As a humanitarian worker with the ICRC, I have spent 8 years in the field in emergency contexts (Palestine, Chechnya, Congo-Brazzaville, Sudan, Iraq) and 2 years at Headquarters in Geneva. In addition to the challenges directly linked to my humanitarian work, I had to face the difficulties of taking care of myself and my life balance. I also experienced a rapid career progression (Deputy Head of Delegation right after my 2nd mission) with all the challenges and learnings that this implies regarding management, communication, and leadership. After 10 years in this sector, I finally had to learn how to reorient myself professionally after all this time in this sector.
Since 2014, I’m a certified in Life & Career Coaching, Positive Psychology, Resilience, Social & Emotional Intelligence. I’m also trained in Burnout Prevention and Post-Burnout Career Orientation. Throughout my studies, I developed my expertise on issues related to life and career transitions, expatriation, humanitarian sector, the status of expatriate spouse, and studied many other subjects such as well-being, non-violent communication, mindfulness meditation, etc.