Global Sales & Operations

Performance Coach

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Alexander Vandervelden is a former competition swimmer and sharpened the Belgian record on 100 meter breaststroke back in 1993. After his active swimming career, he became a swim coach and coach for triathlon teams. He holds a master’s degree in Chemistry and is a great example in harmonious personal development on physical, mental and emotional levels simultaneously. Together with his experience as a chemist, scientific researcher, production & development manager and quality manager, Alex represents Mentally Fit in a most remarkable way: he combines up-to-date scientific knowledge with sports experience, business knowledge and human energy.

Gifted with an empathic personality, some high sensing skills and a straightforward coaching approach, Alex is capable to connect with a very broad type of audience and to make a positive change for individuals, teams and organisations. People highly appreciate his animation style and challenging mode: open, honest, neutral and authentic. He believes that every person can be beautiful and become the best version of themselves. And he’s very good in realising his belief.

Today, Alex is one of our most experienced global coaches who blends in perfectly in all kinds of cultures with the large set of universal tools. He’s one of our experts in stress management, growing mindset, personal and team performance in periods of change.


Director and client partner Mentally Fit Belgium

Business executive coach and performance coach

Facilitator, Keynote speaker, trainer, inspirator, energiser, mental coach

Mental coach for top athletes in cycling, triathlon, shooting

Coach at the Mental Coaching School (MCS)

Internal coach & jury member for the internal certification of the newly onboarded people

Production and development manager (2004-2006)

Quality manager (2006-2008) in corporate business

Scientific researcher (1998-2004)

Master’s degree in Chemistry, VUB, Brussels, Belgium (1998)

Swim coach and chairman Triathlon Team Grimbergen (1997-2007)

Competition swimmer (1982-1998)

Belgian record holder (1993)

Coach and mentor for the Belgian secondary schools

Keynote/trainer/coach for Nike, EY, Atradius, Shell, BNP Paribas, Kuehne+Nagel, Deloitte, Allianz, Astellas, Besix, Carglass, IBM, Alken Maes, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Unilever, ING, Roche Diabetes Care, PWC, AXA Insurance, At Kearney, HTM group France (Auchan, Boulanger,…), Tech Data, Alliance Healthcare, BMS, GB Foods, Knauf Insulation, MSD, Nestlé, Pfizer, PSA Group, Tessenderlo Chemie, VPK Packaging Group, General Mills, Solar Turbines,…




Never judge a book by the cover only. Open your eyes and discover the beautiful adventure inside.

If you can see it, you can do it.

Alexander Vandervelden IN ACTION