I am a Canadian-American-Belgian based in Paris. I began working as a management consultant some twelve years ago, after working as as internet entrepreneur, a space industry analyst and in the non-profit arena on different continents.
Very quickly I had the intuition that companies don't lack the brain power to solve their problems, but that they needed to cultivate a fresh approach to Change Management and Organisational Development. I plunged therefore into the world of learning organisations and collective intelligence, and co-founded with in 2007 Yuman, one of the first companies in France in this field. Eight years later, I left in order to take a step further and contribute to the emerging discipline of self-managed organisations, based on Purposed based business, distributed leadership with new methodologies such as holocracy and TEAL.
Today, I help companies make the transition into living, purposeful, agile organisations, capable of overcoming the most complex business challenges. My diverse, multicultural background has coalesced into three domains of expertise:
First as a strategy consultant, I approach organisations from a hands-on business perspective, asking the right questions to truly understand your business. I am not afraid of P/L sheets, data crunching and analysis.
Second as a collective intelligence architect, I design powerful collaborative processes that allow you to harness the full collective intelligence of your company and fulfil your organisation's Purpose..
Finally As facilitator, I manage group dynamics with the firm belief that the people in your organization are capable of solving the trickiest problems. The experience we live during a seminar or event must be both intellectual and emotional for effective results. This is why our posture and presence can have a deep and positive effect.
I firmly believe that these new ways of working will not only revolutionise companies, but many facets of human society. A good thing too, given the challenges we will be facing in the world in the years to come both from a environmental and a technological perspective.
For this reason, I devote 10% of my time to educational and societal projects and organisations.
I am an avid reader of political philosophy and renaissance history since my college days, as I am fascinated by the way humans have thought of themselves as a society.
I have also spent twenty years practicing an obscure Chinese martial art called Bak Mei, eventually opening and running a kung fu school for ten years, before moving onto yoga.
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