" So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable"
About me, in a nutshell
Certified HEC* Executive coach, individual and team
Change and movement facilitator
Founder of Awene - Specialized in embodied cognition, I combine a unique set of HEC Executive Coaching practice (pragmatic and multi-tools) and body, emotional and relational intelligence from Open Floor Movement practice:
(1) to support people with the desire to move, change and grow personally and in their career via individual coaching
(2) to boost soft skills, team cohesion and development in organizations via learning & development workshops
(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
My linkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/geraldinemercier/
My Drive: Being a support for change. Creating bonds between people.
Passionate by the energy of life, the power of movement and human connection
I have always been fascinated by what drives us, this energy of life that we all have, from the molecular vibration to what makes us moving toward and away, pausing, engaging and motivating oneself, collaborating, being creative, taking risks alone or together.
In 20 years of professional experience, besides all the results I could achieve, what made me vibrate was the human interactions. What brought me motivation, joy and satisfaction is to build connections of trust with others, a feeling of contributing as an individual and belonging to a team.
The world is not fixed. Movement is Life.
I want to be part of this movement by accompanying you in your development and your own way as individuals, teams and groups.
What puts us in motion as individual? Drives our intention and direction that make sense?
How do we move forward together? How bring fundamental human bonds and a sense of belonging for a strong commitment.
This is what drove me by making AWENE alive.
Scientist PhD and Business Background
20 years of Business experience in Life Sciences Industry with significant career changes
Curious and eager to learn, my professional “Out-of the Box” exploration drove me to have multiple significant career changes:
On the paper, yes : Research/Consultant in innovation/Business Development/Risk Management/Finance could sound very different.
In my mind and my heart, the same drivers :
(1) Being a support and booster for change
(2) Creating bonds between people and bridges between cross-functional area.
Coaching style, Ethical values
My coaching and guidance offers a space of freedom and trust so that everyone finds his own movement and can resource to say YES to what make them alive and vibrate.
Trusting that each human being can express his/her potential, resources and talents, my coaching and human support come as a precious gift and catalyst to mirror, to unlock and start to move.
Deeply human, pragmatic, grounded, empathetic, and sometimes challenging for the purpose of making progress, my coaching style offers a space of freedom and trust so that you can express yourself with authenticity, without the fear to be judged , feeling empowered to be your true self and the owner of your life.
As an experienced individual, I bring with me as well my 20 years of professional experience in the Life Sciences business and my 6 significant carreer changes, my personal life experience as a woman and a mother, as a nature and sport (triathlon, sailing, hiking) lover as well as my passion for music and movement.
My tool box is unique and combine my practice and expertise:
✪ Executive certified coach from HEC Business school:
Multiple coaching tools for individual and Team learned and practiced with 20 different trainers:
✪ Open Floor Movement Expert and Teacher
Certification after 2 years of training and practice, >600hours, 10 trainers, peer group, mentor
Somatic and embodied learning approach, pragmatic and focusing on 10 movement resources that allows us to explore our body intelligence, emotional and relational agility, how we relate to ourself and how we relate to the world.
A fundamental and playful laboratory of life ! https://www.awene.life/movement-workshop
A Network of coachs and consultants
Collaboration for a better collective intelligence
For specific purpose and needs, I take advantage of my network of certified coachs (HEC Alumni) , consultants in diverse areas (Agile culture, Design Thinking, Intuition, Co-Development, Conflict Resolution) as well as embodied movement (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