Sara Bastiaensens

Enthusiastic - Explorer - Generous

Why would you like to work with this Bean?

Because in your organization, you want to have brave conversations about what really matters. With a PhD in Communication Studies and over a decade of experience in translating research on interpersonal communication to practice, this Bean is an ideal match for you. And did we mention she is a warm, enthusiastic and skilled educator, facilitator and coach?

And when this Bean is not working

She is enjoying life with her two kids, husband, family and friends. She likes to stay active (playing korfball, padel, skiing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, you name it), but she also enjoys a nice dinner or a good (non-fiction) book. And whenever she can, she likes to explore the world, soaking up the sun and discovering new and familiar culture, nature and food (what else…).

What makes this Bean boil?

You will have to go a long way to make this Bean boil, but being unkind or unrespectful to her or others, or betraying her trust will get you there…

Working days @ Beanmachine

  • Using scientific insights to help organizations with challenges such as: how
    do we create a feedback culture? How do we improve teamwork? How can
    we move towards more self-leadership? How do we navigate and resolve
  • Hosting meaningful gatherings, whether it’s a meeting, workshop or “off-site” event, and helping organizations rethink their own gatherings to make them more meaningful.
  • Coaching leaders to develop their interpersonal communication skills