Born in Beijing and having grown up in Shanghai in a family of intellectuals, Yuan Laurent became an economist within a large French group in 1990 and stayed there for about thirty years.
During this period, she specialized in economic analysis, project financing, international development, and intellectual property protection.
She played a key role in the establishment and management of an establishment of the French group for which she worked on the Chinese market.
About ten years ago, an event oriented his interest towards personal development.
She started to coach young people in difficulty.
Today, having become a certified coach and member of the “International Coach Federation” after training at the “Erickson International” school, she offers sessions to French entrepreneurs and business leaders who wish to set up in Asia.
Development of intercultural coaching between France and the Chinese world
Since 2020, Yuan Laurent has been moving towards a more business-oriented clientele. The reason, a need in the intercultural niche identified, between France and the world of Chinese culture (People's China, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong), a challenge for many French companies. Today, she offers coaching sessions as well as personalized support to managers of international companies, in particular in the management of a multicultural team, the taking of new functions, the preparation of an expatriation. Yuan Laurent's coaching is also aimed at future expatriates who wish to work with the Chinese world as well as ex-expatriates returning to France who have difficulty repositioning themselves.
"I have personally lived these experiences, which is why I feel legitimate to guide and support entrepreneurs who wish to use the skills of their employees from different cultures to improve their performance".
Professional and human skills at the service of entrepreneurs
In addition to using her professional skills, this certified coach also draws on her personal resources which she considers essential in the exercise of this new profession which fascinates her:
“My professional experiences around the world have enabled me to refine certain human values such as rigor, empathy or perseverance.
These are resources that I use in my coaching sessions.
It is also very important for me to be open-minded and respect other cultures, to always be authentic in my relationships in order to seek resilience in the client, ”
continues the expert coach.
An approach geared towards successful exchanges
For the future, Yuan Laurent wishes to use more effectively his know-how and his experience in the economic and intercultural field in the service of French companies.
Its ambition is to develop the niche of specialized intercultural coaching between France and the Chinese world.
The latter represents nearly 19% of the earth's population and nearly 30% of global GDP, a market of significant size for the French economy.
Specialized and targeted coaching will facilitate understanding, economic and cultural exchanges between these two worlds.
It is with a good knowledge of the mentality, of the ways of working and particularly of the values of its interlocutors that successful exchanges are possible.
* The Chinese world: it is made up of countries / regions largely influenced by Chinese culture (People's China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Macao and Malaysia).