THE CHALLENGES AHEAD ARE GETTING TOUGHER EVERY DAY 

Skyrocketing customer expectations

More innovative products

Cheaper products

Shorter development times

Localized support

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

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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,

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Helping you ELEVATE your Engineering Team

✅ Non-technical skill trainings to work smarter, communicate clearer and lead better

✅ Coaching  |  Inspirational Speaking  |  Organizational Advice  |  Interim Management

TESTIMONIALS

DISCOVER OUR PORTFOLIO

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MOMENTUM

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.
 

TRAININGS

for team members and team leaders

  • ​We only cover topics that we understand deeply from our professional and personal experience:​​​

 

  • Leadership​​

  • Productivity

  • Train the trainer

  • Intercultural cooperation​

  • 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​.

IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOP

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!

COACHING

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.

CHANGE MANAGEMENT

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

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'Quickly deployed a solid foundation for efficient capacity increase and good working mentality.

Output became continuously measured and increased steadily.

Heartily recommended.'

General manager, located in China, automotive sector

YOUR PLAN TO RELEASE THE FULL POTENTIAL OF YOUR ENGINEERING TEAM

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Contact us

Discover how our trainings and the MOMENTUM architecture for exceptional engineering teams can help you

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Elevate your team

Boost the engagement of your team members, and the innovation and development of your products

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Exceed expectations

Become the benchmark by exceeding the expectations of your team members & your customers

 
 
 
 
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 
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LET'S CONNECT!

CONTACT US

You can contact Michael directly by phone or email. We are curious about your challenges, and look forward to present our solutions!

+32 492 67 36 38

michael@mach8.org

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