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Engagement Leadership

A global Engagement influencer, I help organizations succeed through people mobilization at scale.

Knight of the French National Order of Merit (2017)

  • Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Award Shortlist - Leadership (2023)
  • Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award (2022)
  • Inspiring Workplace Global Employee Engagement & Experience Influencer (2023-2021-2020)
  • Global Employee Engagement Influencer (2019-2018-2017)
  • Business Culture Lotus Excellence Award (2018 & 2017)
  • Employee Engagement Award (2018 & 2016)
  • Best Achievement of Operational Excellence in Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences (2017)
  • Platinum Award for Organizational Operational Excellence (2017)
  • Alliance for Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence Award (2017)
  • Organizational Culture Excellence Award (2016)
  • 40 Women to Watch Over 40 Honoree (2016)
  • Int'l Association of Business Communicators Gold Quill Award (2016)
  • Holmes Report Innovator top 25 EMEA (2015)
  • Most Impactful Emerging Initiative Award (2015)
  • Best Use of Social Media for Healthcare Award (2014)
  • La Tribune Women's Award, French national trophy (2013)
  • Author of Dare to Un-Lead: The Art of Relational Leadership in a Fragmented World (Figure 1 Publishing)
  • Porchlight 2022 Leadership & Strategy Book of the Year
  • Thinkers50 Best New Management Booklist 2023
  • We Need Social Consulting enables organizations to create value through engagement leadership
  • Create value by helping organizations and leaders mobilize their clients, partners and employees, through new leadership methods and behaviors
  • Public speaking, Engagement Strategy & Coaching
  • Executive Education on Leadership, Collaboration, Personal & Relational Leadership, High-Performing Teams
  • Strategy execution & change
  • Executive Education
  • Challenge: improve quality by changing the business culture and the way 10,000 people work globally.
  • Achievements:
    • Achieved unprecedented turnaround of quality in 2 years by leading a global movement for change that transformed leadership & business culture
    • Business gains confidential but extremely significant. 10 international Awards
  • Challenge: ensure successful launch of the 1st ever vaccine against Dengue, the company’s top priority program against a massive public health issue.
  • Achievements:
    • Designed and implemented a relational engagement strategy with internal and external stakeholders globally.
    • Created a global digital community against Dengue. Largest share of voice on dengue. 250,000 followers in less than a year.
    • Implemented a collaborative work platform and innovative information flows for 400+ internal stakeholders.
  • As Int'l Commercial Operations Director (Asia Pacific, EMEA, Latin America)
    Successfully lead a major product launch in Japan: 17 M€ turnover in 1st year, >100 M€ in 3rd
    Developed private and public markets over int’l areas; supported a ~400 M€ business over 15 countries; managed a 30 M€ P&L
    Cross-function project: Designed & implemented a global collaborative initiative around diversity & inclusion: 2,500 participants in 55 countries.
  • As Int'l HR Business Partner:
    Conducted deployment of a new performance management process over int’l subsidiaries (450 persons)
    Provided consultancy to managers, supported people motivation and development, Led the annual compensation process for the entire int’l entity (900 people).
  • Challenge: turn around a failing music radio business in China.
  • Achievements:
    • Successfully managed P&L and increased sales. 4 M€ turnover
    • Managed and developed a team of 60 Chinese and 8 int’l staff
    • Managed PR and relations with partners & regulation Authorities
  • Challenge: develop the Command, Control & Communication Systems business in Asia.
  • Achievements:
    • Promoted the system offer towards military & civilian prospects
    • Handled negotiation for a >100 M€ commercial deal in Asia

Country Manager, Vietnam

January 1993 to January 1997
  • Challenge: run consulting services for foreign businesses in Vietnam.
  • Achievements:
    • Lead business development projects in oil and telecom fields
    • Managed the company’s representative office and staff in Hanoi.

Communication & Public Relations Manager

Lisa Engineering
1991 to 1992
  • Challenge: develop visibility of a small Information System business in France and China.
  • Achievements:
    • Developed communication strategy & material and press relations
    • Organized the visits of Chinese customer delegations

Change Leadership

  • Leadership, Engagement, Corporate Activism, Action Learning

Social & Digital Communications

  • Community Engagement, Social Media, Networks

Business Development

  • International Business Operations, Marketing


  • French (mother tongue), English (fluent), German, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese (notions)

Certificate, Organizational Analysis

Stanford University on Coursera

June 2018

Postgraduate Degree, Corporate Communication & Public Relations

Université Paris Sorbonne (Paris IV)

September 1990 to February 1992

Master's Degree, Public Affairs (Diplôme de Sciences Politiques)

Institut d'Etudes politiques de Bordeaux

September 1987 to June 1990

Arts, Culture, Sports (Rowing)

  • President, Board of Directors, SPHOTA - a music innovation cooperative (voluntary engagement)
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