Testimonies

Bénédicte Join-Lambert, Training Group Manager - POCLAIN HYDRAULICS
Bénédicte Join-Lambert, Training Group Manager - POCLAIN HYDRAULICS

"I'd like to thank you for the training carried out yesterday with our team.

Yesterday, I have got very positive feedbacks and a high satisfaction from our trainees. They have spent a very nice moment, have founded the training of a high quality, very concrete and operational for them."

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Eric Meltzer, Marketing Trade Director - CMA CGM Japan
Eric Meltzer, Marketing Trade Director - CMA CGM Japan

"The training course carried out has been very interesting.

It was composed by a group of 6 persons from different big companies: Areva, L'Oreal, Atlantic Group, Seb Group and myself from CMA CGM Group.
Others daily work with the Japanese and I was the only one to prepare an expatriation. This allowed ... Read more

Steve Fuchs, IT/Software Development, Team Lead AX Development - POLYPORE INTERNATIONAL Inc.
Steve Fuchs, IT/Software Development, Team Lead AX Development - POLYPORE INTERNATIONAL Inc.

"The challenge of long-distance team working training gave me the opportunity to put myself in question about some caracteristics of my communication with my team.

Some linked with good sens and that we miss when we are in a hurry and others which have been new for me. The group also gave me the chance to enrich myself with others experiences and advices. Thank you !"

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Ingrid Boloré,International Key Account Manager - LFB COMPANY
Ingrid Boloré,International Key Account Manager - LFB COMPANY

« The training Succeed in a multicultural environment perfectly suited to my needs.

In accordance with my expectations, it is a generalist training because it is not just focused on an area or country, being very useful at the same time.
After 2 days, we got real keys to better understand and foresee cultural differences. Akte... Read more

Marylie Nguyen Hoai, Environmental Projects Manager - Company in Tourism and Entertainment sector
Marylie Nguyen Hoai, Environmental Projects Manager - Company in Tourism and Entertainment sector

"I want to say that your training has drawn attention.

This morning, I spoke with several persons who have already putted into practices recommendations. It has also permitted to better understand why it is better either to think on the French way or on the American way... the best... Read more

Anne Vergeron, Banking Partnerships Manager - BNP PARIBAS, Cash Management Competence Center
Anne Vergeron, Banking Partnerships Manager - BNP PARIBAS, Cash Management Competence Center

"As part of my mission which consists on building and developing partnerships with banks around the world, I am involved in important negociations.

I needed to well understand the Japanese culture through customs in order to decipher uses and practises so far from our Occidental framework.
In this kind of training, it is important to a have a bi-cultural trainer. It makes exchanges ri... Read more

DSNA Engineer, FRENCH CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY
DSNA Engineer, FRENCH CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY

"I wanted to point out the remarkable quality of the conference about "Developing cross-cultural skills".

The speaker was relevant on content and pertinent and engaging on style. Message was clear and instructive. In just 2 hours, many informations have been captured.

Beyond this conference, I particularly find interesting to have or... Read more

Fabienne Raveleau, Head of IS Transformational Change Management IS Europe and Corporate Functions - SANOFI
Fabienne Raveleau, Head of IS Transformational Change Management IS Europe and Corporate Functions - SANOFI

"Following the Transformation of our IS Direction, we have organized "intercultural webinars" trainings course.

With our new organization, employees have joined teams with people located in different countries between Europe and United-States. They needed to find new marks in this Transformation context.


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Bruno Loustalot, Divisionnal HR Manager - FIVES
Bruno Loustalot, Divisionnal HR Manager - FIVES

"Within the framework of my job, I am in contact with two subsidiaries located in the Arabian Gulf countries, one in Bahrein and the other one in Saudi Arabia.

Thus, I have regular relationships with Managing Directors, Finance Managers and employees from these two offices. In my job (deployment of the HR Group strategy and associated tools, recruitment, interviews, career management), it is ne... Read more

Pierre Beaufils, CEO - RCI Financial Services Korea (Renault group)
Pierre Beaufils, CEO - RCI Financial Services Korea (Renault group)

"My wife and I attended a training called “Succeed in your International Assignment in South Korea” in June 2014, before our expatriation in Seoul.

Within 1 day, our trainer (...) succeeded in explaining the main basis of the Korean society.

Mixing historical basis, philosophical basis, and recent cultural elements (books, films), our trainer put into light the cultural codes of this ... Read more

Jean-Michel Canto, Amman technocentre Director - ORANGE
Jean-Michel Canto, Amman technocentre Director - ORANGE

"The training occured in a particular setting, in Amman: 1/ in French for the French participants 2/ in Arabic for the Arabian participants Indeed, an interpreter also expert in sociology and who has French and Jordanian origins, accompanied the trainer for a simultaneous translation.

The audience was composed by people with varied geographical and social origins: French people, Jordanians, Africans.

The aim was to get a better understanding of the others, to adapt our behavior to the others, to better act together. Read more

Charlotte Silvestre, HR Manager, eSW&P Business Group - GEMALTO
Charlotte Silvestre, HR Manager, eSW&P Business Group - GEMALTO

"The content as well as the animation of the consultant of this training have met my expectations.

As far as the content is concerned, it has avoided both stereotypes and the displaying of mere theories.

Furthermore, the presented tool [Nomad' Network] is rich and useful in my everyday work. It enables me to refine my international comm... Read more

Antoine Jouvin, A350 FMS Test Engineer, Avionic System Integration Service Tests & System Integration Division - SAFRAN Engineering Services
Antoine Jouvin, A350 FMS Test Engineer, Avionic System Integration Service Tests & System Integration Division - SAFRAN Engineering Services

[The Akteos’ consultant who hold our training] is a really good trainer.

He was aware of the daily challenges we are facing and he gave us the keys to cope with the issues concerning our offshore co-workers. Thanks to this training, one understands that one cannot improvise when working in a multicultural context."
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Jean-Luc Frontera, Chief Executive Officer - FAIVELEY Transport in Morocco
Jean-Luc Frontera, Chief Executive Officer - FAIVELEY Transport in Morocco

"My training consultant has been CEO, with a 200-people local team, for more than 10 years. The implementation of the management advices he gave me helped me to benefit almost immediately from a strong motivation of the team, along with a dedication so spontaneous that I was surprised.

Lots of trainings fall into the banality of NLPs, cultural approaches we have seen over and over, etc, not this one.

In this precise case, it is a question of efficient immersion in the Moroccans’ cultural reality by erasing all our preco... Read more

Marilyn Vaidis, Sales Assistant & Fabien Vaidis, Project Manager - AB Volvo / Renault Trucks SAS
Marilyn Vaidis, Sales Assistant & Fabien Vaidis, Project Manager - AB Volvo / Renault Trucks SAS

"When you have to work and live in a country you don't know at all, it's not easy to wonder about the good issues.

Understanding our areas of interest and our fears, our Akteos trainer gave us the relevant info we needed.

She created a cosy and friendly atmosphere and let us get a foothold in the US, by sharing her experience and short stories full of ... Read more

Florence Barraquet, Chemist - L'OREAL Research & Innovation
Florence Barraquet, Chemist - L'OREAL Research & Innovation

"This training session was really enriching. I opened my mind to a culture with unrevealed richness.

This training session helped me to see consciously the differences of functioning between the Chinese and the French. It also helped me to understand the origin of these differences.

[The Akteos trainer] is a person of great knowledge who ... Read more

Claude Such, Configuration Manager, Technical Data Management – AIRBUS HELICOPTERS
Claude Such, Configuration Manager, Technical Data Management – AIRBUS HELICOPTERS

After a training "Working with the Chinese", Claude put quickly into practice some of the best practices given by his consultant:

"Results after my training:
When I'm in China for business, I ask firmly to discuss with someone from the same level of mine who is a decision-maker on some subjects.
 

Last time I even gave the names of the people who had to b... Read more

Laurent Bresson, International Supply Chain Manager - SAINT-GOBAIN SEKURIT
Laurent Bresson, International Supply Chain Manager - SAINT-GOBAIN SEKURIT

With her great experience of China, living inside, as sinologist and ethnologist, [the Akteos consultant] made us travel though China, giving us both reference keys and desire for discovering more its inhabitants.

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Morgane Bocahut, International HR Development Manager, CLARINS Group
Morgane Bocahut, International HR Development Manager, CLARINS Group

We were searching for a new partner for intercultural training which would know about the specificities of different countries but also about cross-cultural communication. We had excellent feedbacks from members of our staff who attended Akteos intercompany training sessions. So we challenged them with our 2013 training plan.

We wanted to organize customized training sessions for our teams who worked globally in their everyday life or for those who wished to know more about the countries and the geographical zone that are keys for CLARINS firm in order to improve their... Read more

Francis Fortner, Telecommunication Satellites Directorate, Launch Systems Interfaces & System Budgets Manager, Airbus Defence & Space
Francis Fortner, Telecommunication Satellites Directorate, Launch Systems Interfaces & System Budgets Manager, Airbus Defence & Space

This training about Japanese culture was great thanks to:

  • the fields covered (geography, population growth, history, literature, sociology),
  • the richness of behaviour examples coming from the consultant as well as the other participants,
Marjorie Huguenin-Virchaux, Training Manager, CMA CGM Firm
Marjorie Huguenin-Virchaux, Training Manager, CMA CGM Firm

We learnt about the keys to be successful in intercultural situations. I instantaneously saw in it a concrete gift.

In front of each new situation, I wonder about my own way of thinking and my own values and I ask to myself if they are adapted or not. Change begins with our own spirit.

Tolerance, listening and adaptation are the key words.
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Responsible of a team spread over several sites, ANSALDO
Responsible of a team spread over several sites, ANSALDO

“The purpose of this training corresponds well to the expectations of our employees which the project teams are more and more multi-site and multicultural.

Our clients are mainly abroad, often on other continents, and the projects often involve several partners.

Add to this the fact that our suppliers may also be outside the borders…”

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Nelly Julien, Purchasing Manager, Hutchinson
Nelly Julien, Purchasing Manager, Hutchinson

“Cam on”! A training which is drunk and digested very well because I remained speechless of your stories and explanations!

I will view this documentary ["Asiatiques de France" broadcasted on France 5 in September 2013] also with great fascination: to grow Humility!
 

Participant to a training "Working with Vietnamese" in September 2013

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Regional Director, LEROY MERLIN
Regional Director, LEROY MERLIN

“Two of the three groups made their trip to India last week.

These two groups (one of which I am responsible of) were precursors, and 18 others will leave end of May on the same theme “one week to imagine tomorrow"

I wanted to convey the thanks of all the participants.

There is no doubt that ... Read more

IT Manager, CMA CGM SYSTEMS
IT Manager, CMA CGM SYSTEMS

“It is one of the best trainings (if not the best) that I have had since my arrival in the group.

High quality and excellent host

Finally we find and echo to our problems with our offshore centers in India and in Dubai with real solutions.”

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CĂ©dric Darmois, Engineer, expatriate, Schneider Electric
CĂ©dric Darmois, Engineer, expatriate, Schneider Electric

“The trainer made us a presentations on the country’s culture but also on Asia management, by mixing historical explanations and concrete cases.

This limits the odd and allows to react better, by avoiding for example a direct conflict in case of disagreement.”

Interview by Estelle Maussion for "La Croix"

CĂ©dric Darmois followed with his wife a training on Thail... Read more

Sandrine Le Gac, Center of Excellence Biometric Terminals, SAFRAN Morpho
Sandrine Le Gac, Center of Excellence Biometric Terminals, SAFRAN Morpho

"At the end of the second day of training, India is at hand. This business trip, so far two days ago is suddenly so close.

Far from the stereotype behaviors to adopt and the verses to memorize, it has given us the taste of the atmosphere prevailing there, the basis to know and understand the hidden side of this new culture in order to have a true and just view on the ... Read more

Stéphane Cherriere, Commissioning Site Leader, CEGELEC
Stéphane Cherriere, Commissioning Site Leader, CEGELEC

“Since our meeting, I had the opportunity to see how your tips are useful.

I will not “list” or give an order of importance, effectiveness or usefulness in everything you explained to us. Everything is important.

Another big thank for everything. "

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.... Read more

Anne-Sophie Rousseau, IRD Integration Engineers, VIACCESS
Anne-Sophie Rousseau, IRD Integration Engineers, VIACCESS

“I participated in training on intercultural communication. With a very educationalist trainer, very clear and using concrete examples of our professional life, this training allowed me, day by day, to have a reading grid and keys to better understand my professional context, very multicultural.

It allowed me to reflect on my way of communicating, to give or receive information from people with a different way of expression than mine.


A training to do, and do again.”

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Patricia Crocker, Head of research Evaluation, L’Oreal research and innovation
Patricia Crocker, Head of research Evaluation, L’Oreal research and innovation

“Great conference, inspiration, motivation, to be shared with our Human Resources!”

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Engineer, ST MICROELECTRONICS
Engineer, ST MICROELECTRONICS

I found these two days passed too quickly

Frankly, I enjoyed it a lot. This culture is troubling and exciting at the same time. Troubling by its contradictions and passionate as it is so varied. All these ethnic that seem so far apart… Everything seems to be contrast.

In any case ... Read more

Minal Susheel, spouse of a manager working in France
Minal Susheel, spouse of a manager working in France

“It was a wonderful session yesterday and we all have benefited from it. The part about the history / timelines of France is so important and enriching. France has a rich history and when definitely needs to be aware of it. Thanks for all the information. ”

Mina Susheel and her family held “Living and working in France” training session

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Laurence Petit, Intercultural Consultant
Laurence Petit, Intercultural Consultant

"During my training courses I use the Nomad' Profile, which always proves very popular with the participants, who clearly recognise themselves in their cultural profile!

They have a lot of fun comparing it with the countries in which they will be working, spotting any major differences which are all areas requiring careful attention. 

As a client recently told me, "to try it once is to adopt it""

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Patricia Croker, Evaluation Studies Manager, L'Oréal Recherhe CAPI
Patricia Croker, Evaluation Studies Manager, L'Oréal Recherhe CAPI

"Well done and thank you to Akteos for this excellent evening.

Personally, I have always admired Jean-Christophe Victor.

This evening was an added bonus for us, helping us to achieve a better international understanding with excellent intercultural reflexes thanks to Akteos!"

Following the ... Read more

Human Resources Manager, BNP Paribas, Retail bank
Human Resources Manager, BNP Paribas, Retail bank

"What makes Akteos so different is its approach, which is firmly focused on the individual: on ensuring that the person understands, on his won way of working before examining differences in cultural perception.

In my opinion this is the best way to ensure successful intercultural integration.

What's more, Akteos offers a wide range of services: assessment, training, intercultural coaching and also flexibility, adaptability and responsiveness vis-... Read more

Human Resources Manager, European Sales Department, EDF Corporate
Human Resources Manager, European Sales Department, EDF Corporate

"A big thank you for organising and running the kick-off meetings.

I had a great time and so did the participants.

The workshop made it possible to break down barriers between the participants and clearly show them that when you're motivated you can understand one another without necessarily speaking the ... Read more

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