for
    • Videos

      The best way to explore if Cyriel would be a great fit for your event is by experiencing him on stage.

      The second best way is watching a video to discover his engaging style,

      his interaction with the audience & his humour. Enjoy.

      Showreel online presentation

      [3 min]

      Discover how Cyriel can create a fun, interactive online session where your audience stays attentive!

      TEDx Antwerp

      [16 min]

      Watch Cyriel's TEDx Talk delivers in Antwerp in front of 800 participants.

      Mini-documentary & showreel

      [7 min]

      Get a good impression of Cyriel's mission in life & see him on stage at the European Communication Summit (700 communication directors from all over Europe).

      Showreel UAE Government

      [1 min]

      Exact 1-minute showreel of Cyriel presenting in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) in front of 50 Communication professionals from the UAE Government.

      Going the extra mile

      [3 min]

      This is a great movie to show that I go the extra mile for a client. In this case, I was dressed up in a boxing outfit because the stage was a boxing ring for 200 Dutch Travel Managers.


      [3 min]

      What are the participants of the 'Mastering SAP' conference saying about me after my keynote + workshop.

      Recommendation Omar Hatamleh - NASA

      [1 min]

      Recommendation from Omar Hatamleh - Chief innovation officer @ NASA

      Full keynote 'Change Mindset'

      [41 min]

      This is a complete keynote, recorded at the European Communication Summit in Brussels for 700 communication directors from all over Europe.

    • Check Cyriel's availability

      for your next event

      Ready to boost the Change Mindset of your audience?

    • Most popular keynote

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      The Change Mindset

      Survival kit for professionals in change

      Every day, we're confronted with new challenges: global competition; demanding clients; new technologies; ... We need professionals who dare to leave their comfort zone and suspend their judgement. We need professionals who explore the world from a different perspective and can turn problems into opportunities. We need professionals who get into action and who aren’t scared to fail fast, often and forward by experimenting with Nano actions. Are you one of those professionals?


      YES ... suspend your judgement to break fixed thinking patterns.

      AND … explore the world from a different perspective to generate new ideas.

      ACT … take small actions because the key to real innovation is doing experiments & fail fast, often & forward.


      In this interactive and entertaining presentation, you will get the spark, tools and language to influence others to be more creative & entrepreneurial and give a big boost to your own Change Mindset.


      Yes And Act … Now.

    • Looking for a digital boost of Inspiration

      Then check out the following digital offerings

    • Logo connect & network

      Are you missing some real connections?

      Re-connect with your colleagues and audiences in an informal way - striking a nice balance between an entertaining pub quiz and a serious business meeting.

      logo 33 minutes of inspiration

      A weekly inspiration boost

      Inspire your employees with a weekly dose of 33 minutes of inspiration exploring different topics (short talk combined with small group discussions).

      Logo no more boring webinars

      More interaction & engagement during online sessions

      Train-the-online-facilitator session. 21,5 methods to boost engagement, interaction and fun during online sessions.

    • Logo CSP - certified speaking professional

      Recognition in the speaking industry


      Cyriel is a member of the Professional Speakers Association in Europe & Asia. He's also the first Belgian Certified Professional Speaker (CSP) - only 800 CSP's in the world.


      But even more remarkable is that he belongs to a select group of 35 people in the world who may call themselves Global Speaking Fellow - an award for speakers who have spoken across the Globe and demonstrates a high degree of speaking expertise and cultural awareness in global markets.

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    • Author of 5 business books

      Click here or on the picture to get more information (& you can order your copy of one of these book)

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    • Some Facts & Figures


      Days/year working abroad


      Subscribers on his newsletter


      Visits to the Burning Man festival


      Testimonials on Linkedin


      Countries visited as a speaker


      Business books written


      Obstacles conquered at the longest obstacle run in the world


      Global Speaking Fellows in the world (I'm one of them)

    • Cyriel has already delivered presentations in 33 countries (on 5 continents)

      Overview countries where Cyriel kortleven spoke
    • Download Speaker Package & Onepager

      Via this dropbox link, you will get access to my one pager and Speaker Package with all my basic information.

    • Connect with Cyriel

      The fastest way to receive an answer is sending an email.

      +32 486 87 45 11

      +32 486 87 45 11 (Belgium)

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    • Company details



      Office Antwerp (Belgium):

      Van Geertstraat 41

      2140 Antwerp - Belgium


      VAT: BE0534567295

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