Imagine a man coming in. He’s friendly. Joyful. Expressive. Very present to what you want to discuss with him and happy to be of service. His enthusiasm is contagious, his playfulness apparent, his creativity endless. At the same time he is practical and to the point. He knows his stuff. There’s also something you can’t quite put your finger on. A kind of innocence that puts you at ease. An openness that is integer and authentic. Take a deep breath, relax and allow that smile to emerge on your face ... You’ve just met Cyriel Kortleven.
Cyriel is a creative centipede who wants to get people moving by making them more aware of the chances in their lives. Cyriel is a much sought-after speaker at conferences, events and internal meetings. Through his playful and enthusiastic attitude to life, he creates an open and informal atmosphere - ideal for bigger events and conferences. His main subject is creativity and innovation. In a very practical and simple way, he enables the participants to experience the power of creative thinking and doing. Next to this topic, Cyriel is exploring principles how organisations can apply 'Less is Beautiful' on their daily practice and he can tell a compelling story about 'Guidelines to become a Passion-a-Holic'. His presentations are highly interactive (even when working with big groups) and are always tailored to his audience by using innovative examples from their field.
Cyriel is already working more then 12 years in the domain of creativity and innovation. Apart from Belgium and the Netherlands, Cyriel has given various presentations in the bigger cities all over the world (in 2012, Cyriel has worked 111 days abroad in 13 different countries (in Europe, Asia, US and Australia).
'Less is Beautiful' is the fourth book of Cyriel Kortleven. Here you can find more information about his other books.
Cyriel collaborates with Marc Heleven – the creative websearcher – to inspire the audience with the latest, tailor-made examples to apply ‘Less is Beautiful’. Just send an email for more information.
Cyriel Kortleven - International speaker, Master of Interaction, 21Lobsterstreet, Knight of NOW, inspirator, author, human being, brainstormsessions, large groups, creativity, improvisation, interaction, timespiration, present
Lay-out & illustrations by Kathleen Steegmans
Edited by Sam De Kegel