ABOUT ME

Global citizen
and "Swiss army knife" for executive and leadership teams

MY VALUES

 

HUMANISM

Participatory and human-centered approach, putting end users and target populations at the heart of my interventions 

SUSTAINABILITY

Long-term vision focused on an increasingly positive impact on our global society and natural environment

AUTHENTICITY

Open and honest communication throughout our collaboration, and maintenance of confidentiality

ADAPTABILITY

Flexibility when faced with shifting project parameters and priorities

EXCELLENCE

Consistent and high-quality work delivered on time that surpasses clients' expectations 

CREATIVITY

Originality and innovative solutions
to organizations' biggest challenges

EXPERIENCE OVERVIEW

 

IN SHORT

Through over 8 years of diverse professional experience, I have identified the most effective strategies for social sector actors who wish to optimize their operations and their impact. 

As an independent consultant, I put this expertise into practice by designing tailored interventions and in-depth analyses of my clients' roles in their ecosystems.

KEY TAKE-HOMES:

Professional experience:​

  • Over 8 years of experience in the sustainable development sector collaborating with a wide variety of organizations and companies (social enterprises, international NGOs, grassroots nonprofits, and corporate foundations)

  • Member of the CIVICUS Solidarity Fund advisory committee 

  • Experience working with over 12 companies and organisations in the US, France, and Canada

  • Field work experience in India (2 months), Bolivia (3 months), and Colombia (1 month)

  • Bilingual in French and English since the age of 10 

  • Advanced level of Spanish


Education

  • Advanced degrees from leading universities: 

    • Bachelors in International Development and Anthropology from McGill University in Montreal, Canada

    • Masters in Development Practice (MDP) from UC Berkeley, CA

  • Certified in Teaching English as a Second Language (TEFL)

  • Fellow of the On Purpose Paris social impact leadership development program

  • Formal training in active listening, non-violent communication, and cross-cultural communication

 

Personal experience: 

  • Born in France, dual-nationality France and USA since 2018

  • Lived in the US (16 years), Canada (5 years), France (9 years) and Greece (1 year)

  • Traveled to over 30 countries on every continent

  • MBTI profile: ENFP

SAMPLE OF PAST CLIENTS

 

TESTIMONIALS

 

Alix was an absolute pleasure to work with. She's truly passionate about social change and takes meticulous care of her work. I was always impressed that her projects were not only done impeccably, with very little supervision, but that she would add the extra something to truly make it shine.

Naomi Morenzoni

Vice President, Philanthropy Strategy at Salesforce.org

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