Cyriel Kortleven

Boosting the Change Mindset and Simplifier

For more than 20 years, Cyriel Kortleven has been inspiring organisations like IKEA, NASA and Unilever to approach Change with courage, confidence and enthusiasm.

His pragmatic advice has earned him the nickname The Simplifier. In an increasingly complex world, we need new simple perspectives to enable us to navigate uncertainty and to turn problems into opportunities.

Be ready for practical tips & tools to help you as a leader drive behavioural change. Your audience will be armed with new language and a boost of energy to transform the fear of change into a positive attitude towards the goals you want to achieve.

Cyriel uses interaction and humour to create a context where people think and feel differently to reignite their appetite for creativity, taking risks and achieving ambitious results.

Don’t mind the change. Change your Mind.


Dutch, English


Mental Resilience & Wellbeing, HR & Company Culture, Business, Strategy & Management




Change Mindset, Staying agile & resilient in change, Crossing Borders, No More Boring Webinars

Presentations and Topics

Business and strategy

Crossing Borders

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What can your organisation learn from other industries & other surprising sources?

Technology, transformation & innovation

The Change Mindset 

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Survival kit for professionals in change: staying agile & resilient in change

Testimonials & References

“Cyriel is pro-active, interested, easy to work with and a pleasant person. Cyriel got the highest score of all speakers with a 4,6/5 followed by comments such as "Absolutely brilliant", "By far the best inspiration and needed session", "Excellent thinking",...This says it all and makes my day." 

Michael Nielsen - organiser HRcoreAcademy @ Teneo Meetings 

"Cyriel worked with the Belgian Unilever Change Leaders on innovative and creative thinking. He delivered a splendid and energizing keynote presentation and afterwards facilitated a workshop in which we developed new ideas and solutions for some Unilever challenges. A great experience. “ 

Sabine Blanchet - Country HR manager @ Unilever 

"Cyriel is able to apply enormous amounts of creativity to his sessions. Whether it's about behaviour, strategy, team-spirit or out-of-the-box-thinking, it's always worthwhile exchanging thoughts with Cyriel!” 

Peter Lathouwers - Europe Business Intelligence Director @ Nike  

"Cyriel's approach and insights into "how to succeed in business" is fresh and exciting! He teaches with humor down to earth tools that can easily be used by graduates to seasoned business professionals. With less effort, you get better results - a winning formula! South African's thoroughly enjoyed his unique approach!” 

Julia Cook - director Global Corporate Leadership @ DUKE Corporate University 

“Cyriel is in a league of his own! His energy, enthusiasm and passion towards delivering an interactive, educational and fun keynote presentation are undeniable, leaving a lasting and memorable impact on attendees.” 

Daniel Merza - speaker @ Different thinking Events

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