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Steven Poelmans, PhD

Steven Poelmans, PhD

Function Professor of Leadership & Organizational Neuroscience


  • Master’s in Organizational Psychology
  • Master’s in Marketing Management
  • Ph.D. in Management / Organizational Behavior (IESE Business School / University of Navarra, Spain)
  • Postgraduate in Neuroscience of Leadership.

Research, teaching and consulting:

  • Organizational Behavior
  • (Neuroscience of) Leadership
  • Employee well-being and flexible work arrangements
  • Organizational Coaching
  • Cultural intelligence

Mostly with a cross-cultural perspective.

Prof. dr. Steven Poelmans has coached over 250 executives of more than 30 different nationalities and published 30 reviewed journal articles, 28 chapters in academic volumes, and 8 books. On Research Gate he scores 26,52 putting him in the 82,5% percentile of most read / cited researchers in management. He is a Top 50 Overall Contributor to Work and Family Research according to the Work-Family Researchers Network (2018).

Steven is also a founding member of the European Academy of Management, international affiliate of the Academy of Management and the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and professor of self-leadership in the Executive academy of the European Foundation of Management Development (EFMD).

At Antwerp Management School, he is professor of Leadership and lead professor of the Personal & Academic Development Track in the Executive PhD program. He is founder and director of the NeuroTrainingLab™, a leadership development methodology using competencies assessment and neurophysiologic indicators.