Executive Coach - France

Julie has an in-depth understanding of organisations gained through 25 years in strategic resources positions. She encourages her clients to examine their assumptions, change their perspectives and clarify their values in order to become more effective leaders.

Commercial Experience

Julie was VP of Executive Resource Planning at Givaudan, a leading flavours and fragrances company. In this global position she was responsible for executive recruitment, succession planning, training and development and internal communications. She was also European human resources director for NMS Communications.

Style / Approach

Julie relies on her in-depth understanding of organisations gained through 25 years in strategic human resources positions to help her grasp essential issues, spot patterns and inconsistencies and ask targeted questions. She has a keen ability to balance informality with structure. Informality offers her clients the openness they need to find the issues getting in their way and to define options they ‘truly own’. Structure helps them to relate this back to the coaching objectives and to ensure benefit to the business. Julie uses a wide base of theory to enable her to select and tailor the best model or approach for each client.

Coaching Experience

Over the last 25 years, Julie has accumulated and more than 1,000 coaching hours developing people and organisations in an international context. She works with leaders individually and in teams, through pragmatically designed leadership development programmes. She partners them to look deeply at issues including building presence and relationships with key stakeholders and developing their authentic leadership brand. She also works with individuals on career direction and development. Her clients include Deloitte, Imerys, LafargeHolcim, Johnson & Johnson, Naspers, Vlerick Business School as well as a key player in the banking sector, a large Dutch consumer products company, a healthcare start-up and several clients in the social impact space. Julie is an American coach who coaches fluently in French and in English.

Qualifications / Accreditations

  • Coaching Accreditation (with distinction) – Ashridge Business School
  • MBA – INSEAD
  • BA degree in Management Science – University of California
  • British Psychological Society Level 2
  • Licensed practitioner of HOGAN, MBTI, WAVE, Leadership Development Framework

Testimonials

“As an independent business woman at a mid-point in my career, I sought coaching to help me define new objectives and reinvigorate my working life. I didn’t understand my situation so clearly until I worked with Julie, who helped me to define these objectives and seek new paths to attain them. It was fun and successful.” – Alma, Consultant