Better leaders and better teams make better organizations and a better world! We work relentlessly to elevate leadership at all levels for the benefit of individuals and society!
Performance, Passion & Purpose
go hand in hand!
As long as humanity has existed, human beings have joined together to improve their lives, to grow materially and spiritually.
Today, individuals, teams and organizations combine to produce results.
To build, animate and optimize their organization, leaders must play a double key role:
- driving Performance, getting the results, exceeding expectations, and
- generating Passion with Purpose, creating the climate that will attract, engage, develop, envisioning the future, giving a sense of purpose and getting all stakeholders on board.
Performance is measured on a daily basis, while passion & purpose transcend performance and produce long-term, sustainable outcomes.
We work relentlessly to elevate leadership at all levels for the benefit of individuals and society!
We are an agile network of co-opted, passionate, seasoned, authentic professionals in People, Team & Executive development.
We believe that better leaders and better teams make better organizations and a better world!
We work relentlessly to elevate leadership at all levels for the benefit of individuals and society!
We help organizations become more effective, transform their culture and groom leaders to produce better results and build a sustainable & inclusive organization.
We help leaders hone their leadership skills, and future leaders develop their potential.
We do so with an outside in perspective - what are the expectations of key stakeholders and society towards their leaders - and an inside out perspective - who am I really and how can I drive my career, my teams, my organization effectively and with authenticity, purpose and passion-.
We work with teams, the backbone of performance and transformation, starting with the Top Team, to consolidate them (horizontal axis) as one team, and to align them in their leadership practices (vertical axis).
We also leverage team dynamics to develop the individual leadership attributes of its members.
Credibility, Reliability, Customer Intimacy, Your Brand First
Credibility: we are a global network of co-opted, seasoned, agile, passionate leadership experts.
Reliability: we commit and deliver, combining the best of coaching, learning, neurosciences, and technology.
Customer Intimacy: we work in close symbiosis with your organization, on-site and remotely, in co-design and implementation.
Your Brand First: we combine our leadership expertise with yours, we bring your brand forward, not ours.
Performance & Retention
Leaders must have two objectives in mind: Performance & Retention.
Performance is not only short-term results but also the ability to imagine and prepare future performance through innovation and agility.
Retention is the ultimate measure of the ability to attract, motivate and develop talent, to include them in a strong dynamic.
To achieve that, leaders need to combine Transactional Leadership and Transformational Leadership.
Our goal is to help leaders combine the two with excellence and authenticity.
We advise on Culture and Leadership.
We work with Top Teams to build and execute a roadmap for success.
We coach Executives and Leaders.
We design and deliver impactful Leadership Development Solutions & engaging Keynote Speeches.
Management Consulting, Public Speaking, Webinars/Seminars, Change Management, Leadership Development, Cultural Transformation, Career Development & Transition Coaching, Diversity & Inclusion.
What kind of leaders does your organization need?
Define your leadership model
We provide support and guidance in defining the Leadership Model that your organization will need to develop its culture and activate its vision and strategy.
What roles will your leaders, your managers, your individual contributors need to play? What practices will they have to demonstrate to play their role effectively? We work with the most advanced models on the market like Korn Ferry or TeamTelligent, the latest model developed by Eichinger, Pearsman & Lombardo.
Assess your leadership potential
Based on your (existing or redefined) leadership model, we assist you with individual or large-scale assessment projects for selection, succession or development purposes, combining competency-based interviews, science-based psychometrics and/or 360 feedback.
How can you unleash the full leadership potential of your leaders, managers and staff?
Inspiring keynote speeches or e-speeches on current and future leadership trends and challenges.
Executive Coaching services with a focus on transitions, transformation, career evolution, crisis management, board interactions.
Retreats away from the hustle and bustle of business constraints. To review your leadership and align your deep inner values with your leadership practices.
For high potentials and new leaders, career coaching, future executive programs, leadership seminars/webinars, and engaging keynote speeches. To transform behaviors and practices leveraging beliefs, values and providing concrete tools for optimized and sustainable performance.
How can you leverage team power to execute your strategy?
Teams (traditional, virtual, project-based, tribes, squads) are the essential linchpins of an organization’s success.
We have developed a thorough Team Performance Audit based on 11 categories of criteria. Based on the output, we facilitate a Team Performance Development Journey to leverage the collective intelligence of its members and optimize the "shadow" it casts on the organization and its stakeholders.
We guide teams through a reflection process regarding the way they lead and impact their stakeholders. Teams work on the roles they should play in priority and on leadership behaviors they need to demonstrate to activate those roles.
We support teams in reinforcing their cohesion in order to speak in one voice and act as one team. We help them to work on the key criteria of effective teams and leverage the collective intelligence to consolidate team spirit and team work. And to clarify mutual expectations.
After a period of transformation, how do you reset your team to get them back on track and re-engaged? Together, with our support, you redefine the terms and impact of team cohesion and establish a clear roadmap.
Olivier works as a Senior Leadership Advisor with global firms, growing startups, world leaders, top teams, high potentials and entrepreneurs who aspire to raise their game.
He has 35+ years of experience on five continents with a track record in deploying EMEA & global projects in executive assessment and development, CEO & Board effectiveness, leadership development, and top team effectiveness.
He has worked with executives, managers and high potentials within various private and public organizations across all industries.
He founded two businesses in the Leadership Development area. In his former job, he was the Director of a Global Management firm for the Belux market.
Olivier is well traveled, culturally sensitive. A native French speaker, he uses English as his primary work language, and also speaks Dutch, Spanish and some German.
By education, Olivier has a master’s degree in Conference Interpretation and has studied Business & Finance in addition. He is certified in a variety of world-renowned tools and instruments and is an accredited Senior Practitioner Coach with EMCC.
In his free time, Olivier loves hiking (he did Santiago de Compostella and La Francigena), traveling, reading. He does volunteer work to support young entrepreneurs. He is sensitive to and has experience in D&I questions.
He is an Advanced Communicator with Toastmasters International and has spoken on a variety of leadership related topics.
Industrial / Life Sciences / Financial Services / IT-Telecom-Tech / Consumer Goods-Retail / Public Organizations / Professional Services.
Assessment / Assessment Center / Talent Services / 360 / Capability Review / Board Evaluation and Development / Organizational Development / International Business
During his long career in business and leadership development, Olivier has built a strong network of trusted peers and independent partners, such as BetterUp, Center for Creative Leadership, Cranfield University, EMCC Global, Ernst & Young, Management Center of Europe, Mercuri Urval, People Smart, Summit Leadership or Edstutia.
To provide you with the best possible service through the optimal combination of experts.
Olivier's certifications and accreditations
DISC, MBTI I & II, CCL Assessments, CCL Change Style Indicator, FIRO-B, Korn Ferry Leadership Architect, 360° Voices, Korn Ferry Assessment of Leadership Potential, Hogan, viaEdge (learning agility), Hay McBer Leadership Styles, Korn Ferry Executive To Leader Institute (ELI), Korn Ferry CEO succession practice, KSA TeamTelligent, Mercuri Urval Personality Inventory, Mercuri Urval Leadership Assessment, Strategic Selling, PersonalBusinessPlan.com, Accredited Senior Practioner Coach EMCC, IDI Intercultural Development Inventory.
Examples of recent projects
The MD of a major Global Industrial group, one of the key executives of the global association (Geneva), with the next CEO of a major airline in the Middle East, with the COO of one of the major global aerospace companies, with the CEO of a global FMCG company, with the MP of an Investment Fund, with the GM of a German investment bank, an Operational leader transitioning from a global IT firm to a mid-cap, support coaching for an entrepreneur after bankruptcy, a Global Asset Manager in an Investment Fund, a COO in transition, a CFO in a global FMCG company.
Executive assessments and 360°
C-level in real estate, Senior Executive in a Belgian bank, top management of LifeSciences company, top management of a Danish industrial group, a leadership team in a Turkish company.
Alignment of the European Leadership Team of a major Japanese industrial group, post-lockdown integration of the Executive Management Team of a major asset management and private banking institution.
Strategic Account Executive leadership program (global program for global industrial player) in Europe, Asia, US and Latin America, High-Po development for major FMCG company in Europe, Middle East and China, LD of executives in a major French bank, High Potential development in a Consulting firm, on-line webinar for a major industrial group across four continents, webinars on the themes of resilience and remote motivation at a European institution, e-conference on leadership in times of crisis for a financial company, webinars on the themes of performance management and on-boarding for a financial group, leadership and strategic workshops with the Top team of a fast growing French/German mid-size company.
Change projects / Cultural Transformation
A change project with the Executive Team of a Swiss Industrial group, the transformation of a business model in a Global FMCG group, change of a service industry after M&A.
References available, under the condition of confidentiality.
“Olivier Courtois together with a peer performed a development initiative with the European Management team of our company. (...) The program included individual and team sessions. During the team sessions, they succeeded to bridge cultural differences between us and found some creative ways to enhance teamwork and better understanding of each other. Individually all participants received feedback sessions, which wereperceived very positively. Next time, we will definitively again choose them as partners for such a development project, as we consider them as seasoned, mature trainers and coaches for a very international and diverse group.”