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My professional career & experiences

Here I’d like to share few words about how my professional career has deeply contributed to bring fantastic experiences at the service of my profession of coach & counsellor.

My very first important engagement was at Aerospatial (FR), on the European satellite launcher ‘Ariane IV`. And, these intensive two years main themes were the incredibly high level of responsibility and accountability the job required; either on the production site near Paris, or in Guayana at the ESA Space Centre , our individual and team work counted for real. It was also a very large culture-mix of people cooperating together to place every month a satellite on earth orbit.

Then, a Business Development role in the Automotive industry [4 years at Lucas Automotive, which through M&A became TRW] has given me a complete new way to experience a corporate world. A HQ based in Paris, a car equipment manufacturing plant based up north of Manchester (UK), and clients located all around France and Spain. the main themes of these years were about  complex communication to be coordinated between many different stakeholders (different languages, cultures, educations, interests and goals). Immense time pressure was driving our daily tempo, all across business departments ranging from pre-concept, prototype, project, quality, buying, logistic, assembly and many more…

within the same Company, I moved from the Automotive division to the Aerospace [4 years at Lucas Aerospace, which through M&A became TRW and then part of Honeywell]. at the age of 30, it was my first time experience in managing people (100+) from the role of Commercial Manager to the Aftermarket Director, with 5 departments: Repair, Spare Parts, Technical Documentation, Training and Sales. Compare to my previous roles, here the responsibility appeared to me multi-dimensional:

  • first towards the teams (including French Syndicates/Unions),
  • second towards the company Management Board as the Aftermarket was the margin maker vs. OEM,
  • third towards our business partners: Airbus and the Airlines,
  • and also toward myself as I had to grow and adapt at a high pace. I received a tremendous support from the HR team, who helped me get a professional assessment review which materialised into a MBA accomplished during 2 years in Paris at IFTG.

and it continues and all details are on my LinkedIn profile here