Who are we ?

To resume

Leyders Associates is a team of Experts Consultants,acting together or separately according to the needs of each mission or project. All from the company, they held high-level positions and chose to put their experience at the service of customers.

The services they provide are always aimed at achieving long-term performance and respecting shared values, including the implementation of their networks to promote the business development of their customers.




Our relationships with the customers are always based on mutual trust.

We adapt to the operational reality in which our action takes part.


We observe how action and emotional anchoring (living an experience and its feeling)  trigger  behavioral change.


We believe that the collective dynamic comes before strict compliance with the framework and the choice of tools or processes.


Our Goal

The goal of this department is to provide all the services related to the performance of women and men in the company. To reach it, we have selected Consultants who share our objectives and our values!

Our values

The ethic Absolute respect for the human Confidentiality Diversity and mix Trust and sharing Work seriously without taking yourself seriously

The team

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Lucille Desjonquères

President & Founder

A graduate of IGS, Lucille spent 15 years in the pharmaceutical industry in Sales and Marketing management roles. She has been carrying out hunting missions since 2001 in the Health, Biotechnologies, Dermo-Cosmetics, Retail, Service Companies and New Economy sectors. She founded the “Women at the Heart of the Councils” department of the firm, the objective of which is to feminize the governance and executive committees of companies. She also chairs the IWF network in France (International Women’s Forum) – and in this capacity, leads numerous conferences on gender.

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Laetitia Dieux

Recruitment Consultant

Graduated with a master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, after a first experience in the industrial environment, Laetitia becomes a manager in the Retail sector for 8 years while conducting research and hunting missions during 3 years. In September 2017, she definitely joined the firm to develop hunting missions, particularly in the areas of Wealth Management, Fintechs, Industry, Renewable Energies and Distribution.

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Ludivine Sabbagh

Community & Office Manager

Holder of a BTS in Visual Communication specializing in Graphic Arts, Ludivine started out as a press officer in offices specializing in the areas of “Gastronomy-Spirits-Fashion-Beauty”, with a client portfolio of chefs and prestigious Houses, before training in Community Management and joining the Leyders Associates team in October 2016. She is also an Office Manager and recently, a Project Manager specializing in the “Governance Training” Offer.

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Didier Delaigue

Governance Training Director

For nearly 20 years, Didier Delaigue has been a consultant to General Management, mainly in the areas of corporate strategy and governance. He assists Managers, Directors or Boards of Directors of more family-run businesses in their strategic thinking as well as on the functioning of their governance system (development, professionalization, succession, etc.). He also supports founding directors in the creation of start-ups. It operates in many business sectors (distribution, fashion, industrial equipment, pharmaceuticals, mutual funds, energy, transport, etc.). Didier is also a teacher in Universities and Grandes Ecoles (HEC, CELSA, Centrale) in these fields.

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Recruitment Consultant

Automotive Sector Expert

With more than 35 years of experience in the automotive sector, Philippe has worked for the world’s largest car manufacturers and Tier1 suppliers. He has supported large-scale international projects (Europe, Asia, North America and Latin America). He has an intimate knowledge of the major players in the sector, of their organization, their operating methods and their challenges.

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Senior Consultant

“After degrees in behavioural sciences obtained at Lille and Paris la sorbonne universities Daniel does almost all his carreer in recruitment consultancy and executive search. He starts en the large consulting firm PA international where he stays 11 years .He becomes quickly manager particularly of the executive search division. Then he joins the group NEUMANN international  to create the french operation which becomes in a few years one of  the leaders of the executive search market. He is promoted group vice president and then is elected worldwide CEO to succeed to the founder Helmut NEUMANN. Daniel is elected two times president of the french professional association of executive search and is named director of the american association AESC . He joins Leyders Associates as Senior Consultant specialized in the search and coaching of generalist executives.
 Daniel receives a top award in history litterature.

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Umberto De Martino

Recruitment Consultant

With a BA in Business Administration from the American University of Paris in 1993, Umberto began his career at Merck & Co. where he worked for over 8 years in field sales and marketing. He then flew to New York and stayed there for over a year to pursue an artistic project. Shortly after September 11, he returned to Paris where he joined BJ Interactive (Havas) to successfully launch the first Skillsoft e-learning platform. He continued his role as Business Developer for several start-ups including NetBuzz, Matchpoint (FPE), Signature Olfactive where he recruited and managed the Sales & Marketing teams. In 2013, he joined Essentia Beauty, an Italian company specialised in Full Service Perfume/Cosmetics and continued his international development by setting up the Paris, Shanghai and San Francisco offices.
In 2021, he co-founded with Lucille Desjonquères, Open Links, whose mission is to support start-ups in their fund raising, their Go to Market and their recruitment.

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In Charge of Research

A graduate of the Military Air Force School (specialised in telecommunications) with a
bachelor’s degree in Portuguese, Hélène is a former lieutenant-colonel in the French Air
Force. During her 29-year career, she held positions in maintenance, military intelligence,
international relations, arms exports and officer training. She then spent 6 years as an export
sales manager and later a key accounts sales manager for France in high-tech companies,
before following an entrepreneurship training course and founding her own business.
Passionate about innovation and networking, she is now using her expertise to grow her
network of decision-makers and support start-ups in their commercial development.

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Recruitment Consultant

Graduated engineer from ESTACA, holder of an MBA from IAE Paris and of the Stanford Executive Program (SEP), Philippe Gaudillet has 30 years of experience in international business development in various industrial sectors, in particular in aerospace and defense. Philippe has an extensive knowledge of large industrial groups with complex matrix organization and of mid-sized family-owned companies. He has managed and recruited large multicultural sales teams during all these past years.

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Recruitment Consultant

For more than 15 years, Delphine Nourisson has supported large groups and startups in their development of partner networks.
As a specialist in the fields of insurance and health, she has a strong knowledge of the leaders in these business sectors, their mode of operation, their needs and challenges.
She has expertise in terms of creating dedicated entities, defining and implementing strategies and recruiting employees with high added value.

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Christophe BARREAU

Recruitment Consultant

A self-taught man, Christophe Barreau worked for over 30 years in the Transport Commission. After holding various operational positions in SMEs, he joined major international groups such as Panalpina, where he held high-level sales management positions as Head of Retail & Fashion and then Regional Director for the Grand Est region. In 2015, he joined Rhenus Logistics as Head of Overseas France, and in 2020 the Rhenus Logistics group entrusted him with the opening of its subsidiary Rhenus Air & Ocean for France, where he became Chairman. In 2023, he decided to change direction and move into Consulting, joining Leyders Associates as a Transport expert.

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Michel Paolucci

Development Director & Founder

30 years of technological and cultural innovation, from start-ups to multinationals, to make the impossible a reality, to transform complexity into evidence. Isn’t it enough just a dose of confidence, a brown of leadership and above all an appetite for collective intelligence, observation, commitment and above all resilience.

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Alexandrine Herbin

Psychotherapist / Sophrologist

For 11 years, Alex H trained in Caycedian Sophrology, Relaxation, Ericssonian hypnosis, Sophro-Analysis and various brief therapies, more specifically Brainspotting (psycho-trauma).

In 2016, she successfully completed her university degree in “Psychotherapies” at the Paris Saint-Anne Hospital.

Since the opening of her medical practice, she has developed her own approach using these different tools focussing mainly on stress and fear management, anxiety, insomnia, phobias, panic attacks, physical pain , burnout, depression and the deprogramming of anchors and limiting beliefs.

Her methods have also been tested with companies such as the Rothschild & Cie bank, for stress and insomnia management, and as part of a research program on pain for Cystic Fibrosis at both the Necker and Cochin hospitals in Paris. »

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Philippe Sarrazin

Coach & Mediator

Philippe Sarrazin supports managers faced with situations of relational tension or situations with high stakes such as taking up a position, the need to obtain support for a strategy or a project, the implementation of a transformation, etc. Philippe also supports Management Committees to strengthen their cohesion and collective efficiency, so that the manager can rely on a united and efficient team that helps him to carry out his mission.

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Sébastien Millecamps

Creator & Founder - Les pieds sur terre

Expert in communication (Chanel, Idemia, Bouygues,
Labeyrie, Dior, Renault, Canal +, Paris 2024 etc.)
• Author of the book « Image et image de Soi”, Dunod
Expert for APM’s Clubs : he has worked with more than
1500 CEOs of companies in Europe and overseas.
– International speaker for Chanel, Ubisoft, LVMH, Audi,
Canal+, Deloitte, etc.
– Member of the « Académie des Conférenciers
et Auteurs d’entreprises » (Aface)
– Member of The French-speaking
Academy of Authors and Speakers of Company
– Founder of Les pieds sur terre (www.lpst.net)

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Anne Etchenaguccia

HR Consultant & Executive coach

For more than 25 years in business, notably as HRR then HRD – specializing in recruitment, talent development and support for the management committee of intermediate-sized international companies – Anne has worked regularly in France, in Europe from North, China and the United States. Now HEC certified Executive Coach, she supports Executives, Managers and their Teams in individual coaching (taking up a position, conflict resolution, stress management, etc.), team coaching and co-development, in particular in recovery contexts or strategic and cultural change. Its motto: “To perpetuate individual and collective success thanks to the alliance between well-being and performance!”

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Daniel Bos

Advice evaluation and Board Strat Founder

Founding director of Stratelio Conseil since 1996: support for Presidents, Councils and Managers in Governance, Strategy and Organization. Director of Stratelio evaluation of executives and managers since 2011.

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Alain Perrot

President of Value Games

Alain Perrot is CEO of Value Games, a serious games company dedicated to delivering Value faster and better through People. He is a global expert on S&OP and Supply Chain, and has 35 years of hands-on experience all over the world, across all industries. His career in industry comprised senior roles with leading global manufacturers like Mars, Bestfoods and Air Liquide.

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Denis Lamboley


Specialist in health prevention and occupational stress management, I have been working for 10 years as a research partner with the social psychology laboratory of Prof. Franck Zenasni of the University of Paris V. We are working to develop scientifically validated barometers to assess the PsychoSocial risks, vulnerable people, and the risk of burnout within companies; this innovative approach also makes it possible to identify areas of vigilance but also of organizational resources and to optimize managerial performance. Recently, in response to the Covid 19 epidemic, we developed a new “WellCap” tool which makes it possible to determine the level of stress, but above all the springs and factors of individual, collective and social resilience both at the level of employees and teams during the containment and post-containment.

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Kathleen Garrigues

Health coach/PNL

Sales executive turned CEO for almost 20 years in an international trading context, Kathleen has decided to devote herself fully to coaching in 2017 following a health concern, which she saw as an opportunity.
Certified Executive Coach at International Mozaïk, she decided to specialize with a Master Practitioner training in NLP and Ericksonian hypnosis, powerful tools of accompaniment.
She intervenes both in companies (especially for job takeovers and individual coaching) as well as with individuals and has been adding a new string to her bow with a training in health coaching: the multiplication of individual illnesses (including chronic pain, burn-out), increased absenteeism, resumption of work after a prolonged absence are current topics of concern to companies.

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Sylvie Bernard Curie

Executive coach and trainer / Occupational psychologist, soft skills expert

Executive coach, occupational psychologist, chartered accountant and graduated from EDHEC business school, Sylvie has more than 30 years of experience as a financial auditor and in human resources and talent development. Former partner-head of talent at KPMG, she is now founding partner of A.Life, a firm specialized in soft skills development. Co-author of “You have everything to succeed” and “Simplify your relationships”, she has also been a psychologist in private practice for 10 years and is board member of a medical center.

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Pascale et Bernard Henry

Founders of Crysalead

Pascale and Bernard Henry are the directors and co-founders of CRYSALEAD, an executive coaching firm. After having been leaders in international groups, she as Financial Director, and he as Commercial Director, they decided to come together around their common passion, vocation and mission, that of succeeding, transmitting and teaching Art. of the Relationship. They are both HEC certified Executive coaches (with CESA I and CESA II), Mindfulness-training in the US, NLP certified, and practice a Gestaltist posture in their intervention (EPOKE certified). They have created a new method based on the dynamics of YIN / YANG, values ​​of the Feminine and the Masculine intended for Women and Men for a new model of Leadership where Pleasure at work and Benevolence are at the center of their humanist approach.

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Danièle Clergeot

Director of the "Parity & Diversity Practice"

Capitalising on a solid international background in managerial positions, Daniele supports Management Committees in their search for operational performance.
She is convinced that wealth stems from diversity.
Within Leyders Associate, Danièle directs the Diversity practice : she creates tailor-made programs covering HR policies, team dynamics and individual support, based on thorough diagnosis and with the objective of reaching corporate goals as far as diversity is concerned.

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Guila Clara Kessous

Executive Coach

Guila Clara Kessous coaches executive committees, senior executives and managers in change management, in their assumption of duties and in the development of corporate strategy. She combines a prestigious academic background (Executive MBA from ESSEC, PhD from Boston University, D. at Boston University, and a post-doctorate at Harvard University) with a solid professional background to develop leadership and performance optimization for her clients in an international context. She is certified by Harvard University in coaching using personal development and facilitation tools such as Positive Psychology (Tal Ben Shahar), Leadership and Negotiation (William L. Ury) and Executive Communication (Marjorie North). Her latest book published by Gallimard in 2022 is entitled: “Ensemble pour les droits des femmes” (Together for women’s rights) co-edited with Isabelle Rome, Minister of Equality between Women and Men. She received the “She received the Woman Empowerment Award from the Global Gift Foundation from Eva Longoria in 2020 and became the same year Rising Talent of the Women’s Forum for The Economy & Society. Guila Clara Kessous is also an active member of the Harvard University affiliated Institute of coaching. She was named Officier des Arts et Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture.


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CEO Brain Me UP Consulting & Cercle pheWomenal

Hanane is an expert in complex negotiation coaching for business
leaders. Her unique approach focus on the strategic thinking of the
negotiation process until the close out . She helps leaders elevate
their performance, unlock innovative options, navigate political
dynamics and achieve optimal outcomes in challenging situations.
She has a good understanding and vision of the business,
organizational and regulatory challenges facing the financial
industry, based on her extensive professional experience as Sales
and Marketing Director for French and international Asset Managers.
She holds a Master’s degree in Management and Business
Administration from the University of Paris X Nanterre and is
certified in complex negotiation at Sciences Politiques Paris.
Her multidisciplinary profile allows her to provide her clients with
the best innovative solutions such as neurocognitive and behavioral
approach : Relational Intelligence, Emotional & Adaptive,
Leadership. Today, Hanane is the founder and CEO of Brain Me Up
Consulting, a consulting and coaching firm dedicated to sales and
management skills. She also created pheWomenal, a tailor-made
program to help women capitalize on their strengths in order to take
a decisive step in their career.

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