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Kathleen Van den Berghe

Passionate entrepreneur in the wine and tourism industry

Dutch, French, English

Languages

Speaker, Trainer, Consultant, Workshops

Specialties

Wine industry, Sustainability, Wine tasting, Values and Leadership, Wine education

Keywords

Topics

Climate, energy & sustainability; HR, company culture & leadership; Sales, marketing & customer experience;

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Kathleen is an entrepreneur in the wine and tourism industry since 2010, as well as an investor in business ventures. Prior to that, she worked as a construction engineer and later as a strategy consultant for 10 years, providing her with diverse roles and experiences within companies across various countries. 


Alongside her professional endeavors, Kathleen is a devoted wife and mother, successfully balancing her personal and career goals while nurturing her wonderful family. This broad range of roles and experiences has equipped Kathleen with great comfort in addressing diverse audiences, allowing her to easily relate and adapt to different contexts. She possesses a deep passion for continuous learning and personal growth, as well as a genuine desire to assist others through sharing lessons learned, offering advice, and providing inspiration. 


Furthermore, Kathleen's love for good wines and enjoyable moments further enhances her ability to connect with people. Kathleen's expertise extends to transforming two wine estates into high-end wine production and tourism ventures, providing her with extensive knowledge of the wine industry. This enables her to host engaging wine tastings on various topics, whether for leisure or educational purposes. Additionally, Kathleen is capable of organizing official wine courses, offering valuable opportunities for individuals seeking to expand their wine knowledge.

Presentations and Topics

Business and strategy

Wine with a story tastes better

Lees verder

Navigating the Red Ocean: Lessons from 14 Years in Wine Entrepreneurship

Testimonials & References


Kathleen's story of how she came into the wine business as a wine lover, managed to turn around two businesses and make some amazing wines in just a few years is nothing short of inspirational.


-- Faye Cardwell Wine Events, founder of Quaranvino and Get Comfy with Wine



I had the absolute pleasure to attend the keynote presentation of Kathleen during a wine masterclass in Ghent (Belgium). And it must be said, Kathleen is a wine speaker of the highest caliber. Her knowledge, passion and ability to engage with the audience leaves a permanent mark on you. The stories of her own experiences at Château de Minière let you understand the wine making process and the dedication that goes into creating each bottle. Through Kathleen, the world of wine comes alive!


-- Frederik Malesevic, Epic Blue, 2023

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