About Fabienne and TalentMakers

Hi! I am Fabienne Renders

years of corporate experience


years in HRM/L&D

First-Time Manager Mentor and Leadership coach.

I help you, the driven new Team Leader that you are, to take on your Leadership role with more success, satisfaction, self-confidence and work happiness.
I do this with commitment and passion.
And 30+ years of company experience.

The main theme throughout my whole career has been people.
When I turned 29 , I was ‘suddenly’ in charge of a team. Without any training, support, mentor or role model. I just started anyway. Following my instincts, with some ‘healthy common sense’ and a bit of an insight into human nature. It was going well, but my biggest pitfall was my fear of confrontation and conflict.
I still wanted to discover more, learn more and achieve more. When I turned 30, I decided to step outside my comfort zone, I left my job as an employee with a royal salary package and company car to become self-employed.

In the meantime, I now have 25 years’ experience as a self-employed advisor, project manager and interim manager in Human Resources Management and Learning & Development for renowned companies, such as, ING, Deloitte, Telenet, Fluvius, Recordbank, Dexia Asset Management, AG Insurance, Acerta Group, Skeyes.

I designed & implemented training courses for >20.000 employees on interpersonal, management and leadership skills.

In my numerous projects, I took on leadership and (project) management roles.

I put my heart and soul into all my assignments, but in the last few years I kept bumping into the same problem: it pains me to see talent being wasted. There is a lack of strong role models and support for new Leaders. ‘Old School’ management styles leave the team feeling powerless, rather than letting them flourish. Team members are left feeling demotivated, passive and like they are rarely involved. Managers who are disappointed that it is all so difficult. It’s such a shame.

Because I know from experience that it can be done differently!
And that you and your team are your company’s main asset!

Furthermore, I am

a creative thinker. listener. mentor.
contributor. facilitator. go-getter.
blogger. hobby photographer.
Relationship-orientated. devoted. loyal. honest.
intuitive. emphatic. caring.
A touch naïve & do-gooder.
crazy about flowers & nature.
champagne-lover. cappuccino-lover.

My mission

In 2018, I gave up my flourishing consultancy business. To achieve my mission: helping new managers to build thriving teams and experience more success and happiness, while being their authentic selves.

In my opinion “Better Leaders Make this a Better World”.

So, I use all of my knowledge, experience, new knowledge, passion, commitment and energy to help you, a new Leader (employee or entrepreneur) to achieve more personal and financial success and happiness in your role. To be the ‘New Leader, New Hero’.

I created, among others, the first interactive ‘mobile’ mentoring program for (new) Leaders, Start-to-Lead®.
My work (and this website) is devoted to sharing inspiration, tools and means to achieve my mission.

Personally, I am a lifelong learner and every year I invest thousands of dollars into my own ongoing personal and professional development.

‘Giving back’. You and I, together, we support Bednet. When you invest in your own development and future by following my program, you also contribute to the development and future of a sick child.

What participants say:

“The move to Operations Manager took me out of my comfort zone. The Start-to-Lead® online program perfectly prepared me and guided me through the first months of my new role. In combination with the coaching by Fabienne, this was a golden move.

Jacqueline van Voorden

Operations Manager, The DOC, Visavi (The Netherlands)

“ … Fabienne helped me find a balance between the business and human aspects of the job as a leader. In addition, you are taught about specific techniques, such as setting up SMART goals, giving feedback and organising effective meetings, to help improve your soft skills. … “

Jasmien Put

R&D Manager, Renson (Belgium)

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About the name TalentMakers®

Of course I don’t make talent.

What I do, is I make sure:

  • You discover and un-cover the talents in yourself, your team, department and organisation.
  • You further develop, refine and use your talents and skills to the best of your ability.
  • Your talents count and you make them count.
  • You and your team increase productivity, satisfaction and happiness in the workplace.
  • Talent development isn’t only for the “happy few”.

Contact me now!

45-minute free Clarity Call

Do you want to get the best out of yourself and your team in order to experience more self-confidence, more peace of mind and more career and financial success? Without burning out or sacrificing your family!
But you don’t know where to start?

On this clarity call, I will help you get crystal clear on what YOU want and take the most important step.