Goedele Leyssen

4 x author, speaker, yoga and meditation trainer, holistic nutritionist and self-care expert

Goedele Leyssen worked for 12 years as a journalist. An opportunity to go to India for a story about yoga and meditation changed the course of her life. Back home, she followed a training to become a yoga and meditation teacher. Because Goedele strongly believes in a holistic approach of health and wellbeing, she also trained as a nutritionist.
Between 2014 and 2019, she wrote 4 healthy lifestyle books and started to give keynotes and facilitate workshops.
Together with a US naturopathic doctor, she launched an online anti-burnout coaching program for high performing professionals.
Goedele believes self-care is the foundation for long lasting success and happiness in life. Her greatest joy is helping people build rituals for more resilience and deep inner peace.





Dutch, English

Mental Resilience & Wellbeing

Speaker, Trainer

Stress & burnout, Rituals & routines, Positivity, Min, Meditation, Yoga, Energy, Focus, Productivity, Healthy eating, Healthy habits, Balance, Sleep & rest, Peak performance

Presentations and Topics



With increasingly busy lives, many people regularly find themselves feeling tired and drained. Studies found that total lost productive time averaged 5.6 hours per week for workers with fatigue. If the tiredness you’re experiencing is lifestyle-related, there are lots of things you can do. In this presentation, we first discuss how the body produces energy, and then you’ll learn five scientifically proven strategies to maximize your energy in a natural, healthy way. 


+ Discover what to eat and drink to stimulate your energy. 

+ Experience the power of the breath as an easy energy booster.

+ Get a deeper understanding of the effect of movement on your productivity and how you can start moving more (today). 

+ Get more insights on the importance of quality sleep and regular recovery breaks to be at your best during your working hours. 

+ Understand the draining effect of stress and negative thinking patterns on your energy level and start working on a positive mindset. Becoming more mindful and finding purpose in what you do are essential. 

After this presentation, you will know how to stay energized throughout the day, so you feel fresh, alert, and active while doing all the things that give your life purpose and meaning. Start incorporating the strategies into your daily life now, and you’ll reap the rewards very soon. 




What have the world’s most successful people in common? Powerful rituals they do every day to keep them going. Combined with good habits and routines, rituals help you to optimize your time and ensure that your body and mind are working to their full potential. They are the gateway to peak performance. 

Main talking points: 


+ What are rituals, and what is the difference between rituals, habits, and routines? 

+ Why do rituals work? 

+ What are the ingredients for a good ritual, and how do you build one? 

+ How do you create new habits?

+ The importance of a great morning ritual for more productivity and efficiency plus some insights on pre-performance rituals to be at your best at a challenging event.  

+ Rituals of successful entrepreneurs that you may like to try.


Rituals open the door to new behavior and amazing results. Be consistent, mindful, and open to change, and your rituals will help you to become more successful in business and life. 



Stress is not your enemy; it is an opportunity for self-development and growth. If you use it in a smart, sustainable way, it will help you to push yourself without burning yourself out. This presentation helps you to change your mind about stress. Talking points: 


+ Your attitude about stress alone influences your health and wellbeing. How can you change negative thinking styles and cultivate a positive mindset when you experience challenges? 

+ Too much or longterm stress can be dangerous, but the right amount serves as a powerful stimulus for growth. How do you assess what the correct amount is?  

+ What are the best strategies and techniques to stay focused, productive, optimistic, and calm when you are under a lot of pressure? We look at food, lifestyle, and peak performance techniques like mindfulness meditation. 


We often default to unhealthy, counterproductive behavior when we feel stressed. It doesn’t have to be that way. When you apply the principles in this presentation, you will start to view stress in a much more positive way and experience what stress can do FOR you (instead of TO you).

Testimonials & References

"Goedele is an enjoyable speaker and trainer. Her knowledge within her field of expertise is not only broad but thorough, and how she transfers her knowledge to her audience is very manageable and immediately applicable. I can be quite critical of other speakers because I see many people with solid professional expertise, but not always with the necessary speakers' skills. Goedele has it all, and each time she is in town, I try to make time to listen to her." 

Veronique De Prycker, Online B2B Strategies, Speaker, Trainer, Mentor.   

"A healthy body and a healthy mind go hand in hand. This is a recurring theme you will find in Goedele's workshops as well as in her books. Goedele has a straightforward style of talking and writing. She always goes to the essence, and when offering practical tips, she gives her audience the necessary structure to apply them to their life. "

An Brouckmans, Editor in Chief Feeling

“Goedele is someone who brings you close to yourself just by her presence. She shares her knowledge with passion and love to share her mission with deep faith and applied experience with everyone who crosses her path. She always finds a way to get her message across.She quickly sees the bigger picture, understands your challenges and never judges or directs. On the contrary, she kindly invites you to grow where you want growth. Breathing, moving, balance, ... she helps you on your way. I haven't been drinking coffee since our first meeting. I enjoy conscious breathing. When I meet her I always see that mirror that brings me back to myself.” 

Greet Boonen, Owner Blossom People and Business BV and Marketing Manager Rainpharma

“As a leadership coach and facilitator, I have worked with Goedele on many occasions, for large and small audiences. Goedele is an authentic lifestyle expert who brings her vision, expertise, and her learnings in very accessible and practical trainings, workshops and keynotes. She radiates a unique combination of peace, energy and inspiration. I highly recommend Goedele if you are looking for a unique holistic learning experience,” 

Helena Demuynck, Authentic Leadership Coach

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