I'm Els Deboutte, owner and founder of Elsewhere Consulting and creator of Make me Fly!. I'm a psychologist, professional coach and former musician. After a career of almost two decades at The Belgian Railways, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Dupont de Nemours and Imec I started Elsewhere Consulting in 2009. I discovered I'm not a 'work for a boss' person. Everything I learned throughout those decades I apply in my work as coach, trainer and speaker

I'm passionate about helping groups and individuals to take ownership in their work, their time management and their collaborations as I strongly believe people can always achieve more. 

In addition to training and coaching, I'm the author of several articles and 2 books. In 2013 I published  "Geef je Carrière weer Vleugels!" (currently only available in Dutch) at Kluwer publications, a career guide with special attention for the challenges women encounter when building their careers and in their lives in parallel. Also available is "10 steps to reinvent yourself", which you can download for free and was warm received by over 100 people in the first weeks after its launch. 

I'm a wife and mother of 2 sons. In my spare time I like to challenge myself with karate, something I should have taken on a lot earlier.




From September 2014 until January 2015 Laure Van Aken will join our team. 

"My interest in coaching and gender brought me to Els. During these 5 months I will be part of Elsewhere Consulting as part of my Master study in Psychology. I look forward to dive into the wonderful world of training and coaching! About me: you will often find me reading, listening to music or just thinking. I have a passion for travelling and love to take on new challenges. This quote really says it all: "I'm going to succeed because I'm crazy enough to think I can" "