Biography

Birthday

Lies was born in Belgium on 25 March 1977. Her star sign is Aries, making her vivacious and passionate about all her projects.

Biography

Birthday

Lies was born in Belgium on 25 March 1977. Her star sign is Aries, making her vivacious and passionate about all her projects.

Family life

Lies is the proud mother of a daughter, Gina. For several years she has been living in a living-together-apart family situation with her former husband in Waregem, Belgium. In 2018 she got officially divorced from her husband because it was time for the next step. Their attitude as an ex-couple is still that, even when a marriage ends, family life can still continue happily, with each member following his or her own life path while cherishing the bonds between mother, father and child, bonds that a piece of paper cannot break.

Family life

Lies is the proud mother of a daughter, Gina. For several years she has been living in a living-together-apart family situation with her former husband in Waregem, Belgium. In 2018 she got officially divorced from her husband because it was time for the next step. Their attitude as an ex-couple is still that, even when a marriage ends, family life can still continue happily, with each member following his or her own life path while cherishing the bonds between mother, father and child, bonds that a piece of paper cannot break.

Hobbies

Lies loves long walks in the countryside and appreciates every season.

She likes cooking with her daughter at the weekend and enjoys a glass of red wine or champagne in good company.

Lies is an avid walker and works out only 5 to 10 minutes a day using her smart, fast but very effective method to keep her body strong and healthy. She loves to travel and encounter new countries, foods, cultures and people.

At Lies’ home, there are books in abundance, ranging from non-fiction on health, positive thinking and business to relaxing novels to escape with at the end of a busy day. And binge watching “Gilmore Girls” or “Desperate Housewives” with her daughter is a favourite treat!

Hobbies

Lies loves long walks in the countryside and appreciates every season.

She likes cooking with her daughter at the weekend and enjoys a glass of red wine or champagne in good company.

Lies is an avid walker and works out only 5 to 10 minutes a day using her smart, fast but very effective method to keep her body strong and healthy. She loves to travel and encounter new countries, foods, cultures and people.

At Lies’ home, there are books in abundance, ranging from non-fiction on health, positive thinking and business to relaxing novels to escape with at the end of a busy day. And binge watching “Gilmore Girls” or “Desperate Housewives” with her daughter is a favourite treat!

Childhood and education

Lies grew up in the countryside, exploring meadows, forests and brooks, developing a profound love and respect for the power of nature. At high school, she studied Latin-Modern Languages and was a passionate classical ballet dancer in her spare time. She was awarded with a medal from the Belgian government for her Summa Cum Laude graduation.

Lies was an active member of a youth nature movement (JNM), lead singer in a band and an enthusiastic member of the school choir.

Lies during a ballet performance
Lies during a ballet performance

Childhood and education

Lies grew up in the countryside, exploring meadows, forests and brooks, developing a profound love and respect for the power of nature. At high school, she studied Latin-Modern Languages and was a passionate classical ballet dancer in her spare time. She was awarded with a medal from the Belgian government for her Summa Cum Laude graduation.

Lies was an active member of a youth nature movement (JNM), lead singer in a band and an enthusiastic member of the school choir.

Studies

Lies graduated from the University of Ghent with a master’s degree in Political & Social Sciences, majoring in Public Administration.

She speaks Dutch, French, English and German.

Studies

Lies graduated from the University of Ghent with a master’s degree in Political & Social Sciences, majoring in Public Administration.

She speaks Dutch, French, English and German.

Professional life

Even though she already had a master’s degree, in 2003 Lies decided to pursue her passion for healthy cooking. She studied at catering college to obtain an official qualification and went on to become the owner of Avalon, a health food restaurant in the heart of the historic city of Ghent. Over the years she has attended a number of trainings on healthy cooking and orthomolecular nutrition. She has written food and health articles for various magazines.

After selling the business in 2008, Lies gained international experience working for the City of Ghent. She participated in a variety of European projects (Civitas Elan, Fired-uP), travelling through Europe as a representative of her city council and founding a EUROCITIES working group named “Smart city logistics and fleet management”.

But her passion was health so she left this amazing international job. With a backpack full of varying experiences and skills, Lies took another leap in starting a new business called “Delphin & Emerence” and becoming an author with her book “The complete guide to healthy hair. A 3-step program to heal your hair” (Het complete boek over haar. In 3 stappen naar gezond haar) 

Through her work as a health coach she helps her clients to reach a state of Natural Weight Freedom to get in their best shape ever and have the energy to live the life of their dreams. She is also hosting a free fb-community in Dutch and English on “Walking for Natural Weight Freedom” promoting the many benefits of walking. Link to DUTCH group – Link to ENGLISH group.

She also continues to teach her 3-step program for healthy hair, helping women grow healthy hair, strong nails and beautiful, wrinkle free skin in all stages of life. Follow her on facebook and instagram on @takeyoutimeblog and her personal page to find out what programs and free workshops she is hosting. Or join her fb-community on healthy hair HERE.

Lies is a member of VOKA, the Belgian Chamber of Commerce, and has led several mastermind groups of entrepreneurs. She is also a member of GoalFriends and was the first Belgian to host a GoalFriends-group in Belgium. 

Professional life

Even though she already had a master’s degree, in 2003 Lies decided to pursue her passion for healthy cooking. She studied at catering college to obtain an official qualification and went on to become the owner of Avalon, a health food restaurant in the heart of the historic city of Ghent. Over the years she has attended a number of courses on healthy cooking and orthomolecular nutrition. She has written food and health articles for various magazines.

After selling the business in 2008, Lies gained international experience working for the City of Ghent. She participated in a variety of European projects (Civitas Elan, Fired-uP), travelling through Europe as a representative of her city council and founding a EUROCITIES working group named “Smart city logistics and fleet management”.

With a backpack full of varying experiences and skills, Lies took another leap in starting a new business called “Delphin & Emerence” and becoming an author.

Lies is a member of VOKA, the Belgian Chamber of Commerce, and has led several mastermind groups of entrepreneurs.


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