• 8C team

    10 liberators of potentials

    from 23 to 69 years, and no less than 170 years of cumulated experience

    Christine Petit

    #berrichonne #CulturalTransfo # literature # backpacks #simplist #ESSEC

    My job - helping organizations to transform themselves by focusing on their human resources: culture, values, management methods, relationships, behaviors and attitudes ... For 20 years, I have been mobilizing all my energy to help teams to bring out meaning, facilitate its appropriation and dissemination, help people grow by promoting awareness of the most relevant ways of being and acting as managers or leaders. My coaching training and my MBTI® certification are part of my foundations.

    My passion - discover and learn always, read, read and read again, meet new people and create high quality connections, co-build seriously ... without taking myself too seriously !

    My little "plus" - humor, spoonerisms and puns in general.

    David Razzano

    #TheBeard #pastor #blackberry #postmodern #training #powerfullistening

    54 years old, father of 4 children and already 3 times a grandfather ! What a great career isn’t it ? Beside this and for 30 years, I work in connection with humans, the most exciting subjects in my eyes. The wonderful encounters I experienced during my atypical career path showed me the usefulness of everyone's word, the relevance of the glances crossed, the fruitfulness of the solutions found in common, the importance of thinking outside the box, to open up to new paths and the formidable effectiveness of unity in diversity. The word "atypical" stings your curiosity ? It's just that I was a pastor, Director of Development and General Secretary before moving to counseling. If I had to remember a word: "benedictum", to say good ... a whole program !

    Fabrice Bühler

    #adrenaline #innovation #challenge #padel #KPI #drawing

    What drives me is the challenge ! I plan to accompany complex transformations such as climbing a hill on my mountain bike. During the climb, be tactical, economical and play the balance. Then reaching the top, satisfaction of the performance. Finally the downhill: stay on its supports, feel the adrenaline and especially have fun ! I like supporting projects from start to finish: from vision to implementation. Also passionate about strategy and marketing, among the projects that excite me the most are those that deal with innovation, the launch of an activity and the establishment of agile organizations ! I found in Eighth Continent the ideal place to combine all these aspirations and improve my know-how. I have developed specific expertise in Design Thinking, Agile methods applied to strategy and organization and organizational sociology (sociodynamics, behavioral economics ...). Never fed-up when it comes to learning, my motivational driver is to progress, it energizes me so much !

    Fanny Helleu

    #congruence #volunteer #digital #gamer #veggie #Netflix #Dauphine

    With a dual Master in management and sociology of organizations, it is quite naturally that I made transformation consulting my job. Full of energy and always smiling, as long as we do things together and have fun, I’m in ! I believe we can accomplish great things with these two ingredients. No wonder then that I find myself invested in collective projects both at 8C and in non-for-profit organizations. Driven by my beliefs, I commit myself to the people I advise and serve. What I like the most is to open and explore the field of possibilities and to put my communicative enthusiasm at the service of the animation of teams. Oh, it also happens I make jokes between two systemic analyzes !

    Gwenaëlle Boillot

    #chti #move #collective power #curiosity #Ctrl+Z #EDHEC

    Jumped in the "adventure 8C" since my graduation internship, I am part of the "dinosaurs" of the team! In 30 years, I lived in 15 different cities: 13 French, 1 Indian, 1 Thai. Today, after Paris, I moved to Lille to work closely with our customers in the North.
    What I like in my job is to discover companies, face challenges, and above all meet people. Understanding how each individual works and enhancing the value of a collective, especially via Emergenetics ®, is what makes my days so exciting! What a pleasure to create in a person the click of a new look on his environment, on himself or his team. In the same way, I like to discuss and share with my colleagues 8C animated by common values and experiences and varied looks. You see, I'm never bored!


    Hugo Roussel

    #faith #PSG #challenge #chess #smile #ESSEC

    23 years old, and more than half of my life spent abroad ! From Scandinavia to Southeast Asia, from Black Africa to Turkey and Egypt, my mind opened as I swallowed the miles. On foot or by motorbike, bus or plane, all means are good to get closer to inhabitants of the planet. I love writing and theatre since high school, I am driven by the desire to share what life teaches me. In this great collective adventure that is life, my convictions inspire me to chart new paths towards my neighbor. I like meeting and shaking hands, I love those who dream and those who make them happen. Life is endless for those who seek to explore its richnesses. Today at 8C, I have the desire to put myself at the service of organizations wishing to build bridges between its people. The fundamental brick of a company being the humans that compose it, I invest myself for the blossoming of all human potential.

    Ludovic Herman

    #recycling #cocktail4ever #aperatifatoffice #sweetcakes #NYC #Dauphine

    I was born in Picardy in Laon, 50 years after the armistice and 6 months after May 68. After a rewarding but thankless studies at Lycée Louis le Grand, I studied at the University Paris-Dauphine where greedily attended to the lunch -break conferences of my mentor Jean Baudrillard. I then moved to New York for my MBA at Baruch College. When I returned to France, I experienced the life of a job seeker, became a waiter and discovered the customer relationship management. I joined a consulting firm, Dorlanne and Associates, that gave me the unique privilege of becoming their first employee ! Having become a full-time international consultant, I took off every Monday by plane for… Brussels. One night, after an earthquake, I had a revelation: my quest is the human nature ! In a passionate move, I enrolled in evening classes at the CNAM in Labor Psychology. I got to the point where I was convinced that my way was to combine entrepreneurship and coaching. After a 12 years in the big consulting firms where I benchmarked different ways of transforming organisations I started up my own company in 2007, while training myself as a business coach at Transformance with Nicolas Bühler. We finally decided to join force and founded Huitième Continent. The beginning of an exciting journey !

    Marie-Noëlle Goniak-Lê

    #engineering #multicultural #hugecurious #culture #committed #blueocean #naturefriendly

    My roots are both from Europe and Asia (French-Vietnamese with Bretonian and Italian roots !), Married to a Ukrainian Polish man, having lived in New York and Lisbon, my life engine is the pleasure of discovery, to create bridges between different universes to unleash new ways of doing and innovate, and build lasting relationships with people.

    I started my career in the strategy consulting - mergers and business planning, nothing but normal for a graduated Engineer from “Pont et Chaussées” completed by an MBA ! - then I managed international projects and joined Transformance in 2006 : a key milestone in my life and a professional catalyst. I decided to become a business coach and thus broadened my vision of the organizational transformations ! Today what makes sense to me is to reconcile fine analysis of strategic, operational and human issues and creativity to co-build high-impact approaches that grow individuals as well as teams and organizations. After more than 20 years of consulting, I am more than ever motivated by human richness and complexity ! I want to be a maker to build the world of tomorrow with you !


    Nicolas Bühler

    #PhD # creative #sailing #marseille #coach #transformance #entrepreneur #GOgame

    The more years go, the more I want to contribute to change the world around us. The challenges I prefer are: combine a high ambition, a beautiful complexity and a strong human dimension.

    To try not to become an old consultant, I strive to:

    • create, invent, innovate... alone or within a “band”; maybe it comes from my passion for jazz - I've been playing the piano since I was a kid ;
    • permanently adapt myself, steer any project while being ready for unforeseen changes, but also observe what surrounds me to anticipate the movements ; it perhaps comes from my passion for the sailing that I’ve been practicing forever on boats from 3 to 30 meters, mostly as skipper ;
    • fight to bring humanist values ​​and try to share them whenever possible ; maybe it comes from my Protestant education.

    Apart from that, after a PhD in Management Sciences, I was consultant and manager at Bossard Consultants and PwC, I then created two companies before starting up Huitième Continent to advise and coach leaders and support their teams.

    Valérie Sainte-Beuve

    #BusinessAngel #China #Frenchcooking #coaching #Pilates #Dauphine

    I was born in Normandy people consider myself as enthusiastic, energetic. What I appreciate most is to discover and learn ! After hesitating to go for Artistic studies (theater), I opted for for the Paris-Dauphine University. Attracted by other cultures, I travel as soon as I possibly can.

    Instrument of mobility and freedom, the car fascinates me this is why I joined to Peugot Citroën Group where I managed teams and projects. By chance, it was proposed that I move to China to create the Strategic Marketing division. What great experience, and brillant new challenge ! With my luggage, 4 children and a husband, I onboarded everyone in this adventure. We came back a few years later the six of us but with many more things in our luggage and hearts ! Back in France I managed process optimization - Lean Six Sigma - and I realized that I was missing human dimension in my day-to-day missions. So I trained as a business coach at International Mosaïk to put my experience of business and organizations at the service of the key actors of transformation, and created my own company. Chance or destiny ? I crossed the path of Huitième Continent and joined the team for new challenges !


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