Frank Manesse MS MA

Frank Manesse MS MA

Expert areas: Management & Organisation (Innovation Management, Leadership)


Frank’s passion lies in contributing to the development and innovation potential of people, organisations and business by facilitating a successful journey to achieve personal and organisational growth. He prefers to do this through innovative methods, tailored to the client’s needs and in line with the values of the individual or the organisation.

Some examples: Frank is providing executive coaching at a leading strategic consulting firm. Since 2 years he works with the government of a large Middle-East country on leadership development. Some other clients include : LVMH, Roche, Atlas Copco, European Commission, Eczacibasi, Hella, Vlevy, ZNA, Ingenico, Baxter, Terbeke, Fujifilm, Ardo, KBC, UMC Utrecht, Vetex.

Frank is MBA career coach at Vlerick Business School ( and associate for Kets de Vries Institute ( and TPC Leadership (

Next to his advisory role he is an entrepreneurial partner at and

He is also ExCom member at a Belgian SME and Faculty at University College Artevelde (

Professional experience
Over his 27 years of professional career Frank has build international experiences in education, sales, operations, management, consulting, human resources and foremost in leadership & organisation development.

After a short period in public education he moved to IBM where he held three different roles over a period of seven years (Learning and Development Expert, Learning Technologies Manager and Business Unit Manager).

Early 2000 he moved to Ernst & Young as Senior Manager in HR Consulting where he was hired for two specific projects: the set up of a business model in blended learning for Executive Development and a model for the integration of Talent Management, Leadership Development and Performance Management.

Upon completion after three successful years he moved from the consulting side to an in-house position at VF Corp. (industry leader in the apparel industry) where he held 3 different roles over a period of 10 years (Director Organisational Development, HR Director and Head of Innovation Development). In this last role at VF Corp. he had the opportunity to work with leading Innovation experts on Design Thinking (IDEO, Stanford, Rotman/Toronto).

Thanks to these various international (Europe, Canada/US, Asia/Pacific) experiences and multidisciplinary work Frank has a deep understanding of the impact of cultural diversity on management and leadership in both physical and virtual business settings.

His recent studies on executive coaching and leadership development brought him back to the advisory side of the table.

Over the years Frank has graduated in Orthopedagogy (’89), Educational Science (’92), Business Administration (’96) and Human Resources (’99).
In 2013 he graduated at INSEAD Business School as Exec Msc in Coaching and Consulting for Change (Organisational Psychology).
Frank holds accreditations in Change Mgt (C. Heath/Stanford Univ.), Appreciative Inquiry (R. Fry/Case Western Univ.), Action Learning (M. Marquardt/George Washington Univ.), GELI©, The Leadership Circle©, Belbin© and MBTI© Step I & II.