From Intention
To Innovation

Our specific strengths

We are specialized in

  • coaching entrepreneurs, SME's and corporates in new business development and 
  • SME’s and corporates in designing and running venturing programs.
  • Design : from initial innovation intentions to all ingredients operational

  • Coaching : from idea to new business scale-up

  • Focus on the human aspect of innovating
  • Experience with complex environments
  • A multidisciplinary team of experts

Our approach is characterized by its no-nonsense way of working. We believe in system thinking to tackle challenges of an organization, in step by step acting to move forward and in an appreciative style to foster people towards results. We love to work in team with multidisciplinary colleagues, in English, Dutch or French. 

About us

Marc Bogaert
Founder & CEO
One Small Step
The Second Phase

Marc Bogaert has coached hundreds of companies and entrepreneurs, in both the profit and non-profit sector.

Marc has an executive master’s degree in Management, from the Solvay Business School. As well as a master’s degree in Applied Sciences and Engineering, from the K.U. Leuven. He is trained in Solution Focused Coaching and in SME-advisory skills.

He founded One Small Step in 2008 and  The Second Phase with Boudewijn Delafortry in 2010.

The Second Phase has been appointed partner of the Flemisch Agency "Agentschap Innoveren en Ondernemen" twice, in 2011-2013 and 2104-2016. 

Previously he was C-level manager at Sirris, the collective centre for and by the technological industry (Agoria).


One Small Step appointed coach for starters from Wallonia, France and Flanders


September 2019
One Small Step appointed spin-off coach for Spinwest


November 2015