KATLEEN JANSSEN

KATLEEN JANSSEN

As an experienced organizational psychologist and senior coach, I am passionate in getting the best out of people. I am also a licensed creative psychotherapist focused on providing private individual support in work related stress and burn-out.

In 2006 I founded my own company AORA bvba which helps people to transform their individual and organisational needs into valuable and fulfilling solutions. I have been working with managers in diverse business contexts, often in a high tech or IT environment, focusing on achieving sustainable individual and team working output, resulting in high impact and happy people on the long term.

In 2006 I got in touch with Mindfulness and was immediately intrigued by it. Having experience with Yoga and meditation for 20 years, I recognised Mindfulness as a very valuable tool, easily applicable in companies. In 2008 I became managing partner of ITAM and developed its “Mindful@Work” program.  I have deepened my personal meditation practice through yearly long retreats and various professionalizing education (Insight Dialogue retreat, Dhamma course, Mindfulness and Compassion training). Inspired by the scientific research on mindful Leadership I am since 2018 participating in Leadership Programs at Antwerp Management School. 

Insight meditation became the heart of my life: it is a great support in difficult moments and brings even greater joy and happiness in daily life. Mindful compassion is my drive in my work with people.

I am happily married with two teenage children, love travelling, gastronomy, exploring nature and am passionate about classical guitar and Jazz.