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OLIVIER COURTOIS

Executive Advisor | Leadership Development Facilitator | Executive & Top Team Coach | EMCC Accredited | International experience

I work with Fortune500 companies, SME's, growing startups, public and private organizations, world leaders, top teams and high potentials who aspire to raise their game.

 

During my career, I have been fortunate to work with smart, talented and inspiring leaders.

Operating in both the private and public sectors, driven by diverse ambitions and values, they shared a deep desire to strengthen their self-awareness, clarify their purpose, gain clarity about the choices they had to face in their careers, their teams and their organizations, and strengthen their leadership skills at every transition. 

Arguably, the need for leadership has rarely been as strong as in our current VUCA world. In this climate, leadership skills, character, ethics and courage have never been more essential to transforming organizations, achieving results and inspiring people from all walks of life.

On this site you can learn more about my work and hopefully get a more concrete idea of what inspires me in each of the projects I am/was fortunate enough to be involved in and how I might contribute to your own success. 

Olivier

 
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WHO AM I? 

• 35+ years of professional experience as an international consultant, leadership development facilitator and executive and top team coach.

• Experience with clients and leaders on 5 continents.

• EMCC accredited Senior Practitioner coach.

• More than 10 years as an entrepreneur, developing my own firms.

• 6 years as senior consultant in CEO succession planning practice and 4 years as Director of Korn Ferry Advisory Belux (40% growth in 4 years).

• More than 15 years of experience as a senior consultant for consulting and training firms: Krauthammer International, Korn Ferry, Mercuri Urval, Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), Management Centre Europe (MCE-AMA).

• 3.5 years as a Senior L&D and OD consultant with Levi Strauss EMEA and Global Projects.

• 7 years in business development positions.

• More than 500 endorsements on LinkedIn.

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AREAS OF EXPERTISE

• Executive Coaching (business transformation, career transition, leadership effectiveness).

• Top team alignment & development.

• Global leadership development programs (online, on-site facilitation, design).

• Business development and strategic negotiation. 

• Organizational transformation and change management.

• Talent management, succession planning and executive assessment for selection and/or development purposes.

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CLIENTS

Types of leaders/industries


Consulted, facilitated and coached at all levels of organizations, from high potentials to C-suite, in different industry sectors like Healthcare & Life Sciences, Energy & Utilities, Finance/Banking/Insurance, Professional Services, Tech Industry, Industrial Sector) in NA, LA, EMEA and APAC. 

Examples of client engagements worldwide


Alpega, Allianz Partners, Amgen, Bayer, Candriam (New York Life), Centre de traduction des organes de l'Union européenne (CdT), CRIF Deutschland, Edmond de Rothschild, Ergon Partners, Etihad Airways, EU Commission, Henkel, iTeos Therapeutics, GEB Generali, Harman, Iveco, Mc Bride, Quintet Private Banking, Rhea, Rockwool, RTBF, Sartorius, Schneider Electric, Société Générale, Satorp (Saudi Aramco/Total Energies), Syngenta, Thalès. 

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EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

Education/Qualifications


Conference Interpreter, Business Administration, EMCC Accredited Senior Practitioner Coach


Certifications: 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 & Org. Culture, Korn Ferry Executive To Leader Institute (ELI), Korn Ferry CEO succession practice, KSA TalenTelligent, Mercuri Urval Personality Inventory, Mercuri Urval Leadership Assessment, Strategic Selling, PersonalBusinessPlan.com, Accredited Senior Practitioner Coach EMCC, IDI Intercultural Development Inventory, Franklin Covey 7 Habits.

Working languages

Bilingual English - French

Fluent Spanish & Dutch.

Some German. 

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NETWORKS

I am an independent associate consultant with Better Up, Clear Connection, Edstutia, Ernst & Young, Franklin Covey - 7 Habits, Management Centre Europe, Mercuri Urval, PeopleSmart, The Personal Business Plan.

In addition, I am able to leverage my extensive network of professionals worldwide for mutual benefit.

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TESTIMONIALS

"I am the Research and Innovation director for a global business unit working for a chemical company.  I spent roughly 1 year being coached by Olivier in order to improve my management skills following a 360-feedback evaluation. I would confirm that the meetings with Olivier proved to be most useful in developing my listening and management skills. Certainly, my ability to tailor my management approach to fit both the individual profile and to fit the point at which the individual resides in their own career progression certainly has helped. "

" I am the Managing Partner of a Private Equity firm. In the context of the growth of our group, I had the opportunity to be coached by Olivier over a 12-month period. Olivier also facilitated work sessions with my management team around our organizational model.  In that context, he provided 360 feedback to all of us.  I particularly appreciated Olivier’s insights and his capacity to help me bring things into perspective and see them from a different angle.  He created a safe environment for me to open up and to develop my self-awareness. He also managed to have me translate my reflections into action steps and keep me accountable for them. I would definitely recommend Olivier as a coach for his experience, insights and the trust environment he creates."

“I am the Group CEO of a major UK retail chain. Whilst transitioning from the role of COO of Retail to the Group CEO role I had the opportunity to be coached by Olivier over a 12-month period. What I really appreciated with Olivier is his understanding of the challenges I faced in making this transition, working with me to appreciate and explore how to best understand and build a plan for a successful transition. I would definitely recommend Olivier; he is an experienced and seasoned professional who is passionate about helping people reach their potential.”

“I am the the COO of major national airline. I was coached by Olivier in 2019 and 2020 to consolidate my position as COO and prepare for potential new career steps. We worked closely with the CEO and the CHROD and other key stakeholders. The whole journey was a unique opportunity to pause and reflect on what has made my success so far, but also on my potential derailers. Olivier has been able to inspire me or challenge me when needed to help me become a better version of myself. He was able to understand and decode our organizational culture, my own business principles and my personal values guided by my religion. It was a particularly useful exercise especially in the transformation context that our company is going through”

"I benefited from accelerated coaching as part of a program offered by the Brussels Chamber of Commerce to entrepreneurs. The program included coaching offered by EMCC volunteers. I can say that it helped me a lot to clarify my beliefs and to work on my high values.  Olivier is an expert who knows how to put himself in your shoes! I was very impressed by how quickly he was able to figure me out!  The questions asked during the coaching are confronting and make me grow! Olivier is caring, is an active listener and knows how to move you forward. In short, he is a coach like I have rarely met: powerful and humble. I would recommend Olivier without hesitation to anyone who needs a co-pilot to get to your destination ".

See more recommendations on my LinkedIn profile (click here)

 
 
 

BEST WISHES
2022!

 
 

CONTACT

Please do not hesitate to contact us for enquiries and questions!

+32 497 469 516

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