what I offer

“From knowing who I am, to knowing what I want, to getting what I want, which will lead to a more fulfilled life”


The recurrent theme in my workshops is awareness by addressing questions such as:

  • What are my responsibilities as a leader in science?
  • How do I hear and understand others?
  • How do I make myself heard and understood?
  • How do priming, bias, stereotypes, and personalities affect our professional lives?
  • What is the range of my influence on my surroundings?
  • How can I create a diverse & inclusive surrounding?

Target groups:

  • PhD students, postdocs, and group leaders
  • groups of women scientists
  • groups of mixed gender
  • hopefully in the future, also for groups of men scientists


  • Leadership Skills
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • (Self-)leadership
  • Gender equity in science

Aims of my workshops include:

  • become more aware of who you are and what you want,
  • understand the influence of priming, bias and stereotypes in our every-day lives,
  • understand how personality & individual needs shape interpersonal communication,
  • learn to communicate clearly as a member of a research group or as a leader,
  • understand what is leadership (style) and how it differs from management,
  • know how to create an environment where members of the research group feel motivated, inspired, fulfilled (by their leadership),
  • learn to embrace fairness regarding gender as well as cultural, societal and professional background

I tailor my work as much as possible to the client in order to fulfil needs and expectations wherever I can. Therefore I collaborate with other trainers, coaches and facilitators on topics such as negotiation, academic mobility, creativity, oral presentation skills, poster design skills, scientific writing, project management, …

If you are interested in a topic that is not listed on this page, please email me, and I see what I can do or who I can refer you to!

Film Projects

We gladly take suggestions for more short movies or support your own movie project!

Please, email me for more information:

hilde janssens at servusscience dot org