Our Internal consultants
Upon graduation from a Master’s degree in International Law at the University of Paris X in 2004 and a Master’s degree at Rouen Business School, Alexis began his career in a headhunting company based in Paris where he was in charge of banking and financial recruitments.
In 2008, he joined Merrill Lynch in Geneva as EMEA Recruiter and then worked for HSBC Private Bank.
He co-founded a recruitment company in Geneva, and after 5 years spent developing and leading its activities, he was eager to develop his skills in Human Resources and coaching.
He decided to pursue a coaching training and graduated from the International Coaching Institute. Alexis is now specialized in career transition, coaching and managers’ support.
Enthusiastic, resourceful and driven by the knowledge of the human and its potential, Alexis have been directing the activities of OtherWise9 since January 2018. In addition to his role as director, he guides managers and all those in transition. He also manages trainings and workshops for companies.
Delphine has 15 years of experience in the human resources area. Following her management studies, Delphine started her career in the recruitment field, and has worked from 1998 to 2002 as an HR Consultant seconded to pharmaceutical companies such as Serono (Merck Serono) and Covance. In 2002, she joined the recruitment agency Alec Allan & Associés and contributed to its development by strengthening the HR and the support functions.
Her passion about mankind and its development, and her willingness to deepen her knowledge led her to start a coaching training at IDC in Geneva in 2008. In 2010, she became a Certified Professional Coach, recognised by the International Coach Federation. She also completed her professional practice through trainings and seminars on NLP and end-of-life care services. She got certified on various tools and became a Certified Practitioner on MBTI and Insights tools.
In 2010, Delphine left Alec Allan & Associés and created her own HR consulting and coaching structure, Human Coaching & Consulting LLC, before joining one of her clients, Columbia Sportswear International, as an HR Business Partner & Talent Acquisition Manager EMEA.
In September 2013, she participated in the creation of a new entity: OtherWise9 (Alec Allan & Associés’s sister-society) where she now manages outplacement, coaching and assessment services. Delphine also facilitates trainings and provides consulting services to companies.
From her very young age, Delphine has been able to develop excellent artistic skills. For about 15 years, she has played clarinet within a local group, and has also followed interpretive and improvisation theatre classes at the Geneva Conservatoire, which enabled her to develop her imagination, her creativity and to grow her emotions. Since 2018, Delphine is a certified Master Coach in Communication & Leadership.
Hélène is holder of a Master’s degree in marketing, obtained in 1990 from a French Business School. She then began to work at Philips and during her 19 year-long career within this European multinational, she developed in-depth skills in sales, strategic and operational marketing, sustainable development and training as well as in coaching international teams.
Thereafter in 2010, Hélène joined the BoP Innovation Center, a Foundation designed to encourage the creation of sustainable businesses in developing countries, where she continued to provide training courses and coaching.
She acquired a solid knowledge of the public and private sectors in multi-partner projects.
In order to improve her knowledge of human development, she obtained MBTI, Insights and Agility certificates. Besides she became a certified coach at the International Coach Federation (ICF).
She accompanies those, individuals or teams, who intent to develop their intrinsic skills and motivation in order to achieve their goals.
Hélène joined OtherWise9 as a senior consultant in 2014 to motivate and accompany those who wish to develop their intrinsic skills and motivation in order to achieve their goals.
In order to support companies in building performing teams she developed new skills in Psycho social risks prevention and mediation. She obtained a CAS in mediation and got accreditation as a mediator by the Swiss Federation of Mediation.
Originally issued from “Jean Ferrandi hotel school” in Paris, Stéphane begins his career in high standing traditional hotels and restaurants, in France, in Switzerland and on luxury cruiseline for about 12 years.
In 1997, wishing to develop new competencies, he will switch to Human Resources by actively participating to the opening of the “Hotel & Event” branch at Adecco in Geneva. A few years later, he was given the responsibility for “Medical & Science” branch.
With this first experience in Human Resources, acquired mainly upon field level experience and through continuous training, Stéphane will apply his learnings at “Hotel d’Angleterre” 5 * of Geneva up from 2002. His role as HR Manager will consist in repositioning staff needs while contributing to cultural change. He also commits in vocational education for the Hotel / Catering Learning Commission in Geneva.
In 2005, he was successively Human Resources consultant at Compass Group, and then HR Manager at McDonald’s Switzerland where he has been quickly entrusted to important responsibilities and projects within the Human Resources and the payroll department, for the 160 active restaurants in Switzerland.
Passionate by innovation and development of others, and as a creative field-experience person, these 20 years as HR Business Partner have given Stéphane skills in several aspects such as recruitment and job placement, training, development and team management, deployment of processes and computer systems for HR data management. Stéphane speaks mainly in French and English, and is also able to talk in German and Italian.
Having in scope to continue developing and completing his skills and knowledge, Stéphane joined OtherWise9 in order to support and strengthen the team. He validated his existing skills through IDC coaching training, during the summer 2017, followed by the certification in early 2018.
After graduating from a sport high school, Elias joined the Faculty of Translation at Geneva University in 2010. During his last year of study, he worked in the logistics department of the University as an administrative clerk.
He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in multilingual communication (Arabic, French, English) in September 2013 and at the same time integrates the security department of a Genevan holding company as an administrative collaborator and that allowed him to develop his organizational skills and knowledge in office management. After 4 years working with the same team, he decided to change course.
Passionate about human development and relationships he decided to turn to the field of human resources. He joined OtherWise9 in September 2017 as Office Coordinator and obtained a certificate in staff management.
With a learning ability, a good sense of communication and a methodical mind, Elias is now developing its skills in the support of young professionals.
Elias speaks French, Arabic, English and Italian.
Marion obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne in 2004. Highly oriented towards service and open to cultural differences, she began her professional career with commercial responsibilities in the hospitality sector in Switzerland.
Following this first experience, Marion decided to focus more on human relations and on the Human Resources field. In 2010, she joined Careerplus SA, a Swiss recruitment firm in Geneva, as a consultant.
For 7 years, she has recruited for her clients various profiles in the fields of finance, HR and IT throughout the French-speaking part of Switzerland and has developed her skills by leading various teams and projects. In order to go further in her professional development, she obtained an HR certificate in 2014. In 2015, she decided to turn towards coaching.
In 2017, she became a professional coach after a training at IDC and worked as a freelance coach and recruitment consultant. She was involved in the creation of the European headquarters of an American firm, recruiting its new team in Geneva, supporting the management and structuring the HR functions.
Always eager to develop and expand her skills, she joined Otherwise9 as a senior consultant in early 2019.
Marion speaks French, English & Spanish.
Our External consultants
Birgit Sambeth Glasner
After his studies in mathematics and pedagogy in the Haute Ecole HELMo in Belgium, Xavier started his career as teacher in mathematics. He will become trainer in informatics before joining the Kredietbank in Luxembourg and become project manager. That’s at that very moment that he will discover the change management, a practice that he will continue to learn and develop during all the coming years. Enthusiastic about the banking business, he will obtain a master degree in economy and finance.
In the year 2000, Xavier will join Banca del Gottardo in Lugano. With all the experience accumulated in Luxembourg, he will support the bank to enter into the digital world. In 2005, he joins B-Source (Todays known as Avaloq Sourcing). He will have different roles such as program manager for the implementation of the banking platform Avaloq together with the retraining of the development teams. He will also manage the Asset Servicing operations with the mandate to develop the teams and the processes to double the production capacity.
In 2016, Xavier feels the need to evolve and update his practices. He becomes a professional coach after the completion of the IDC training and certification. He will get the ICF certification in 2017 and pursues the diploma of Master Coach in Communication and Leadership.
In the beginning of 2018, he creates his company: AccelerationLab Ltd. A tool to support organizations and individuals to become comfortable in the uncomfortable. With his experience, he becomes a specialist to deal with complexity; he develop the concept of Systemic Agility to enable the banks and the other organizations to integrate in their practices all the characteristics to deal with effervescent contexts. Xavier is also certified in behavioral agility Agile Profile ® from Agil’OA.
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Languages : French – English – Italian – German
Specialties : Conseil – Formation – Coaching – Complexity management – Change management – Systemic Agility
Raymonde is a lawyer, a sworn mediator for Geneva civil courts and an accredited member of several Swiss organizations: FSM, FSA and CSMC.
For several years, she has worked in law firms in Geneva, Neuchâtel and Ipswich in the UK and then, as an in-house lawyer in a commercial bank active in trade finance based in Geneva. Since 2014, Raymonde has been working as a lawyer and mediator in her own law firm where she advises private individuals as well as companies in various areas of law. Too often, legal disputes are only the tip of the iceberg and in this respect, Raymonde is an expert in preventing and resolving conflicts and helps restoring a constructive dialogue and thus finding a long-term agreement which will be in the interest of all the parties involved.
Raymonde also leads the mediation service of Radio Télévision Suisse Romande (RTS) where she handles all complaints from listeners and viewers.
Since February 2017, she has been a deputy-mediator at the University of Lausanne where she handles all questions from the university community in line with the prevention and the resolution of internal conflicts.
In June 2017, Raymonde was appointed member of the Mediation Commission of the Swiss Bar Association.
Au bénéfice d’un Master of Business Administration (MBA) et riche d’une première expérience professionnelle à l’étranger, Dana démarre sa carrière dans les ressources humaines en 1995 par une mission en Belgique au sein d’une multinationale. Au fil des 15 années, suivantes elle poursuit sa carrière en ressources humaines aux États-Unis, en France et en Suisse et évolue de Spécialiste RH en Expatriation à Responsable Ressources Humaines avec des responsabilités fonctionnelles et d’équipe au plan européen.
En 2010, Dana approfondit ses compétences dans le domaine de Learning & Development et commence une formation en coaching professionnel auprès de l’Institut de Coaching (IDC) à Genève. Quelques années plus tard, elle devient Professional Certified Coach (PCC), diplôme reconnu par l’International Coach Federation (ICF) et intègre le coaching dans sa façon de travailler.
En cours de route, Dana acquiert des outils performants pour aider les salariés à développer leur connaissance de soi ainsi que leurs compétences interpersonnelles et de leadership. Elle reçoit son accréditation pour les outils d’assessment Insights® Discovery et Leadership Architect® de Korn Ferry. Enfin Dana se forme en tant que Certified Analyst de l’outil 360°Reach™ afin de collaborer avec les professionnels – salariés, leaders, entrepreneurs – sur la découverte, le développement et le déploiement de leur marque personnelle authentique.
Depuis 2013, Dana anime des ateliers et des conférences sur le thème du développement professionnel. Elle propose également aux organisations des services personnalisés en coaching et formation afin d’optimiser le talent de l’entreprise tout au long du cycle de vie du salarié. Activement engagée dans son domaine, Dana est membre de l’ICF Suisse et, depuis 2016, professeur en leadership à la Haute École de Gestion (HEG) de Genève.
Linzy Schaller travaille avec des acteurs globaux, des dirigeants à fort potentiel et des équipes. En tant que coach, consultante, animatrice et formatrice, elle aide les clients à reconnaître leurs forces, à identifier les opportunités et à gérer la diversité dans leur organisation. Basée à Genève, Linzy a une expérience directe des affaires dans plus de 25 pays. Son expérience dans le secteur des services financiers et du conseil, combinée à son expérience unique d’athlète et d’entraîneur professionnel, donne à Linzy une précieuse perspective sur le leadership, les équipes performantes et le succès.
Linzy a suivi le programme de coaching pour cadres à la Columbia Business School de New York. Elle est titulaire d’un Bachelor en psychologie et en communication de l’Université de San Francisco et a obtenu un master en commerce international de l’International University In Geneva. Elle parle couramment français et anglais.
Auparavant, Linzy a exercé comme négociante internationale pour une société mondiale d’approvisionnement et de logistique, ce qui lui a permis de se familiariser avec de nombreuses cultures et coutumes commerciales différentes à travers le monde. Linzy a également été joueuse professionnelle et entraîneur de volleyball pendant sept ans en Suisse et en France.
Après avoir commencé sa carrière professionnelle dans la formation d’adultes au Danemark, Francis est entré en 1973 au service du Comité International de la Croix-Rouge.
Engagé auprès des victimes de conflits armés, il a effectué de très nombreuses missions dans des pays aussi divers que le Pakistan, le Chili, la Thaïlande, le Tchad, l’Angola, la Roumanie et bien d’autres encore. Il s’est vu confier progressivement des responsabilités d’état-major, de conduite opérationnelle et d’encadrement au siège de l’organisation et a acquis au fil de plus de trente ans d’une carrière exigeante, des compétences avérées de cadre supérieur.
La direction d’importantes équipes de collaborateurs l’a amené à maîtriser les nombreuses facettes de la gestion des ressources humaines : recrutement, formation, encadrement, évaluation. Il a également acquis un solide savoir-faire dans l’accompagnement du changement et la médiation de conflits ainsi que dans d’autres domaines importants du management comme les finances et l’administration.
Fin 2005 il a choisi de se consacrer entièrement à de nouvelles activités professionnelles dans le domaine des ressources humaines comme consultant indépendant.
Convaincu que le progrès passe par une remise en question régulière de ses propres compétences et un processus d’apprentissage permanent, il est pleinement engagé dans un parcours de formations complémentaires dans le domaine du développement personnel.
Devenu Coach Professionnel Certifié IDC en 2007, il intervient aussi comme superviseur de coachs expérimentés. Il a obtenu début 2010 un “Master” de coaching en Leadership et Communication (formation accréditée ICF – Eduqua) et en juin 2013 sa certification «PCC» de la Fédération Internationale de Coaching.
Francis Amar est membre de la Fédération Internationale du Coaching (ICF), de la Société Romande de Coaching (SR Coach) ainsi que de l’association “Coach for Peace”. Il a accepté en 2009 un mandat comme Coach/Mentor référent du “Hiroshima Peacebuilders Center” (HPC) au Japon.
En septembre 2014, il est nommé médiateur au BAC, Bureau de l’Amiable Compositeur – gestion des différends impliquant des personnes bénébiciant de l’immunité diplomatique – (Conseil d’état).
Birgit Sambeth Glasner
Licence en droit de l’Université de Genève (1984); LL.M. International Banking and Finance de l’Université de Boston (1988); Admise au barreau de Genève (1990); Associée au sein de l’Etude Altenburger et Responsable du Département résolution des différends; Médiatrice assermentée et certifiée auprès de différents organismes suisses et internationaux (FSA, CPR, IMI, CEDR, CSMC, CCI, CMAP et OMPI).
Birgit Sambeth Glasner a une excellente pratique en matière de droit des sociétés, droit commercial, droit des contrats, droit de la faillite, en particulier comme liquidatrice, ainsi que du contentieux et de l’arbitrage. Elle est une spécialiste reconnue en matière de médiation commerciale. Elle est la Vice-présidente de la Chambre Suisse de Médiation Commerciale (CSMC) à Genève, Membre du Conseil de l’Ordre des Avocats de Genève (Présidente de la Commission ADR) et Membre de l’Association Genevoise de Droit des Affaires (AGDA). Ancienne juge suppléante auprès des tribunaux de Genève, elle est chargée de cours de médiation auprès des Universités de Genève, Fribourg, Turin et Hambourg.