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Barbara Vercruysse

CEO & Founder at BV Empowerment & Kindness Institute

Avelgem, Belgium

5171 Followers

Barbara Vercruysse is a Kindness Advocate, Global Thought Leader, Mentor, Personal Coach, Business Coach and Public Speaker.

After surviving a stage 4 skin cancer and an almost bankruptcy, she became passionate about leaving a positive legacy. Mostly by emphasising the power of kindness and the importance of bringing a powerful kindness into the world, into organisations and corporations as a necessary rebalance for the survival of humanity.

Barbara has recently been designated the role of Vice-President Communication at Professional Women International - Brussels. PWI (Professional Women International) is the premier English-speaking network of professional women in Belgium and focuses on helping professional women grow and succeed. Through corporate membership activities, they work towards advancing gender balanced leadership.

She also took up the role as Head of Communication at the European-Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EUICCI) with the purpose of contributing with her expertise in Communications.

+25 professional years as an entrepreneur, business consultant, mentor and role model on how to become resilient with grace after overcoming multiple challenges, surviving a stage 4 cancer being one of them. Happily married for more than 20 years, mom of 3 wonderful young adults, she strongly believes in leading by example.

One of her clients is a group of BMW-dealerships where she operates as a Quality Officer and HR Soft Skills Responsible, she is responsible for screening all business processes and guiding people to perform optimally in their job, as well as creating a nurturing work environment. She has been part of the management team for several years there.

Her personal coaching clients are business owners, entrepreneurs and corporate leaders who are dynamic, positive, open for change and always looking to grow and expand.

Barbara Vercruysse always looks for the best match in leadership, humanness and efficiency. She leads with a profound wisdom on human behavior and great care for her clients.

Her passions are reading, painting, enjoying arts, traveling, serving humanity, profound conversations, connecting from human to human. Being passionate about books, every year, one of her goals is to read at least 50 books.

She is a Certified Master Life Coach, Business Coach, public speaker and author of The Journey: A Program to a Successful and Fulfilled Life and 7 Most Powerful Techniques to Release Stress. Additionally, Barbara has also created a line of products to inspire and motivate people on a daily basis.

She recently founded ‘Barbara Vercruysse Empowerment & Kindness Institute’. She was published in the Huffington Post and Thrive Global.

She reaches millions of people with her weekly Inspirational Talks on different social platforms.

Recently she has been giving the opening speech for the Girl Up – a United Nations Foundation talking about Leading with Powerful Kindness. She gave talks on the same topic for the Soft Skill Community of Microsoft (+1,600 managers) and talked about The Path of Powerful Kindness at Harvard University in Summer 2022.

Available For: Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Belgium
Speaking Topics: Powerful Kindness, Resilience, Overcoming Challenges, Personal Growth, Gender Balance

Speaking Fee $2,500 (In-Person)

Barbara Vercruysse Points
Academic 50
Author 189
Influencer 444
Speaker 47
Entrepreneur 130
Total 860

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Company
Media Experience: 8 years
Last Media Interview: 04/04/2022

Areas of Expertise

COVID19 31.74
Entrepreneurship 30.52
Health and Safety 33.85
Health and Wellness 62.02
Leadership 44.64
Mental Health 100
Marketing 32.55
Customer Experience 30.50
Future of Work 30.50
Diversity and Inclusion 38.71
Management 30.51
AI
Sustainability 30.17

Industry Experience

Automotive
Consumer Products
Hospitality
Media
Retail

Publications

5 Academic Certifications
Inspiring Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence
Case Western University
March 19, 2022

Credential ID EU8G7SRKS8P3

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Inclusive Leadership - The Power of Workplace Diversity
University of Colorado
August 31, 2021

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Building Your Leadership Skills
HEC. Paris
April 12, 2021

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Tags: Health and Wellness, Leadership, Mental Health

Postgraduate Marketing
VLEKHO
June 30, 1996

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Tags: Leadership, Management, Marketing

Master Degree French - Spanish
Provinciale Hogeschool voor Vertalers en Tolken
June 30, 1992

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27 Article/Blogs
How to Rebuild Your Self-Confidence after a Failure
Positivity & Kindness Insights
November 10, 2022
What can we do if we disappointed ourselves? How can we build our confidence again when we failed in our own opinion?
In life, we live many situations where things turn out completely differently than expected. We might get upset, disappointed or even depressed because of people turning us down, a promotion missed, a business deal not won. Disappointment and failure can shake the core of our existence, can unsettle the foundation on which we built our personal and professional life.

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Tags: Leadership, Health and Wellness, Mental Health

How to Train our Mind to Focus on the Positive
Positivity & Kindness Insights
November 03, 2022
The power of the mind cannot be underestimated. The human mind contains billions of nerve cells which coordinate our thoughts, emotions, behaviors, movements and sensations. However, there are times when our mind becomes compromised leading unproductive outcomes which makes life unbearable at times.

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Self-Care Can Never Be Over-Estimated
LinkedIn
October 12, 2022
More than nineteen years it has been now, that I was diagnosed with a stage 4 skin cancer, that I was told I had no more than 6 months to live. It was on a Monday morning in 2003, I was 32 at that time, that I got a call from the surgeon who cut away a little black spot on my knee the week before.

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Can We Find Peace of Mind REGARDLESS of Our Circumstances?
Positivity & Kindness Insights
October 06, 2022
Can we only find happiness and fulfilment when our circumstances are as we want them to be, when everything is under control?

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Tags: Leadership, Health and Wellness

Judging is the brain's lazy choice
LinkedIn
September 15, 2022
We so easily judge, it has become our second nature, we judge our bossy manager, we judge an egoistic colleague, we judge almost every post or person on our social media feed. Judging and labeling, putting someone in a certain box has become one of the main features of our mind. It is just easier for our brain to process all the impulses we get to deal with on a daily basis through quickly putting into a category.
And yet, judging separates us from another human being. When we judge, we don’t see the fullness and depth of the other person and reduce him/her to his/her political, religious view, gender, social background, outward appearance ...

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Do We Give Our Mental Wellbeing the Attention it Needs?
Positivity & Kindness Insights
September 01, 2022
Many times we are so focused on the outside world, on what is expected from us, that we forget about our own (mental) wellbeing and forget to tune in inwardly.

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Tags: Health and Wellness, Mental Health

4 Ways to Finish Strong in 2022
LinkedIn
August 18, 2022
As we are moving into the second part of the year, it can be helpful to pause for a moment and see if we are still expanding and growing in alignment with our gifts and our purpose.
As an (over)achiever, it has always been a challenge for me to not to get caught too much in the 'doing' and forgetting about: WHO AM I (BECOMING) WHILE I AM DOING MY THING IN THE WORLD?

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We Can Do Better
LinkedIn
August 10, 2022
In previous articles, I shared that kindness is not the same as niceness, that kindness is a powerful choice in any situation, that kindness requires a certain level of maturity and understanding, that it builds bridges, breaks cycles of negativity, that it is non-judgemental and is its own reward.
That is the Path of Powerful Kindness.
Let this path of Powerful Kindness inspire us also to start making different choices which are beneficial for future generations. I am sure we can do better.

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Tags: Health and Wellness, Mental Health, Sustainability

Kindness is its own Reward.
LinkedIn
August 04, 2022
Kindness is its own reward. Kindness is most of all a gift to yourself. Each act of kindness makes you the giver, kinder, and lightens you up. So, not only do you create a ripple effect of goodness and kindness in the world, it not has only an outside effect but it has an equal inner effect, an extremely positive effect on yourself.
Even if there is massive scientific proof that kindness makes people happier, makes employees respect their managers more, makes the givers of kindness more fulfilled humans, raises productivity at work, makes you live longer, ...
We don't need that scientific proof, we know intuitively that we all prefer to spend time, to do business, to work for people who radiate that high-vibe natural kindness.

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The Essential Key to More Peace in Your Life and Eventually in the World
LinkedIn
June 09, 2022
As we see so much darkness and violence in the world today, we might turn to despair and think we are powerless to face these difficult times.
The biggest key to a more peaceful world, to a more harmonious life is to identify and eradicate the pain, resentment, hatred and violence in our own hearts first and develop an attitude of powerful kindness and nonviolence.

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Kindness ≠ Niceness
LinkedIn
June 02, 2022
It is my mission to shift our perspective on kindness, the paradigm that kindness is weakness. Because it is not. Kindness is not weakness. You can be kind and powerful at the same time. For some reason, we have put kindness, love and compassion; which are the most beautiful attributes of us humans, in the corner of so-called soft sentimentality. And nothing could be further from the truth, to be kind, no matter what, is to be centred, balanced, aware and mature.

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https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/kindness-strength-weakness-barbara-vercruysse/
Barbara Vercruysse
May 12, 2022
It is my mission to shift the current perspective on Kindness and teach that Kindness is the Ultimate Strength, that kindness is only perceived as weakness by the weak, the imbalanced and the insecure (and let’s never lose our compassion for them).
It requires self-discipline and a very strong sense of self-confidence and self-esteem to stay kind to a rude person, to stay outside the negativity of the unkind one, and to not be triggered by it.

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20 habits that changed my life in 20 years...
LinkedIn
May 04, 2022
In 2003 I was diagnosed with a stage-4 cancer; in 2016 my business almost went bankrupt.
Two major setbacks that served as a wake up call and made me think profoundly about who I was, what legacy I want to leave in this lifetime.
Growing as a human being is based on changing habits, these 20 habits improved my life hugely;

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The 3 most important lessons I Learned From Surviving Stage 4 Cancer
LinkedIn
April 20, 2022
There was a growing urge to bring more love and compassion into this world after having almost lost my life.

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True Leadership requires vulnerability.
Barbara Vercruysse
April 02, 2022
If you are a leader, very often you focus on achieving certain milestones to think of yourself as ‘successful. It has no use to set goals, to change habits and to pressure yourself to 'become' successful or fulfilled. This only adds pressure and stress to an often hectic life.

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How to Find Peace in Difficult Times
Barbara Vercruysse
March 03, 2022
In these uncertain times, it is crucial to find peace within ourselves. It is the only way to keep perspective and clarity.

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Turn Your Challenges into Growth
Barbara Vercruysse
January 30, 2022
Each situation in our life gives us the opportunity to complain, to whine about our situation, to look at it from the small perspective of our personal survival, from the perspective of fear.

Yet, at the same time, each situation in our life gives us the same opportunity to rise about our little self, to become larger than life, and especially crisis and deep suffering give us this precious opportunity to dedicate our life to something bigger than our mere survival, than the small self-centered needs of everyday.

In this growth lies such richness, such depth, warmth, understanding of the human condition, and above a connection to this infinite flow of unconditional love.

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20 habits that changed my life in 20 years...
Barbara Vercruysse
December 14, 2021
In 2003 I was diagnosed with a stage-4 cancer;
In 2016 my business almost went bankrupt.

Two major setbacks that served as a wake up call and made me think profoundly about who I was, what legacy I want to leave in this lifetime.

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5 Ways To Live An Abundant Life
Barbara Vercruysse
November 04, 2021
What if we started living from our abundance, instead of our lack? Many people dream of living an abundant life but fail to take actions that would lead to it. A lot of people want a lot of money, but keep spending on unnecessary things. Other people would like to have an abundant business but are afraid to keep showing up in the market. Many people want good health, but continue practicing unhealthy lifestyle habits. How ironic life is.

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The 3 Most Important Lessons I Learned From Surviving Stage 4 Cancer
Barbara Vercruysse
October 04, 2021
There was a growing urge to bring more love and compassion into this world after having almost lost my life.

Monday, April 7, 2003 at 9 a.m. I’m in the office of my construction business. Jean-Baptiste is with me ― he is 10 weeks old, and I am still breastfeeding him. My two girls ― Heloïse, who is almost 4, and Eugenie, who is 2.5 ― are in kindergarten. I get a phone call from the surgeon who cut away a little black spot on my knee the week before. At first I don’t remember who he is. I only saw him for 15 minutes.

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Self-Care Can Never Be Overestimated
Thrive Global
December 16, 2019
How Surviving a Stage 4 Skin Cancer Taught Me All About Self-Care, About the Preciousness of Life and The Courage To Be Me.

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5 Signs of Personal Growth
LinkedIn
October 24, 2019
Since the recovery of my skin cancer, I decided to take this second chance that life gave me with both hands. I was determined to live my life at its fullest and share my gifts with the world. I had (and still have) many coaches and learned from numerous mentors. The expansion and growth within myself is something that I treasure enormously.

I realize at a very deep level that the only premise to change your life, to live freely and create the life you have always dreamed of, is to change your own beliefs, to change your mindset and to raise your awareness.

These are the signs which are the most prominent for me when a person starts to grow

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3 Simple Steps to Experience Bliss
McGill Media
July 18, 2018
Some people have it, most people don’t.
And let me tell you straight away, it doesn’t come from the big house and the big car. There is no happiness or greatness to be found in material things of themselves.

Some people radiate happiness and fulfillment no matter what their outside circumstances look like, they experience a well-being and a peace of mind in a natural way. How do they do that?

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4 life-saving tips on how to deal with huge setbacks and build your resilience for difficult times.
LinkedIn
August 23, 2017
On April 7th, 2003 I was told that I had a stage-4 skin cancer and would probably not survive the end of that year. My youngest son, Jean-Baptiste, was 8 weeks old at that moment, my daughters Heloïse and Eugenie were 3 and 2 years old. I had been running my construction business for 5 years.

Besides disbelief, I didn’t feel sick at that time, the cancer was discovered through a little black (bleeding) spot on my knee, the sky fell down and rational thinking was far away those first days.

And we all get to hear this kind of news sooner or later in our lives, maybe you woke up one day and your spouse told you she was going to leave you or maybe you had to save your company from bankruptcy.

As entrepreneurs we are by definition more resilient than most other people, we get to deal with little and big fires every day, we are used to it and the vision we hold for our company is always stronger than the obstacles we meet on our way. But sometimes we are confronted with news that shakes our entire existence.

As an expert in dealing with setbacks and difficult circumstances throughout my life, I found that these 4 steps were hugely important in finding the courage to go on and re-invent myself during the moments that my world seemed like falling apart.

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https://www.startthelifeofyourdreams.com/the-meaning-of-suffering/
Start The Life of Your Dreams
July 01, 2017
I am reading this wonderful book ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’ from Viktor Frankl (a dear friend of mine recommended it), and I really wanted to share some insights with you.

Viktor Frankl is an Austrian psychiatrist and in this book he shares his stay in several concentration camps during the second World War. His view is unique because of his education, he was particularly interested on the effect of these extreme circumstances on the human being.

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When someone criticizes you…
Start The Life Of Your Dreams
June 15, 2017
A reminder that when someone criticizes you, it ALWAYS tells you more about them, it tells nothing about you.

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The 3 Most Important Lessons I Learned From Surviving Stage 4 Cancer
Huff Post
August 26, 2016
In this article published in The Huffington Post, I share how surviving a stage-4 cancer changed mylife and which lessons I learned and how I can see the gift in those challenging times now.

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2 Board Memberships
Head of Communications
EUICCI
January 24, 2022
She took up the role as Head of Communication at the European-Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EUICCI) with the purpose of contributing with her expertise in Communications.

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Vice-President Communications
Professional Women International - Brussels
October 01, 2021
Barbara has recently been designated the role of Vice-President Communication at Professional Women International - Brussels. PWI (Professional Women International) is the premier English-speaking network of professional women in Belgium and focuses on helping professional women grow and succeed. Through corporate membership activities, they work towards advancing gender balanced leadership.

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2 Books
The Journey
Self-Publishing
August 01, 2019
THE JOURNEY to Complete Fulfillment, Ultimate Self-Confidence and Pure Soul Living. The Journey takes you on a journey from being powerless in your life to becoming a master of your life. Let me hand you the tools to make a mind shift, I developed these tools after more than 20 years of research and studying with some of the greatest leaders and mentors.

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The 7 most powerful techniques to release stress
Self-Publishing
February 13, 2015
This book is an introduction to some very powerful techniques to release stress and to create more harmony in your daily life. These are easy to apply and can be incorporated without any problem in your daily routine. Some of them are well known while other techniques may be new to you.

This book does not pretend to have all the techniques but these have been the most powerful for the author. She will introduce you to different tools so that you can choose which one resonates best with you. Have fun!

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1 Executive
Quality Manager - HR Soft Skills Responsible
BMW Peter Daeninck
June 01, 2016
As a Quality Manager and HR/Soft Skills Responsible at BMW Peter Daeninck Group, Barbara combines her skills and experience as a business owner, manager, coach and leader to synchronize the high BMW standards with a welcoming work environment so that all employees perform at their highest level with great sense of well-being.

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3 Founders
Barbara's School of Wisdom
Barbara's School of Wisdom
August 01, 2019
It has always been Barbara's dream to empower others, to teach them to make conscious and powerful choices in life, that's why she created this Online School of Wisdom.
Here you can dive deeper into her teachings and experience the same transformation as her personal coaching clients. Re-connect with the with the joy, the passion and the inspiration within you to thrive and go through life fulfilled, alive and thriving!! Your outer circumstances in life can only fully change if you let your spirit unfold and let go of doubt, pain, guilt and any form of stress.

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Barbara's Empire of Love
Barbara's Empire of Love
July 01, 2019
Barbara's online shop where you can find the finest selection of products, courses and services personally designed by Barbara to increase your wellbeing and fulfilment in life.

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Barbara Vercruysse - Coaching Institute
Start The Life of Your Dreams
January 01, 2014
MY MISSION:

Helping individuals to find deeper meaning and purpose, gain deeper insights, overcome personal limitations, achieve new goals and create a fulfilled life with grace and ease

As a personal coach, I guide entrepreneurs and corporate leaders to find peace of mind, calm and inner strength in a busy life. I guide them through a deep transformation. I support leaders around the world in leading a fulfilled life, creating impact and success.

My biggest strength is to empower my clients and learn them to lead with grace and ease, to stay focused, calm and centred midst of the hectic of an extremely busy life and most of all find deep fulfilment in what they do.

I believe in leading by example only, having faced many challenges, I have built an extraordinary resilience and have grown through all my setbacks.

ARE YOU READY TO WORK WITH ME?
Working with a personal coach, a health coach, a career coach is often the first step for people to obtain more balance in life, to have support with a career move or to find fulfilment and peace midst of a hectic life.

Making big changes, facing unexpected challenges, dealing with setbacks can be very overwhelming, especially without any support.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Building resilience/Building self-confidence/Finding passion and purpose back in life

WHAT OTHERS SAY:
"One in a trillion understands the depth of the need for love and understanding in our world. Barbara has grasped, through experience and the pure joy in her heart and spirit, that giving out the love you recognise, changes lives, and uplifts others to their full peace and freedom. I learn a new lesson in humanity every time you speak. Proud to know you." - Susaye Greene - The last member of The Supremes, Motown Records.

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1 Influencer Award
#1 Top50 Global Thought Leaders on Mental Health
Thinkers 360
August 02, 2021
For several months #1 Top50 Global Thought Leaders on Mental Health

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4 Keynotes
The Path of Powerful Kindness
Microsoft
August 11, 2021
Sharing tools and insights on how to stay calm, centred and compassionate in a hectic world, how powerful kindness is a win-win situation for all those involved.
Often times, being kind is viewed as a weakness. Whether it is being kind to ourselves, or being kind to those around us. There is a misconception that we have push ourselves harder so that we can get more out of life. There is a misconception that we have to point out what others are doing incorrectly instead of saying well done. But what if it is actually the exact opposite? What if kindness is a strength, not a weakness? In this talk you will hear how kindness is a strength and negativity is the real weakness.

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Kindness@Work
Kindness@Work
July 28, 2021
This conference is produced by Mari-Lyn Harris, of who has produced it before along with the Kindness Hero Awards.
She believes Kindness is the foundation of being Socially Conscious, of having a strong economy of doing good. In view what is going in the world today, of Black Lives Matter, Police reform and our political environment, she firmly believes Kindness can and will make a difference. Peace. Harmony. Balance. Mari-Lyn says “Kindness is a catalyst for kinder workplaces.” Many of my clients have seen a huge impact when they create more opportunities for happiness for their employees within their organization.

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Empowering with Kindness
Girl Up Foundation United Nations
March 24, 2021

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Building Resilience in Uncertain Times.
Online Coaching Congress
February 03, 2021

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23 Media Interviews
Crypto With English
Crypto with English
April 04, 2022
The transformative power of compassion - towards yourself and others. We deep dive into how kindness and compassion are both medicine for self-healing and suit of armor for these complex, chaotic times and explain the correlation of how the “lack of compassion” is a weakness in disguise - not a strength.

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Kindness is Strength
The Rabbi and The Shrink
March 24, 2022
How do we stay focused and not slip back into old patterns?
What is the difference between kindness and niceness?
If it’s greater to give than to receive, what is the greatest gift you can give?
These and other deep, meaningful questions are addressed when powerful kindness advocate Barbara Vercruysse joins The Rabbi and the Shrink.

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Leading with Powerful Kindness
Fabulous After 50
March 10, 2022
​Lucky us for having Barbara Vercruysse with us on the Podcast today! Barbara is a Kindness Advocate, Mentor, Personal Coach, Business Coach, Thought Leader and Public Speaker who has been published in the Huffington Post and Thrive Global. She reaches millions of people with her weekly Inspirational Talks on different social platforms around the subject of Powerful Kindness.

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Expert Predictions For 2022 From World Class Impact Makers
MSP News Global
December 31, 2021
These predictions are to give hope and support to Entrepreneurs and individuals in business to channel your energy and create a positive 2022.

This year has had plenty of ups and downs with what feels like a new world and way of life, but in every negative situation, positives can be embraced if you are willing to search for them and have the support around you to help guide you.

Let’s close the year with strength and positivity, focusing on love, abundance, and the beauty in the world.

Cherish the time spent with loved ones and, even throughout the tough times, try and remain in a state of gratitude that you are still here, still pushing forward and still making progress.

I have put together this collection of Expert Predictions to share positivity and encourage you as we edge towards a promising 2022…

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Leadership and Kindness
Developing The Leader Within
December 25, 2021
About Leadership and Kindness. It may seem like there is a lack of kindness in our world but there are champions of kindness at every turn in our lives. Kindness is imperative in leadership and showing the way to kindness is our responsibility and mission.

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Cancer U Thrivers Podcast
Andrea Wilson Woods
October 05, 2021
Welcome to the Cancer U Thrivers Podcast. Join me each week as I interview cancer patients, caregivers, survivors, and providers about their cancer journeys. In this episode Barbara Vercruysse shares her life lessons from surviving a stage 4 cancer at the age of 32

You’re listening to Cancer U Thrivers where real people share true stories.

Cancer U Thrivers is proud to be featured as one of the top 10 Cancer Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021!

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Leading with Powerful Kindness
Business Innovators Radio
August 29, 2021

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Reverence for Life
TNT
August 07, 2021

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Are you Happy with your Legacy? | Barbara Vercruysse | Stories that Inspire | WeTransform | Ep#32
Alok Verma
July 28, 2021
Barbara is a Kindness Advocate ║Coach ║Guide ║ Mendor | Public Speaker

She is on a mission to support individuals around the world in leading a fulfilled life, creating impact and success by living and leading with love. And to bring a message of powerful kindness into organisations and corporations.

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This is a series of candid conversations with those who transformed. We bring inspiring first-person stories of those who faced the change and the challenges that come along with that.

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Podcast | What's On Your Mind?
PS GROW
January 29, 2021
Podcast about personal development, mindset & selling

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How Challenges Help Us Find The Right Direction / Words of Wisdom by a Life Coach
Excellence Talks
January 21, 2021
In this Excellence Talks edition, Dr. Christian Forstner and Murat Aydin welcomed Barbara Vercruysse, a successful Mentor and Personal Growth Coach with 25+ years of business experience, a role model on how to become resilient with grace after overcoming multiple
challenges, surviving a stage 4 cancer being one of them. Happily married for more than 20
years, mom of 3 wonderful young adults, she strongly believes in leading by example.

One of her clients is a group of BMW-dealerships where she operates as a Quality Officer
and Business Coach, she is responsible for screening all business processes and guiding
people to perform optimally in their job. She has been part of the management team for
several years there.

Her personal coaching clients are business owners, entrepreneurs and corporate leaders
who are dynamic, positive, open for change and always looking to grow and expand.

Barbara answered the following questions:

As a Personal Coach she helps entrepreneurs and leaders to create a fulfilled life. How did she develop this unique Personality and Special Mission of her life?

Why does Love have a special role in her Leadership and Coaching life?

She shares very openly that she is a role model on how to become resilient with grace after overcoming multiple challenges, surviving a stage 4 cancer being one of them. How did this challenge impact her personal and business life?

Why Self-Care is so important?

What would be her general advice to all those who are not able to manage a life challenge and suffer?

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Expert Predictions For 2021 From World-Class Business Impact Makers
MSP News Global
December 29, 2020
We have put together this collection of Expert Predictions to share positivity and encourage you as we edge towards a promising 2021.

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Stage 4 Skin Cancer And Financial Loss Barbara Become a Successful Entrepreneur
Adriyana Solutions
December 19, 2020
Today we have a very #special #guest from #Belgium Barbara Vercruysse after facing so many obstacle’s during stage 4 #skin #cancer at the age of 32. And #financial #breakdown, how Barbara become a #successful #Entrepreneur and positive #human. Today Barbara share her story with us.

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#86 - Creating the Life You Want with Barbara Vercruysse; Mindset Coach
Business Talk Library
August 27, 2020
Business Talk Library sits down with Barbara Vercruysse a mindset coach based in Belgium who brings over 25 years of business experience. After starting and building up a successful construction business by age 32 CEO Barbara Vercruysse did not expect to be diagnosed with cancer that doctors said would kill her within 6 months.

Even in this dark time of her life and her family's life Barbara figured out how to keep her mind focused on moving forward and leveraging resources to continue moving her business forward.

Now 13+ years later Barbara has launched a new coaching business that is helping others find the wisdom, strength, and support that they need to successfully navigate the unexpected that comes their way.

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Barbara Vercruysse Episode #61
Mari-Lyn Harris
June 17, 2020
Barbara Vercruysse is a Certified Master Life Coach, Business Coach and recently founded her own online school ‘Barbara’s School of Wisdom’. She was published in the Huffington Post and Thrive Global.

My intention to bring together experts, Entrepreneurs together who will share their experiences in the space of creating a happier and healthier workplace culture. Kindness & Happiness. Workplace Wellness.

Topics are be about productivity, profits, leading with kindness, mental health concerns, & other challenges in the workplace culture. Audience is for Entrepreneurs and Non-Profit Leaders.

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OBL 011 - Forgiveness, Positivity, and Surviving Cancer with Barbara Vercruysse
On Becoming Legend
June 01, 2020
Barbara Vercruysse is a mentor, business coach, thought leader and public speaker.

After facing several challenges in life and surviving a stage 4 skin cancer at the age of 32, she decided to live her second life at the fullest.

After running a 6-figure construction business for 18 years, she NOW dedicates herself to her true passion: guiding people through a deep transformation.

She supports people around the world in leading a fulfilled life, creating impact and success by living and leading with love.

One of her clients is BMW where she operates as a Business Coach, AND is responsible for screening all business processes and guiding people to perform optimally in their job.

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Choosing the Good During Difficulty
Do Good Work Podcast
April 28, 2020
Barbara Vercruysse is a mentor, business coach, thought leader and public speaker. After facing several challenges in life and surviving a stage 4 skin cancer at the age of 32, she decided to live her second life at the fullest.

After running a 6-figure construction business for 18 years, she dedicates herself to her true passion now: guiding people through a deep transformation so they are living up to their full potential. She supports people around the world in leading a fulfilled life, creating impact and success by living and leading with love.

One of her clients is BMW where she operates as a Quality Manager and Business Coach, she is responsible for screening all business processes and guiding people to perform optimally in their job.

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Blessing in Disguise II Podcast Interview Barbara Vercruysse II Bobby Dsouza II
Bobby Dsouza
April 14, 2020
It was such a joy interviewing the ever kind, Barbara Vercruysse

the topic is 'BLESSING IN DISGUISE'

such a timely message from her to build the right mindset during times of lockdown & during uncertain economy situations & possibly extended lockdown

Hope you have fun watching & listening to the wonderful Barbara who is a top Linkedin & Facebook Value creator, One of her clients is BMW where she operates as a Quality Manager and Business Coach, she is a Certified Master Life coach & has been published in the Huffington Post and Thrive Global!

Barbara recommends looking at the whole thing from the perspective of Blessing in Disguise, At 32 barbara was diagnosed with Cancer & had a mid-life crisis, she shares her own journey & rich insights into this topic she has health with

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Stories of Success Podcast - Surviving Cancer
Stories of Success
March 30, 2020
This episode of my podcast was another “cold interview". I enjoy those conversations, where you meet someone for the first time and record the conversation. This one is with Barbara Vercruysse. Apologies for some audio glimpses which are due to connectivity issues.

Barbara is a coach, spiritual mentor, thought leader and public speaker. After facing several challenges in life and survivin stage 4 skin cancer at the age of 32, she decided to live her second life at the fullest. In this episode she shares her story of success. She also wrote a book, founded an online school, gives talks and inspires people to deeply transform their lives.

We are looking at the first life she had prior to cancer and her second life after cancer. She sees her cancer, which she had at 32, as a blessing. A concept some might not understand, but for her it was a eureka moment which made her change her life completely. For her it is all about leaving a legacy, an imprint on someone else’s heart.

It was as if she was living someone else’s life until she started being herself, finding herself due to her experience with cancer. She overcame this and openly speaks about the debts she had; she had to close her company and was ready to give it all up. But she persevered and ended up fighting even harder to get to where she is now! She turned that fear into a confidence in life.

She learned how to say yes, worked hard and took the opportunities and made it a success. Her online school is called ‘Barbara’s School of Wisdom’. She was published in the Huffington Post and wrote the book: '7 Most Powerful Techniques to Release Stress’ https://www.amazon.co.uk/most-powerfu....
We discuss the power we have inside us to make decisions and how we react in any situation. Whilst we touch on spiritual experience, and how we would define this for ourselves, there is also the Peaceprize (peaceprize.org) which she was selected for. It is a Thought Leaders School founded by Bryant McGill.

A complex episode with loads of input and take aways in order to encourage you to live the life you want to live!

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Growing through challenging times with Barbara Vercruysse
Erin Taylor
March 12, 2020
In today's episode, I talk with my friend Barbara Vercruysse who is a life and growth coach about growing through challenging times. Barbara should know, as she survived a stage 4 cancer diagnosis. Barbara will also be speaking at our upcoming Revolutionizing Parenthood conference in April about this very topic. Join us!

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Women in Business Podcast - Episode 259
Women in Business
December 10, 2019
Gayle Carson interviews Barbara Vercruysse, a thought leader, mentor, coach and writer and founder of Barbara's School of Wisdom.

Barbara founded an online school “Barbara’s School of Wisdom” and was published in the Huffington Post and wrote “7 Most Powerful Techniques to Release Stress.” After running a successful 6 figure construction business for 18 years, she now guides people through a deep transformation. She operates as a Quality Manager and Business Coach for BMW.

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Women in Business Podcast
Gayle Carson
December 10, 2019
Gayle Carson interviews Barbara Vercruysse, a thought leader, mentor, coach and writer and founder of Barbara's School of Wisdom.

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Changing Adversity Into a Positive Outcome & How To Achieve Your Dreams with Barbara Vercruysse
Hustle is 4 Life Motivation
September 17, 2018
Our guest this week, Barbara Vercruysse, is a coach, spiritual mentor, thought leader and public speaker. After facing several challenges in life and surviving a stage 4 skin cancer at the age of 32, she decided to live her second life at the fullest.

The 3 main lessons from this conversation are:
. how you can change your adversity into a positive outcome
. why controlling your internal environment is the key to being successful
. how you can chase your big dreams and make them a reality

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4 Panels
Digital Educator Summit
Graphy
June 29, 2022
A virtual convergence featuring a star-studded lineup of the brightest minds who have successfully built disruptive online businesses and scaled manifolds.
Witness information-rich keynote sessions, virtual panels, roll-up-your-sleeves brainstorming sessions, live demos of most recommended platforms, and engage in fun activities for a quality experience. Through this 4-hour-long event, we aim to bring you closer to the experts you admire so that you too can begin building your knowledge empires online.

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Celebrating Growth and Allyship
Professional Women International - Brussels
December 15, 2021
At this event Growth and Allyship will be discussed in panel discussions with expert members from PWI Brussels and beyond.

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Feminineship: Women Impacting Women Impacting the World.
Women Impacting Women Impacting the World
June 16, 2021
This participatory global event is for women who desire to lead and make a positive impact in their circles and beyond.

Our aim is that the participating women will feel more connected to other impactful women, share resources, tap into their strength, and be better equipped to lead social change.

That’s where Barbara comes in - to share from her rich experience as women leading change in your respected fields!

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Achievr Live 2019
Achievr Live
May 18, 2019
Part of the Marketing Panel at the Achievr Live Conference in Nashville in 2019.

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4 Podcasts
TNT Podcast 2.0 - Reverence for life
TNT Podcast 2.0
August 08, 2021

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Leadership Lunchbreak with Joye
Speaking of Joye
April 15, 2021
Leadership is such a precious gift for those who have the privilege of leading others. The impression you leave can transform someone's life. One of the greatest legacies you can leave is that of kindness. Join me as I chat with Barbara Vercruysse this episode of the #leadershiplunchbreak as we chat about, "Leading with Powerful Kindness."

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The Underdog Show
The Underdog Show
December 28, 2020
How to overcome life challenges through the Power of Positive Thinking

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Create the Ripple Effect - What is within your power to help yourself?
Create The Ripple Effect
September 15, 2019
Barbara is a woman with a wonderful voice to listen to, a story to tell and a life that has given her a lot of very tangible wisdom to share.
I didn't do a lot of talking in this episode, as can be more my candid conversational style of show... but rather was struck (as I think you will be) by the depth, grace and wisdom this woman shared with me.
“I promised myself two promises if I survived this, I would live each day as if it was my last. Second, I was dedicated to leave a positive legacy.” - Barbara Vercruysse
“Be kind when someone is rude to you. Stay outside those words, pause and let that negativity stay with that person.” - Barbara Vercruysse
“What somebody else expresses, it is an expression of them and of their state of mind. It has almost nothing to do with you.” - Barbara Vercruysse
“You are loved, you are worthy, and you are beautiful.” - Barbara Vercruysse

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10 Videos
Stay Positive, Calm and Centered as a Form of Self-Respect
Barbara Vercruysse
May 04, 2022
It is a hard training for all of us to stay outside the negative or triggering words from someone else, they point us to wounds within ourselves.

Staying calm and centered when someone is rude, is a form of self-respect. In staying calm, composed and centered you do not allow yourself to be dragged in a cycle of negativity and in this way creating more pain and wounds.

It is form of maturity to look through the provocative behavior of someone and stay outside it. To fight, you always need to be two. When the aggressiveness, provocation is not returned, it evaporates.

This doesn't mean that we are a doormat, we can reply with dignity and have the intelligence to see the situation in perspective.

Today I invite you to realise that you are more than your impulses. As Viktor Frankl worded so eloquently: "Between stimulus and response lies a space. In that space lie our freedom and power to choose a response. In our response lies our growth and our happiness."

Wishing you a day where you are aware of your power to choose your response!

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Are You a Balanced and Whole Human Being?
Barbara Vercruysse
April 02, 2022
In all our aspirations in life, the most important question is: 'Who Am I Becoming as a Human Being in the Process of Achieving my Life Goals?'

In our world today, in our educational system, very little attention is given to develop ourselves as 'whole' human beings, in balance physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

We are taught that life is a ladder to be climbed where our tools to climb that ladder of so-called status are a college title, a large amount of money and material possessions. We have been told that this ladder leads to happiness and fulfilment.

Let me share with you, that the story is this ladder is a fata morgana. It puts your happiness and fulfilment 'out there' and when you come closer and have the title and the money, you realize that you don't feel more fulfilled in the long run.

To create a fulfilled life, to experience a deep sense of happiness, the key is to develop and grow on all levels in your life, to approach life in a very different way.

So today my question to you is: Who Are You as a Human Being? Are you a beneficial, balanced, uplifting and inspiring presence for those around you? Are you aligned to your core values? Can you look yourself in the mirror in the morning and look at yourself with genuine appreciation?

Let those questions sink in today and listen how I explain it in the video.

Wishing you a day where you experience profound harmony and balance!

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What Narrative is Running Your Life?
Barbara Vercruysse
March 05, 2022
What story is running your life? What is your narrative day in day out?

What is the story of your life?
Are you living a story where you tell yourself:
- You lack the right education to be successful
- You lack the right connections to grow in your career
- The pandemic is ruining your business
- You have had too much bad luck in life
- The world is a dark place

Are you repeating negative stories from the past and re-living those stories over and over again?

Be VERY aware about how you talk to yourself.
That self-talk is creating your reality.

So let go of all the disappointments, the failures, the hurt and the pain from the past, in letting go, you make space to re-write your story in a positive way this time.

We have the power of choice, in every moment, we choose how we respond. Train yourself to respond with detachment, calm, dignity and maturity.

Becoming aware of your self-talk is the first HUGE step to own your narrative and to create a new one.

Much love,
Barbara

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How to Be a Skilled Captain while Sailing through the Storms of Life
Barbara Vercruysse
December 12, 2021
How to sail smoothly through the storms of life?


We could say that the more storms we face, the more we become a skilled captain.

Every challenge in life is an invitation:

- an adversity is an invitation to reveal our creativity
- a challenge is an invitation to build our strength
- an unkind person is an invitation to develop our compassion

For how could we develop all these qualities without opportunities to build them?

The most skilled captains have dealt with
- stormy seas
- mutiny of their crew
- their own demons

Let’s keep that in mind during these stormy times.

As a stage 4 cancer survivor and having faced huge financial challenges 6 years ago, I can see now how those difficult times helped me build resilience, inner strength and a deeper understanding about the human condition.

Listen how stormy seas can teach you more than calm seas.

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Don't Let the Fear of Failure Hold You Back
Start The Life Of Your Dreams
April 05, 2021
Failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.

Once you understand that, you will develop a different attitude towards failure. You will see each difficulty as an opportunity to grow stronger.

What is failure anyway?
Failure is having a different outcome than you wanted.
It’s a label you put on an experience.

Most people fear failure because mostly they fear the judgements of other people. Let me say this, as long as other people’s judgements control the direction of your life, you are in a powerless position.

Never let the fear of what others might say, hold you back.

Your biggest strength in life will always come in getting back up after a challenge and there is no challenge that you cannot overcome. You have everything within you to succeed in life.

Remember, life is a series of experiences to let your soul grow through those experiences.

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Indestructible Power Within You
Start The Life Of Your Dreams
October 13, 2020
Every challenge in life is an invitation:
an adversity is an invitation to reveal our creativity
a challenge is an invitation to build our strength
a difficulty is an invitation to build resilience
So welcome adversity, embrace it.

You have an indestructible power within you. There is nothing that you cannot overcome.

So stop focusing on the negativity, stop talking in a negative way to yourself.

You owe it to yourself to make the best of every single day.

You choose each day which energy you will bring into the day.

Let’s keep that in mind during these times.

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Kindness is not weakness
Start The Life Of Your Dreams
September 27, 2020
What to do when people are rude to you, how to deal with unkind people. Try to see beyond their angry words. Aggression and rudeness are an expression of their hurt. Their words are a reflection of their inner state and has nothing to do with you.

So never lower yourself to the rude behaviour of others, stay calm and powerful in your kindness and calmness.

Many masters, Jesus, Buddha, ... taught us the power of kindness and calmness. Never forget that you are a divine being in form and that the world needs your light.

In living a life of excellence and integrity, kindness and compassion have a prominent place.

Even in situations where we have to deal with a rude and unkind person, kindness and compassion are the best response.

Remember that the behaviour of someone towards you, has nothing to do with you; it is an expression of his/her inner state of mind.

Listen in this video how we can choose for a powerful kindness always.

Let me end with this quote:
“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”
Lao-Tzu

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Are You Letting Negativity Control Your Life?
Start The Life Of Your Dreams
August 16, 2020

Do you allow negativity to run your life?

Raising your awareness on what you allow in your life is crucial in finding peace of mind.

Do you allow negative thoughts run your mind and you are not even conscious that you are digging your own grave with it?
Do you allow negative people around you because you think you are not a good person if you take distance from those people?
Do you allow drama and gossip in your life adding to your stress and overwhelm?

You deserve better…

You deserve a healthy life.
You deserve a fulfilled life.
You deserve a joyful life.

But YOU are the guardian of your space, of your energy and what you allow in your life.

As a stage 4 cancer survivor I realise the preciousness of each breath, the sacredness of each human encounter and most of all of the power within us to live a life full of joy, warmth and fulfilment.

So today, I invite to be aware of who and what you allow in your life; to make sure you do not allow anything or anyone to dim your light.

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Your Current Situation is Not Your Final Destination
Start The Life Of Your Dreams
September 15, 2019
If you’re in a difficult situation right now, always ask yourself these 2 questions:
What’s the lesson here?
What’s the gift?
Is it teaching you Strength, Setting Boundaries, Unconditional Love...
A video full of insights, motivation, encouragement and tips for self-improvement.

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How to be completely fulfilled in life
Start The Life Of Your Dreams
October 08, 2017
Finding your purpose and the happiness within you without being dependent on outer circumstances.
Learn to see how your mind works, how you can change your thoughts to change how you experience your life.
A video full of insights, motivation, encouragement and tips for self-improvement.

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1 Webinar
Key Elements For a Life filled with Peace of Mind, Fulfilment and Success.
Barbara Vercruysse
June 17, 2020
In this webinar, Barbara will be teaching the key principles to a fulfilled and successful life, based on her personal experiences of overcoming a stage 4 cancer, an almost bankruptcy and thriving now in all areas of my life.

She distilled the KEY principles which successful people have in common and which helped myself and my clients in incredible ways.

Be prepared for some inspirational stories!!

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The Path of Powerful Kindness

Location: Virtual or At Your Conference    Date Available: May 01st, 2022     Fees: 2500

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How come we came to see Kindness as a weakness?

In this talk, Barbara, who is a Kindness Advocate, shares her story about overcoming multiple challenges and how she was committed to leave a positive legacy. This legacy consists in teaching the world another way of being; more kind, more compassionate, more loving. Leaving the old paradigm of short-term based behaviour behind us and evolve to a more conscious and mindful way of being.

In a captivating speech, she talks about Powerful Kindness and how it is so much needed at all levels in our society as a necessary rebalance for humanity.

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