Dr. Theo Compernolle specialises in stress management, and has become an expert on the emotional and relational aspects of leadership and enhancing the resilience of executives, executive teams, organizations and families with a business, especially in times of conflict, stress and change.

Theo is a medical doctor and neuro-psychiatrist, and independent consultant, coach, trainer and keynote speaker.  He combines research from very different fields including medicine, biology, psychology, neurology, physiology and management to find the practical applications of this knowledge and ways to share these insights in lectures and workshops.

Theo has published several non-fiction books and more than a hundred scientific articles. His three books: Stress: Friend and Foe became bestsellers and 25 year long-sellers. He published in 2014 BrainchainsDiscover your brain to unleash your performance in a hyperconnected multitasking world and its concise version How to unchain your brain.

He teaches and coaches in executive programs of business schools such as INSEAD, the Vlerick Leuven Ghent School for Management of the universities of Gent and Leuven in Belgium and the TIAS business school in Tilburg (Netherlands). He has been the Suez Chair in Leadership and Personal Development at the Solvay Business School. 

At CEDEP, Theo has been pioneering highly valued sessions on stress management for executive participants and continues to capture his audience with a topic all the more relevant in our world.  His drive: “curiosity leading to a deep understanding and simplicity in teaching as the ultimate sophistication.”