Patrick Vermeren has been in the business of human resources since 1997. Since 2001 he has worked as a practitioner-consultant for a Belgian provider of training and coaching. He has worked for a Belgian bank (Dexia) and an American multinational (Procter & Gamble) as well as in the automotive sector. He has written several books in Dutch, one of which has been translated into English: Around Leadership. Bridging the Scientist-Practitioner Gap. He has also (co)-published two academic peer-reviewed articles: “The undesired popularity of typologies” (For the Dutch magazine Gedrag en Organisatie—Behavior and Organization) and “Integrating Leadership: The Leadership Circumplex” (European Journal of Work and Organisation Psychology: M. Redeker, E. de Vries, Danny Rouckhout, Patrick Vermeren & Filip de Fruyt). He also became famous via his TEDx talk in March 2016: The uncomfortable truth about HR.