From ambition to excellence

(Y)our talent life cycle

Starting from your personal and professional ambitions, we’ll help you choose from a broad range of jobs, technologies and companies to find the perfect fit. Then, depending on your track record, you’ll enter one of our two-year training and coaching programs. And trust us: these programs are different. Together with your personal Exellys coach, you’ll be ready for whatever comes your way.

After you concluded your two-year track, you’ll get the opportunity to become a full-time internal employee of your client’s organization.

From graduate to young professional

Start Smart

The Start Smart program guides graduates or young potentials with less than 2 years of work experience to the level of dynamic professionals. During these two years, we focus on sharpening the skills and developing the competencies that young talent needs to become successful and happy tech professionals.

Partners: Outward Bound, Exellys

From young to advanced professional

Grow Smart

The Grow Smart program trains and coaches tech professionals with 2 to 4 years’ of work experience and aims to develop the crucial skills and competencies that are needed to drive the innovations of tomorrow. The program is built around 3 major themes: self-leadership, innovation and stakeholder & team engagement.

Partners: Outward Bound, Board of Innovation, Projective

From advanced professional to future-fit digital leader

Lead smart

The Lead Smart program is intended for advanced tech professionals with around 4 to 8 years of professional experience, who are ready to take on their first role in leadership. The purpose of this program is to develop experts who act as trusted leader and can effectively drive innovation in the digital landscape.

Partners: Projective, Fligby, Vlerick Business School, StreetwiZe

(Y)our plan for personal development

Personal coaching, taken seriously

During your time as an Exellyst there will be a personal coach (or Talent Development Manager, as we like to call them) by your side, so you can excel in your favorite domain(s).

These seasoned and certified professionals with a strong background in tech and talent development will actively:

  • Challenge you to expand your knowledge
  • Take you out of your comfort zone
  • Let you experiment with new behavior and skills
  • Help you in taking big steps in your professional and personal development

Having a personal coach not only gives you someone to fall back on whenever you might need it, it also ensures a steeper learning curve and accelerated career.

Our partners

We continually push our learning methods. During all of our Smart programs, hands-on learning is our primary goal. To achieve this goal, we joined forces with six partners who are all leaders in their respective fields.

Outward Bound

International and social-profit educational organization with an expertise in outdoor activities and a focus on leadership and teamwork.


A collective of industry leaders, innovation experts, change consultants and technologists with exceptional domain expertise and experience.

Board of Innovation

Business design and innovation strategy firm that develops growth strategies and innovation capabilities.


Leadership simulation game based on the FLOW principle. Their scenario-based approach is a proven method to improve critical thinking and leadership skills.


A unique talent development provider, taking an impact driven approach to talent and leadership growth in business.

Vlerick Business School

Triple-accredited international business school, ranked number 1 in the Benelux and 19 in Europe for executive education.

Join us and boost your career

Ready to join?

Our selection process is fast, intensive, honest and transparent.

Because we coach applicants from the very first contact, you’ll learn a lot about yourself and about which road to take professionally.

Go for gold. Be excellent.

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