Gareth has 25 years of experience in Brussels as a political advisor, journalist, lecturer, filmmaker and media trainer. He has written for Time, Politico, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the Guardian. He is currently the director of the Missouri School of Journalism’s Brussels programme and a columnist for EUobserver. Full profile ǀ video.
Ali ColwellManaging Director
Ali is a digital strategy expert who has worked with clients across Europe and North America to help them communicate more effectively on social media and beyond. Full profile.
John HollandTrainer / Moderator
John is a communication consultant who advises and trains senior journalists and executives. He has lectured on media literacy in Germany and Belgium. A former correspondent for CBS News and bureau chief for CNBC Europe, John has covered many of the leading news stories of the last 25 years and interviewed scores of leaders. Full profile ǀ video.
Jo has 25 years of experience in Brussels as a political advisor, association leader, communication director and campaign strategist. Jo coaches NGOs on organisational development, communication strategy and campaign narrative; advises businesses on sustainability engagement; and has published a book on employee activism. Video.
Danny Scheinmann is an actor, film-director and best selling novelist. For many years he was a guest lecturer in storytelling techniques at London Metropolitan University. He has worked with many companies such as Microsoft and Nokia to improve their storytelling skills. Full profile.
Meg StringerTrainer / Writer
Born and raised in New York, Meg has spearheaded communication campaigns on health and human rights issues on both sides of the Atlantic and written website content for European NGOs, companies and public affairs agencies. Video.
Jon WorthTrainer / Moderator
Jon is a trainer, blogger and consultant about online communication. He works with clients across Europe, and particularly with EU institutions in Brussels, to help them improve their social media strategies, web writing, and online policy advocacy. He is best known in Brussels for his blog. Full profile ǀ video.
Herve is the founder of Newsant, a Brussels-based multimedia agency. He has been a producer, editor, journalist and cameraman for Thomson Reuters, the AP, France Televisions, TVE and the Belga press agency. He has also made web documentaries and corporate films and teaches video journalism. Video.
Leo has worked as a journalist for over two decades, reporting from around the globe for dozens of titles on a myriad of issues. He was the longtime correspondent for Time magazine in Brussels, and his work has appeared in the Guardian, The Independent, Financial Times, and The Hollywood Reporter. He also edits The Economist Guide to the EU. Full profile.
Isabelle LeonardTrainer / Moderator
After studying art history, Isabelle Leonard worked at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Her native Brussels called her back to work in a large consultancy where she specialised in crisis communication. In 2006 she received an award for best crisis management agency in Europe. She now coaches executives and politicians in media training and communication. Full profile.
Kelly is the founder and artistic director of ImproBubble, whose mission is to bring the art of improvisation to Brussels. Prior to this, Kelly spent nine years working in EU affairs, most recently as a speechwriter in the European Commission. Full profile.
Andri Søren HaflidasonTrainer
Andri is the director of StokkStudio, providing a wide range of creative services in photography, video, music and design and consulting. As a trainer Andri has worked with diplomats and CEOs and a wide variety of other professionals. He is a professor at SAE Institute and the Ecole de Cinéma, Son et Animation and is co-founder of two non-profits active in the field of electronic music. Full profile.
Adrian is a former journalist who has spent the last fifteen years in Brussels helping organisations from all walks of life communicate clearer. After writing as a freelancer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Canadian Press, EU Reporter and various online publications, Adrian turned his talents to teaching others to write well, craft killer messages and pitch to the media. Full profile.