THE CHALLENGES AHEAD ARE GETTING TOUGHER EVERY DAY
Skyrocketing customer expectations
More innovative products
Shorter development times
Disruptive workforce trends
Raging battle for talent
Growing diversity and outspokenness
Higher development expectations
Increasing virtual cooperation
YOU CAN CONQUER THESE CHALLENGES BY RELEASING THE FULL POTENTIAL OF YOUR ENGINEERING TEAM
Hi, my name is Michael Houben, PhD in Engineering and passionate developer of engineering teams.
For the past +15 years, I developed my professional career in highly internationalized environments and Fortune 500 global engineering companies, 10 years from a leading position including 3 as an expatriate in China.
During these exciting years of building complex engineering teams worldwide, I gradually uncovered the formula that enables such teams to perform at their highest potential, and to conquer the challenges of today's relentless business environment. I also became aware of a disturbing fact: most global engineering teams don't overcome the barriers between team members, and perform far below their highest potential. The increased level of virtual cooperation caused by the corona pandemic further aggravates this fact, and will even confront local engineering teams with similar barriers as their global counterparts.
This awareness triggered me to synthesize my formula for high performance engineering teams in a unique portfolio of dedicated trainings and an exclusive team architecture called 'MOMENTUM', and to forward it to local and global teams that aim to unlock their full potential and exceed the expectations of both team members and customers.
Dedicated to synergize the success of your team members and your organization,
Helping you ELEVATE your Engineering Team
✅ Soft skill trainings on the crossroads of Leadership, Management, Productivity and Personal Development
✅ Coaching | Organizational Advice | Interim Management
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The proven method to grow your engineering team to exceptional levels of engagement and output
Simultaneously boost the development of your team members, your organization and your products!
Developed for global engineering teams, and local engineering teams going virtual in the (post-)COVID19 era.
for team members and team leaders
We only cover topics that we understand deeply from our professional and personal experience:
Train the trainer
Chinese & European cultural understanding
Our trainings are optimized for virtual delivery. In person delivery is also possible.
We use enhanced methods to ensure a lasting impact for the trainees.
for your team
Your team members have amazing ideas to improve your team. This workshop uses an optimized approach to identify & rank these ideas in just 1 day.
Because your team members are involved in setting the improvement direction, buy-in during implementation will skyrocket!
for team members and team leaders
Growing new soft skills (e.g. leadership) and transforming limiting habits (e.g. perfectionism) are tremendous challenges, that in some cases can only be overcome by individual coaching.
During 1-to-1 sessions, the tremendous power of continuous growth will be revealed, as well as the methods needed for successfull personal change.
interim in-company assignments
Startup of an engineering team from scratch
Turnaround and transformation of existing teams
Integration of teams, for example during organizational changes, mergers or acquisitions
Extension of (global) footprint
'Quickly deployed a solid foundation for efficient capacity increase and good working mentality.
Output became continuously measured and increased steadily.
General manager, located in China, automotive sector
YOUR PLAN TO RELEASE THE FULL POTENTIAL OF YOUR ENGINEERING TEAM
Elevate your team
Boost the engagement of your team members, and the innovation and development of your products
Become the benchmark by exceeding the expectations of your team members & your customers
MOMENTUM is very interesting! Where can I find more information?
Will the impact of COVID19 on my team really be that significant?
In short, yes.
Can you tell us a bit more about yourself?
Sure can! I (Michael) was born and raised in a small Belgian city, back in the early 80s. I'm a PhD in Engineering from the University of Leuven, and devoted most of my professional career to developing engineering teams in Europe and Asia. I lived and worked in China for several years, which had a large impact on the person I am today. I'm happily married to my Chinese wife who I've met in Turkey back in the days we were both working on our PhDs. We have two beautiful children, and currently live in Belgium. I'm an avid reader, and like to go into nature with my mountainbike.
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