Zenon is the main character of L'Oeuvre au noir by Marguerite Yourcenar ("The Abyss"). In Yourcenar's own words, "In alchemical treatises, the formula L'Oeuvre au Noir, designates what is said to be the most difficult phase of the alchemist's process, the separation and dissolution of substance. It is still not clear whether the term applied to daring experiments on matter itself, or whether it was understood to symbolize trials of the mind in discarding all forms of routine and prejudice. Doubtless it signified one or the other meaning alternately, or perhaps both at the same time." Reference : Wikipedia.
Laure Helfgott runs her own company Zenon&Co, accompanying organisations and executives in their transformations, through individual coaching sessions, team coaching programs, and dedicated trainings.
She is also a Violinist, conducting music workshops in order to help executive teams understand how they cooperate and communicate. In these workshops, the participants get the opportunity to explore new ways to create together, to find their rhythm, and to develop their listening and leadership skills.
As an Affiliate Professor at ESCP Europe, in the Chair of Entrepreneurship and Executive Department, she teaches soft skills, change management and coaching.
She graduated from ESSEC Business School in 1996, and started her career as an executive in large organizations (e.g. Kering, Société Générale), as well as in start-ups (e.g. Aucland, Nabab).
In 2005, she launched a marketing agency with Patricia Van der Avoort in Brussels and served many FMCG's in their direct marketing campaigns. In 2012 changing gear, she certified as a business coach (HEC).
Married and mother of two children, she has worked and lived in France, Belgium, Italy and Spain, and speaks four languages.
Certifications : ESSEC Grande Ecole (1996), Coaching HEC Cesa II (2012), MBSR (2014), Certified Trainer Process Communication Model (2014)
Pedro is a cellist, and a team coach certified by IDDI in Madrid.
He runs his own boutique "Musical Thinker" and has already animated more than 200 musical workshops for many major companies in Spain.
He also conducted a TEDx conference demonstrating the power of music through an event with 1000 non-musicians. His passion for music as well as his talent for coaching and animating groups and teams are contagious!
Together with Laure Helfgott, he created a methodology of Coaching through Music, that they have already experimented in many organisations.
Marc-Olivier de Nattes
Marc-Olivier is a violinist in the Orchestre National de France, and also a conductor for several orchestras and educational projects. Not only is he a very talented classical musician, but he is also an agile and very creative jazz and improv musician, as well as a passionate teacher.
In the "Coaching through Music" sessions of Zenon & Co, he shares his passion for music, and helps teams and individuals to improvise and explore the challenging combination of agility and excellence.
Professional Coaches and Musicians
Depending on the clients' requirements, and especially for team coaching seminars, Zenon & Co works regularly and closely with other business coaches, and with professional musicians for all sessions of "Coaching through Music".