Digital business transformation executive, record holding mountaineer and adventurer, columnist and author
Dutch, French, English
transformation, change, teamwork, agility, resilience
HR, company culture & leadership; Business and strategy; Technology, transformation & innovation
Wim is an ambitious man who loves challenges. As a freelance transformation executive, he guides companies, multinationals and government institutions through complex digital and business change programs all around the world.
When he is not working, he finds his challenges at extreme altitude. He has climbed the highest mountain on each of the 7 continents and has reached the summit of five 8000ers. Wim applies the lessons he has learned in the death zone to his everyday professional challenges.
As a speaker, Wim leaves a lasting impression on the audience in his own modest style. Although not many people in the audience will have climbed an 8000-metre peak, he is able to fascinate them with very recognizable stories, about rising to challenges, working hard as a team, dealing with change and resolving problems. Wim captivates audiences at all levels of your organization.
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Thanks for the fascinating presentation. It was impressive to see what humans are capable of (with the right approach and effective preparation).
Impressive keynote from mountaineer Wim Smets. How to bring a team from the base camp to the summit, and how to develop a pre-nicorn into a unicorn with a great team. Thanks for the inspiring session!
Our organisation is currently undergoing a major transition and, in that context, Wim Smets presented a really fascinating and infectious story to our employees.
The final-year students were completely silent during the lecture by Wim Smets… that’s something we’ve never experienced.
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