Do you ever wonder why some conversations go smooth as butter and others are sharp as a knife?

Do you ever wonder why some conversations go smooth as butter and others are sharp as a knife?

Do you often feel reluctant to engage in important but difficult conversations?

Do you find yourself overwhelmed when another person is presenting arguments or is asking hard questions?

Do you feel like you need more time to think things through?

Then this is the place where you will learn effective conversational techniques!

This quick-course offers you the tips and tricks that will enable you to open up any conversation!

Brain Pirates

By the Breinpiraten!

Brain Pirates are curious and studious. We want to discover and explore the hidden treasures within ourselves and others.

We utilise various principles and techniques that stem from systems theory, cognitive behavioural therapy, neuroscience, positive psychology, NLP and hypnosis. By learning and understanding better how our brain works we're able to guide our emotions and our thinking.

This enables us to learn better, communicate more effectively, change and achieve desired outcomes.

Certified NLP trainers

Certified NLP trainers

Our trainings are presented by certified NLP trainers and NLP Master Practitioners. We train people all over the globe! (Yes, it is a globe).

Made for online learning

Made for online learning

This training has been specifically developed for online learning. The video clips are short and concise, allowing you to progress easily.

Focussed on practice

Focussed on practice

The focus of our trainings is not on theory but on practical application. The training is peppered with stories and illustrations.



Create peace in your mind

You want to be in control, to meet your deadlines, to set the right priorities, to make sure things don't slip through the cracks. But you have too much on your mind; your tank is empty. You feel totally out of balance, your body and mind do not feel like one... Do you recognise yourself in this? Then this online training 'Brain-Friendly Time Management' might be something for you.

Brain-Friendly Time Management

By and for Brainpirates

Brain pirates are curious and inquisitive. We want to discover and explore hidden treasures in ourselves and in others.

We use various tools and insights such as systems thinking, NLP and hypnosis techniques, cognitive behavioural science, neuroscience and psychology to learn how our whole brain works and what that does to our emotions and our physiology and vice versa.o we can learn, communicate, change, and achieve desired outcomes more consciously.



Ahoi Breinpiraat!

01 Perspective

In Flanders a graduated Laughter Yoga Leader is called a laughter animator. In the Netherlands we call them a laughter teacher, a laughter coach or a laughter yoga trainer.

There are no prerequisites, anyone can laugh. However, there must be a willingness to laugh and you must enjoy sharing knowledge, information and health with others.

What is included in the training?

  • Comprehensive workbook/ reference work.
  • Delicious lunch (please let us know of any special wishes)
  • Coffee/tea and sweets throughout.
  • After the training, there is the possibility to follow the training again. The participation fee is limited to food and drinks.
  • 1 x free participation in the laughter club Destelbergen.
  • Globally accepted certificate and a lot of downloads of studies and other information.
  • Completing 2-day training with reception.
  • Guidance by experienced entrepreneurs.
  • Extra surprise.
laughter yoga

What do I need to consider during the course?

During the course, all material will be put into practice, which means a lot of laughter. Keep in mind the feeling for hot and cold.

There will be recumbent meditations. Mats, blankets etc. are available, but if you have special wishes or your own material, please bring it along.

What happens after the course?

Use the knowledge you have gained to bring more joy into your own life, and the lives of others. Find ways to apply laughter in the courses you already teach or take the step to teaching the laughter workshop.

We will always be available in the background. Questions are usually easiest to ask by e-mail.

The possibility exists to follow an internship in cooperation with Luc and Saskia.


    Build a successful team in a sustainable way

    Are you a team leader and want to get more out of your team?

    Do you want to increase the ownership and responsibility of your team members?

    Do you want to stimulate growth in your employees and make working an inspiring and varying experience?

    The training self-directed teams teaches you pragmatic insights and methods to set up self-directed teams.

      Self-directed teams

      Who is this training for? 

      • For managers, HR staff who have a concrete supporting role in the field of teamwork
      • For professionals who want to consolidate organizational development
      • Executives who are looking for methods and techniques for self-management for their own team or organization

      After this training you will be able to: 

      Establish self-directed teams.

      • Let tasks rotate and employees grow
      • Create a relaxed atmosphere of trust
      • Place responsibility and ownership with your employees
      • Increase motivation

      What will you learn in this training?

      • What is self-direction? Does it replace leadership or is it complementary?
      • Why pursue self-direction; what are the benefits?
      • Team building on the way to self-direction? Meaning and nonsense.
      • Characteristics and instruments of self-steering.
      • Pitfalls in realizing self-steering.
      • Leadership in self-steering.
      • The concept of "learning organization"; building blocks and the relationship with self-steering.
      • Practical experiences (of participants) and cases. 


      Mission, vision and strategy.... you know the drill!

      We all know it, once a year it happens in every team: a team charter is drawn up. Mission, vision and strategy... you know the drill.
      Often it's already established in outline form, but is simply communicated and you as the manager get to add some color in the form of a team building exercise.

      There is tinkering, brainstorming and slogans thought up. Everyone sees how things could be done differently and what the goal is. It's usually a fun day with the team. You get the feeling that you and your team are doing your part after all and that your team matters. Your team goes home in the evening charged and motivated.

      Isn't this what we all want?

      To matter? To feel like you add value to the operation and success of the company you work for?

      The next day everyone goes back to work and there is some after-work talk at the coffee machine. 

      One month later, hardly anyone remembers what the big picture was and the motivation has completely disappeared.

      A pity... because such a team charter can be very powerful and work as a great motivator to achieve goals and successes.

      Initiation - vigorously drafting a team charter

      In this course you will learn how to create a powerful team charter with your team.

      A charter that everyone can agree on, where optimal involvement, commitment and responsibility is the fuel to achieve the set goals.

      And most importantly, how to keep it alive, how to make sure it stays top off mind and the focus stays strong until the goal is achieved.

      What will you learn in this training?

      • The why of the company
      • The identity of your team
      • The BOL of your team (maintain - develop - let go)
      • The goal based on and in function of the "why".
      • What does a powerful action plan look like?
      • Which follow-ups and actions are needed to keep your team charter top of mind and to reach your goal?
      Get your people and teams moving


      Who is this training for and why? 

      For executives who want to move their people and teams toward common goals.

      After this training you will be able to: 

      • Understand your own team role (and that of others)
      • Know and be able to handle levers of team dynamics
      • Evolve from Situational to Self-Directed Leadership
      • The cycle of change
      • The levels of resistance
      • Motivating people
      • Moving towards consensus through peer review
      Leading teams

      What will you learn in this course? 

      • Team roles
      • Team dynamics
      • Self-managing leadership
      • Logical levels
      • Cycle of change
      • Levels of Resistance 
      • Team Objectives


          Meetings are THE method in teams & organizations to drive engagement and involvement, increase participation and tune the violins.

          Do you hear sometimes:

          • "my calendar is full of useless meetings"
            "Our meetings are often one-way"
            "They could have just sent me the information from this meeting by e-mail, and I would have saved time.
            "During our meetings, no one dares to say what it is really about"
            "Plans are often made during our meeting, but nothing comes of it afterwards.
            "I am the person who opens my mouth during meetings"


          Meetings, however, are THE method in teams & organizations to drive engagement and involvement, increase participation and tune the violins.


            Meetings with impact and results

            We learn to fill out reports, get training on sales skills and CRM systems, but we don't learn to work successfully and optimally together. Everyone does, absolutely from a positive intention, as they think they should.

            If you handle the meeting well, it is a very strong and efficient motivator to achieve the business goals in a goal-oriented and driven way. Together!

            In my role as team manager, I tinkered with the right method and discovered the power of strong and efficient meetings that did what they were supposed to do: inform, motivate, engage, and increase team spirit optimally. It became the ultimate way to achieve our goals with ease.

            What will you learn in this training?

            • What ingredients make up a strong meeting?
            • What is the best structure?
            • How do you organize participation without lapsing into chaos?
            • How do you involve everyone, even the more introverted types?
            • Do's and don'ts
            • How often do you do meetings and for how long?
            • Make it a "team moment".
            • The important 2-way traffic: how do you handle it?
            How do you market your products? What steps are essential and when do you perform them?

            Product to Market (P2M) is a hands-on coaching program tailored to you and your offering.

            Martians - Product to Market

            Using the P2M charger, you will work together to create a plan to create your Product and bring it to market.

            Your Martian Coach provides a Program Review Panel:

            • A group of associates who provide feedback on your product and Product to Market plan.

            we guide and support you with feedback, tips and tools as you execute your plan.

            Product to Market leads to:

            • The creation of your P2M plan.

            You and your Martians Coach plan your Program to Market session

            Learn how companies can transcend their limits and become more successful

            Business leaders and managers often face intangible challenges. Because today markets and regulations are very fluid; situations change, objectives change, interdependencies suddenly seem to loom.

            As a result, projects exceed their timing and budget. Often this is very detrimental to the operational functioning of the company.

            Future-oriented entrepreneurship

            New ways of thinking and new methods are needed to address these challenges. In this two-part workshop, you will learn systems thinking. From there you learn to develop future-oriented scenarios with the help of business simulation software.

            Finally, you will learn to recognize patterns that can lead to 'waste' or 'success'.

            What do you take away?

            • Develop future scenarios
            • See systemic relationships
            • Finding levers to overcome limits
            • Better estimation of risks

            What will you learn in this course?

            • The essentials of systems theory.
            • To know the four systemic limits of any enterprise.
            • Modeling one's own enterprise. 
            • Building a simple simulation.
            • Develop a scenario for the own enterprise.
            • Recognize the systemic patterns for one's own enterprise.
            • Identify strategies for reversing lim