With his pragmatic approach, flexibility and excellent facilitation, he was a delight to work with and I would be happy to engage with him again!
I have worked together with Roeland Bemelmans for over 10 years now, and he never ceases to amaze me! He has facilitated several projects within NH Hotel Group ranging from Sales, Leadership, and Team Building sessions to individual coaching. Roeland is an authentic trainer and coach. Due to his genuine approach he is able to connect easily with people and generate impact. What I find most remarkable about Roeland is that what he conveys during his training and coaching sessions, he actually practices himself. I would recommend Roeland to people or organisations who are ready to be challenged!
Roeland helped our Management Team in an incredibly efficient, professional and immersive way in getting more insight in our team issues. In doing that, he enabled team members to find the solution for themselves instead of merely telling us.
I worked with Roeland shortly after I had assumed the leadership of the Innovation Center in Ghent. As the new leader for an established team, I wanted to take some time to agree on how we would work together and Roeland was recommended as the facilitator. The event was very successful in relaunching the new leadership team and Roeland was instrumental in this. The preparation using the principles from Lencioni was excellent and provided a great framework for the discussions. His style of leadership through the meeting was insightful and he was not afraid to address the key difficult issues and hold a mirror up to our discussions. We still reference the model and how much we learnt of each other as individuals and continue to build on this awayday. I have no hesitation recommending Roeland for this type of team engagement.
Besides Roeland’s knowledge on the subjects, he is very well capable of really seeing and recognizing the person and his/her needs in light of the training, regardless of their professional background. This makes a solid training tuned in to the specific needs of the trainees. Extra care and effort is spent on making the good results of the training last long-term.
It’s clear that Roeland has a sincere passion for developing people, which has meant that he gave more than initially asked for. That extra amount of effort was very noticeable during the whole project and left a positive and durable mark on our organisation.
As trainers who do very similar work in different places, Roeland and I have enjoyed the opportunity on multiple occasions to spend many hours discussing methods and techniques of delivering information & skills to our clients. I’ve found Roeland’s insights and ideas both compelling and fresh. As a professional who is very difficult to impress, I am confident in recommending Roeland’s training and consulting services to any business whose employees aren’t performing at 100% — for any reason. Bring Roeland in, and treat your company to the kind of creative thinking and problem-solving that it most truly deserves.