"An independent consultant, a trainer and a coach, I have been working with managers and their teams in transformational projects since 2006. Before that, I was a Senior Executive in the corporate world, building a strong experience in Sales and Marketing, as well as in International Program Management for multinational organizations. In the early 90’s, while working for the European Space Agency (ESA), I was Mission Director for the EUROMIR programs, a manned space missions on-board the Russian MIR space station, where I coordinated the overall mission activities in support of the two European Astronauts flying on-board MIR. Being involved with international space programs, their complexities and the multicultural partners involved (more than 18 countries), has helped me keeping my feet on the ground. While I am based today in Tours, France, I have been able to develop throughout my career an extended international experience, living in numerous countries such as the USA, UK, Germany, The Netherlands, as well as Moscow, Russia.
I have been volunteering for YFU France since 2010, initially helping to design the Inbound Orientation for up to 130 students, while coordinating the event and the large team of volunteers, offering the arriving students a space to land safely. Another project close to my heart is the Coloured Glasses Project. Coordinating Coloured Glasses training and animating multiple Coloured Glasses workshops has enlarged my horizon and enriched my life. In 2014-2015, I worked with the former International General Secretary and some members of the YFU International Advisory Council (IAC), co-facilitating the 2015 National Director meeting in Rome, which was one of the most challenging meetings I have been involved with.
Who we are
Throughout my work with YFU France, and now my 3 years as a YFU International Board member, I have appreciated the flexibility and creativity required at the organizational level to succeed in a difficult and complex environment. Bringing some of this “intelligence”, combined with my international experience, is one of the many reasons why I choose to be involved with YFU. Looking at my profile, my life story, my professional career (I had to reinvent myself several times to create new opportunities), demonstrates my capacity to make things happen, even in difficult and complex environments.I am at a moment in my life where I can step back, assess where I am and what I want to contribute to, ensuring that the expertise developed throughout the years in multiple domains can be put to use for something I believe in, something which makes me tick, something which will help make the world of tomorrow a better place."