Beside a career in the arts, media and communication, I’ve learned psychology at the Sorbonne University in Paris.
As a host or co-host of several international support groups and forums, I’ve helped many, men and women, to regain their self-confidence, learn how to understand the other person and communicate in such a way that they were heard, appreciated, and eventually got what they wanted.
Maybe because I have experienced and overcome more hardships than the average, people easily turn to me for advice. Considering my background, how to help them out comes naturally to me. I could see that my own personal style, direct, pragmatic, honest and clear, yet genuinely respecting of people, worked.
I can read people, even at a distance, thus empathize and give more personalized and proper advice. This also makes me a natural “relationship translator”, able to understand both parties, explain and reword the message so that it is heard.
I don’t tell my clients what they want to hear, but what they NEED to hear. This makes the difference, according to them.
So that more could benefit from my experience, communication skills and tips, I officially became a personal life coach in 2002.
As a pioneer in online dating – I started 20 years ago when it was still very confidential – , through my coaching practice and during my travels over the world, I’ve talked and exchanged with hundreds of men and women from all backgrounds, nationalities and cultures.
Originally from Paris, I chose to move to the sunny South of France. I’m the happy mother of two successful daughters, one of them I’ve raised alone.
During the last two years, I’ve slowed down coaching to devote my time to painting. I will restart counseling full time in the months to come though. :)