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Kathleen Vangronsvelt, PhD
Kathleen Vangronsvelt LR

Kathleen Vangronsvelt, PhD

Function Researcher “Enabling human impact”, professor Organizational behavior & HR, assistant professor Global Leadership skills


  • Personal well being & resilience at work
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership
  • Workplace values
  • Engagement/connection
  • Perspective taking/open mind


  • B-Tonic
  • Bpost
  • Etex
  • Janssen Pharmaceutica
  • Mensura
  • SD Worx

Kathleen combines a broad business experience as HR Professional (DHL Aviation, AB Inbev, H.Essers, Belfius) with academic skills (PhD in Business Economics “Values at work” – KU Leuven). Her work was published in both top-ranked academic and practitioners’ journals and presented at national and international conferences. She taught at Rotterdam School of Management, IESEG Paris and – up until today - Antwerp Management School.

At AMS, she is assistant professor “Global Leadership Skills” and “Organizational Behavior & HRM” and senior researcher in "Next Generation Work" research team. She also teaches, facilitates and consults customer specific program.

The combination of business and academia enables her to translate a wealth of scientific knowledge into hands-on insights and workable solutions. Her domain of expertise focuses on realizing individuals’ potential in a work context and spans topics such as well-being and values at work, leadership, enabling diversity in teams and strategic HRM.

Her background in psychology (Master - KU Leuven) and mediation (Post Graduate – KU Leuven) empowers her to optimize the learning experience for a group, and to understand the deeper motivations and processes behind some questions and events.

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