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Co-Founder/Facilitator

 

Gaston Schmitz

Location: Brussels, Belgium


Originally from the Netherlands, Gaston Schmitz has work experience in over 30 countries across a diverse range of industries and businesses, including multinationals and rapidly growing startups. He is one of the partners at the Asian Leadership institute, Asia’s longest established executive coaching practice. 


Besides having coached senior executives at Fortune 500 companies, he is also leading the tech startup part of ALI Consultancy. In that capacity, and as the main founder coach for xto10x, he has coached over two dozen Indian and South East Asian tech startup founders including Series A companies and multiple unicorns. He also coaches leaders at VC-firms. 


Gaston holds a double master’s degree in International Business and Advanced Development Studies. He is an advocate for conscious capitalism and an active entrepreneur. In 2005 Gaston started studying mindfulness alongside his work. His studies remain central to his life and are a key aspect of his mindful coaching approach. Gaston moved to Asia in 2008 and recently returned back to Belgium where he lives with his wife and two sons.


His diverse work experience allows him to listen deeply without judgment and to propose valuable new perspectives, especially to fast-growing companies. He is committed to help teams consciously shift their own limiting patterns or dysfunctions. 


His goal is to have executives and teams ‘reinvent themselves’ regularly in order to provide the best possible match with what an evolving organisation needs. Besides individual work, he facilitates executive team journeys to enable a team to get to next levels of trust, accountability, and performance. 


Gaston is fluent in Dutch, English, French, and understands German. Passionate about rock climbing and having trekked the 5 months Great Himalaya Trail, he knows how to bring clients to their growth edge. He also leads a weekly Zen meditation group.

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