Patrick Vermeren

TEDx speaker, author of “A Skeptic's HR dictionary”, board member at SKEPP and trainer-coach Leadership skills and Social skills at PerCo

Patrick Vermeren is a Belgian HR professional, writer, journalist, and board member of SKEPP, the Belgian Skeptics organization. Though he has no degree in psychology, he is widely recognized as an expert in HR matters. He has been working in HR since 1998 and has immersed himself in the science of psychology through Open University courses and self-study. He has been invited to publish an article on Jungian typology in a Dutch academic journal (Gedrag & Organisatie) and participated in the research that led to a prominent article on the leadership circumplex for a European academic journal (European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology). He co-authored the academic paper on the leadership circumplex together with academics from the universities of Antwerp (Belgium), Ghent (Belgium), and Amsterdam (the Netherlands). He is also a member of the international association SITAR—the Society for Interpersonal Theory and Research.

Vermeren has been trained by clinical psychologists in two CBT protocols and the interpersonal circumplex. Since 2003, he has headed the scientific department of the company that employs him (PerCo, Belgium). His role allowed him to devote 80 days per year to keeping up to date with the academic literature in his field and to staying in touch with leading academics from around the world. This role and his passion have allowed him to write this HR Dictionary. You can also watch him on TEDx.