About Laure


My career started with 12 years as a Senior Manager for PwC and EY managing supply chain restructuring projects for FTSE100 clients. There, I advised boards and gained experience delivering results and performance through change. At EY, I also experienced first-hand the benefits of coaching and leadership programs.

My focus and interest is now to help high-potential leaders and senior teams grow and work effectively together. I enable them to find and act on ‘the little differences that can make a big difference’ in how they behave, interact with each other and make decisions.

I have worked with leaders and managers across a variety of sectors and organisations including Coca-Cola, L’Oreal, HSBC, Unilever, KPMG, Thomson Reuters and Freshfields.

The following are cornerstones of my coaching and facilitation work:
– Future possibilities as an inspiration to current decisions
– Clarity of purpose (Simon Sinek’s ‘Start with Why’)
– Challenge with positive and supportive intent.

I am primarily respected for my ability to quickly understand clients’ agenda, to provoke thought and to enable the exploration of a wide range of possibilities.

When not coaching, I love being out and about, finding outdoor sports a great way to connect with my environment and resource myself: I cycle around London to professional and personal engagements, have played golf at competitive level in individual and team settings. I also am a keen skier (alpine and randonnée), triathlete and runner.

Finally, I am highly interested in the development of the Social Enterprise and Circular Economy. I contribute my coaching expertise on a pro bono basis to On Purpose UK, a self-funding initiative that aims to develop the leaders of tomorrow’s social enterprises. I have coached finalists of the Cartier Women’s Initiatives during their final awards preparation for 3 consecutive years.

Coaching Qualifications


  • Systemic Team Coach, London, Academy of Executive Coaching (2016)
  • NLP Practitioner with Neuroscience, London, International Teaching Seminars (2016)
  • Introduction to Constellations, John Whittington (2016)
  • Certificate to administer MBTI Step 1 (2014)
  • Certificate to administer FIRO-B (2012)
  • Practitioner of Non-Violent Communication (2009)
  • Inner Game Coaching with Tim Gallwey and Sir John Whitmore, California (2008)
  • Diploma in Executive Coaching, Dublin, Mindstream (2007)

Business Qualifications


  • UK-qualified Chartered Accountants – ACA (1998)
  • Masters of Law – LLM, University College London (1995)
  • Business degree, HEC Paris (1994)

License to administer the following psychometrics


 
What is your motto?
You can, if you believe you can.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? 
To realise at the end of my life that the way I lived was misguided, a mistake.

Where would you like to live?
In London, where I currently live.

What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Knowing what I want/ought to do, and doing it.

To which fault do you feel most indulgent?
Stubbornness.

Who is your favourite character in history?
Nelson Mandela for the personal shift he made whilst in prison.

Who is your favourite heroine in real life?
Mother Teresa for her relentless and inspirational dedication to the poor.

Who is your favourite heroine of fiction?
Elizabeth Bennet of Jane Austen for a wit and vivacity unusual in her time as well as her sheer honesty.

Your favourite painter?
Vincent van Gogh for his passionate outlook on Provence.

Your favourite composers or musicians?
It really depends on my mood.

Which qualities do you most value in a man?
Honesty, authenticity, fidelity, reliability.

Which qualities do you most value in a woman?
Honesty, authenticity, fidelity, reliability.

Your favourite virtue?
Trustworthiness.

Your favourite occupation?
Being outside (with my children and/or friends or even for work), running, walking, playing golf, skiing, sailing; anything outdoors and somewhat competitive.

Who would you have liked to be?
Trying to be my best self is enough to me.

Your most marked characteristic?
Drive.

What is your principle defect?
To never stop.

What is your favourite colour?
Blue, like the sea and the sky in beautiful weather.

Who are your favourite prose writers?
Gustave Flaubert, Dominique Lapierre for their rich account of historical or fictional human inter-actions.

What is it you most dislike?
Duplicity.

How would you like to die?
As late as possible, but then as quickly as possible.

What is your present state of mind?
Energised.

Arbinger Institute (2006), The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict, Berret-Koehler Publishers, San Francisco
Arbinger Institute (2007), Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box, Berret-Koehler Publishers, San Francisco
Argyris, Chris (2010), Organizational Traps: Leadership, Culture, Organizational Design, Oxford University Press, Oxford
Carroll, Pete (2011), Win Forever: Live, Work, and Play Like a Champion, Penguin Group, USA
Dweck, Carol S. (2012), Mindset: How You Can Fulfill Your Potential, Robinson, London
Gallwey, Tim (1977), The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance, Random House, Inc., New York
Harari, Yuval Noah (2014), Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Vintage, London
Hawkins, Peter (2011), Leadership Team Coaching: Developing Collective Transformational Leadership, Kogan Page, London
Hawkins, Peter (2014), Leadership Team Coaching in Practice: Developing High-Performing Teams, Kogan Page, London
Katzenbach, Jon R., & Smith, Douglas K. (2001) The Discipline of Teams, John Wiley & Sons, New York
Kegan, Robert, & Lahey, Lisa Laskow (2009), Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organisation, Harvard Business School Publishing, Boston
Kegan, Robert, & Lahey, Lisa Laskow (2001), Seven Languages for Transformation: How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco
Korzybski, Alfred (1933), Science and Sanity: An Introduction to Non-Aristotelian Systems and General Semantics
Kourilsky, Françoise (2008), Du Désir au Plaisir de Changer, Dunod, Paris
Lencioni, Patrick (2002), The Five Dysfunctions of a Teams: A Leadership Fable, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco
Lencioni, Patrick (2006), Silos, Politics and Turf Wars: A Leadership Fable about Destroying the Barriers that Turn Colleagues into Competitors, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco
McDermott, Ian (1999), Manage Yourself, Manage your Life, Piatkus, London
Oshry, Barry (2007), Seeing Systems: Unlocking the Mysteries of Organizational Life, Berret-Koelher, San Francisco
Schein, Edgar H. (2013), Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling, Berret-Koelher, San Francisco
Sinek, Simon (2009), Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, Penguin Group, USA
Whittington, John (2012), Systemic Coaching & Constellations: The principles, practices and application for individuals, teams and groups, Kogan Page, London
Wooden, John & Jamison, Steve (1997), A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court, Contemporary Books, USA

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