The futura21 team

Your project partner

Following a programme at futura21

Feeling welcome and being involved in a dynamic and sharing environment, receiving attention through a personlized service

The Managers, orchestrating all of the futura21 projects and activities

Chantal Marino

Chantal Marino

Futura21, Managing Director

 

Executive Coach and Organisation management consultant

Chantal has first been holding organizational and human resources management responsibilities with multinational companies. As a member of an Executive Committee, she participated in the company’s strategy, taking charge of restructuring and development operations in European sites.

As a management consultant, she conducts change and organisational development projects in a wide range of sectors. She passionately supports leaders, managers and executives, combining her experience in the field with her expertise in human behaviours and systemic functioning of organisations.

During a research project, Chantal has created the adult guidance and assessment model which is used at futura21 to support career paths in response to new, complex and changing situations in working environments.
In October 2012, gathering a team of career and management professionals, she founded futura21. The company represents the synthesis of everything that drives her: connecting human beings and organisations towards a deep and meaningful accomplishment for each one.

A graduate of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of Rouen and HEC Geneva, Chantal is specialised in organisational sciences, work behaviour and adult guidance. She is a Master Practitioner in NLP, an Executive Master Coach, trained in Transactional Analysis and systemic approaches. Certified in all the psychometric tools offered by futura21, she supervises and trains coaches and consultants in their use of these tools and in their support work.

Alyda Canal

Alyda Canal

Head of Finance, Administration and Human Resources

 

With a Master degree in Economics and Social Science from the University of Geneva, Alyda initially embarked on an international career in the field with the International Committee of the Red Cross. Back in Geneva, she joined the private bank industry and took on business responsibilities and team management for several Geneva financial institutions.

Inspired by the challenge, the diversity of experience and the transmission of knowledge, Alyda has taught accounting to young adults at the Department of Public Education.

Alyda is the Administrator of futura21 SA. She is in charge of managing the company administration, finance and the human resources. With a pragmatic and innovative spirit and a sporting dynamic, Alyda takes up the challenges of the company in this constantly changing world. Curious about people, directly connected to futura21 professional expertise, Alyda is a certified NLP practitioner, trained in pedagogy and in a range of personal development approaches. She also continues to develop her financial and business management skills.

Romain Buob

Romain Buob

Lausanne Office Manager

 

Professional coach – Career and transition consultant
Digital communication expert and trainer

Specialised in adult training, Romain develops training modules and highly innovative tools in digital communication techniques and social networks. His sense of pedagogy and the dynamics of his presentations allow the participants to learn easily and to discover the interest using all new digital communication tools. He provides the same dynamic to his coaching sessions as well.  

Romain is a human resources professional, holding federal diplomas specializing in human resources and training. Through his experience in the banking-finance, recruitment and technology sectors, he was also been an expert in the HR certificate exam.

Highly recognised for his interpersonal skills, his dynamism and his interest in the business world, Romain is involved in the development and delivery of team-building training courses for futura21’s corporate clients

Actively participating in the creation of futura21 from autumn 2012, Romain took charge of the opening of the futura21 office in Lausanne in 2014. Lausanne offices benefits from his entrepreneurial initiatives addressed to executives participants and corporate clients As a born communicator, he invites market players to share their expertise and approaches during conferences. He has implemented a series of distance seminars with an e-learning programme which is constantly developed and updated. Certified in the use of tools like Insights discovery, Trima and Business Model You, Romain brings his creative energy and natural empathy to anyone benefiting from his coaching, training and consulting approaches.

The Coaches in tune with you all along your programme

Isabelle Abbruzzese

Isabelle Abbruzzese

Professional Coach, career and transition consultant

 

Isabelle has learned about marketing with enthusiasm through her studies in the field of economy at HEC-Geneva. During the 18 years she spent in complex, demanding and evolving environments, she has developed her interest in customer relationship through the organisation of promotional events in the context of technology.

Her passion for human functioning and her professional aspirations lead Isabelle to train and become an ICF Certified Professional Coach and Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner. She is also extending her skills through a training programme in neurosciences for coaching.

As a Career Management Coach-Consultant at futura21, Isabelle values the diversity of professional talents through her coaching approaches. She knows how to identify the key competencies to be used in a demanding and complex job market. She guides an in-depth reflection in order to enhance a profile to make it attractive on the job market while keeping the person’s authenticity.

Isabelle knows how to convey her confidence and motivation as well as her strong structured thinking supporting individuals during career transition programmes.

Elias Ashkar

Elias Ashkar

Member of honnor,Business Strategy Consultant - Mentor and Executive Coach

 

Elias has more than 30 years of experience in multinational companies in global functions, covering large geographical areas in different parts of the world. Throughout his career, he has held responsibilities from Director to Vice President and CEO.

His expertise is particularly recognised in the fields of business development, corporate strategic management, and team development. His international experience has been enriched in particular within groups such as Coca-Cola, Mattel and Procter & Gamble.
As a leader, Elias has played a key role in the communities and countries where he has led and developed activities. Elias has extended his entrepreneurial responsibilities to include economic development functions in the regions where he worked. Today, he is a regular speaker, appearing in the media as an expert on economic issues and political issues of international scope.
Elias joined Futura21 in the early days of its creation with the desire to share his experience as a business leader and decision-maker in international operations and strategy. As a mentor and coach, he invites you to step back and reflect on strategic career planning, management and business decisions. He is an inspiring leader in the decision-making processes of both the company and the leader himself.

Sylvie Benkemoun

Sylvie Benkemoun

Professional Coach, career and transition consultant

 

Sylvie started and continued her career for twenty years in private banking as a Relationship Manager. Driven by her interest in human beings and her learning interests, Sylvie turned to Human Resources activities, then to coaching and obtained her Master Coach certification.

In the second part of her career, she provides coaching to executives in career transition programmes. Sylvie is specifically interested in supporting personal aspects of professional situations and career transition situations. She also provides guidance in competency assessment and career orientation. She is also very comfortable in using all communication techniques, including digital communication. Sylvie appreciates both this relationship of trust that is established through individual coaching and also through the dynamics of leading groups in training.

Over the last few years, Sylvie has confirmed her experience by collaborating with outplacement structures and practicing career transition approaches. Through her coaching sessions, she provides a deep attention to the person, to her or his situation and project. Her pragmatic energy and market knowledge are also representing real assets when guiding people towards their new employment solutions.

Christine Comblain

Christine Comblain

Psychologist PhD – career transition consultant

 

Christine brings over 15 years of experience as a clinical psychologist. After working in Asia with international organisations, she moved to Suisse Romande to work both in private practice and with futura21.

With a PhD in Psychology and a specialisation in cognitive behavioural psychotherapy, Christine uses the EMDR* technique on a daily basis to defuse blockages linked to traumatic events in the workplace. This approach is particularly beneficial in overcoming the stress encountered during periods of transition and generating new, confident energy.

In the futura21 programmes, Christine supports the development of answers to human problems at work and during professional change. Empathetic, available and open to the diversity of her interlocutors, she puts everyone at ease and knows how to generate new confidence towards future solutions not previously considered.

*EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization and reprocessing (a practice that enables the retreatment of difficult and disabling experiences).

Florence Comte-Pâris

Florence Comte-Pâris

Professional Coach, career and transition consultant

 

Florence began her career and has evolved in Human Resources responsibilities within hotel groups, then in the pharmaceutical-biotech industry. In particular, she has been involved in the creation of human resources management processes and innovative talent assessment and development programmes. These activities have already been part of a practice of supporting human factors through change.

Her professional experience, as well as her interest in human being functioning. These interests have influenced her deep personal reflection and naturally lead her towards her coaching certification. She has also further expanded her knowledge of personal development techniques with NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), narrative approaches and neurosciences.

Florence joined futura21 in the early days of its creation. She is guiding executives during career transition programmes with both a concrete and empathetic attitude. She links her deep listening capability to the proposal of tools and enlightening suggestions. She also knows how to provide human support in front of possible adversity during transition. She then coaches the development of self-confidence towards the future, connecting this energy to concrete action plans.

Jean-Marie Frutto

Jean-Marie Frutto

Professional Coach, career and transition consultant

 

Holding a Master’s degree in Hotel Management, Jean-Marie began his career in this demanding environment in which he developed his service and quality orientation, his attention to others. He then worked for fifteen years as a recruiter with professional recruiter’s agencies and with corporate recruitment departments. This experience naturally led him to his current job as a consultant and trainer in career management and career transition.

His expertise in recruitment helps a lot in the preparation of interviews, a key success factor regarding the whole job search process. A professional trainer, experienced in developing and adapting content and leading groups, Jean-Marie holds the FSEA (Certificate in Adult Education).

Jean-Marie joined futura21 when it was created and has contributed to the implementation of career transition learning programmes. Taking up the challenge of a disrupted labour market, he identifies and activates the transferability of skills in order to build new professional solutions. His natural empathy and availability respond to sometimes difficult personal and professional situations. Jean-Marie can connect his pragmatic approach with a deep sense of humanity, allowing each person to feel listened to and understood in her or his life experience and interests.

Angela Giannattasio

Angela Giannattasio

Psychologist, career and transition consultant

 

Graduated as a psychologist, Angela has directed her career towards the labour world through human resources and adult education certifications. She has developed her strong experience and interest in the field of recruitment through working with professional recruitment agencies.

Naturally turned towards her profession of Coach, Trainer and Career Management Consultant, Angela has joined futura21. Her knowledge as a psychologist as well as her experience are also supporting a deep reflection regarding adversity and change. Her expertise can also be found in her use of psychometric tools for skills and professional potential assessment. She guides new employment solution building through her empathy to encourage actions and her know-how in networking approaches.

Angela masters all of the job market communication tools and techniques, including digital and social networks. Her training skills and her relational energy are expressed during group facilitation and coaching sessions. Thanks to her pedagogical and empathic qualities, she enables each participant to take ownership of the programme’s contributions with confidence and to translate them into action.

Nadine Guyony-Orsor

Nadine Guyony-Orsor

Professional Coach, career and transition consultant

 

Graduated in human resources management, Nadine started and continued her career in this area within large companies in a variety of sectors. In the early 2000s, she took on responsibility for recruitment mandates, creating her own structure within which she also developed support services in career assessment and management.

Nadine links her career management coaching practice to her ongoing relationship with the business world and its stakeholders – managers, human resources managers and heads of companies and economic clusters.

A NLP practitioner (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), she is also certified in holistic coaching. Nadine is also a coaching trainer and supervisor. Convinced by real but hidden dimensions of human potential, Nadine shares her confidence in the future by connecting people to their source of talent. She puts these talents thus revealed into perspective towards market realities. Nadine knows perfectly well the market players: recruiters, employers, corporations and evolving market trends. Nadine’s coaching approach is focusing human progress. She is supporting the development of autonomy for a sustainable management of individual careers.

Bénédicte Lagrandie

Bénédicte Lagrandie

Professional Coach, career and transition consultant

 

Bénédicte has graduated from the Kedge Business School (Bordeaux), with a specialisation in finance. She is also a Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA). She started and spent part of her career in private banking as a financial analyst and product specialist. Through her management responsibilities, she has coordinated business teams in the fields of financial analysis and products.

In 2005, while pursuing her banking career, Bénédicte specialised in the Family Constellations approach (Transgenerational Family Therapy Method) and also obtained her certification as a professional coach.

Through her work as a coach at futura21, Bénédicte brings both her experience of the banking world, its evolving challenges and her knowledge of human beings functioning at work and during career transition.

She offers a dynamic coaching approach, based on her experience and benefiting from the relevance of her observations regarding the labour market. She brings the results of her deep analysis together with her suggestions to professional participants regarding their action strategy on the market.

 

Philippe Pache

Philippe Pache

Psychologist – Career and transition consultant

 

Philippe is a psychologist, graduated from the University of Geneva where he also obtained a master’s degree in Business Management. He started his career in an International Organisation in the field of emergency response analysis. Quickly attracted by professional guidance activities, Philippe has been leading career management and employment programmes for more than 20 years throughout Suisse Romande.

In parallel to employment questions, Philippe develops and runs training courses in the areas of leadership and entrepreneurship in a large number of training institutions and universities in Switzerland and abroad.

Philippe allows everyone to easily appropriate the digital communication approaches and social networks. He is very comfortable in using distance learning tools and he shares his tips with a great enthusiasm and pedagogy. He guides and encourages the participants in his programmes in the concrete implementation of their action plan. Philippe also provides advisory to future entrepreneurs in the futura21 programmes.

Ivan Reusse

Ivan Reusse

Professional Coach – Career and transition consultant

 

Ivan started his career in multicultural environment with transversal functions among marketing, logistics, compliance and finance, within large groups in the chemical and pharmaceutical fields. His responsibilities as a sales manager led him to focus on corporate ambition and performance challenges in high potential markets.

Through his management responsibilities he has also been leading teams, conducting negotiations. He has been taken initiatives such as the organisation of major business events and the development of academic and corporate company-university exchanges.
Ivan has linked his academic knowledge in psycho-sociology and management to his professional coaching certification and to his field business experience. Offering these additional expertise he joined a Consulting company where he was in charge of corporate strategic projects: guiding executive management committee decisions, supporting negotiations for acquisitions, mergers and business partnerships. Regarding HR and Management development, he also conducted social risk prevention projects, team-building sessions, and talent development processes.

Ivan brings this dual experience of the field and consulting to futura21 programmes. Passionate about the alpine world, human relations and the business world, he challenges himself and is keen on sharing his interest and experience through his coaching and consulting activities.

Diana Ritchie

Diana Ritchie

Professional Coach, career and transition consultant

 

Graduated in economics from McGill University, Toronto, Canada and in law from the University of London, England, Diana began her career in the financial and legal sectors. As a consultant and coach specialising in career management, she works in a wide variety of professional environments and cultures. Diana continuously brings to an international audience, her expertise in career coaching and her knowledge of the labour market in Swiss Romande. She has also developed a specific career coaching programme regarding expatriates duo-careers.

Diana provides support in creating a new professional project, developing the corresponding strategy of actions and communication message and tools. She shares her in-depth and creative knowledge of the “Business Model Canvas” model with colleagues and participants. Diana develops and runs training courses in all aspects of the job search approach: networking, personal branding, communication tools, market knowledge and strategy. She initiates conferences with market players also introducing the most effective recruitment techniques on the executive job market.

Diana’s second area of expertise is related to personal development: She is a teaching sophrologist and expert in this technique. She supports the progress of her programme participants through a comprehensive and open approach, providing concrete and effective tools and building action plans. She actually guides them in a more assertive way, towards their own openness to new realities and perspectives to which they will be able to commit themselves.

Françoise Salama

Françoise Salama

Professional Coach, career and transition consultant

 

Graduated in accounting and financial analysis, Françoise began her career large companies executive finance functions. For eight years she managed teams and activities within Anglo-Saxon groups. In the early 2000s, Françoise joined these large groups Human Resources departments, initiating major recruitment and talent management programmes. During these assignments, she has combined her expertise in change and organisational development with the success of large-scale projects.

Through the structuring of financial and Human Resources activities, Françoise can guide the organisational strategic thinking of executives and managers. Her experience in strategic consulting and her sense of progress instilled in managerial decisions are today benefiting to senior executives and managers in futura21’s programmes.

Representing the “futura21 spirit”, Françoise integrates her practice with a professional and sensitive listening to people and to their experiences. She is constantly committed to each individual in the dynamic construction of future solutions. She takes a step back from thinking about career and employment to develop models and tools for supporting and training executives in career transition.

The Assistants, welcoming and informing you, creating harmony at futura21

Rebecca Gil

Rebecca Gil

Administrative Assistant – Geneva Office

 

Rebecca comes from the field of wellness and sport. She has worked for 15 years in environments that require both quality of service and the organisation of multiple activities. Holding an Executive Assistant diploma, she joined futura21 to provide administrative and organisational support to the Geneva office. She is also in charge of welcoming our clients and participants to our programmes.

Participants to futura21 programmes can benefit from her availability, her service orientation and her advisory support regarding their administrative files and the planning of their programme activities.

Rebecca is the futura21 contact person in Geneva. She knows all the times, how and to whom to direct requests. Everyone can count on her total confidentiality. Rebecca represents the spirit of openness, humanity and dynamism in which we want our clients and programme participants to feel welcome.

Antonio Isabella

Antonio Isabella

Administrative Assistant - Trainee - Geneva Office

 

Antonio is doing a one-year internship at futura21 as part of his professional maturity. He has made this decision in order to continue his studies combining theory and practice. He works in the secretariat of the Geneva office with an interest and a particular contribution to activities concerning information technology. He has already shown that this orientation will undoubtedly be his preferred field in his future. Antonio plans to register after his internship to the HEG. He provides support to the secretariat through his technical competencies. He welcomes our visitors, also showing interest in our futura21 activities regarding career planning and career transition.

Amaya Hernandez

Amaya Hernandez

Administrative Assistant - Lausanne Office

 

As an assistant in Lausanne, Amaya welcomes programme participants, informs them and administrates their files. Amaya has initially been a mechanical engineer in Venezuela and then in Lausanne. She has taught technical drawing, mathematics, physics and Spanish, her mother tongue. Amaya is also involved in the world of culture and art, as an artist, teacher and project manager. This diversity of talents and interests resonates fully with our professional environment. The participants and members of futura21 deeply connected to working realities also get the benefits of these artistic window.

Gisèle Zock à Goufan

Gisèle Zock à Goufan

Administrative Assistant - Lausanne Office

 

Gisèle brings her secretarial experience, energy and humour to our Lausanne office. Before joining futura21, she worked in the sports and health environments (she is also a medical secretary). Available and active, Gisèle animates the secretariat with her presence, her interest in everyone and her interest in our area of activities regarding career planning and career transition. She also brings her artistic dimension, coming from the world of dance and music. There is always a moment when the serious nature of our work also calls for this energy brought by Gisèle, made with enthusiasm, empathy, showing confidence regarding the resources of each person and of life.ab

Welcome to our futura21 offices in Geneva and Lausanne

Genève

Geneva Business Center
Avenue des Morgines 12
1213 Petit-Lancy, Genève

+41 22 879 88 11

Lausanne

Centre-ville
Rue Centrale 6
1003 Lausanne

+41 21 311 88 50