Meet Catherine, executive and career coach

Who Am I?

Over 15 years of experience in management consulting, executive search and organization coaching for multinational corporations give me solid insights into the many challenges of today’s business leaders.
I had to embrace organizational change, restructure the team I had developed when operations relocated outside Europe.
Today I actively support managers to successfully reach their development objectives, enhance working relationships, improve team and organizational performance.

I thrive to create a meaningful dialogue with clients, to give them the confidence and clarity to move on and take action. Transformation needs to be sustainable to make sense, and therefore is followed through by managing accountability.  
My clients say that I bring a warm, deep though fun and engaging presence to our work.

I coach organizations, teams or individuals to support your strategic workforce planning and talent management policy.

Early on in my career, I experienced the entire corporate life cycle of a fast growing American start up (founding a first office in Europe), before preparing and going through one of the most successful IPO’s in Nasdaq’s history in 1999, doubling size every few months, going through massive recruitment and re-organization (silo, matrix, processes, ISO certification) and undergoing major restructuration (social plan, outsourcing, delocalization of operations) and finally merging a first time in 2004.
Then and for the last 10 years, as an executive search consultant, I supported talent acquisition for dozens of multinationals. I modeled the impact of talent management on the actual delivery of business goals and outperformance culture.

What makes me tick: everything done to attract, recruit, retain, develop, engage, reward and make people perform ! 

As a former executive search consultant, with international experience across industries and functions, with two career transitions not to mention motherhood, I know what it takes to find your own answers to this simple question:
“What shall my next job be and how will I land it ?”
First, as a coach, I will question, challenge, encourage and also gently confront you: you will become who you are.
Then, as a former headhunter, I will guide you to refine your resume, Linked In profile, search strategy, company target list and pro-active networking program.
As a woman, a spouse, a mother, a sister, a friend, a daughter, a role-model, a professional, a citizen and a coach, I believe women can have it all, and even more !

Like for me, it is possible for you to change career AND learn, go through a merger AND grow from it, relocate abroad AND re-build, multitask AND prioritize, grow older AND enjoy it, love your children AND take time for yourself.

Together, we shall reassess the feminist narrative so you define what ambition and quality of life mean TO YOU. Then we shall work on rebalancing your own work/life/ambition/values/family/couple/self/heart/brain/sport/sleep/action/being equation.

Certified as a professional coach by the International Coach Federation (ICF) (http://www.coachfederation.org/)
I hold certificates in Team Coaching, Executive Coaching, Somatic Coaching, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Transactional Analysis (TA), Process Communication Model (PCM), Cross-cultural coaching, Systemic Coaching.
In addition, I hold a Master of Arts in European Economics (College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium) and a Master of Arts in Business Management (I.E.P., Robert Schuman University, Strasbourg, France)
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I believe in the value of professional coaching certification. It guarantees high level competencies and stands for impeccable ethics and deontology. It also calls for regular supervision, mentoring and updating of technical competencies. Continuous education is naturally expected to keep up with fast-moving human sciences and neuro-sciences.

A French national born in 1975, I lived and worked in France, the UK, Belgium, the USA and now Switzerland. I coach in both French and English.
I gladly join forces with a pool of remarkable pairs and specialists, keen to always bring you the perfect and individualized kit of resources.