I am a citizen of the world! This is how I’ve decided to describe myself. I am a French national with Italian and Caribbean origins, born and raised between Switzerland and the UK. With Dubai, hosting more than 200 nationalities, I really couldn’t have picked a better place to be! And so this is the place I’ve called home for the past 12 years and counting.
I speak fluent English and French and have over 17 years of experience as a Human Resources professional, People Manager and Internal Coach. I held various Regional roles such as Recruitment Manager, HR Business Partner and Talent Manager with several Fortune 500 companies in the UAE and Switzerland for both the private and public sector. The industries I have worked in include Pharmaceutical, Tobacco, Oil & Gas and Hospitality. My areas of expertise in HR lie primarily in Coaching, Recruitment, Employee Relations, Performance Management, People development, and Processes & Procedures.
Why did I decide to turn to a career in Executive coaching? Well, it’s pretty simple, during my career in HR and occupying roles in different functions, it became clear to me that the ‘Human’ element of an organization was at the heart of what really made me tick. Strategically guiding, developing and helping individuals and getting them to question themselves and reflect was always where I thought I could add value. Being a leader or a People Manager is not an easy task and, no, it doesn’t happen naturally. Everybody is different and the path leading to transformation might be challenging at times and so I see my role as being a catalyst triggering self-reflection and awareness. It is only once you become aware, that you can decide to change!