* some testimonials are not visible on this page or names have changed due to policies of certain companies
** companies I worked with over the years are Siemens - Proximus - Barry Callebaut - KBC - BNP Paribas Fortis - Basf - Microtron - UCB - Atlas Copco - BPost - Q8 - Total - Delhaize - Nissan - Tessenderlo Chemie - Flemish Government - Arcelor - AWW - Vopak - Keune - Kone - Fnac - DHL - Peugeot - Carglass - Media Markt - Michelin - Group 4 - Besix - Boston Consulting Group - PWC- EuroEconomics, .,..
Dominique (ceo) - retreat Marbella
Thanks Joris for the confronting talks. They opened my eyes and I realized that most of the answers were already inside me. I just did not see them. Looking now at my job, my relationship... I am going to do things much differently. And thanks that I may always call or whatsapp you... Thanks for my new life. Thank you for being from now on my personal guru... and thanks also for the wonderful personal painting you made for me!
Mike (ceo) - Marbella Real Estate Co
I contacted Joris because I had some problems with my sales and marketing team. Two different worlds who need to work together to get the best possible results. We had a very good meeting and he made a special tailor made programm to help us with internal conflicts and a step by step tool to have the best team ever. Which I have now. I took some time and changes but I am very happy with the results. The business is doing much better, I am happy and my team is much happier. So thanks Joris for your even ongoing support. See you soon again.
Erna - personal counseling
'Thanks to Joris I found the power within myself. He learned me to think more positive and to have trust! And from that moment on I started to do things I could have never imagined before. He really cares about you. Also between the consultations I could (and did) stay in touch with him via phone or whatsapp. He always reacted very fast. In that way you never loose contact.'
Christine (md) - One week private retreat in Marbella coming from Belgium - her story...
'Desperate and looking for myself with so much inner sorrow after a recent difficult divorce I started the "Marbella adventure".
Oh Jesus, what a mess I was ....
Feeling cold in search of the meaning of life, afraid of being myself.
I was swimming out of control in that vast ocean which is called the world. And then you meet Joris.
And yes, after the first contact, I was immediately inspired to start that search for myself.
Simply because there is so much positivity and understanding from him!
And then on the way to the big adventure! Flying from Belgium to Spain. That first time traveling alone and especially the thought of not knowing what to expect, having to leave my comfort zone completely.
The first days were hard and confronting. And at those moments you realize that Joris is very subtle, from the first contact, he has planted seeds in my head, You have given me direction in that search for myself (of which I was so allergic), and you have given insights into learning how to let go of others and situations, Joris. And it's so beautiful that I'm on my own now and can do it at my own pace. Step by step, relaxed, thanks to your listening ear and those deep conversations.
Life's bells of joy have begun to ring because you have made me realize that I can love myself and above all enjoy life to the fullest.
Thank you Joris for this wonderful journey! The start of my new life! I am eternally grateful to you.'
Stuart L., CEO financial group Marbella, Spain
Dear Joris, I like your quiet but firm manner of speaking out to me, your directness, your listening skills and professionalism. Thank you for the wonderful coaching experience with you for my business.
Gabriella V.C., Marbella
Thank you very much Joris for helping me through my emotional rollercoaster during my divorce. Thanks to you I am fine and my former husband and I are good friends now.
Marc VDB, managing director real estate company
Joris gave me during our personal talks a new view on my work - life balance and I found out that my personal family life needed a new positive boost. He also gave me wonderful new business insights. Thanks Joris for helping me out. See you soon.
Maria Garcia Lopez, Marbella
Thank you Joris for your trust, for believing in me. I had big problems in my relationship with my husband and your 'listening' and reflecting helped me to see clear. To see what had to be done. Thanks!
Leo Peeters, owner of Nissan Leo Peeters (Keerbergen, Vilvoorde, Mechelen, Aarschot, Brussels - Belgium)
Joris has helped our sales teams on a personal and groups level with new initiatives concerning sales, customer service, marketing and communication (internal and external). He did this in a very creative, emphatic and goal driven way. The positive connection with our clients is always on top of our list and therefore we love to give our people the most professional training they need.
Glenda (commercial director)
Very inspiring. I received new insights in my personal and work life. And... new energy to start a new exciting life. Mine this time.
Peter C., San Pedro de Alcantara, Marbella
You take time to listen... thank you for that. Thanks to you I found the power within myself to get up and start living again. And my business is so much better now. Sometimes we need to see much more within ourselves. That is not easy, but you made me see. Thanks.
Karin Van Hoorick, trainer-consultant
I know Joris since many years and find him very emphatic. He’s a real philanthropist. He cares a lot about the well being of each living being, humans and animals. One of his greatest strenghts is active listening and giving feedback that truly matters to the person in front of him. Helping to uplift that person. We have worked together on improving communication skills in large organisations.
Rebecca Sanchez, dental clinic
Wonderful to finally find out who I really am and what I am doing here on this planet! Joris listens as no one else, really, he reflects my thoughts and let me see and feel which is the next step I want to take in life. I am feeling blessed, feeling full of energy. He made me much stronger in my thinking. Stronger towards myself and the people around me. In my personal and business life.
Patrick, Sales Manager
I was wondering in the wrong direction in my life. Thanks Joris for listening to me, asking the right questions and letting me 'see' again.
Dennis Bouwer, terminal manager at Vopak
Joris worked over a period of a few months with our plant supervisors on their communication skills towards their teams. All this in order to excell the overall safety environment on the chemical plant. Each person had at least four private sessions of two hours concerning safety communication on the workfloor.
The best way of teaching people effective skills is to listen to them and coach and mentor them individually. And that’s what Joris just did.
Eva M., personal assistant to the CEO
One thing is certain, my CEO is going to see Joris. They will get along very well since Joris is so emphatic. He helped me being stronger as a person, level me up during conversations and giving me the power back to really love myself. Thanks Joris!
Marcel Ceulemans, former group HR manager Indaver & former HR director Europe Nike
In all the talks I had with Joris I found him very emphatic.
Also he has the power to translate cases, problems in a very clear and understandable way.
He is very creative and result driven. A very nice person to work with.
Maria E., loving the life after working
Thank you Joris for taking time to just listen to me. You're reflecition to my thoughts was just what I needed to move on, to take the next step. Talk to you soon, even on Skype.
Marijke Theunis, managing director Human Challenge
Joris and I have been working together in coaching of communicative and influential skills for managers and staff in several companies over the last years.
He is very empathic and knows fast where to focus upon with each individual.
He loves to improve how people think and react in different communicative situations.
Jorge B., restaurant owner
Fantastic how Joris gave me so much ideas on my restaurant, on what the customer really wants and says by sometimes not saying anything. It's all about feeling the moment, being in the moment. Thanks also for making me see how to really interact with my staff. Talk to you soon... and there will always be a table for you!
David, owner of restaurants
I was surprised since I not such an open person to begin with. Joris really listens and cares. Without knowing it I was opening myself and found my solutions, my new path in life. Thanks Joris!
Dominique Huppertz, organisation and management consultant, DVPH
Joris and myself worked on different projects. We both teached for instance the sales department of a mayor internationally haircosmetics company in how to get better sales results with a different and more interacting way of communication with their customers.
Nancy Van den Eynde, head of marketing Microtron Belgium & The Netherlands
Joris has brought new ideas while I was looking for a new marketing strategy.
He is very creative and motivating, in a way one wants to start immediately with his new ideas.
Dirk Roelandts, managing director, De Rode Antraciet, 2010
I hired Joris to have individual talks with all the team members in order to find out how they reflect their way of thinking concerning the organisation. What is working good, what can be improved? Using this info to start group meetings with the end result of how to further change the company for the better and looking towards the future, the next five years. Joris has asked me the right questions I needed in order to find the missing jigsaw pieces.
He did a great job in being a good mediator, mentor-coach & trainer.
Crista Wilson, osteopath
Sometimes in life I need to reflect. Am I still happy doing the things I am doing? How about my relationship? My life in general. I needed someone who was there for me, listening to me without judging. Mirroring. Someone who I could trust, who made me see who I was at that moment in time, what I needed to do. Thanks a thousand times dear Joris for all of this.
Geert Conard, management consultant
Joris is one of the most versatile people I know, and I guess that says it all. This guy made a lifestyle out of stepping out of his comfort zone.
I don't think there is anything he can't do. He is succesful in every activity : relationship manager, artist, networker, ... you name it !
Katarina Recki, leadership coach, sr managing partner
I was lucky to have Joris Plu complement my trainings. Thanks to his performance, my participants had the possibility to do role plays with someone who can improvize, and really is able to feedback which words triggered with behavor-responses in him. This was truly an eye-opener for them. For me it is easier to work as a trainer this way, as I can also observe the role-play while getting additional emotional feedback that another participant might not be able to express that well during a feedback after the role play.