singer * entrepreneur * ecosystem builder
As a singer and an impact entrepreneur, I initiate innovative cultural projects focused on creating and fortifying meaningful connections between people. Throughout my projects, I develop tools and observations that inspire others to act determinedly, starting from their own passion. My research project "What is the Sound of Hope?" and my desire to build a legacy worthy of a Nobel Peace Prize motivate me every day to be my best self. The ‘Ultima Cultureel Ondernemerschap’ (2019) Award granted me a first accolade for my creative allegiance.
Since 2015, I am co-founder and CEO of Allez, Chantez!, the most accessible programme that allows people to sing together. In 2019 I founded Madeleine vzw, a centre of expertise to share the knowledge we have acquired at Allez, Chantez! with community builders and impact entrepreneurs. In 2023 I launch my first book: Singfluencers. With Toon&Loot, my husband Toon and I design personal ceremonies for weddings, memorial services, and various other special occasions for private or corporate groups. My project Wednesday Wishing Day builds bridges between artists, unfulfilled wishes and patronage.
Every month, you can come and sing along at the Allez, Chantez! sessions in HA Concerts (Ghent, Belgium), at other public bookings or during keynote sessions. Whenever I am not on stage, I am managing a team of freelance artists who help shape my projects, or I will be hard at work writing my first book. You can always find me walking, reading or singing near our renovated farm in Lubbeek, Belgium.
Answers to frequently asked questions
- Born in 1984 to a family of five,
- Raised in Tessenderlo, Belgium,
- Received a Master’s Degree in Film- and Theater Sciences from the University of Antwerp, Belgium,
- Self-taught musician and entrepreneur,
- Crucial to me are love, playfulness, and music.