Your decision to become a humanitarian worker was probably thoughtful. You certainly began this work out of conviction and passion. Not only did you make a professional commitment, but you also chose an atypical way of life with unusual realities.

If you’re here, it’s probably because today you’re facing some challenges:

  • You no longer know what you really want, professionally or personally. You don’t have the same energy and motivation you had at the beginning, you’re asking yourself a thousand questions about your life, your work, your impact, your future! You feel the need to identify your next life and career chapter.
  • You’re tired of living only for your work, sacrificing your personal and/or family life, lacking availability for your loved ones, not taking good care of yourself, not finding time to socialize, burning out and doing nothing but work and meeting operational imperatives. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to be in a relationship, start a family or offer your children more stability, while having a fulfilling job. You feel the need to establish a better life balance.
  • You’ve taken on a job with new responsibilities, and you’d like to confidently meet this new challenge. You’d like to be supported in this new position and strengthen certain management, leadership, communication, emotional & social intelligence skills.
  • You feel like you’re stagnating professionally. Your career path is zigzagging, you don’t have clear career goals and you are unsure on how to work on your professional development. You’d like to clarify your ambitions, what you have to offer, what you really want, and define a career development plan that suits you better!
  • You’ve had a burnout, and nothing is the same anymore! You feel at a loss when making decisions about your professional future. You’re afraid of jeopardizing your life balance and you no longer see your professional commitment in the same light. You’re wondering if your life as a humanitarian is still right for you, and if so, how can you adapt it to avoid a relapse? You’re wondering whether you should leave your current job, and if so, how, and for what else? You need to clarify your professional orientation and how to bounce back better following this burnout.
  • You’re in another phase of your life and you don’t know whether it’s still compatible with your humanitarian commitment. You no longer have the same desires, expectations and needs. You’d like to feel more aligned with who you are today, preserve your life balance and have a fulfilling professional activity, without yet knowing what that would look like in concrete terms!
  • You need to leave the humanitarian sector, whether you want to or must, and you’re wondering where and how to go from here. You’d like to identify a new professional project and how to promote your profile and skills to potential future employers.
  • You’ve been laid off and now you’re feeling a bit helpless. You don’t know how to deal with this transition and how to identify your next professional chapter, within or outside the humanitarian sector.

Peut-être que tu es là aujourd’hui, parce que tu fais face à des remises en question :

  • Tu ne sais plus ce que tu veux vraiment au niveau professionnel et personnel. Tu ne retrouves plus la flamme du dĂ©but, tu as moins d’énergie et de motivation, tu te poses mille questions sur ta vie, ton travail, ton impact, ton futur ! Tu ressens le besoin d’identifier quel pourrait ĂŞtre ton prochain chapitre de vie et de carrière.
  • Tu en as marre de ne vivre que pour ton travail, Ă  sacrifier ta vie personnelle et/ou familiale, Ă  manquer de disponibilitĂ© pour tes proches restĂ©s au pays, Ă  ne pas prendre soin de toi, Ă  ne pas trouver de temps pour socialiser, Ă  t’épuiser et ne rien faire d’autre que de travailler et rĂ©pondre aux impĂ©ratifs opĂ©rationnels. Tu ne voudrais pas rater la possibilitĂ© d’être en couple, fonder une famille ou offrir plus de stabilitĂ© Ă  tes enfants. Tu ressens le besoin d’instaurer un meilleur Ă©quilibre de vie.
  • Tu te retrouves Ă  un poste avec de nouvelles responsabilitĂ©s et tu voudrais relever ce nouveau dĂ©fi avec agilitĂ©. Tu voudrais ĂŞtre accompagnĂ©e dans cette prise de poste et renforcer certaines compĂ©tences en management, leadership, communication, intelligence Ă©motionnelle & sociale, ou autres.
  • Tu as l’impression de stagner professionnellement. Ton parcours est en zig-zag, tu n’as pas d’objectifs de carrière et tu ne sais pas trop comment tu pourrais Ă©voluer professionnellement. Tu voudrais clarifier tes ambitions pour dĂ©finir un plan de dĂ©veloppement de carrière qui te corresponde mieux !
  • Tu as fait un burnout et rien n’est plus comme avant ! Tu te sens perdue face aux dĂ©cisions Ă  prendre concernant ton avenir professionnel. Tu as peur de remettre en danger ton Ă©quilibre de vie et tu ne portes plus le mĂŞme regard sur ton engagement professionnel. Tu te demandes si ta vie d’humanitaire te correspond encore, et si oui, comment l’amĂ©nager pour Ă©viter une rechute ? Tu te demandes si tu dois quitter ton travail actuel, et si oui, comment et pour faire quoi d’autre ? Tu ressens le besoin de clarifier ton orientation professionnellement et comment rebondir personnellement suite Ă  ce burnout.
  • Tu es dans une autre phase de ta vie et tu ne sais plus si elle est encore conciliable avec ton engagement humanitaire. Tu n’as plus les mĂŞmes envies, attentes, besoins. Tu aimerais te sentir plus alignĂ©e avec qui tu es aujourd’hui, sans pour autant savoir encore Ă  quoi cela ressemblerait concrètement !
  • Tu dois quitter le secteur humanitaire, que ce soit voulu ou imposĂ©, et tu te demandes vers quoi et comment après toutes ces annĂ©es dans ce secteur. Tu voudrais identifier un nouveau projet professionnel et comment valoriser ton profil et tes compĂ©tences auprès de potentiels futurs employeurs.

Your observation today:

You’d like to create positive changes in your professional and personal life, but you don’t know what they are or how to do it!

I understand! I know what it’s like to be a humanitarian!

I’ve experienced many transitions during my 28 years abroad, including 4 professional reconversions.

I worked as a humanitarian, first for 3 years in development as a teacher in a local school in Madagascar, then for over 10 years in emergency contexts with the International Committee of the Red Cross (Palestine, Chechnya, Congo-Brazzaville, Sudan, Iraq), including 2 years at headquarters in Geneva. My career progressed rapidly, with all the challenges that entail, as I moved very quickly from Delegate to Deputy Head of Delegation and Program Coordinator.

I loved my job and my life as a humanitarian, although as the years went by, I found it more and more complicated to sacrifice my personal balance to it! The day the question of whether to stay or leave the ICRC arose, for the first time in my life, I was unable to identify what I really wanted!

In the end, circumstances prompted me to leave the humanitarian sector and offered me the opportunity to train in life and career coaching at New York University (NYU). I took advantage of this opportunity to focus my expertise on life and career transitions, well-being, burnout prevention, emotional & social intelligence, and resilience.

Today, I support humanitarians who wish to make a success of their life and career transitions and created an individual coaching program 4 steps to successfully navigate the professional and personal transitions of your life as a humanitarian.

To create positive changes in your professional and personal life as a humanitarian, what you need most today, is to reconnect with the Adventuress you have buried deep inside you!

Do you know whom I mean, or have the stakes of your humanitarian life become so high that you’ve forgotten how much of an Adventuress you are, driven by the conviction that you can make a difference, by the desire to make an impact, by the need to care for others, by the courage to move mountains?

Remember, when you decided to commit yourself to humanitarian work (rather than a traditional job), when you made a choice to go out to the field, despite the risks, your fears and those of the people around you, when you accepted this new way of life, far from your own, faced with complex realities and contexts… you made a courageous decision, because you were fully connected to your adventurous side!

Over time, faced with the often frustrating realities of your life as a humanitarian, it’s possible that this part of you got a little lost along the way. You’ve forgotten it, even neglected it.

But today, to make a success of your life and career transitions as a humanitarian, it’s to this part of you that you need to reconnect, because it’s full of resources, it’s going to help you rekindle the flame, regain your energy, reconnect with your inner confidence and realign yourself with who you are today!

It’s a step I propose in my program 4 steps to successfully navigate the professional and personal transitions of your life as a humanitarian”.

I made the inner journey I needed to unblock my life and make the decisions I needed to redirect it. I discovered myself to be resourceful and stronger than I thought.

Sandrine Girard, Humanitarian

Today, I’m calm and intentional about my decisions, making sure that everything is in line with who I really am, deep down!

Amanda Banda, Humanitarian

I’m more confident, I accept myself better and I’m much more ambitious personally and professionally than I’ve ever been!

Reshma Adatia, Humanitarian

A VIP PROGRAM

  • Flexible, personalized support adapted to the constraints of your humanitarian life. 
  • A caring, positive, and confidential environment.
  • A method combining reflection and concrete action.
  • A holistic approach to positively impact all areas of your life, building on your strengths and assets.

4 steps to successfully navigate the professional and personal transitions of your life as a humanitarian.

STEP 1 :

I reconnect with my adventurous side

  • Reconnect with your adventurous side, that part buried deep inside you, which will help you rekindle the flame, regain your energy, and realign yourself with who you are today.
  • Uncover your needs and how to meet them.
  • Identify and overcome your limiting beliefs, doubts, and fears.
  • Nurture your self-confidence, optimism, creativity, and determination.
  • Take a fresh, objective, and comprehensive look at your career path and learn how to enhace it, both inside and outside the humanitarian sector.
  • Discover what makes you unique: your values, your strengths, your passions, your qualities, your shortcomings, and turn your differences into assets.
  • Formulate your life mission: the impact you wish to have in your work, on your loved ones, your community and the society in general.
  • Highlight and communicate clearly about what you have to offer.

STEP 2

I uncover my singularity and reveal my uniqueness

  • Revisiter ton parcours avec un regard neuf, objectif et complet et apprendre Ă  le valoriser, au sein et hors du secteur humanitaire.
  • DĂ©celer ce qui te rend unique, tes valeurs, tes forces, tes passions, tes qualitĂ©s, tes dĂ©fauts et faire de tes diffĂ©rences des atouts.
  • Formuler ta mission de vie : l’impact que tu souhaites avoir dans ton travail, sur tes proches, ta communautĂ©, et plus globalement la sociĂ©tĂ©.
  • Assumer, valoriser et communiquer clairement sur ce que tu as Ă  offrir.

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Je collecte mes pépites et valorise ma singularité

step 3

I clarify my vision and what I really want

  • Clarify your vision and what you really want, for all areas of your life, in the short, medium, and long term.
  • Define clear, concrete goals that are ambitious, motivating, inspiring and realistic.
  • RĂ©diger une stratĂ©gie simple et efficace pour crĂ©er les changements positifs que tu auras identifiĂ©s, adaptĂ©s aux dĂ©fis de ta vie d’humanitaire. 
  • Entrer en action, confiante et dĂ©terminĂ©e pour rĂ©ussir les transitions de ta vie et carrière d’humanitaire. 

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J’entre en action et crée des changements positifs

  • Write a simple and effective strategy to create the positive changes you’ve identified, adapted to the goals and challenges of your life as a humanitarian. 
  • Act, confident and determined, to succeed with your life and career transitions.

step 4

I act and create positive changes

At the end of this program

You’ll know:

  • Who you are today,
  • What you have to offer,
  • What you really want,
  • How to communicate it, and
  • How to achieve it.

You’ll also have:

  • Found a new life balance.

  • Refueled your energy, optimism, creativity, and self-confidence.
  • Experienced a transformation enabling you to accept and love yourself as you are to become your own best friend!
  • Created your own toolbox to face future challenges of your life as a humanitarian.

100% of my clients have clarified what they really wanted and created positive changes in their life and career!

How does it work?

The program is based on two complementary components:  

  • Resources and exercises to support your reflection process.
  • Personalized coaching sessions to meet your specific needs.

In concrete terms, it includes:

8 personalized 1-hour sessions with me.

8 modules of exercises to support your reflection.

Resources to develop your mental and emotional resilience.

An online assessment to identify your strengths and exercises to develop them.

A VIP follow-up for the entire duration of the program and an exchange three months after the end of the program to take stock of your progress.

Would you like to discuss whether this program is right for you?

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

This program goes much further than a traditional skills assessment, encouraging a broader reflection that considers all your skills and background. This is particularly important in your case, to allow you to highlight your assets and enhance your atypical profile of a humanitarian.

This program is complementary to that of a psychologist or psychiatrist. My coaching focuses on your life or career transitions, clarifying what you really want, your professional and personal goals, and helping you to take action to make your plans a reality. I regularly have clients who follow these two approaches simultaneously. If you have any doubts about this, please contact me so we can discuss it!

This program includes 8 individual coaching sessions, and its duration depends on the regularity of our sessions: 4 months if we meet every 15 days or 6 months if we meet every 3 weeks. I advise you not to exceed 6 months, because the regularity of our sessions will enable you to make the most out of this coaching engagement.

We can discuss the frequency that best suits your schedule during the introductory session.

No, not at all, it’s also aimed at those who work at the headquarters of their humanitarian organization or in their country of origin. We can discuss how to adapt this program to your situation during a discover session.

It’s crucial that you make it as one of your priorities. I’m well aware that this can sometimes be complicated when you’re out in the field, but it’s a sine qua non for the success of this coaching experience. 

Making it a priority means making time for it. In concrete terms, this means that in addition to the 8 times 1h-coaching sessions with me, you will have access to the exercises proposed in the 8 modules of this program. Based on my clients’ feedbacks, this takes around 2 hours per module, with you working on 1 module between each session.

It’s essential for me to have a first contact with you so that we can assess together whether this program is right for you. Then I’ll let you know all details about its financial investment. This initial contact is non-binding, and you’ll have plenty of time to then take your decision.

This program is aimed at women, but not exclusively, as I also work with men. The most important thing is to build a relationship based on trust, and to make sure that we are a good match (this applies to both men and women). If you’re a man who works in the humanitarian field, you’re more than welcome to contact me for an introductory session!

Would you like to discuss whether this program is right for you?