Biography

Birthday

My biography as a health coach and influencer and motivational keynote speaker and three time published author starts in 1977…I was born in Belgium on the 25th of March 1977. My star sign is Aries, making me vivacious, audacious and passionate about all of my projects. The perfect explanation why I went from running a restaurant to being a health coach and influencer, to giving motivational speeches as a motivational keynote speaker, being a 3-time published author and the CEO of a Belgian high-end hairbrush brand.

Family life

I am the proud mother of my daughter, Gina. When I gave birth to my daughter in 2006 combining motherhood with my business was a challenge that eventually resulted in complete mental and physical exhaustion. I found a way out which is now also the way I help my clients.

For several years I have been living in a living-together-apart family situation with my former husband. In 2018 I got officially divorced  because it was time for my next step and time to ‘let go’. A powerful and transforming exercise I had to go through and that also shaped the way I coach my clients as they are often going through similar stages of life. 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. Letting go and starting over was what made me grow.

Hobbies

Ever since I was a young girl, I have always enjoyed walking in nature. It always gave me the comfort and peace I needed. Walking also turned out to be my way of getting out of my busy head and to stay in shape after 40.
I enjoy cooking for my loved ones enjoying good red wine or champagne.

I work out only 10 to 15 minutes a day using my smart, fast but very effective method to keep my body strong and toned. I love to travel and explore culture, local food, art and history.

At my home, there are books in abundance, ranging from non-fiction on health, walking, weight loss, positive thinking, self help and business to relaxing novels to escape with at the end of a busy day. Binge watching “Gilmore Girls” or “Desperate Housewives” with my daughter our favourite treat on a rainy day.

Childhood and education

I grew up in the countryside, exploring meadows, forests and brooks, developing a profound love and respect for the power of nature. At high school, I studied Latin-Modern Languages and was a passionate classical ballet dancer training at least 5 times a week. I was awarded with a medal from the Belgian government for my Summa Cum Laude graduation. My love for ballet was also the foundation for my work-out method to create a lean, toned body for myself and my clients.

I have been an active member of a youth nature movement (JNM), was the lead singer in a band, member of the youth city advisory council and an enthusiastic member of the school choir.

Lies during a ballet performance

Studies

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

I speaks Dutch, French, English and German and my love for words and languages turned into writing lifestyle books and blogging on my website and social media about a variety of topics. I am currently also writing a novel with a friend.

Professional life & first steps as a health coach

Even though I already had a master’s degree, in 2003 I decided to pursue my passion for healthy cooking. I studied at catering college to obtain an official qualification and went on to become the owner of Avalon, a renowned health food restaurant in the heart of the historic city of Ghent. Over the years I attended a number of trainings on healthy cooking and orthomolecular nutrition. I also wrote food and health articles for various magazines and was/am a guest-author on blogs.

After selling my business in 2008, I wanted to have a break from the entrepreneurial world and gained international experience working for the City of Ghent. I participated in a variety of European projects (Civitas Elan, Fired-uP), travelling through Europe as a representative for the city council giving presentations and keynote speeches about various subjects. That’s where my understanding grew for my clients who run or work in large organisations and the challenges they have in staying healthy in a sedentary lifestyle. During meetings I created micro-exercises to perform at the desk or meeting table and I searched for ways to be more active. I simply wasn’t used to being inactive and the weight I gained during that time had to come off. I know how to walk the talk.

Delphin & Emerence

But once an entrepreneur… With a backpack full of varying experiences and skills, I left this amazing international job to create a new business. I continued to grow my expertise in healthy living, wrote a book and became the founder and CEO of Delphin and Emerence.

Struggling with health problems after giving birth to my daughter and losing 30% of my beautiful hair and creating my own RESET-plan to heal was the drive behind it. I saw I could also help others with it.  I wrote my plan and book  “The complete guide to healthy hair. A 3-step program to heal your hair”
Shortly after that I created f the brand, “Delphin & Emerence”, a high-end hairbrush collection, made in Belgium, to heal your hair. Unable to find a suitable brush on the market while solving my own hair problems and creating my 3-step plan to healthy hair, I created my own line of hair brushes.

Health Coach

From my experience and my own health problems I created a method called TAKE YOU TIME. First for myself then applying to friends and family. My love for helping people to reach a healthy lifestyle in order to go for their dreams brimful of energy is my drive. As a health coach I am specialised in coaching busy, ambitious women following my proven methodology based on 7 pillars that inlcude: walking, taking more steps, mindset exercises, firming exercises and good, nutritious and healthy food. I regularly blog on my blog TAKE YOU TIME.

Lies Helsloot keynote speaker influencer

Health Influencer & Motivational keynote speaker

As a health influencer I have gathered a loyal following on social media and I am a regular guest on podcasts, TV-shows, radio, live sessions on Facebook and Instagram, magazines. I absolutely adore inspiring as a motivational keynote speaker for organisations and companies in Belgium and abroad. To positively influence my audience I regularly post and blog valuable and inspiring information to awaken and inspire. I am a member of and have led several mastermind groups of entrepreneurs from VOKA, the Belgian Chamber of Commerce and am also an active member of GoalFriends and the first Belgian to host a GoalFriends-group in Belgium.


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