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Parc Solvay and Sonian Forest in La Hulpe

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The ideal team outing. Quietly enjoy together and catch up while hearing wonderful stories that inspire you in between. 


We walk through the beautiful Solvay family estate and the Sonian Forest. The tour includes: the Solvay family, a very strange neighbor, the biggest real estate operation ever, the baby skin of beech trees, how a Freemason moves a cave, artists of all kinds, Steve Jobs' Apple doesn't fall far from the tree, etc.


Practical: distance 8 km, duration 2h45 (possibility to adapt duration and distance)

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To book Jan as a speaker is offering your team a cheerful moment in nature, incredible stories and time for each other. On his beautiful walks through the Sonian Forest, castle domains and Brussels, he gives his audience a relaxing and enjoyable moment while inspiring with his compelling stories.

Jan is a master storyteller who takes you to different worlds, alternating stories about nature (from the baby skin of the beech to the crazy ant) with life stories (from entrepreneurs to painters and horse jockeys) and striking facts about the places we pass.

Jan invites you to stand back in the world with wonder and to look at it. His strength is to connect people and tailor his stories to the participants – whether they are managers, HR or construction workers.
Jan’s track record is rich. He started his career as the right-hand man of a party chairman, he then was a journalist for many years for newspapers such as De Tijd, De Standaard and television (Panorama - VRT), where he won the Dexia Press Prize for the best journalistic work. In 2011, he became an entrepreneur and founded the speaker agency Read My Lips. In 2019, he sold Read My Lips and after a sabbatical he started offering his walking keynotes in 2021.

Jan Puype

Entrepreneur and not a typical keynote speaker. He takes you on a walk and tells inspiring stories about people and nature.

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