Why choose Meeting House Wallekant?
New era, new habits
2020 has taught us how precious moments together really are. Many companies came to the realisation that the traditional way of working can be organised in a different way because of the increasing amount of telework. New standards such as 2 or 3 days of telework a week have become the new normal. Some companies have even decided to discard their central offices.
Because of these decisions it has become an increasing challenge for employers to bring their team together. Having a homely setting and a stimulating environment is now, more than ever, a must.
Meeting House Wallekant is perfectly equipped to provide an answer to these new needs. The house offers a work environment in which you can reconnect, focus on the future and strengthen collaboration.
From birthplace …
Wallekant was originally – over a 100 years ago – the home of the gardener of the adjacent Castel Heizyde.
Since the 50s the parents and grandparents of the current host Chris lived there.
The following decennia the house opened its doors to Chris and Gust, who also lived there for the first 3 years of their marriage.
In 2015 the house was thoroughly renovated and modernised into today’s Meeting House Wallekant.
Who are we?
We – Chris and Gust – met each other at the “social school” in Brussels. We were and still are driven to make a difference for other people. 40 years later we now follow our own hearts to make sure you and your team get the best experience possible.
Chris(tine) Van Den Broeck
I am the youngest of a family of four siblings and I was born in this house.
From the get-go I went into the social sector. I followed a training to become a social assistant and later on I graduated as a contextual family therapist.
I have 35 years of experience under my belt in, amongst others, the CLB (centre of student aid) and the Medical Pedagogical Institute for children- and youth psychiatry. I am a co-founder of ‘t Dak (“the Roof”) and De Poort (“The Gate”): shelters for the homeless.
Gust De Wit
After my social studies I went straight into personnel work and business.
I went through just about all aspects of ‘Human Resources’ in 30 years. I was the Human Resources Director at 5 different companies.
Since 2013 I’ve been working as an HR-consultant, trainer and coach. I guide companies and teams to ensure they attain better results.
By going through these different work settings I experienced the necessity of finding a suitable setting for strategic meetings or workshops around team buildings. Wallekant is the key answer to that necessity.
What do we have to offer?
At Meeting House Wallekant we gladly take care of you. This way you and your team can fully focus on what really matters. Everything is included in the price: flipcharts, filled-up fridge, catering, relaxation, … you name it!