Steven Poelmans

at Antwerp Management School


Antwerp Management School

Dr. Steven Poelmans (M. in Org. Psychology, M. in Marketing Mgt, Ph.D. in Economics / Org. Behavior, and PG. in Neuroscience of Leadership).

Melexis Endowed Chair of Neuroscience- and Technology-enabled High Performance Organizations. Professor of Neuroscience and Strategic Leadership at Antwerp Management School (BE) and the University of Antwerp. Adjunct professor at EADA Business School (SP). Partner-director of KLIO (Kusala Leadership Intelligence Organization). Founder-director of the NeuroTrainingLab; Professor of (Self)-Leadership of the Executive Academy of the European Foundation of Management Development (Prague, Miami, Singapore). Before he was full professor at EADA Business School (2011-2017) and assiciate professor at IESE Business School (2001-2010).

His research and consulting mainly focuses on the link between employee wellbeing and productivity, flexible work arrangements, cultural intelligence, coaching, and brain resilience, mostly from a neuroscience or cross-cultural perspective. Author or editor of 6 books on organizational wellbeing and performance. He has co-authored / edited five academic books with Cambridge University Press, Palgrave, Edward Elgar, McGraw-Hill, and Routledge, and authored 31 book chapters. Top 50 Overall Contributor to Work and Family Research (Work-Family Researchers Network, 2018).

He has trained or coached executives in companies like Aga Khan Development Network, Banco Santander, Codorniu, Danone, Deutsche Bank, European Investment Bank, IMF, Google, Grohe, Japan Tobacco International, Mango, Nestlé, Nike, Novartis, Pan-American Health Organization, Pfizer, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Randstad, Roche Diagnostics, Telefonica. Senior coach, trained by the NeuroLeadership Institute, of C-level executives of more than 30 nationalities.

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