KRISTEL VEREECKEN: FOUNDER GHENT-AUTHENTIC : DUTCH/ENGLISH

After working as a lawyer for over 12 years, I took a sabbatical which would change my life forever. I decided to follow my passions in life which are traveling, writing, speaking and creating new ways of thinking on for instance tour guiding, tourism and travel. In the fall of 2010 I set up my own tour guiding business 'Ghent-Authentic' in my hometown Ghent for those who want to discover Ghent in a more personal and above anything inspiring way. 

Besides that, I live to travel. The movement which goes along with intuitive solo travelling is an addictive abundant source of insights and creativity. The same goes for the to me very inspiring places as New York City and Oxford (UK) where I retreat myself a couple of weeks/months a year. They bring out the best in me :)

In 2017 I gave my first TED Talk 'A square meter of soul' at TedxGhent, which has been translated in several languages.

I keep on improving my guiding skills and have a strong passion for the Ghent Altarpiece which became along the way my expertise and inspiration. In 2019 I plan a series of inspiring talks about the Ghent Altarpiece of Van Eyck in Belgium as well as abroad.