Develop your emotional intelligence with the practice of mindfulness.

Our coaching services
520 coaching sessions

Our trainings and groups
145 people in trainings

Why should I develop my emotional intelligence ?

less stress

better decision-making

more resilience in times of difficulty

better performance at work

healthy, well-balanced relationships

more creativity

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Betsy Parayil-Pezard

Founder of Connection Leadership

Agent For a Mindful Revolution

Betsy, the founder of Connection Leadership, was born and raised in the USA, with a BA and MA in Literature from Wheaton College (Chicago) and the Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris). She is a certified coach trained at the Centre International du Coach in Paris. She is currently enrolled in the Mindfulness Studies Masters Degree Program at Lesley University (Cambridge, MA, USA) where she is researching the way meditation spurs leaders to compassionate action. She has lived in France for 14 years, with a career in teaching and then in college administration, as the Dean of several institutions of higher education (Institut Dauphine d'Ostéopathie, Ecole Dentaire Française). With Connection Leadership, Betsy is enriching her passion for the world of human potential. 

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I wanted to try something new and develop my leadership skills at a crucial time in my professional career. I recommend the "Peace & Power" training to anyone in a situation of professional change. I was looking for more meaning in my work, and thanks to the techniques I learned in this training, I was able to discover what exactly has meaning for me. I was amazed because I thought these elements would be extremely hard to uncover. In the context of my professional development, it was very useful to have this information on hand.

Taline Mouradian – Facilitator - Google France

The "Peace & Power" training addresses the need of our times, and comes at a moment when certain practices which were once thought to be New Age, such as meditation, can now be considered applicable in the work environment. The range of tools offered in the class is enriching and accessible. The atmosphere created by Betsy is perfectly aligned with our expectations for this type of class. 

Alicia Birr – Strategic Planner - Google France

The training exceeded my expectations in its immediate effects on my stress management and that of my team. Betsy has truly figured out how we can adapt to our work environment and to modern times without having to disrupt our lives, simply by using a few simple tools and becoming conscious of our environment. 

François Blanchet – Marketing Director - L’Ecole Des Ponts

I'm an intern at the hospital. Our days are long and intense, and there's a large mass of information and emotions to manage along with unending interruptions. I needed help to work smarter while respecting my own needs more. That's what the Peace & Power training offered me, a more open mind, and techniques for working better. I recommend this training or the coaching services to all interns, doctors, and other health professionals who feel this unease, torn between the desire to care well for patients and protect yourself from being submerged by your professional life. 

Olivier Mangin – Doctor - Hôpitaux de Paris

Meet Our Clients

The Next Women interviewed Betsy to find out more about the Connection Leadership approach.