Sylvie DeffayetSylvie Deffayet Davrout is a clinical psychologist, coach and has a doctorate in Management. She is a Professor of Management, and she heads the Chair in Leadership Development. She developed the Learning Teams ™ pedagogy which rehabilitates leaders in their power to act. She advocates for inductive and collaborative leadership pedagogies. She is the author of the book "Keys to authority; strengthen your legitimacy as a manager "(Eyrolles 2010).
Her work focuses on the foundations of contemporary managerial authority, in particular Self Leadership (internal models of authority, followership, the art of questionning and the fabric of the reflexive manager).


Sylvie DeffayetLouise Henninot is a Pedagogy and Multimedia Engineer. Passionate about learning mechanisms, her job is to design and implement innovative pedagogical methods. Designing customized courses in blended learning is her favorite subject: E-learning, serious game, spoc but also face-to-face teaching techniques… Her goal is to match the best tools for each context that arises.
After spending more than 10 years in business -from specialized distribution to IT services - it is in secondary education that Louise creates the link between initial and continuous education. The question that drives her projects? How can we introduce digital supports into traditional classroom teaching methods in a way that enhances knowledge and personal development?


Stéphanie Dhulu

Stéphanie Dhulu is passionate about Human Resources. After working in outplacement and recruitment of senior executives in France and abroad, Stephanie joined EDHEC in 2008 as Project Manager of Internships and Events for BBA Edhec students.

Since 2013, she coordinates the activities of the Chair: administrative management, training logistics, event organization (3 to 4 conferences per year, IP & M Symposium, the Chair’s 10-year anniversary celebration…), coordination of Chair communications (various medias). She also deals with the Chair’s budget and manages all administrative aspects for the Chair’s Partners.


Agathe Boullet has been working with EDHEC since 2011. Today, she is a Department Assistant, coordinating the administrative and logistic aspects of seminars and electives of the Leadership and Managerial Competencies Chair, the Crime Risk Management Chair and the IT track. She is also in charge of organizing EDHEC and BBA EDHEC Business Games.

Christine Coisne

Inge de Clippeleeris an Associate Professor of Management at EDHEC Business School. She holds a Master in Educational Sciences from Ghent University (Belgium). Her research is situated in the domain of Organizational Behavior and zooms in on individual job crafting and team crafting – how individuals and teams proactively mold and organize work so it better fits their strengths and passions. She worked for about ten years at Vlerick Business School, where she was lecturing on the topics of self-management, career management, team management, and leadership development for Master and executive audiences. Furthermore, she was responsible for the career coaching of Vlerick’s MBA participants, and has extensive experience in coaching executives and teams.


Julia Milner

Dr Julia Milner  is a Professor in Leadership and the Academic Director of the Global MBA program at EDHEC Business School and has worked with more than 10 Universities around the globe. Having published academic and professional articles as well as five books she is involved in several research projects in the area of Leadership, Workplace cultures and Cross-cultural Coaching.

Julia is also a highly accomplished consultant and business coach working with individuals as well as groups with a focus on leadership development. She designs and facilitates leadership programs with a focus on creating high performing individuals, teams and organisational cultures. Julia has extensive consulting experience working with international companies and high-profile public sector organisations. She received a German Coaching Award in 2010 for her industry work. Her latest book ‘Coaching: How to Lead’ explains in a practical way how managers can use coaching as part of their leadership style. Julia has worked or studied in Germany, North America, Spain, Belgium, Finland, China, France, Great Britain and Australia.


Josefine Weigt-Rohrbeck, PhD and psychologist by training, teaches change management, HRM, CSR and emotional intelligence in the Grande École program and supports with advancing the course material, tutoring and assessment. Before joining EDHEC in 2019, Josefine was a PhD fellow and lecturer at the Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences, Denmark. She also designed and taught various soft-skills trainings such as communication and negotiation, leadership and train the trainers at the Technical University Berlin. Josefine is also an active researcher. Her main research focus is to clarify the value of HRM and leadership to sustainability performance and to study how work systems for the growing number of gig workers can be made more sustainable and meaningful. Before joining Aarhus Business School, Josefine worked as change management consultant on international assignments, as well as a career coach and leadership development specialist for KPMG and Vattenfall.



Professors and trainers associated with the Chair's projects


Cécile Petit has this strong belief: a meaningful work life relies on the quality of our relationships with ourselves, others, our work environment. Passionate about human dynamics, she helps develop resources to better understand ourselves, collaborate with others and thrive at work. Coach, work psychologist and mediator, she is also graduated from a business school. She has experience working in the corporate world as a change management consultant, recruiter and internal professional coach. She also has an international experience (France, Canada and Danemark) working in different industries. She also is the cofounder with her sister Sophie Petit of the "Bulles" coaching agency. She collaborates closely with the EDHEC Leadership Chair. She runs seminars and provides coaching for EDHEC students and executive clients.


Séverine Rabouin professional coach, trainer and consultant in human relations, trained in Voice Dialogue, Enneagram and MBTi practitioner, Séverine RABOUIN specializes in supporting professional transitions and developing potentials. After 15 years in the retail sector in HR functions and in a recruitment and mobility support firm, Séverine created her own Talemploi structure in 2014, eager to pass on her experience and skills to the service of the company and Higher Education.



Claire Laloyaux is sophrologist, trainer, NLP coach, French representative for the Potentialife Program and author of children's books about emotional management.
After her studies as an agri-food engineer, she started working as a buyer and QSE manager for 11 years in the food industry . During that time, Claire noticed the huge need to introduce emotions management at the heart of companies, not only in management methods but more generally for each of us in our daily life.
For more than 13 years, she has supported executives, managers, and atypical populations in their search for meaning and private and professional performance. Curious about everything, she likes to be nourished by exciting discoveries in the field of neurosciences and positive psychology and she enjoys enriching her practices through complementary techniques as well as exchanges and sharing between peers. This is what she found within the Leadership Chair team, with which she has been collaborating since 2020. She is currently conducting seminars and trainings as part of training programs for students and companies.


Claire Boggio has been a Human Resources consultant since 2005, after more than 15 years in international industrial groups, with positions in management control, audit and then Human Resources. At the heart of the dynamics of change, she suppports managers and teams who wish to develop their potential for the benefit of meaningful projects which show respect for people. Since 2015, she has been collaborating within the Leadership Development Chair and is a coach in the EDHEC Executive programs too. A certified professional coach, she is an expert in professional development, as well as a seminar leader and facilitator. She has a Master’s degree from ESCP and a Master's degree in Career Counseling. She is MBTI and SOSIE certified.


Laurence Berlie, PhD, Coach, Emotional Intelligence Practitionner, NLP Practitionner, Relationship Intelligence Facilitator (CoreStrengths). After an international career in sustainable development, Laurence stepped into the training and coaching field. She set up her consultancy, Aequatio, to train and coach individuals and teams on topics related to management and the human dimension of organisations. She works with SMEs, Multinationals and International Governmental Bodies, in French, English and Spanish. She was France Country Manager for Six Seconds, the largest global Emotional Intelligence network, from 2018 to 2021. She teaches at EDHEC in the BBA and Global BBA programmes on management and leadership related contents. Contact details: [email protected]


Denis Bruneel,artistic teacher at the Lille Conservatory and in university. Cellist, trombonist, pianist, singer and arranger. Choir and orchestra conductor. More than 800 concerts of traditional, classical and contemporary music. Passionate about human relations, he develops his pedagogy in companies during seminars on body and vocal skills to reinforce the listening and the commitment of his audience. His teaching is based on the awareness of the functioning of the phonatory apparatus, and of what the body wants to express. The body and the voice, tools of authentic communication.




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