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For over 30 years now, I accompany individuals and teams in issues involved in change processes in a corporate environment in France. My international clients call on me to create cohesion, reveal talents and reinforce their competitivity in a multicultural context. In concrete, pragmatic ways, I contribute to strategic performance by getting companies to build and transmit a shared vision and to integrate diversity as a way to meet their goals.
Who I am
I have carried out « training-action » missions in both English and in French for over 30 years involving communication, management, leadership, human resources and negotiation issues, especially for Philips and Sodern (EADS). Since 1999, I have been called on to coach managers, both for individuals and teams. I base my coaching approach on multi-level listening, on a systemic vision as well as situational management, cognitive and behavioral tools.
My qualities as a facilitator have been proven in the following fields: finance, telecommunications, information systems, electronics, construction, aeronautics and medical.
I received a first level of coaching training provided by Brigitte Warnez and based on the principles set down by Vincent Lenhardt, the founder of the coaching profession in France. I broadened my knowledge of coaching with a certification program conducted by Mediat-Coaching in Paris; I obtained a Myers Briggs Typology Indicator (MBTI) certification. I am also accredited to use Team Management Systems (TMS) in order to work on team dynamics, as well as Opportunity Orientation Profile (OOP).
I underwent intensive training on theatrical and vocal techniques with E. Martin-Brown (London, 1976-77). Today, I accompany managers who need to speak and communicate masterfully in public.
As a Professional Speaker (www.speakersacademy.com), I give conferences on dynamic change processes, leadership and teamwork as well as on integration, diversity and sustainable development challenges in corporate settings. In a more technical context, I have designed and facilitated programs on safety issues with groups of engineers, studying cases of industrial and transportation accidents combining technical, organizational and human errors.
Starting in 2002, I wrote articles in both French and English for www.mediat-coaching.com. I co-authored a book published in French, “Réussir le défi du changement en 7 étapes” (Meet the challenge of change in 7 steps) with Brigitte Warnez, ex-director of development at L’Oreal, illustrating it with a management allegory (“When Bears listen to Rabbits”) about a team facing change.
Networks and affiliations
My educational background includes a degree in Theater and Literature from Tufts University in Boston. As member of the French Association for Directors of Human Resources (ANDRH), I participate actively in HR taskforces. As an accredited member of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC), I contribute to promoting professional ethics and practices. I provide commentary on the French web radio for entrepreneurs, www.widoobiz.com