From one success to another, pleasure in action
Originally from the canton of Geneva, Stephan first thought of becoming a chartered accountant and trained at the Business School of Malagnou and Ifage. After starting his career in real estate, he joined DBM (currently LHH), which specializes in career transition support. Accountant for 12 subsidiaries in Switzerland, then Financial and HR Director, he then held the position of CFO Europe when the company was taken over by an investment fund. His creativity and economic intelligence were noticed by the Board of Directors, which then appointed him to the position of CEO for Switzerland and France.
Our Expert has trained as an HR manager and consultant. He is also certified in coaching and NLP. He accompanies several senior executives from multiple companies in their transitions or career development by creating tailor-made programs. He also specializes in the restructuring and reorganization of SMEs.
After 20 years at DBM and having traveled all over Switzerland, France, Belgium, a bit of England and Holland, Stephan created a first structure, SFB Perspectives, which offers support services to people made redundant or in breach social, in connection with therapists.
Some time later, the RATP DEV group asked him to restructure their subsidiaries in Switzerland. The project is interesting and Stephan is embarking on this new adventure as CEO of Ratp Dev Switzerland. The 3 subsidiaries to be restructured are on the verge of bankruptcy and the management is non-existent. The restructuring is carried out in 1 year, without dismissal. 4 years later, these subsidiaries are the flagship of public and tourist transport in Romandie. RATP DEV then offered to repeat the operation for their New York subsidiary.
Working in New York, who wouldn’t? In any case, not Stephan. He packs his suitcase and takes his youngest son with him to conquer the “Big Apple”. 2 years later, the job was successfully completed and Stephan returned to Switzerland to take up the position of Director of the Switzerland, Rhône-Alpes and Auvergne Regions.
But our Expert feels that individual coaching reminds us of this. Helping people is part of his DNA. He accompanies young people in difficulty, prepares them mentally to take exams. He helps people to identify and free themselves from their blockages, provides them with active, sincere listening and works with them to achieve their goals.
Always creative, Stephan then imagines another coaching model, or rather the elimination of the model. His multiple experiences around the world, in various environments, lead him to this simple observation: Each person is unique, each person creates their own model. It is therefore up to his method to adapt to you and not the other way around. To better understand you and accompany you on the subjects that affect you.
Stephan is now 52 years old. He is the proud father of 2 already adult boys and grandfather of 2 adorable little girls. When he is not in a Zoom session with a client, he is in Geneva, Lausanne, Zürich or Thurgau. It is true that Stephan remains an adventurer, light years away from his dream of chartered accountancy, fortunately 🙂