Gerrit Kempeneers studied Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy at the University of Leuven. He graduated in Cape Town, postgraduate at the University of Cape Town in Sports Science. Under the supervision of Professor Tim Noakes and the late Professor Chris Barnhard, he was a pioneer for the rehabilitation of kidney and heart transplant patients. About this he has made several scientific publications and he explained the procedure at conferences and clinics in South Africa, England, Canada and USA.|
Simultaneously with this large international experience, he developed a methodical approach to their own specific individual coaching of managers and their employees and athletes. This approach is ideal to guide "the human capital" of the company preventative and to keep "fit for the job".
This is consistent with the Hope and Optimism Portfolio. Under the guidance of his friend Orde Levinson, Gerrit has been actively involved in the development of this international and universal art project. In 1993 he became TOYP (Ten Outstanding Young Person) of JCI Belgium in World Peace category, for his contribution to the project "Hope and Optimism". In 1995 he was appointed Senator (life member) of JCI. Hope and optimism is a mission interwoven in his familiar, social and professional life.
He currently runs a private clinic in Belgium where he treats national and international athletes and executives.