In March of 2010 I took a Virgin Air flight from Los Angeles to New York and mid-flight (thanks to Virgin’s on-board Internet access) I sent an email to my friend Max to get some feedback on a couple of projects I was working on. Max emailed me right back and said I really should get in touch with Jeff Rosenthal, whom he helpfully copied on the return email. Jeff is one of the co-founders of Summit Series, a community of millennial entrepreneurs that is redefining the relationship between business, politics, and philanthropy in a way that illustrates the dynamics of a new business paradigm. By the time I landed in New York Jeff and I had traded several emails sharing what we each do and are passionate about and he had put me in touch with the woman who would soon become the literary agent for my upcoming book, The Intuitive Compass (Jossey Bass, Oct 2011) . This experience made me curious to learn more about Summit Series, their goals, beliefs, and achievements, and what lessons they can offer to today’s business leaders. Read More
I just got back from delivering the keynote at the Fashion Institute of Technology‘s 2009 Capstone Presentations and Graduation Reception.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve seen how teams of students have used the ideas we discussed, both on creativity and applied intuitive intelligence, to learn more about the possibilities for exploring new avenues for growth. They are full of enthusiasm and passion for their work – and that is what true education is about. May they keep the fire with them always!
Thanks to everyone for such a wonderful evening: FIT’s Dr. Joyce Brown and Professor Stephan Kanlian, our gracious hosts; my industry colleagues: Karen Grant, Marc Gobe, Candace Corlett, and Mark Pritchard; and of course, Ellen Byron from the Wall Street Journal.
And most importantly, thank you to the students. Yours is the task of building a tomorrow that keeps us alive, hopeful, and yes, sometimes, truly joyful!
My keynote presentation is available here >>
Hi, I’m Francis Cholle, founder of The Human Company. Welcome to my blog on Intuitive Intelligence.
I’m an international author, speaker, seminar leader, and consultative advisor with extensive business experience in a variety of industries from beauty and luxury to communication and IT.
I help organizations nurture and better leverage their creative assets to drive sustainable growth. By designing and implementing original executive development training programs that focus on creative leadership and the management of innovation, my insight and guidance has helped these corporations engage and meet the new challenges of the new economy.
Along the way, I developed the Intuitive Compass™, a tool for executive and strategic decision-making. I provide consulting and mentoring to C-level and senior executives at major, mid-size, and emerging firms across a range of industries.
Recent clients include Alcatel Lucent, Bristol Myers Squibb, Caritas – Secours Catholique, Clarins, Firmenich, L’Oréal, Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, SAP-Business Objects, and Siemens.
In January 2008, I started teaching a course at HEC MBA: “Intuitive Intelligence and Innovative Leadership”. We designed the course to encourage executive students to demonstrate a new kind of leadership and help them imagine the defining purpose that drives successful business within the global imperatives of sustainability and innovation.
I earned a Masters in Science of Management from the leading European business school, Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC), rated the best European business school by Financial Times for the fourth consecutive year in 2008. I’m also a graduate of the Creative Problem Solving Institute in Buffalo, NY and I’m accredited to carry out MBTI assessments.I’m a practicing certified consultant of the Tomatis Method for active listening and interpersonal communication.
I have traveled to more than 45 countries and has conducted business in most of them. I’m bilingual in French-English and fluent in German and Spanish. I’ve lived in the US for the past 14 years and reside in Los Angeles, New York, and Paris.
Contact me here >>