Geneviève Depresseux

As a scientist, Geneviève Depresseux has coordinated clinical research for nearly 40 years in the Rheumatology department of the Catholic University of Louvain . She has worked in project management, data management and biostatistics. She has developed her knowledge in the human sciences through a Master in Labor Sciences (UCL) and a Coaching school (Coaching Ways).

Convinced that enlightened actors play a decisive role in building a more harmonious world, she now supports business leaders in the development of their non-technical skills, i.e. their soft skills, their know-hows. She works for individuals and organizations.

She is also the author of reports and research on soft skills and burnout. Her professional involvement places her as a certified coach (PCC) and a member of the board of the International Coaching Association (ICF).

Andrew Parsons

Andrew has been working as a professional coach for over 10 years. His practice supports people adapt to personal or professional change and transition to the new normality. He also supports teams to create healthy and sustainable high performance.

He started his coaching practice as an internal job+coach at GlaxoSmithKline where he also had scientific and business unit leadership roles. His areas of experience cover small molecules, biological and oligonucleotide projects in a range of Therapy Areas. His scientific leadership covered early research and development for new medicines for migraine, pain, neuro-rehabilitation and Alzheimer’s Disease. He was part of the management team for the GSK/Shionogi JV (forerunner of Viiv Healthcare). As VP and Head Preclinical Drug Discovery in External Drug Discovery he played a leading role in creation of new business processes in working with a range of external partners. He has published over a 100-peer review scientific articles and book chapters in Science and Medical Education and is co-author of the how-to guide Leading with Presence, what is it, why it matters and how to get it.

He has been working independently as an External Coach since 2012 with a variety of organisations and charities. He is a certified Professional Medical Coach and played a key role in the development of the coaching service, empowering cancer patients and their families at the Fountain Centre, St Like’s Cancer Unit, Surrey. This project was recognised with a best practice award see

He has a graduate degree in Pharmacology, MSc in Psychology with an MSc and PhD focussed on treatments for brain injuries and migraine respectively. He is passionate about the application of science into the practice of coaching and development. He is a member of the Association for Business Psychology, the British Psychological Society, International Positive Psychology Association and a Fellow of the Institute of Coaching (Harvard, USA).

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