Our team of consultants is composed of business experts and coaches with strong business experience. They systematically work in multi-skilled pairs.

Their role: cross-reference your company’s issues with strong benchmarking and a unique exploration methodology.

We provide innovative and concrete solutions at each stage of your company’s transformation.

Betsy PARAYIL-PEZARD

Betsy Parayil
co-founder

Betsy is originally from the United States, graduated with Bachelor and Masters degrees in literature from Wheaton College (Chicago) and the Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris) and is certified by the Centre International du Coach and the Playground Leadership School. She has undertaken a Master’s degree in mindfulness research at Lesley University (Boston).

Established in France for over 19 years, she has spent her entire career in higher education and professional training, as a university education teacher then as the director of several training centers in service of large private education groups in France.

For the past 6 years she has worked as an executive coach, with a unique approach based on leadership, collective intelligence and mindfulness. With her ability to create unique collaborative synergies, she partnered with Patrick Hoffstetter to support cultural and business transformation in organizations.

Patrick Hoffstetter
co-founder

Patrick, a graduate of HEC, began his career in New York, where he worked for Rail Europe Group, a subsidiary of SNCF. He returned to Europe to take on the role of Director of Development for Eurostar, before taking on the role of Director of International Strategy for SNCF.

In 2000, Patrick entered the world of high-tech, joining SFR as Director of Marketing.

He then joined Yahoo Europe where he was in charge of Products and Services from 2005 to 2007. Patrick later became CEO France and then Vice President Europe of Lastminute.com.

He joined Renault in 2011 to become the first Chief Digital Officer and founded the “eG10” (CAC40 CDO club). At the end of 2016, he created his support structure for start-ups and companies.

In 2018, he partnered with Betsy Parayil to design and deliver a holistic approach to business and cultural transformation for their clients at Connection Leadership, the firm they co-founded.

Patrick HOFFSTETTER

Erwan Harroch

Erwan started his professional career in the field of wireless telecommunications. He participated in the standardization and regulation of 3G within international organizations (3GPP, CEPT, ITU-R) on behalf of the equipment manufacturer Motorola.

In 2004, he joined the strategy consulting industry at Bain & Company, before becoming an independent consultant in 2010. He has advised numerous French and international companies in various sectors, such as telecommunications, media, technology, energy and industry. He has worked for his clients on a variety of topics: strategic planning and marketing, transformation project management, R&D strategy, industrial and commercial performance improvement, operational excellence, organization and governance.

With Connection Leadership, Erwan provides one-on-one support to managers and leaders, facilitates a quality link between them and their team, establishes a collaborative work environment based on transparency and trust, and facilitates the collaboration of multidisciplinary teams to enable them to produce results, while building bridges between the different departments of the company.

Erwan is a graduate of École Polytechnique and TelecomParisTech, and is a certified coach.

Charbel Joseph YAZBECK

Charbel graduated from ESSEC and worked as Regional Sales Manager and Key Accounts within the Singaporean group The Ascott Limited. He also worked as IT Manager and Project Manager in the hotel industry before joining D-Edge, a software company, as Project Manager. As part of his MBA, Charbel is also a graduate of the Leadership and Diversity Chair, co-created by ESSEC, Deloitte, L’Oréal, Air France and One Young World.

Charbel has lived in different countries and speaks several languages. Passionate about human relations, psychology and personal development, he is trained in individual and team Executive Coaching at The Mountain, school of transformational coaching, co-created by Connection Leadership and the Centre International du Coach in Paris.

Charbel is now Sales Director at Connection Leadership. In order to help customers improve their performance, he assists them in identifying and specifying their needs and ensures the relevance and quality of the services provided.

Alexandre Cornu

After graduating from Neoma Business School in 2013, Alexandre co-founded a startup for wellness at work to prevent physical and mental ailments of employees.

In 2016 he co-founded Octomine, a second startup, which provides a fine-grained, real-time diagnosis of the state of mind of employees, and guides the company to prioritize actions to improve the engagement of the troops.

In 2020, he became the sales director of Beedeez, a mobile training startup where he assisted major accounts with their digital training.

At the beginning of 2022, he began a reconversion in the ecological transition and trained in the animation of workshops – collective intelligence, Climate Fresco, 2Tons Workshop – to then structure the Climate Leadership Department within Connection Leadership with experts on climate and CSR issues. Climate Leadership’s DNA is modeled on Connection Leadership’s: to accompany change through technical and, above all, human expertise.

Jean-Pierre Huchet

A graduate of Centrale Supelec, Jean-Pierre has more than 30 years of experience in IT within the RENAULT Group.

He began his career in IT production support and infrastructure project management. He then became head of the SAP competence center of the RENAULT group, then head of the IT Research & Development departments.

In 2014, he took charge of the Helios program to overhaul the Renault group’s digital platforms. Then he became CTO then program director in the Digital Factory of RENAULT.

In 2016, he took over as head of digital production, then became Product Owner of the RENAULT Datalake at RENAULT Digital.
In 2019, he takes on the role of Data Evangelist for Renault Digital.

Jean-Pierre accompanies companies and organizations in their digital transformation with a recognized expertise on Data. Its mission is to democratize Data in companies by helping you build your Data-oriented organization and train your “Data Citizen”.

Anick HAMON

Anick Hamon

Anick began her career as a translator, then as a writer and host for Radio France, before pursuing an MBA.

After her MBA, Anick worked for 25 years in the creation, management, and transformation of teams and projects, in France and internationally, within the Singaporean hotel group The Ascott Limited (Citadines, La Clé brands). 20 years in Operations as director of establishments, then of regions (Belgium, Spain), then 5 years at the head office to lead through new challenges: creating, managing and empowering three key departments in Europe: Purchasing, Service Excellence, and the Training Department.

During these missions Anick successfully created tailor-made programs to support change management, service excellence, team motivation and the transformation of “mindsets” …

Anick is now a certified professional coach, motivational neuroscience trainer and co-development facilitator. With Connection Leadership, she supports individuals and companies in change, to transform their constraints into performance drivers.

Frédéric Bonnard

A graduate of Supelec, Frédéric started his career at Intel in Europe before spending 10 years in California as a product manager in the software and web industry in companies such as NeXT, Apple (on the future MacOSX) or Netscape (on web servers).

Back in Europe in 2001, he joined several start-ups in the field of web hosting, LBS (location-based services) and online video as marketing director or general manager.

After 4 years spent managing Software AG in France, he joined SoftAtHome from its creation in 2008, as VP Marketing to develop digital home offers for telephone operators. From 2012, Frédéric Bonnard became director of new media at France Médias Monde where he managed digital offers, development, operation, external platforms (Youtube, Facebook, Twitter), marketing, resources, syndication and new entries for the France 24, RFI and MCD brands.

Frédéric also introduced mindfulness programs to the digital direction of France Télévisions. Today, he is a graduate coach from HEC and an emotional intelligence specialist for Connection Leadership.

Frédéric BONNARD
Thierry CARRE

Thierry Carré

A computer engineer by training, Thierry worked for 25 years in 3 international companies of different sizes (Philips, Pace, Arris) in the field of decoders for digital TV.

As Project Manager and Manager, he accompanied his team towards performance by taking into account his client, his suppliers and his hierarchy. His strategy to achieve this has always been to ensure the well-being of his team.

He was also secretary of the CHSCT for 8 years and in this context deployed an exciting Quality of Life at Work project.

Passionate about people and their resources and with a desire to better support others, he trained and obtained certification as an individual and team professional coach.

He then specialized in coaching based on the tools of Positive Psychology.

Today a coach and trainer, he puts his enthusiasm at the service of involved managers and ambitious entrepreneurs to support them towards leadership, sustainable performance and the necessary change centered on who they are deeply.

Alexis Desouches

Former lawyer and mediator, Alexis is an international consultant in the field of entrepreneurship and the digital transformation of organizations.

Entrepreneur specializing in continuous improvement and performance methods specific to the startup spirit, he is an expert with the leading French startup accelerator (Wilco). For 7 years, he has supported innovative companies in their development and the strengthening of their human potential.

Coach in high impact public speaking, he taught Soft Skills at Paris Descartes University in 2018. Trained by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Faculty of Medicine (UMass Medical School), he is an instructor of several programs based on the practice of Mindfulness (stress reduction, collective and emotional intelligence).

Coach and consultant for Connection Leadership, he brings a transversal and multidisciplinary vision (human, digital, organizational and regulatory) of the issues related to the transformation of organizations.

Simon LILTI

Simon Lilti

Simon holds a master’s degree in Sciences of Management from Kedge Business School, a Project Manager certification from Stanford University, and a Coach certification from the Centre International du coach.

He joined Philips in 2009 as Business Developer BtoBtoC (BU Consumer Lifestyle, then Professional Lighting).

He then joined Google in 2013 as Digital Strategy Consultant (practices Telecom, High-Tech then Energy), and HR Project Manager.

Since 2019, Simon is a Coach Consultant specialised in Transformations.

At Connection Leadership, he combines consulting, coaching and project management to support companies global transformations through strategy and operations.

70+ Coaches & Consultants and a large ecosystem

Multidisciplinary and multicultural

Seniors (average age 45)

+ a large ecosystem

Partnerships with a dozen start-ups for specific functional or sectoral expertise needs

  • dataviz, IA, RH tech, social, ecommerce, mobile, AR/VR, multi-média, CMS,…
  • voyage, mode, immobilier, BTP, médias, Maas,…

Privileged relationships with key players in the digital ecosystem:

  • GAFA
  • pure players
  • VC
  • incubators
  • prestigious universities

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