Be a he(a)ro

Be A He(a)ro is an initiative of colleagues, friends, business partners and the wife of Peter De Prins. Peter was an entrepreneur, co-founder of LQ and a professor in change management at Vlerick Business School. In the summer of 2020, he committed suicide. The organizers want to honor the memory of his boundless energy and passion with this positive and impactful action.

There is only one Peter De Prins, but there are many ‘Peters’. To them we wish to reach out.

Become stronger by allowing yourself to be vulnerable

He(a)ro Leadership

We strengthen companies, (social) organizations and schools by teaching them how to really listen. Through positive and energetic workshops and follow-up sessions, we provide leaders with tools to connect with their employees in a safe environment. Because only then will they also dare to share their professional and personal insecurities – up to and including depression and thoughts around suicide.

Be A He(a)ro enables executives to detect alarm bells and cries of distress in the workplace in a timely manner and refer them to the right experts who can provide help. To do this, we work with the Centrum ter Preventie van Zelfdoding (Center for the Prevention of Suicide). The program permanently boosts mental resilience within the organization and goes one step further: we tackle the taboo of depression and suicide at its root.

Proceeds from the workshops go to the Centrum ter Preventie van Zelfdoding.

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