Laurent is the founder and Managing Director of ATHENASIA working with Business planning, Performance Management and Management Training.
Graduated from the University of Louvain la Neuve (Belgium) in which he earned a Master of Management and a Master in Work Sciences, Laurent has 6 years of experience working in learning and development industry.
Originally working with youth leadership development, he progressively moved to business consulting world.
He started his career as Director of Talent Management in Hong Kong for a multinational youth organization.
Back in Belgium, he worked as Economic Sciences teacher and created a company through which he delivered career development programs to major players in telecommunication and Oil Industry.
After a year in Belgium, he finally returned to Hong Kong and worked as Performance Consultant with Dale Carnegie Training Hong Kong.
Before founding ATHENASIA CONSULTING, Laurent was working for a local company as Organizational Behavior Consultant on team development and soft skills training. The main client he was working with was the metro of Hong Kong for which he worked on partnering to support its extension.
On the mean time, he has been working part time as Business Planning and operations Consultant with SME’s in Hong Kong both online and face-to-face. He helped his clients to develop comprehensive business plans to structure business idea, plan for growth or simply to raise fund. Due to the success of this activity he decided to incorporate and live from his passion.
Originally born in Belgium, Laurent has been living (studying or working) in Brazil, Spain, and Hong Kong.
Languages and international exposure
Due to his international experience he is Fluent in French, Portuguese, Spanish and English.
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This course is made for people that want to quickly and economically draft a plan to structure their idea and create alignment inside their team.
It’s ideal for people that wants to get a direction for their business but don’t want (or don’t need) to spend months in developing a complete plan such as:
The main benefits are:
We use a visual method with brainstorming templates and post it.
The course is structured in 5 building blocks:
At the end of this course, you will have a clearer idea of what you want to do with your business. You will also be able to draft a simple DECK presentation to discuss your plan.
Attention I got some confusion before, here is the definition of "DRAFT" used as a verb (ref:the free dictionary) it's also the one I use :
If you want to write a plan and approach investors, you might want to use this course to create a first draft but we advise you to take our other course on how to "Create a damn good business plan?!", more suitable for this purpose.
Here is the link to that course: https://www.udemy.com/create-a-damn-good-business-plan/
I also have another course on Marketing plan made easy. You can check at this URL: https://www.udemy.com/marketing-plan
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It also include a coupon to our other course "How to create a Damn Good Business Plan?!"
I really needed it to help myself to make clarity about my business projects.
Good course, lots of visual that helped to understand point of view
This was exactly what I needed as a budding entrepreneur. Usually this business plan process is a fearful step for starting a business, but Laurent breaks it down wonderfully and methodically. I highly recommend this course to anyone who's serious about bringing their idea to life.
I just finished the course right now. I thought I would struggle far more than I did: Being almost a total ignorant in business admin in general, and business planing (at least decent), mr. Timmermans has been able to do a comprehensive, yet crystal clear and friendly course that has changed my perceptions, knowledge and surely my professional future with his course. I dearly recommend it! I've enrolled fot the "damn Good Business Plan" too, to make sure that I do not miss anything on developing business plans, but I think this could already be enough to star designing any small business. Thank you!