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We help leaders build meaningful lives and organizations.


urielle is the founder of QiLeader. Here is her story...

I'm a Belgian entrepreneur, an academic director, an MBA teacher, a podcaster and a mom with big dreams. I'm obsessed with transforming leadership for a better tomorrow,

I can be a great empathic coach at times, and then I can also be a rebel kicking ass, challenging the status quo or just having fun.

Murielle Machiels, Qileader, leadership programs, authentic leadership, empowerment programs, leadership skills

Today I have a great meaningful life. I mostly work from home to be present for my children, I spend a quarter of my time in a great Andalusian village in the mountains surrounded by oranges, olives, grapes, and great people, I walk and exercise, I love going to the spa or for a drink with my friends. I only work for a couple of hours per day while I’m also an entrepreneur and an academic Director at Solvay Brussels School, a famous Belgian Business school. I started this trend of working less when I was still the CEO of a media company.

I didn’t always have this meaningful life...

In fact, I used to be overworked, running from one meeting to the next, trying to deliver my never-ending to-do list, thinking that maybe I had to make a choice between having a great life or a career, frustrated because things didn’t go as planned.

Until I hit a crossroads,
  • I could continue working hard but I felt that would lead to me burning out.
  • I could change jobs but it was the same everywhere.
  • Or I could find a way to deal differently with these overwhelming fast-changing times.

I choose “option 3” and my life was completely transformed. Not only my life but also my company. What I discovered increased not only our revenues and profits but it transformed our culture. It eliminated burnouts and decreased our absenteeism to half of the national average. We were all feeling better, working less, and having a bigger impact.

But it wasn’t a stroll in the park, it was a bumpy road transforming myself and my organization.

And what kept me going was this will to prove to the world that I could lead an organization successfully with my heart despite the very high pressure to deliver.

And so, when I succeeded, I wanted to help other leaders and organizations.
For the past years, I’ve helped many leaders & organizations achieve similar results through online courses, workshops, and keynotes. My main leadership course is also part of the Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA).

When I succeeded, I wanted to help other leaders and organizations.
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Meet Our Amazing Team

Whether they are creating content, coaching or answering your questions, everyone in the QiLeader team is driven by the same mission: to help you become an authentic leader.
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QiLeader coach
Erick Martinuzzi

Erick is an agile coach and a former QiLeader participant. He helps organisations to be sharper and more efficient by solving issues, creating value, maximising growth and improving business performance.

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Somatic Coach in the Leadership program
Manu Henrard

Manu, the founder of Ninedots, teaches inside our program "Leading authentically in digital times" and will help us with executive coaching and team facilitation for our in-company programs.

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Coach in our Culture programs
Laurent Auquière

Laurent, founder of Zen Partner, is one of our coach & facilitator in our Qileader culture program. He helps us cultivate authentic leaders and build agile, empowered and high-performing teams.

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Tatiana Machiels

Tatiana is Murielle's sister. They started this journey together. She makes sure that everything is up and running behind-the-scenes. And she also supports municipalities with their data projects.

Making leaders feel better and less alone. Helping people not only professionally but as a whole so that their family lives are richer too. Changing the mindset from “I’m not good enough” to
It’s possible and I want to start now”.
Murielle Machiels
CEO of Qileader
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