Cyriel Kortleven

Cyriel Kortleven

Cyriel Kortleven brings almost 20 years hands-on experience in the domain of creativity and innovation and is an established inspirational speaker on the topic of Change Mindset.

After finishing his studies as a Commercial Engineer and working several years as a management consultant in different industries, he made a career switch and chose to explore the domain of Creativity and Innovation. He found that his real passion could thrive during his time at the Centre of Development of Creative Thinking in Antwerp.

Since that time he has travelled the world for his clients, encouraging individuals and teams to break with their fixed thinking patterns and dare to go for their GiGa dreams.

The main thing to bear in mind when you’re considering Cyriel for a speaking engagement or workshop is that he customises his approach to match the key challenges facing an organisation or team, and the red thread running through all of his work as speaker (and in his workshops) is how he stimulates people to break their fixed-thinking patterns and inspires them to unleash their full potential, both as individuals and as members of a team. He will boost the change mindset of your audience.

His audiences learn methods to explore the world from different perspectives, to get into action and make sure they can fail fast, often and forward by applying NaNo actions. Audiences are always inspired by his tailor-made examples and stories and experience the power of thinking in a ‘Yes And Act’-mindset. Cyriel has already spoken in 23 different countries and is author of 5 books (his latest bookazine ‘the Change Mindset’ is getting very good reviews).

Cyriel is the first Belgian CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) and one of the 35 people in the world who received the designation ‘Global Speaking Fellow’ that shows his experience of delivering top-quality presentations all over the world.


What people say about Cyriel Kortleven

“Cyriel is able to apply enormous amounts of creativity to his sessions. Whether it’s about behaviour, strategy, team-spirit or out-of-the-box-thinking, it’s always worthwhile exchanging thoughts with Cyriel!”


Cyriel got the highest score of all speakers with a 4,6/5 followed by comments such as ‘Absolutely brilliant’, ‘By far the best inspiration and needed session’, ‘Excellent thinking’,…This says it all and makes my day.”

“Cyriel delivered a splendid and energising keynote presentation for our Change Leaders. As a result new language and tools are now being used regularly. A great experience. “

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  • Change Mindset
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Daring to Dream