Meet Stephane

About Me

Educational Background

  • Certified Holistic Health Coach – Institute for Integrative Nutrition
  • Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner – ABNLP
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 8 Week Program (MBSR) Trained
  • Vipassana Meditation Daily Practitioner (Took part 2 times in a Vipassana 10 day retreat)
  • Search Inside Yourself 2 Day Course Graduate
  • Chi Running & Pose Method Practitioner
  • The Science of Breathing: Wim Hoff Method Certified/ Breatheology Fundamentals Certified / Buteyko Breathing Trained
  • The Science of Happiness 8 Week Course Graduate – Berkeley University (on line)
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB) – Villanova University & Accenture University
  • The Foundations of Wellbeing: Hardwire Lasting Happiness, Peace & Love Into The Core of Your Being 1 Year Course Graduate (Foundations in Neuroscience) – Dr. Rick Hanson
  • Primal Endurance Mastery Course (Endurance Training Mastery) Graduate – Mark Sisson
  • Industrial Engineer Graduate [ 5 Years] – Haute Ecole Robert Schuman
  • Business Administration Post Degree Graduate [1 Year] – Louvain Business School

My journey to the Tao Lifestyle™

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”
William Shakespeare

Our life is often a sum total of the choices we make in the face of challenges that come our way. Along the way, as individuals, we can choose to listen to our inner voice or ignore it. Stephane’s story is no different. His responses to decisive moments in his life led him to his path of destiny which he firmly believes has influenced his own personal philosophy - The Tao Lifestyle.

Childhood to early work life: Born in Belgium in a loving and caring family but mentally prisoner of the big family traumas......Read More

Early 2000th - 1st Turning Point: The start of my relationship with Michele, my (future) wife, and expatriation to Malaysia: New horizons, new resources. The light starts entering the prison walls......Read More

2007 - 2nd Turning Point: My first marathon race and new learnings. Passion to running came to another level and it incrementally became a way to create some “space” in my busy life as a management consultant......Read More

2013 - 3rd Turning Point: 1st Vipassana (which means “insightful”) meditation retreat. Running & mindfulness merge and the foundations of Tao of Running™ ’s framework came slowly into place......Read More

2015 - 4th Turning Point: 2nd Vipassana retreat and quit my corporate job to launch Tao of Running holistic approach to health and well-being.......Read More

Today - The journey does not stop there: Launch Tao Lifestyle a “natural” extension of Tao of Running™ resulting from the learnings, feedback and requests of the participants in the programs and a way to guide more people redesigning their lifestyle for a fit body, a sharp mind, a happy soul!.....Read More

Personal details

  • 44 years old
  • Married to my lovely Michele since 2009
  • Proud father of 2 young children Chloe (8 years old) and Arnaud (5 years old)
  • 29 years living in Belgium, these last 15 years in Malaysia. I have been exposed to both a western & eastern philosophies & cultures.
  • 25 years of running practice (e.g. marathon, half-marathon, trail & ultra-trail running)
  • Practitioner of Vipassana Meditation: Completed 2 retreats of 10 days & daily practi 0tioner
  • An insatiable thirst for improvement & learning about human beings:
    - Passion for personal improvement & human sciences: Certified NLP Practitioner, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, nutrition theories (Certified Holistic Health Coach), science of breathing, science of happiness.
    - Passion for business improvement: Process improvement expert (Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt) for the last 11 years (e.g. Accenture)