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Karl Van Hoey

Associate Partner

About Karl

Karl Van Hoey is an ICF Master Certified Coach, Mentor Coach, Advisor and Keynote Speaker. His mission is to make the impact of his clients on strategy execution more sustainable, focussing on the human side.

His expertise is transforming leadership, leading transformation and HR. He has a long experience in corporate HR leadership and coaching. He has worked for  AXA, British American Tobacco, Ernst & Young (EY) and Sappi Fine Paper Europe.

In 2014 he founded his own consultancy and coaching practice. He joined Otolith as a partner in 2018.

Karl is one of the few ICF/MCC coaches in Belgium. He was leading the ICF Community of practice on team coaching for 6 years. As a Senior Subject Matter Expert for ICF he contributes in the continuous development of (team) coaching core competencies. He is also assessor of coaches seeking an ICF credential. Karl is globally active and trilingual (ENG – NL – FR)

These are the domains he works on:


Impactful Coaching for Leaders

How impactful is your personal leadership ?
How impactful is your people leadership ?
How powerful is your impact in complex environments, filled with change ?

Strategy Guidance for Leadership Teams

How clear are the vision, mission and strategy or your organization ?
How powerful are the alignment and commitment of your team to them ?
How willing and able is your team/organization to execute them ?

Transformation and HR Consultancy for Organisations

Leadership, culture, collaboration, organization and communication.
How well are they integrated ?
How well are they performing ?

Building Coaching Proficiency.

Helping coaches in their development towards a higher level of performance and impact.

The other Karl

Karl lives in Antwerp, Belgium with his wife and son. He gives a fair amount of his free time to the local community.

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“Coaching does not bring solutions, but it does bring leaders and their teams to their own solutions.”

Karl Van HoeyPartner & MCC

Karl is the practice leader for our executive coaching services.

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Karl is the author of two books.

In “Kracht vanuit Onmacht” (Strength through Powerlessness) Karl writes about how people, both leaders and coworkers, struggle with feelings of powerlessness. Karl focuses on three sources of powerlessness: continuous change, political dynamics, and coaching.

It seems to be a paradox, but coaching has the potential to become a source of strength.

The book shows how leaders can give strength. The book is an authentic, practical and personal account on how to deal with powerlessness and go to strength.

In a second book that he has co-authored, Karl shares his insights on how to make sure one’s impact is sustainable.

After thousands of hours of coaching, the authors learned there’s a great need to increase the impact one has on relationships, colleagues, careers, teams, and organizations.

At the core of this book is “leadership through conversations”. The authors offer strategies, practices and tools to acquire this competence.

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