Alexia Michiels
Partner, Europe

Based in Switzerland, originally from Belgium, Alexia is co-founder of the Resilience Institute Europe.
After more than 10 years in the corporate world in marketing and media, Alexia moved to China where she became a professional certified coach and a yoga instructor. She decided then to devote her energy to empower individuals to enjoy a healthier and more fulfilling life.
Passionate about the resilience integral and practical approach, Alexia is a dynamic facilitator who will bring a “yoga” touch to her courses.

Alexia speaks French and English.

[email protected]
Phone: +41 76 783 2791

Laurent Levisalles
Partner, Europe

Based in France, Laurent is co-founder of the Resilience Institute Europe.
For 20 years Laurent held several positions as managing director in the retail industry in the US, Europe and China for start-ups and global companies. Following his strong appeal for Human Sciences, he spent much of his energy on people development and management.
Influenced by his experience in China, he became qigong instructor and incorporates qi-gong practices in his training sessions. Amongst his assignments, Laurent teaches in several business schools.
Laurent speaks French and English.

[email protected]
Phone: +33 6 9849 6238

Katrien Audenaert
Partner, Europe

Based in Belgium, Katrien joined the Resilience Institute after having lived several years in Shanghai and Hong Kong.

After 15 years of experience in the legal field (first as a legal advisor to the Belgian Prime Minister Dehaene and later as a Magistrate in the Belgian Constitutional Court), Katrien decided to make a career shift as an executive coach when she moved to Asia. She is certified to use the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) and the Workplace Big 5.

Katrien has since then put her energy in helping people achieve their goals, lead with passion, purpose and presence.

Katrien speaks Dutch, French and English.

[email protected]
Phone: + (32) 471 63 43 84

Carlota Simo
Senior Consultant, Germany

Based in Munich, originally from Spain, Carlota lived and worked 20 years in Germany, Ireland, India and China.
After a career as a lawyer in an international law firm and a mediator in a global tourism company, Carlota decided to follow her passion for human development and devote her career to executive coaching, focusing on leadership and creativity.
Carlota is a qualified executive coach and facilitator and is certified to use the Myers-Briggs Type indicator (MBTI®).
Carlota speaks Spanish, German and English.

[email protected]
Phone: +49-151-101-969-82

Marleen Weening
Consultant - Executive Coach - Switzerland

Originally from the Netherlands, Marleen is now based in Basel, Switzerland.

Marleen holds a degree in Economics/International Business. After years in recruitment and marketing, she decided to live and work internationally. Spending almost two decades in the UK, USA, Japan and the Czech Republic, she now decided to live and work in Basel.

Marleen studied the fields of neuroplasticity, positive psychology, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence for years and holds certificates in Coaching and Training. She is also certified to coach with the neurofeedback technology of HeartMath.

With great passion to work with different cultures, she is driven to support personal and organizational development.

Marleen speaks English and Dutch.

Daniela Thomas
Consultant - Executive Coach - Switzerland

Originally from Germany, Daniela is now based in Zurich, Switzerland.

With a degree in business administration, Daniela worked 15 years in human resources (mainly Talent Management) in Munich and Zurich before she started her own business in 2014.

“Building a revolutionary new & resilient working world” is her mission and passion.

She supports organizations, teams and individuals on their journey and enjoys her work as an executive coach, speaker, facilitator & enabler.

Daniela speaks German and English.

[email protected]

Benoit Greindl
Strategic Advisor - Europe

Based in Switzerland, originally from Belgium, Benoit is an entrepreneur.

He spent 25 years of his business life developing commercial real estate services companies in Europe, America and Asia where he lived during 5 years.

Convinced that entrepreneurship is a core source of innovation and societal wealth creation, Benoit is today involved in meaningful and socially responsible projects.

He is the co-founder and CEO of Montagne Alternative, an inspiring seminar centre in the Swiss Alps, co-founder of The Resilience Institute Europe and president of the Board of B Corp Switzerland.

As a strategic advisor, Benoit accompanies different leaders and organizations to progress towards achieving a compelling vision and impact.

Benoit speaks French and English.

Pauline Soares
Administrative Support - Europe

Based in France, Pauline joined the Resilience Institute Europe in 2018 as back office support.

Holding a Bachelor Degree in Hospitality Management from Paris-Dauphine University Pauline spent 10 years in luxury hotels management. She then decided to shift her career to adjust her family life. She now provides administrative support with a customer care service background.

Willing to follow the digital evolution of our world, she is also taking a course to become Digital Project Manager.

Concerned about the world we borrow from our children, she is engaged in a zero-waste process focusing on what really matters.

Pauline speaks French, English and Portuguese.

Dominique Berdoz
Consultant, Switzerland

Originally from Germany, Dominique lives and works in Lausanne, Switzerland.

A graduate nurse, she studied psychology and has a Master’s degree in psychosociology. Dominique then works in the promotion and prevention of health in business. She also teaches at the Haute Ecole de Santé in Fribourg.

Very interested in the different ways of stimulating people’s resources, she got a postgraduate degree in positive psychology at the University of Zurich. This leads Dominique to share her expertise within many corporate environments.

Dominique speaks French, German and English.

To Contact Dominique: [email protected]

Anne Dufour
Business Manager - Europe

Anne started her career in the children’s wear industry by managing the subsidiary of a major French brand in the United States. She was then Retail Manager for an English luxury brand.

To accompany her family abroad, she put her corporate career on hold and became teacher, while volunteering for different associations.

Back in France, she got involved from the start with the creation of the Resilience Institute Europe. She’s in charge of the back office as well as the front office where she brings rigor, professionalism and generosity. She is also in charge of special projects.

Her leitmotiv: offer the best possible experience to the participants, clients, consultants and partners.

Anne speaks French and English.

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