Since college, the learning of the English language tempted me to explore new shores. A few years later I begin by exploring the Anglo-Saxon world. In a seaside resort in the South of England I gained experience in the hotel industry. In the USA my role as a Cultural Representative included the introduction of gastronomy and the promotion of French culture.
Returning to Paris, I was recruited for my life experiences and linguistic ability, I became a manager of major accounts in a large investment bank. Based in the International Institutional Investors department I managed transactions and operations on the financial markets then rose from client relations to managing the team. High expectations of the clients, a constant search for process optimization, strong competitive stakes and healthy relationships with the financial authorities comprised my universe.
Dual nationality family
Parental leave gave me the opportunity to invest in the bilingual education of my children. To revitalize my role I undertook the animation of groups of French-speaking and English-speaking young mothers in the Paris area for a couple of associations, one English one French.
Expatriation, source of development
Expatriation then presented itself as an extraordinary chance to further enjoy new experiences ! In intercultural situations changes can be considered obstacles, or on the contrary an opportunity of enrichment. As an accompanying spouse, the learning of a new language, the cultural discovery and professional challenge were my three axes of development
In Milan, as a marketing assistant in a family business, I identified commercial real estate opportunities in order to propose the same to big named fashion and design houses. Also for an insurance subsidy I managed the accounting interface between various service providers. In Moscow, I taught French in the Anglo-American International School.
The return, a veritable challenge
When language is no longer a barrier the return to the country of origin may seem easy. Nevertheless another reality appears. If the gap felt between life abroad and life in one’s native country present a culture shock, the concepts of culture and identity take another meaning through introspection.
My priority was to continue my professional career in Brittany on the Atlantic coast, a region chosen for its quality of life and refinding my roots. I brought my organisational and management skills to small local businesses in the fields of web design, import export, and telecoms.
At the same time I provided help to various individuals who experienced language barriers, health issues and assisted the creation of business start-ups.
People, the priority
My experience accumulated over time and the challenges met during my journey helped give clarity to the sense of my progress. The outcome of my odyssey was a desire to create a business based upon the integration of human singularities and complexities.
Attentive to others, aware of the necessity to take a step backwards to analyse situations and find solutions, I want to help people live better through change. My project takes a natural direction drawing on my interpersonal skills, my accounting and management abilities as well as my adaptability developed through cultural diversity : geographical, linguistic and organizational ( CAC40 international company, small local company, family business, subsidiary, associations, International school ).
After resuming my studies, firstly in Human Sciences at Rennes University I then studied the Practices of Coaching at the Paris 8 University. For my dissertation I chose the specifics of Intercultural Coaching. Today, having graduated in the Practices of Coaching ( DESU Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures Universitaires, Bac+4), I coach individuals in their professional, personal or cultural transitions, allowing them to increase their confidence, performance, autonomy, flexibility and create a greater well-being.