Growing up, I always had a passion for psychology and psychoanalysis. That's why I had chosen to follow that training. I realized after 3 years that I loved especially psychology, for the tools to understand people deeply and behavioral studies, but that receiving patients all day long expressing their troubles was too emotionnal for me to deal with. That is when I crossed path with an ergonomic's teacher in an hallway of the university that convinced me into choosing his training and choosing a career path in ergonomics.
It was specifically a training in occupationnal psychology with a major in ergonomics. This was a truly dark time for me. Occupationnal psychology was fascinating but my interest for ergonomics was really lacking. Hopefully I choose to specialize in human machine interactions (HIM) and that saved me from depression. My motivation went down and problems started to arise with one of my teachers on my thesis subject. I explained myself and told a couple of teachers that I was thinking about moving to a human ressources training as it was more in line with my aspirations and expectations. The fact that I did not want to persue in ergonomics was not well received at all. I struggled on through complicated and difficult relations but finally came through and finished my thesis.
At that time, I choose to take a step back for a couple of months to take stock of my true desires and I finally realized I wanted to help people a different way and followed with a profesionnal coaching training wich empowering methods spoke to me truly and felt just right.
After this last training I started working for almost 2 years for friend's company, at Paris Sorbonne Nouvelle University and Paris Orsay University, with graduates on their career goals and to prepare them for their first job interview, that is when it all clicked for me. I learned a couple of valuable lessons who kind of drived me to what I do today. First, you work better when you have a precise goal, that it's important to think thouroughly about your career beforehand, that it is mandatory to have fun working to help you on the path of a fulfilling and happy life and finally, that it is crucial not to let anyone influence you on this critical life choice. It was also clear for me, that career education and thinking during school was lacking and that most students could benefit from some real brainstorming to avoid bad choices, work depression and re-orientation years later.
After that, I was part of a team of trainers as part of a program of courses for students and PhD students, intended in part to help them identify their skills in order to define a concrete professional project, at the University of Paris Sorbonne Nouvelle and the University of Paris Orsay.
Since 2004, I am a career coach and I've helped without influence, thousands of students identify their dream job goals and choose a career smartly and quickly.