I bring people together and I help them learn and develop projects that positively transform our world.
#sustainabledevelopment #socialimpact #socialresponsibility #socialbusiness
#learning #training #facilitation
#collaboration #partnerships #ecosystemempowerment
#changemaking #leadership #transformation #systemchange
I am a multipotentialite professional who can wear many hats: program / project lead, consultant, trainer, facilitator, speaker, connector, community representative, partnership manager... but also mom and dancer ;-)
My base is currently in Berlin but I work internationally.
My most developed networks are in Europe and in Africa.
Some of my main activities:
Project & Program Management
I have experience in leading complex projects & programs, involving multiple stakeholders from several continents and time zones, and combine back-end skills (structure, data, details) with front-end skills (people skills, impact orientation, big picture).
Training & Facilitation
Trainer and facilitator since 2008, I have designed and facilitated a wide range of training sessions for the public and private sectors as well as numerous workshops, meetings, seminars and public events.
In English and in French.
I believe interactions between different cultures, environments and sectors will help shift our world view and collaborate more efficiently. #SDG17
Bridging worlds and developing partnerships are close to my heart!
Consulting & Coaching
I like to share my experience, ask questions, provide feedback and guidance. I rely on a broad knowledge related to sustainable development, social responsibility (ESG), social entrepreneurship, as well as leadership development and change management.
Nathalie has an outstanding ability to facilitate human connections and create environments in which creativity, innovation and solutions can flourish.
Nathalie has a talent for organization and facilitation, as well as communication in an international context, and contributes to a wonderful team spirit.
And last but not least, she is hard working and committed to excellent outcomes for her team and participants, making sure everything is in place, not matter what it takes.
Thomas Jakel, Germany
Nathalie has great qualities and skills - like endurance, efficiency and reliability. Her moral code and work ethics are just simply great. She is honest, trustworthy and possesses a sound integrity benefiting people around her so they can perform better.
She is highly skilled within project management, international communication and relation management.
Erik Kristiansen, Denmark
Nathalie can plan, create, and manage programmes excellently. She’s a capable manager and facilitator with a capacity for engaging across geographic and cultural barriers.
Nathalie has my highest recommendation based on my collaboration with her.
Elizabeth Maloba, Kenya
Nathalie worked miracles as the country coordinator and East African program manager for the enpact startup mentoring program. The job requires many skills including intricate planning for complex contingencies, coordination across continents, quick improvising, and keeping everyone's mood up. Nathalie brought all those skills to the table and added her own modesty, unflappable good demeanor and charm.
Oliver Beige, Germany
Nathalie's organisation and facilitation skills are exemplary. Her sharp, creative and detail-oriented mindset has brought a lot of added-value in each of the programme we have created. Authentic and honest, she is a true people-person and a motivating facilitator & networker whether she is in Germany, Kenya, Ghana, Tunisia or elsewhere in the world!
Quentin Merelle, France
Nathalie is a hard worker and reliable colleague who dedicated her work to the fields of social entrepreneurship and sustainability. She has a deep understanding of the issues, developed over the past years not only her facilitation, but also public speaking skills, and is most definitely a peoples-person, who can easily interact and work with people from different cultural backgrounds.
She is passionate about the African continent and loves to build meaningful bridges between people and organisations across nations.
Melanie Akerboom, Germany
I was amazed at how organized Nathalie was. Being keen to details, while also not losing focus of the wider/ long-term process is her biggest strength. She also showed great professional understanding on how to handle diversity while coordinating a program that brought together mentees, mentors and staff from different cultural backgrounds. Her ability to build long term professional relationships is commendable and to-date, she still maintains vibrant and valuable engagements with teams/ networks that she established.
Simon Wachieni, Kenya
I witness Nathalie taking full control and successfully steering the various programmes she oversaw. It takes hard work and a special capacity to plan, design, communicate and implement a programme for 45 people over two continents. Nathalie delivered this to the highest level with her management skills, structured approach and professional attitude to all details.
An x-factor working with Nathalie is her personal engagement and her ability to create lasting connections with people. She can deal with all situations from problem solving to discussing strategy with high level partners.
Stefan Godskesen, Denmark
Nathalie is super-woman when it comes to event organising. It looks like nothing can ever blow her away. Whatever obstacles may arise, she always keeps her good mood, professional behaviour and energetic personality. She is especially experienced in handling diverse international groups.
Gabriela Schweinberger, Germany
A 15 year - professional journey with positive impact and sustainable development at the core, capacity building as common thread, spread across sciences, public policies and entrepreneurship support.
Entrepreneurship Support and Empowerment of Changemakers' Communities
2017 - 2019: as Regional Manager East Africa at enpact, I
Sustainable Development Projects and Policies and Corporate Social Responsibility
2010 - 2013: as Project Manager, Consultant, Trainer and Facilitator at Auxilia, I
2007 - 2009: as Consultant and Trainer at BIO Intelligence Service (now Deloitte Sustainability Services), I
2007: as Network Facilitator at Orée, I
🌍 World Discovering
I was lucky enough to be able to set a foot on all continents.
The website dedicated to my travels introduces some of the countries I have been to.
Amongst noticeable experiences:
° Taking a small step and ending up very far
° Living with very few belongings
° Being the foreigner
° Getting to know strangers, especially when hitch-hiking and couchsurfing
° Experimenting cultural differences
° Managing uncertainty, figuring things out on the way
° Adapting to the unexpected
° Trusting myself, my intuition, my own path
° Social business as a way to fight poverty in the Philippines
° Fauna inventory for conservation in Kenya
° Children education and cultural exchange in Benin
° Education for social innovation in Armenia
° Welcome and support for the homeless in Paris
° Public reception for an international street arts festival
° Prevention of drunk driving and night carpooling
° Organization of "cultural weekends" to European cities for students
I graduated as a Generalist Engineer in 2007 from ENSTA ParisTech, Paris, France.
My studies were specialised in Environmental Sciences (ocean, atmosphere, climate) and were completed by a research internship at the Bureau of Meteorology Research Center in Melbourne, Australia.
Since 2016 I also hold a Post-Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation Management from the Amani Institute, Nairobi, Kenya.