Jelle Hoste: from Microsoft Integration consultant to 10th Fittest man worldwide

Nov 21, 2023

In 2017, Jelle started his career as a rookie at delaware and in CrossFit. Since then, he has been merging both of his passions by confronting challenges in the gym and at work. Read more to discover how he maintains focus and structure in the realms of sports and IT.

why  IT?

Jelle Hoste began his athletic journey young and already trained at a high level from an early age. Because of his passion for sports, Jelle chose for a career in IT: “With my computer, I have the flexibility to work wherever and whenever I choose, allowing me to excel in both domains and reach the highest level of achievement."

"I am a highly structured individual who values the methodical setup of processes. I can be ambitious in a spirited and vibrant environment. That is one of the reasons I enjoy working as an Integration Consultant at delaware."

showing our value commitment at work and in the gym

Jelle brings our value commitment to the next level. “In the CrossFit world, people see me as one of the most conscious and well-organized athletes”, he says. His keen focus on the goal and the fact that he is not easily distracted are definitely two of his main strengths tvan dehat got him this far."

“As a developer, I often find myself facing complex problems with no obvious solution at hand. My response is always to persevere until I find a way forward." 

His team recognizes this quality and appreciates his structured and detail-oriented approach. The fact that they all share this mentality also helps the sense of collaboration and teamspirit: “We commit. we deliver.” 

Invest in atomic habits and embrace a new challenge every day!
Jelle Hoste

best possible you

At delaware we believe that investing in yourself is the best investment you'll ever make. It will not only improve your life but also the lives of those around you.
Shaping the future takes a certain type of mindset – one that facilitates a free-flowing exchange of ideas and expertise. One that builds trust and fosters innovation. One that all #peopleofdelaware proudly share.  

"The culture was one of the reasons I choose to work at delaware in the first place. Thanks to the company's flexibility, I now work parttime at our customer Vandewiele which makes it possible for me to plan, prepare and attend important CrossFit contests. But the most heart-warming thing is that my colleagues are my biggest supporters. They even organized a watch-party during the World Championships at the office to cheer with all #peopleofdelaware together."

fun facts about Jelle

  • To stay hydrated he drinks up to 5 liters of water a day
  • He daily takes in the amount of proteins that equals 1 kg of steak
  • His favorite book is Atomic Habits from James Clear: a comprehensive, practical guide on how to change your habits and get 1% better every day.
  •  He never goes for less sleep than 8 hours. If it would be possible to buy sleep as a supplement, he would buy it all.