Ellen Schouppe

graduated as Work and Organization psychologist, did the successful transition to the elite sport world after more than 10 years of talent development within the HR business world. As a Sports Psychologist she has provided her expertise to various national teams over the past ten years, including the Belgian Cats (basketball), the Red Panthers (hockey) and the Belgian Cheetahs (4x 400m relay team). In addition, she coaches top teams in clubs such as the A-team of the football club RSC Anderlecht and the basketball club Belfius-Mons Hainaut.

Ellen’s bucketlist:

  • Be an excellent people manager
  • Write a good book
  • Coach at the Olympics
  • Live in a sunny country for some years
  • Go on a holiday to Hawaii


Tara Kuklis

graduated as a Work and Organization psychologist. During her study she already took her first steps in the elite sports world. She provides her expertise to the first women’s team and youth teams of OHL.

During one of the Smart Mind trainings, Ellen noticed her and this was the beginning of their collaboration.

Tara’s bucketlist:

  • Finish ‘Dodentocht Bornem’
  • Go on a holiday to Japan
  • Write a good book
  • Work with a national team



Joy Jouret

is a former player of the National Field Hockey team of Belgium. Joy has a university degree in Journalism and Communication, in Political Sciences and in Teaching.

She is currently completing a Master in Clinical Psychology at university of Louvain. 

Joy is Coach Academy Manager at the Belgian Field Hockey Federation,
Head Coach of u18 National Team & Head Coach of Waterloo Ducks 1st Women’s team.

She’s also an Educator for the International and European Hockey federations. Joy is passionate about travelling, reading, photography and Art in all its forms.