Marina Avau

Manager Organisational Change & Development

Realising potential gets my ongoing attention, from multiple perspectives. When implementing the Sirris strategic choices, I focus on our people and organization: an attractive organisation, well-oiled teams, continuous investment in personal growth and development.  As organization challenges get addressed through people, I also support HR policies and approaches.  The organization evolves, people evolve. That’s why I focus on sustainable organisational development, a talent-first strategy and change management. You may not get to see me, but my heart beats in every single touchpoint with Sirris.


  • Organisational development
  • Organisational design
  • Talent management

Work experience  

In Philips and ICI I held several (international and corporate) roles as HR professional/manager. As organization specialist and coach, I contributed in various industries and organisations to the alignment of people, strategy and structure, with a growing emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship. The common thread: a focus on authenticity, purpose and wellbeing.  With Bridges for Choice I lay the foundations for career counselling in Flanders. Additionally, I am affiliated professor at Flanders Business school (KUL) for the courses “Entrepreneurial Leadership” and “Group dynamics” (entrepreneurial MBA)..


  • Doctor in Psychological Sciences at KU Leuven (1988)

Professional motto 

“Our potential lies between what is and what could be.” 

Fun fact 

Intuitive writing and painting... Surprise and awe…

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