Who are we?


Kristof Van Rossem (Belgium, 1969) is Master in Science of Religions and Master in philosophy (KULeuven, University of Amsterdam and of Uppsala).
He is the author of numerous articles on philosophical practise and he published the book ‘Het Filosofisch Gesprek. De basis’ (2020, LannooCampus + ISVW). As an independent trainer, he accompanies coaching and reflection processes in different organisational settings : companies, schools, social welfare organisations, political parties, prisons, hospitals, governmental organisations,…

He is specialized in Socratic questioning. Together with Hans Bolten he leads an annual training course in Socratic dialogue facilitation among others at the International School of Philosophy in Leusden (Nl).
He conducted research into co-creation in companies commissioned by Cocom, a network of business leaders.
He is a philosophical practitioner. Kristof is as well a teacher. He teaches Business ethics at the Odisee Highschool of Brussels.
He is a teacher trainer at the University of Leuven where he leads an annual seminar in philosophizing with children and adolescents.

Click Here for the ONLINE profile of Kristof:     https://www.linkedin.com/in/socratischgesprek?trk=hp-identity-name

Watch HERE what he says about the difference between a psychological and a philosophical approach in philosophical counseling :

Watch here a documentary about the work of Kristof Van Rossem :

Our clients

Regular clients:

beroepsopleiding socratisch gespreksleider (link)

Since 2011 we lead the annual training for socratic facilitator

beroepsopleiding socratisch gespreksleider (link)

For the summercourse of the SSR – Studiecentrum Rechtspleging Nederland (Juridical Study Centre  in Holland) we lead annual socratic dialogues  about cases in the Courtroom.

Voor het SSR – Studiecentrum Rechtspleging Nederland verzorgen wij jaarlijks socratische gesprekken over gerechtelijke oordeelsvorming

We hold the seminar The art of questioning  within the Leadership training of the AOG School of Management


In the European training course, we hold an annual introduction to Socratic dialogue


We hold an annual introduction to Socratic dialogue for trainers and caretakers of this well-known Institute.

Other clients:
Policy planning/ Mission- and Vision development:

socratischgesprekMinisterie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap

socratisch-gesprekVertrouwenscentra Vlaanderen

socratisch-gesprekChristelijke Mutualiteiten

socratisch-gesprekVlaams Overleg Duurzame Ontwikkeling

socratisch-gesprekSteunpunt/ Centra Algemeen Welzijnswerk



socratisch-gesprekCarestream Belgium

socratisch-gesprekGasthuiszusters Antwerpen (ziekenhuizen)

socratisch-gesprekPsychiatrische kliniek Alexianen Tienen



socratisch-gesprekCentra voor Geestelijke Gezondheidszorg

socratisch-gesprekSamenlevingsopbouw vzw

socratisch-gesprekCC Westrand Dilbeek

socratisch-gesprekAbbeyfield vzw

(Training) Socratic dialogue :

socratisch-gesprekFontys Hogeschool Tilburg

socratisch-gesprekUniversiteit Antwerpen

socratisch-gesprekVerbond voor Vlaamse Tandartsen

socratsichgesprekJustitieel Welzijnswerk (gevangenen)




The art of questioning :

socratischgesprekOpenbaar Ministerie Justitie Limburg

socratischgesprekBegeleid Wonen



socratischgesprekON Semi conductor

socratischgesprekAZ Groeninge Kortrijk

socratischgesprekBelgische Krijgsmacht

socratischgesprekTropisch instituut, Antwerpen

socratischgesprekVUmC Amsterdam

socratischgesprekHooggerechtshof Den Haag

socratischgesprekVlaamse Overheid


Training P4C (philosophy with children and adolescents) :

socratisch-gesprekArtevelde Hogeschool

socratischgesprekProvincie Vlaams-Brabant en Antwerpen

socratischgesprekGemeente Geraardsbergen

socratischgesprekDeMens.nu (Unie Vrijzinnige Verenigingen)


socratisch-gesprekDjapo vzw

socratisch-gesprekKindermuseum Brussel

socratisch-gesprekKaruur vzw

socratisch-gesprekAlbertingh Tijm Scholengroep Hilversum

Rhetorics (the art of convincing) :

socratisch-gesprekOpen VLD




socratisch-gesprekChirojeugd Vlaanderen

socratisch-gesprekAFS internationaal vrijwilligerswerk

Phone: +32 473 71 58 35
Kokerijstraat 90
B 9310 Meldert