Canadian and French
Sean brings his experience as a turnaround and transformation-leading CEO to his practice as a consultant, mentor and executive coach. Sean’s 30 years of media and technology leadership experience includes turning around MakeMusic, a world leader in software for musicians and leading a NASDAQ/Paris Internet IPO. He joined Google as a director in 2010 to build up its business and technology operations across EMEA. He supported senior leaders for nine years as Google grew from 3000 to 13000 employees in the region. He is known for helping people and organizations build trust, flourish and get results. His board-level experience in both public and private companies allows him to advise and coach on human and governance questions that are central at times of transformation. As a coach and consultant, Sean is a seasoned practitioner. He began his career as a consultant with McKinsey & Company in Toronto in 1987. He founded the Flower network of entrepreneur consultants in 2005 after fifteen years of leadership roles at Bertlesmann, Trader.com and at MakeMusic. He coaches senior executives and their teams, facilitates large-scale interventions (groups of 50-150), and is an expert facilitator at EVH, a humanistic leadership association. He is an Ashridge accredited executive coach (EMCC Senior Practitioner equivalency) and Ashridge accredited supervisor of coaches and OD practitioners. He has a physics degree from UBC and an MBA from INSEAD and has written on science and technology for The Economist. He is married, father of two young adults and is a passionate guitarist & composer, as well as an avid squash and tennis player. He leads and supports systems innovation to create and sustain inclusive experiences for people with autism.
Anne has been a coach and a personal development trainer for 15 years after 15 years of operational experience at Danone. Her lively curiosity allows her to build close relationships with a wide range of actors, from people working in the field to project managers and senior leaders, in both non-profits and businesses, and across scientific, commercial and caregiving professions. Her approach is person-centred, focusing on her clients’ deep potential. She works with the PRH method (Personnalité et Relations Humaines). She enjoys working within learning collectives where human potential is valued and considered essential, a source of sustainable, ecological performance. In her individual client work she seeks to help people find and express their uniqueness, their sources of motivation and values - be they active or hidden. With enthusiasm for working in large group interventions, she seeks to create conditions supporting a working climate that is simple, caring and dynamic, by supporting active listening, the building of a shared vision, and team learning, allowing the emergence of innovative solutions and genuine engagement in a change. Mother of 2 adults, Anne is passionate about open countrysides and open waters, literature, cinema, dance and the visual arts.
American and French
Christopher is an experienced coach and facilitator accompanying senior executives and teams, primarily in large organizations. Christopher is co-founder of Terres Inconnues, coaching organizations and leaders during moments of strong transformation. He seeks to develop partnerships to co-create the leadership mindsets, postures and frameworks to develop “Learning Organizations” by creating an underlying culture of collaboration in multicultural environments. He believes that co-leadership, collective decision making, subsidiarity and collective intelligence are paramount to addressing some of the complex issues facing all organizations. He is at ease working with groups of 30 to several hundred people, enhancing communication and involvement of participants. He contributes to the development of his field by co-facilitating events (e.g. the Paris International SOL Forum) and participating in associations (e.g. President of ICF France in 2012/2013). Married, a father and a grandfather, Christopher is passionate about presencing – what physical, emotional, mental and spiritual practices to put in place individually and collectively to be ever so more alive and effective. He is the co-author with Dominique Bessière of the book Les Voies de la Présence.
Ludmila is a senior executive coach, mentor and organisational development expert who works with CEOs and their boards on corporate transitions, whether it is a post acquisition integration, implementation of a strategic initiative or a company-wide cultural transformation. Starting off as a Mergers & Acquisition specialist and business analyst, she learned early on in her career that organisational change is fundamentally dependent on the engagement of all stakeholders as much as on processes, protocols and technical expertise. Ludmila helps her clients to design meaningful actions that create this special collaborative energy that taps into human potential and bridges business performance with individual and collective development. Her approach is based on an in-depth understanding of systems psychodynamic and a humanistic perspective of motivation and contribution. She firmly believes that organisational, team and individual excellence lies in the alignment of talents and skills with values and the sense of purpose for every given project. She is passionate about creating conditions and a safe holding environment for collective wisdom to emerge. Her clients include large publicly traded corporations, financial institutions, family businesses, international welfare funds and organisations and NGOs. Being multicultural (Russian, Armenian, French and British), Ludmila thrives in complexity and brings her energy and skills to a network of like-minded professionals. Curious by nature, Ludmila is eager to discover new horizons. She is passionate about philosophy and the history of religions, she reads a lot but, above all, she loves to share a savoury meal and a good laugh in the company of her friends.
English. CEO of Yes
Richard comes from a performing arts background, dancing with the Royal Opera and in live improvisation for the BBC. He started Yes 20 years ago and has designed multiple award-winning culture change programs. His focus is in creating large scale mindset and behavioural change using immersive experiences, radical creativity and a deep focus on Purpose. His style blends behavioural effectiveness, improvisation, comedy and dynamic awareness. He has trained and coached over 400,000 people around the world and works with global organisations across industries including technology, insurance, consumer goods, governments and charities. He is the author of two books on Purpose and lives with his family in the south of France.
English. Founder and CEO of Cooper Coaching Consultancy
Tracy is a Chartered Psychologist with 30 years experience in the field including a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience and as therapist in adult mental health. For the last 12 years she has worked as an independent Executive Coach with hundreds of senior leaders and teams in global corporates and startups. Her clients come mainly from the tech, finance and media sectors. She is accredited as a Senior Practitioner with the EMCC and is an EMCC accredited Coach/Mentor Supervisor. Her focus is on the vertical development of a leader or team, partnering with clients to identify their growth edge and what will propel them to the next level. She often works with leaders who are transitioning into new roles with expanded scope and responsibility, supporting them to navigate the increased complexity with clarity and purpose. Tracy is married to Chuck, a software developer, and they live near Avignon in the south of France, and in Scotland. She loves being outdoors as much as possible and rock climbs, trail runs and cycles in her spare time.
French. Paul is an experienced consultant and coach, accompanying managing leaders in small and mid-cap companies.
He is CEO and founder of Give2Grow. After 30 years of professional experience, including 20 years as a manager with a strong experience in build-ups (more than 40 acquisitions in 15 years), Paul developed an effective and original method to organize, plan and successfully integrate acquisitions. He co-founded Infopro Digital, one of the top BtoB media companies in Europe, and spent several years in the US working on the integration of companies in the packaging industry sector. Paul is a business angel, investing in IOT and data start-ups and also in impact investment funds. Married with two children, Paul lives outside Paris. He is a passionate singer and photographer.