Katleen De Stobbeleir


Katleen is a Full Professor and Partner in Leadership and Coaching at Vlerick Business School. She leads the Centre for Adaptive Organizations, a centre that aims to support organizations in dealing flexibly with an ever-changing environment. Her specific areas of expertise include inclusive leadership, managing leadership (and career) transitions, leadership development, coaching, and building a feedback climate. Together with our dean, she authored the book “Making Your Way”, a book about the wobbly road to success and happiness in life and work. Her audiences range from Masters students to senior managers and executive committees, from HR professionals to engineers and medical doctors. Together with her team, she developed the Appreciative Leadership Profiler, a 360 instrument that is used in most Vlerick programmes. She has also worked in various international institutions, including the Ross School of Business in the US, as well as Jiaotong business school in China. Her research has been published in several international journals and books, including the renowned Academy of Management Journal. A little known fact is that she is a passionate runner, and she often compares a sustainable career with running a marathon.


Job Title : Professor of Leadership

Management Domain
People Management & Leadership
Human Resource Management


Teaching in
OMBA - Online MBA

Expert in
Learning, Training & Development
Performance Appraisal