Entrepreneur and not a typical keynote speaker. He takes you on a walk and tells inspiring stories about people and nature.
Dutch, French, English
Walking keynotes, Inspiring, Cheerful and relaxing moment for your team
HR, company culture & leadership
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.
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Yesterday I had the privilege and pleasure of taking a wonderful walk with Jan in La Hulpe: he initiated me into the wonderful world of Solvay and surprised me with juicy stories ... highly recommended for a fun team activity.
Wouter Torfs, CEO Schoenen Torfs
Wonderful fine hike with our team with Jan. A fascinating storyteller and a very beautiful environment. The walk and Jan's stories proved to be the pefect format. Just work to the background and enjoy being together, the surroundings. Highly recommended to connect with your team. Everyone enjoyed it.
Liliane Verreyen, Director FPS - DG PersoPoint
Thanks for the very nice walk! The team found it a very pleasant, interesting and relaxing activity and they appreciated your approach and nice stories. The petites histoires made this a very nice experience. Thank you very much.
Philippe Durinck, MSD
Jan's walks are simply formidable ! He makes you discover the environment with passion and humor. Not to mention the little anecdotes you won't hear anywhere else ! It only tastes like more !
Emna Everard, founder and CEO Kazidomi
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