Born in 1949 in Izegem, Belgium is a certified psychologist and holds a master's of philosophy (K.U. Leuven, Belgium). From 1972 to 1979 he worked as a clinical psychologist at the psychiatric hospital "Sancta Maria" in Noordwijkerhout (Netherlands). 1980 to 1990 he worked in adult education, after co-founding a high school, based on anthroposophical methods, in Antwerp (Belgium). Presently he is working as a practicing psychotherapist. In 1991 he joined the Friedrich von Hardenberg Institute for Cultural Sciences in Heidelberg with his key subjects being spiritual psychology, psychological practice and Dialogical Leadership/Dialogical Culture.