“The Diamonds” Podcast is about people who dare to really live, who dare to assert their singularity. It is a collection of Inspiring Stories to Embrace who you are.
This 3rd episode is about Abel.
Abel used to have the perfect socially accepted career then switched to a portfolio career combined with a nomadic lifestyle through the globe. Years before the Covid19 shock.
2020 was a shifting year and its effects are challenging the norms in regards of full time work, dependency between work and personal life location.
Listen to Abel who made that switch and set his own rules to thrive in our VUCAD world.
Find more about https://www.linkedin.com/in/abelvanstaveren
Botanic Gardens, Singapore – October 2019
Beyond real life practice, I have gained substantial qualifications in:
Driven by my passion for fairness and convinced that diversity and inclusion are key to the ability to outperform, I am currently the Chairwoman of Women in the Seafood Industry, a non-for-profit that empowers women of the global seafood industry by raising awareness and influence decision-makers and spreading information on social issues. I also share my experiences and wisdom through mentoring startups and entrepreneurs, particularly as an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Insead Business School.
Christelle is a unique blend of human qualities and business acumen. Her ultra sensitivity goes both sides. She is able to perceive and attend to others’ needs, expressed or hidden ones. At the same time she is able to convey her emotions in a vulnerable and powerful manner.
Paul Tran, HR Director & Leadership coach, Singapore
I had the pleasure to accompany Christelle while she was re/defining her projects and goals. She is a total person, who is not afraid to get to the bottom of things, to explore her own vulnerabilities to bounce back. Joyful and enthusiast, she tackles situations with an infectious enthusiasm. Thanks to her temper and creative intelligence (I rather say sparkling), she brings a powerful analytical dynamic. She strategically responds to various challenges that leaders encounter by creating new leads. To sum up her main strengths, I would give 4 words :
Christelle perceives opportunities as well as conflicts her Clients’ rhetoric. Sensitive to the coherence between an individual, her/his project and the storytelling, she is able to question effectively the non-aligned aspects in order to open to more mindful and more powerful choices and strategies. She is also able to identify options and suggest innovative, sometimes even disruptive, alternatives.
Her personal modus operandi enables her to quickly pinpoint the key elements of a situation and imagine original approach, while freeing herself from current processus and ways of thinking.
Her business practice and knowledge enable Christelle to constantly bear in mind the business essentials principles. By doing so, Christelle propose fresh ideas, yet achievable and serving the company success.
Christelle shares her « intuitions » and observations with vigour and conviction. Her approach may be uncomfortable for those who nurture the status quo. She might get impatient as people don’t see what she perceives. Be mindful to share openly your caveats in order to keep a fruitful dialogue in time of uncertainty. Ultimately, I would say that working with Christelle is transformational, disruptive, challenging while aligned with the project leader and corporate life.
Dominique Proudhon, peacemaker & professional coach, France