Executive Coach - UK
Francois helps CEOs and their teams to better deal with their challenges through a goal-orientated coaching approach. He draws in his extensive, high profile commercial background to support digital consumer businesses on strategy, operational and organisational issues.
Francois has 25 years of experience of delivering top results across industries, functions and geographies, with a focus on digital, e-commerce, marketplaces and consumer businesses. Over 9 years at eBay he held various senior roles including GM for continental Europe. His experience in e-commerce extended to Group MD at Immediate Media Co where he was critical to their successful sales of the business to Burda for £275m. Francois is currently an angel investor and Board member for a digital proposition (media and entertainment) and chairs the Board of Story Terrace, an early-stage business which helps people write their own biography. He also has a NED role for a FTSE- listed market leader in the value online retail industry.
Style / Approach
Francois has a goal-orientated approach where every coaching conversation is geared towards a clearly defined outcome at the outset. His warm personality allows him to quickly create a safe space to explore issues whilst at the same time develop a trusting environment. He challenges his clients to commit to change and holds them accountable for it.
Francois has coached leaders across a variety of industry sectors. His clients include eBay, Deliveroo and Memrise. His coaching assignments have ranged from skills development to relationship management and career planning. He is fluent in French and English.
Diploma in Executive Coaching – Academy of Executive Coaching, London
Executive MBA – London Business School
Masters in Management – Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC), Paris
Licensed Practitioner: Inspirational Leadership; Building a Data Science Team
“Francois wears his great insight and operational experience in high growth businesses with empathy and intelligence; a natural listener, he drills quickly to the heart of issues and helps provide often creative ways to approach communication, decision making and prioritisation in a growing business.” – Ed Cooke, CEO and Co-Founder, Memrise