Executive Coach - Charles
Charles is a highly experienced Executive Coach and has coached and trained over 1,700 individuals, from Entrepreneurs to senior VPs. The majority of his work has been with Senior Leaders and has been focused on leadership and management, change and project management. His main interest is in Executive Team Development for business growth, teamwork and accelerating change.
Charles has a passion in regard to the growth of individuals and how these individuals, in turn, can foster the growth of their colleagues. He believes that the ability to create, to communicate and to encourage change is a key factor for the success of both the organisation and the individual.
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Charles brings real insight and experience to his coaching and training, based on his having been a Director of the European Integration Centre at Hewlett Packard, delivering telecom and other solutions and his Worldwide managing of more than 120 people at 3 European locations. He managed people in R&D and in the manufacture of PCs, Servers and Software for over 20 years in a variety of positions.
Charles has a MS degree in Electronic from SUPELEC in Paris in addition to qualifications in Organisational Development, Facilitation Mastery (both f2f & virtual) 360 Profiling and MBTI. Charles is a qualified Master of Business Coaching from International MOZAIK and he is also a member of the International Coach Federation.
Charles has travelled extensively in the USA, Europe & Asia, which has contributed to his valuing the strength of cultural diversity. Charles is married and is based in Lyon, France.
A Selection of Charles's Sector and Industry Experience Include:
Charles worked with the European Supply Chain Executive Team who were about to renew their 10 year old SAP supply chain system with a new version of SAP in a critical business environment (PC business, where 4 hours without transaction means lost orders). The team needed to communicate the plan in a way that reduced anxiety and increased mobilisation of all individuals to contribute to make a successful transition. They also had to prepare action/recovery plans in case of failures and for the actual system switch period, the ability to have all people ready to work with pleasure and commitment overtime and on weekend. The switch, employing more than 300 people over 50 countries, took just 3 weeks with less than 10% lost orders and a full order level recovery in 1.5 month. The new system lowered the operation costs by 5% and lowered the missed transactions by more than 70%.
Charles worked with a Director of a Consultant Services company, to grow the business and create Swiss subsidiaries. After 12 months of working together, launch plans for the Swiss subsidiaries were approved by the MD and the current business grew faster by 9% than the rest of the company business. The coaching was around the MDs leadership skills and to better his ability to delegate on results to his subordinates.
What Charles' Clients say about him:
Charles continuously receives glowing testimonials from his clients. Below are some examples of specific quotes that his clients have said about him.
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I hired Charles as a coach to support me during a critical step of my career and personal development. We have done a great job together during eight months, out passing the initial objectives. Charles built a trustful atmosphere, building a coaching path that exactly fit my needs, bringing tools and exercises adapted to each coaching event. Charles demonstrated high abilities to both listen and challenge. This coaching has been a worthy time investment and also a great pleasure for me !”Frank Cherrey, Head of Contract Management, Currie & Brown
Charles is an excellent facilitator, coach and consultant with deep knowledge of learning processes. Charles is one of most talented and professional people I've ever met - he is a real asset especially in the area of developing strong leaders.”Svetlana Shapovaliants, CEO/Chief Creative Officer, Ancora Imparo