The revolution in learning

The skills of tomorrow trained today

At Stellar Labs we have found a way to solve the skills gap backed by science and research to achieve the best performance and return on investment. Learners are energised and engaged to master high-demand skills and capabilities.

People behind Stellar Labs

100+ years of experience in training and career development combined
Raf Seymus
Raf Seymus
Co-founder & CEO
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Stella Collins
Stella Collins
Co-founder & Chief Learning Officer
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Karen Mouws
Karen Mouws
Learning Architect
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Maarten De Schuymer
Maarten De Schuymer
Product Manager
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Tom Devos
Tom Devos
Product Manager
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Nik Torfs
Nik Torfs
SW Engineer/DevOps
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Jan Pannecoeck
Jan Pannecoeck
SW Engineer/Scrum Master
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Jaan Couvreur
Jaan Couvreur
Senior Learning Specialist
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Tina Harris
Tina Harris
Senior Learning Specialist
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Kevin Dendievel
Kevin Dendievel
UX Designer
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Our Story

Before Stellar Labs’ story started in 2019, co-founders Raf Seymus and Stella Collins were on separate paths leading to the same goal.

Raf was the entrepreneur whose passion for talent development and technology had seen him start a business in 2014 devoted to accelerating the careers of young people in IT, science and engineering. When he sold Exellys six years later, it was a multi award-winning company with a multi-million euro turnover.

Stella,known as a Brain Lady, was an expert on the practical application of science-based learning. She had trained thousands of professionals in brain friendly principles in more than 20 years in L&D and was the author of Kogan Page’s bestseller “Neuroscience for Learning and Development”.

Stella’s ground-breaking book and their passion for people and performance brought Raf and Stella together.  Raf had already planned the name for his new company before they met.
And so it seems the future of Stellar Labs was written in the stars.

Raf and Stella having a conversation

Our Mission

In his previous company, Raf had identified an ever growing skills gap in the technology sector and was searching for the answer. When he read Stella’s book, he knew she would be the perfect person to partner with on this venture.

Together, they created a hybrid methodology to upskill digital sector workers and beat the technological skills crunch. Today, Stellar Labs is the home of science based training. We use cutting edge, evidence-based techniques that get results – every time.

We know what makes the difference between good and great. Let us show you how to join the learning revolution!

Our advisory board

This group of international experts validate our methodology and business plan. They believe in our methodology and mission. We can stand on the shoulders of giants.

Walter Vandenbulcke
Walter Vandenbulcke
Founding Partner | 2aspire Business Solutions
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Raya Bidshahri
Raya Bidshahri
Founder & CEO | School of Humanity
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Omar Mohout
Omar Mohout
Partner & Head | Digital Nova Reperta
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Wim De Waele
Wim De Waele
Executive Chairman | The Beacon
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Laura Overton
Laura Overton
Former Founder & CEO | Towards Maturity
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Our research partners

Together with Edubron, the research department for social sciences and education from the University of Antwerp, we are conducting research that has three objectives:

Optimize the feedback dialogue between mentor and trainee

Measure the added value of programmatic assessment

Identify individual patterns of learning and transfer using a combination of learning analytics and offline behavioral observations to gain insights into the learning process.

We collaborate with a cross-sector of industry experts to achieve this goal.
This research project is backed by VLAIO (Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship).

Ina Weinbauer-Heidel
Ina Weinbauer-Heidel
Founder and CEO | Institute for Transfer Effectiveness 
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Sven De Maeyer
Sven De Maeyer
Professor Educational Sciences | University of Antwerp
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Piet Van den Bossche
Piet Van den Bossche
Professor Learning in Organisations | University of Antwerp
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Marije Lesterhuis
Marije Lesterhuis
Researcher & Guest Lecturer | University of Antwerp
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David Gijbels
David Gijbels
Professor Learning | University of Antwerp
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Steven Poelmans
Steven Poelmans
Professor Strategic Leadership | Antwerp Management School
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Bart Rienties
Bart Rienties
Professor Learning Analytics | The Open University
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Learning Networks

We are active members of international learning and technology networks. All our work is powered by cutting edge research. We drive performance through evidence based learning.

All our designers are certified by the institute for learning transfer and we guarantee a transfer from learning environment to working environment. Our trainings are accredited by ITOL, the Institute of Training and Occupational Learning.

Latest Insights

Read some of our latest blogs, listen to any of our podcasts or look through our insights we have to offer.

Harnessing Brainwaves at VOV 2022

Harnessing Brainwaves at VOV 2022

Stella, Jaan and Karen were at the 50th anniversary of VOV, the Belgian network for L&D professionals

Learning Technologies 2022

Learning Technologies 2022

Stella and Tina had a great time at the 2022 Learning Technologies Conference. Find out what they got up to...

Stella in Carl Crisostomo interview episode

Stella in Carl Crisostomo interview episode

For the 20th episode of Carl Crisostomo interview series, he had an interesting discusion with Stella Collins, our Chief Learning Officer.

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