"Nothing happens until something moves"

    A. Einstein












    What Moves You? What Limits You?


  • Trust Your Body - Move Your Mind


    "MOVEMENT represents the principle of flux and change: it is the flow through which a society -and people- channel its energy for RENEWAL and TRANSFORMATION" Parker J. Palmer

  • What We Do

    Personal & Career Coaching

    Boost my Life!


    What is moving in my career or my life right now ?

    What is not moving and I would like to change ?


    I want to better know myself,
    my drivers, my blocking forces.

    I am in a transition phase and WANT to boost my life and my career.

    I am questioning myself how to better manage my time/stress, how to solve a conflict, how to gain self-confidence, how to make important choices in conscious

    I am a manager and WANT to learn and boost my leadership posture and style



    I LOOK FOR receiving and human professional support on my path to identify my ressources and limitations, to improve my quality of life and make choices in conscious.


    "The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are." Unknown.


    FOCUS: Personalized Learning & Development support in your desire for change and growth

    For WHOM: Leaders, future leaders, all people who wants to move on and drive their life



    Team Building, Training & Facilitation

    Re-charge my Team!


    What is moving right now in my team?

    What is not noving in my team and would like to change?


    I am a team manager I want to move and boost my team, to support the development of soft skills and grow together.

    I want to offer them a Learning & Development training.

    I am a team manager and want to get support to design and facilitate a workshop for my team with specific needs

    I am a start-up hub, a business school, a training organization and I want offer impactful trainings where my clients can learn and grow


    I LOOK FOR a new workshop mixing theory, practice and fun on fundamental topics !


    "Tell me and I'll forget. Show me and I might not remember. Involve me and I'll understand." Albert Einstein


    FOCUS: Cohesion, Motivation, Agility, Engagement, Trust, Communication, Leadership, Concentration, the art of saying YES and NO, What are our values ?

    For WHOM: Teams in organization which work and move together, Start-up hubs, Management schools, Leadership programs



    Well-being &
    Movement workshop

    Move & Include!


    What moves me ? How to trust my body and learn from him? How simply connect to who I am without jugement and mask?


    I want to offer myself a space of freedom, a time for my well-being where I can move as I want, nourrishing my need to be ME with ME, where I can learn on myself and grow in a playful and trustful space

    where I can ground, let it go, activate, settle, release, pause, contract & expand

    where I can learn and nourrish my connection and belongings needs,

    where I can explore how movement can be resourceful and a powerful lab of life !


    I LOOK FOR a time mixing well-being and development, physical activation and meditation!

    "All knowledge until it is in the body is still a rumor" Papua Proverb


    FOCUS: Well-Being & Personal Development, Body language, Emotional Intelligence, Connection, Re-source, Active Meditation, Sense of belonging

    For WHOM: all human beings breathing and moving who wants to be free in motion



  • Client's voices

    Personal and professional coaching

    "Thanks to her great analytical and listening skills, Geraldine always asked the right question or provided the relevant comments, which will challenge you and bring you forward in your journey. I really value my time with her. She is giving you a safe environment to unfold, grow and find the right balance." Marie, Roche manager

    Design and Faciliation of a Team workshop- Roche

    "Geraldine is a very thoughtful and skillful facilitator. Her work helped “move” the participants’ mindset to prepare for the future of the business. Despite scheduling issues she has seamlessly adjusted the agenda and delivered the desired outcome. It was a pleasure to work with Geraldine" Didem, Team leader at Roche

    Learning & Development workshop - Roche

    "I found extremely helpful and actual, for the current environment and new ways of working, both topics, "How to boost your concentration" and "How to say yes/no".The way Géraldine manage the workshops, introducing "movement" is something that adds a lot of value, a different perspective, and provides a better learning by doing, more than from listening. I know a bit more about me after the workshops, which is a great take away." Rafael, Manager- Team leader at Roche

    Personal and professional coaching

    "With the help of Géraldine, I could face and listen in what inspires me, what are my strengths, listening to my inner voice and what is my life motor. What I’ve discovered in my coaching sessions with Géraldine is her humility, her integrity, her humanity and her life experience. Not to forget that Géraldine shared with me her love with being inmovement/.../ Feeling emotions in my entire body! This unique approach was for me essential in my personal moving forward". Sandra

    Atelier OUI/NON - French entrepreneurs at WILLA

    (1) Prise de conscience de l'importance de savoir dire non pour respecter son oui, exercice de prise de conscience de la réaction physique quand on dit oui ou non (2) très intéressant car m'a permis de mettre des mots et à avoir des sensations sur ce que je suis / suggestion : jeux des rôles pour le fameux "comment" dire non " (3) Approche différente, engageante et drôle (4) Donne de bons outils pour s'affirmer et prendre confiance en soi

    Move & Include workshop

    " I never felt so free in my body and in my movement. It is like something has been released, unlocked. A new space has been open inside me and I know I can go to this place again to ressource myself" Martha

    "A moment of connexion with yourself as well as of letting go

    that, playfully, bring you to release any judgement on yourself and others" Edouard


  • Our mission

    Trust your Body - Move your Mind


    Support you in your desire to LEARN, GROW and CHANGE

    Support you to MOVE YOUR MIND

    Boosting your body language, emotional intelligence and relational agility


    Being a support for change, Creating bonds between people.

    Supporting leaders and all people who want to grow and drive their life


    Purpose and Sense

    AWEN means the flow in celtic, when both your body and your mind are in a full open state to connect with yourself, others and your environment,

    a magic moment of openness, receptiveness, security, creativity, wholeness and aliveness.


    AWENE : AWEN + E = Embodied Cognition and Emotions to bring this powerful intelligence we all have: listening and trusting our body sensations, feelings, emotions that stimulate our brain and make us vibrate and moving. This energy that allows us to be ourselves authentically.

    What drives us as individual? What puts us in motion?

    We think rationally and ACT EMOTIONALLY

    "We are not thinking machines that feel, rather we are feeling machines that think" - Antonio Damasio

    Nowadays our professional life and the digital world could lead us to trust only our brain and even sometimes only the left part.

    WE ALL have body and emotional intelligence.

    Why limiting ourselves to our left half brain and not using all our capabilities and resources?

    Let's BOOST and MOVE our MIND with embodied cognition to improve our communication, to manage any conflict and boost our human relationship agility.

    Great leaders move us – they inspire, motivate and energize us. How? they do it through emotional intelligence.” Daniel Goleman.

    Let’s boost our powerful and universal resources:

    Body language, Emotional Intelligence and Relational agility!

    How to develop our self and perform in a complex and fast-pacing changing environment? Being agile is a key resource to adapt and readjust.

    AWENE's mission is to support changes and agility to make you moving forward, collaborating, being creative, taking risks, giving ourselves intention, performing and achieving. Agility is alive only with agile soft skills, fluid leadership and relational agility.

  • AWENE Learning and Development workshops

  • Who we are

    Géraldine Mercier, founder of Awene

    grounded by a network of peers and consultants

    Géraldine Mercier Ph.D.

    Founder of Awene, PhD in Biology
    Certified HEC* Executive coach, individual and team

    Change and movement facilitator


    My drive: Being a support for change. Creating bonds between people.


    Specialized in embodied cognition, I combine a unique set of HEC Executive Coaching practice (pragmatic and multi-tools) as well as body, emotional and relational intelligence Movement practice:


    (1) to support and coach people with the desire to move, change and grow personally and career wise

    (2) to boost soft human skills, team cohesion and development in organizations

    (3) to lead well-being and development workshops as a lab life exploration.


    Language : French and English


    * HEC Paris is #3 worldwide in Executive Education, Financial Times rankings 2019

    Background :

    Driven by my passion for life, the power of movement, what make us free and engaged

    • 20 yrs of business professional experience in Life Sciences with significant professional career changes. Starting my journey with a PhD in Biology, then 5 years in entrepreneurship as an innovation consultant and business developer in start-ups followed by 10 years in a large pharmaceutical industry group in Corporate strategic support functions.
    • Founder of Awene, I leverage my experience of innovation in Healthcare (Oncology, Neuroscience), business and change management skills as well as my passion for what makes us moving, what drives us to grow, what block or resource us in order that everyone finds his/her own movement and dares to be their own self with freedom.

    ""So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable" C. Reeves

    Grounded by a network of coachs and consultants

    Collaboration for a better collective intelligence

    My 20 years of my rich and diverse business background as well as my need for connection and belongings allowed me to built a robust and trustful network.

    For specific purpose and needs, I work with my peers of certified coachs (HEC Alumni) , consultants in diverse areas (Agile culture, Design Thinking, Intuition, Co-Development, Conflict Resolution) as well as embodied movement teachers (Member of International Conscious Movement Teacher Association) to create workshops that fit your needs and objectives.


    My Executive HEC coaching certification practice requires deep personal development including psychology-based personal work as well as continuous supervision with peers and experts.


    " If you want to go faster go alone, if you want to go further go together" African Proverb

  • Contact us

    Let's connect by email or by phone !

    Any questions on Individual Coaching, Team Building or Movement Workshop,
    If you want to receive information by email on next AWENE events,


    Please feel free to contact us, the best way to get a personalized discussion!

    Switzerland, Basel
    Registered at CHE-150.680.845
    +33 6 87 87 33 44 French and English