Testimonials

"I think the Fork model addresses several aspects that are often omitted from models for personal development, such as contributing to the larger whole, and the necessity of working in parallel on your own identity and contribution to others."

"Rudy, I skimmed through the chapter of The Fork you sent me, and I am very impressed with your approach. I think it addresses several aspects that are often omitted from models for personal development, such as contributing to the larger whole, and the necessity of working in parallel on your own identity and contribution to others. One of the problems with many self-growth models is their tendency to mire one in self-absorption, ignoring the essential role of authentic connection with other humans in becoming an evolved, authentic human oneself."
C.J. Hayden
author of "50 Ways Coaches Can Change The World"
"I regularly use this approach in my practice as Relaxation therapist (at Neunen, The Netherlands). It offers structure in the total approach and gives me more insight into the complexity of helping people."

Especially the fourth track of The Fork, allows me as a body-centered therapist to add an extra dimension in the work with clients. Thanks to Rudy Vandamme for this model and book. His book has been widely in circulation since it came out, in my practice as well as outside. Always available to explore more."
Gertild den Boer-Winter
owner Ontspanningstherapie Neunen
"This development-oriented approach is also an ideal method that takes into account the greater whole (the company) to be able to define the project/objectives, taken into account what is needed as self-guidance from the individuals within the team and what does it mean for who you are as a person (identity). "

"As a manager I use The Fork in 3 ways, as a structure for my team to make clear where we are going, together with the individual people in the team and for myself. The Forkmodel is an ideal structure that takes into account the greater whole (the company) to be able to define the project/objectives, taken into account what is needed as self-guidance from the individuals within the team and what does it mean for who you are as a person (identity). The end of year performance review is an ideal moment to reflect together on the above with great feedback and development."
Katty Van Roey
Manager Inside Sales & Customer Care at SAS Institute NV
“The process Rudy has worked out to help teams discover their “greater whole” makes a lot of sense and offers a fresh perspective on how to connect individual competence and values to the overall team objective."

“I have met Rudy during an intensive training session on how to apply The Fork model to Team Development. The process Rudy has worked out to help teams discover their “greater whole” makes a lot of sense and offers a fresh perspective on how to connect individual competence and values to the overall team objective. Much more than applying “plug-and-play” existing team development tools, Rudy offers an integrated vision on how a team is truly forged by tapping into the energy that comes out of having a shared, sense-making team perspective. As team coach and consultant, I have reworked my normal process in building teams using The Fork model … and it proves to add a lot of value!”
Marc De Baets
Owner-Consultant Menzenco
“I use the development-oriented approach very often in my life: in guiding patients to a healthier life and in coping with health-problems, in coaching, in teaching my nurse-students and in the postgraduate coaching training, and of course also in my private life as partner and mother."

A few weeks ago, ..., my 16 years old daughter wanted to join EYP (the European Youth Parliament) and had to write a motivational letter for the selection procedure. After half an hour of trying, she asked me for help. Her letter did not really show her mission as the real reason why she wants to put her free time as a young girl in this project. When I asked her, she did not have an answer in words, but I knew it was there, in her heart, and it just had to be heard. So we took a sheet of paper, I drawed a fork and asked her the questions of the fourth track (what are you suffering from now, what does society/the world needs, what would you really like to see change, ...), bringing in words what is for her the development of the greater whole, and then it really flew out of her! This is (in short) her conclusion: "I dream of a transition ‘from one to all’". Then I asked her how SHE could participate in realising this, what unique gifts she already has and what development she further needs to play her role in making it happen. We passed through all 4 four tracks of the fork in 15 minutes and half an hour later her motivational letter was written just as she felt it was right. And guess what: she is selected now to go in march to the EYP-meeting in Brussels, and of course she dreams of going afterwards to the European sessions abroad!”
Patricia Vanoutrive
general practitioner, coach, teacher at KATHO (Kortrijk, Belgium) and mother of 4 teenage daughters.
"The approach with The Fork model has contributed much to our success."

"It is my deepest conviction that investment in personal development made the success of our company, as it is also a contribution to a sustainable world. Rudy Vandamme has been my teacher and coach for many years. His genuine approach has contributed much to our success."
Wouter Torfs
CEO Footwear Schoenen Torfs – Winner Belgium Best Workplace® 2010, 2011, 2012