Biography

Strategic thinking, transformation and execution are Olivier Van Duüren’s base, which he builds on with a focus on people, change management and inspirational leadership. Sparkling with innovation, cultural evolutions and trend watching, he wants to be on track for the changes to come.

During 22 years at Microsoft, Olivier has held a number of senior level positions spanning sales, operations, marketing, business development, innovation and strategy across consumer, online, retail, advertising, publishing and enterprise (B2C-B2B) companies in multinational environments.

He started working at Microsoft in 1994 and had Benelux, EMEA and Global roles, from working out of the Paris HQ to global travelling out of London, Seattle and New York. Prior to joining Microsoft, he spent three years at Hewlett-Packard and is a Commercial Engineering graduate from the Free University in Brussels (VUB).

During his journey Olivier discovered that for businesses to transform successfully they need to transform themselves first so they can transform others. Lead yourself so you can lead others. Olivier has a unique perspective on technology, transformation and human performance. He combined those insights into his new book so that you, your organization and your customers can start to prepare and sparkle for the transformational times ahead.

In 2016 he founded The Dualarity and wrote the book to help business leaders to find their sparkle in their own transformation. We want to support you in staying healthy and mature as a person and a business, while understanding where you are today. Trying to detangle humans and give meaning for people being at a certain stage in their life, their journey, is all about a Dualarity of being first human and then worker, performing while transforming in the digital revolution. The Dualarity work with individuals and teams to help them perform while transforming themselves into Dualarity heroes.

An author, trend sensemaker, speaker and executive coach, Olivier is a thought leader on personal and business transformation, and on the impact of the changes around us on our society and industry.

The book ‘The Dualarity. Tap into the Energy of Your Personal and Business Transformation’ is available on Amazon.

Olivier is married to a wonderful woman who electrified him from his first kiss. They ave two children, two dogs and live in the beautiful Belgian seaside resort of Oostduinkerke in Belgium. He is a sports-fanatic and you’ll regularly find him playing Xbox fitness, swimming or out on my mountain bike.

Olivier is a fan of the Belgian character Tintin, who personifies his values: a positive adventurer and reporter who conquers the world with never failing vitality. He recovers from difficult situations, he finds solutions, and he’s always learning. Even if Tintin gets injured he bounces back to health; if scared, he takes action. For Tintin, as for Olivier, the reward is the journey itself.

 

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