Christiane Sels was closely involved in Prepared Mind from the start and is now one of the Managing Partners. She is an experienced strategic and organizational design advisor and change manager. She is at her best (re)designing organizational and network structures and reflecting on strategies for the future. She does this by guiding and aligning management teams, employees or stakeholders throughout participative decision making processes. Her strength also lies in change management and the coaching of teams and teamleads throughout this process. She is also a certified Senior Consultant in Innovative Work Organization.
Chris has an academic and scientific background and was the director of a Research Center for Labour Studies. She studied Sociology and Gender Studies at the KU Leuven and holds several postgraduate degrees. She graduated as a student of the 2-year academic program “Consultancy in groups and organizations”, where she learned about group dynamics, leadership and intervention techniques. Amongst other courses, she studied the method of “Appreciative Inquiry” with Prof. Dr. Ron Fry in Cleveland and the theory and practice of “Relational Coordination” with Prof. Dr. Jody Kittel in New York. Since 2004, she invested a lot of her time in exploring, learning and building the theory of (Lowlands) Sociotechnical Systems Thinking.