“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Trianon Emerson counsels and coaches executives and managers using Strategic and Systemic Coaching. It also works with organizations undergoing change.
Great listening capacity
The workshop was highly anticipated and touched sensitive subjects. It unfolded perfectly: it allowed everyone to express themselves in a serene atmosphere. The objective, which was to arrive at a definition of the scope of two opposing directions and to agree to disagree, was perfectly achieved.
I wanted to thank you for your involvement and for the quality of your upstream and downstream support. All the interviews to prepare the workshop were very helpful to me in order to understand the existing situation and the required solutions. Your capacity to listen and analyze people’s feelings enabled the workshop day to go very well.
Director of Regulation, Service company, 2000 employees
Result exceeded my expectations
The workshop was necessary to jointly define a trajectory, but also to get to know each other better. The result exceeded my expectations. Exposing our purpose (through the legos) was a very caring way to expose our successes and our obstacles. The need to know where we come from and who we are in order to move towards “where one wants to go” is vital. Additionally, the use of LEGO™, as surprising as it might seem, greatly contributes to the workshops’ success; imagination and metaphors can explain more than words alone.
DATA Team, Service company, 2000 employees
Your help was invaluable
Your help was invaluable to me. During our workshops, but also ahead of time when the situation nearly got out of hand within the teams. Your advice was very clear to me and applicable in practice. Common sense? Yes! But the sociologist François Dupuy tells us that “making things simple is very complex.” You excel in that artform. A huge thank you!
Chief Accounting Officer, Service company, 2000 employees
An important and unique moment
Apart from your great listening qualities for all of us (managers and colleagues), your ever-pertinent advice to ensure a collaborative work session with all involved parties, I remember your sensitivity in preparing us for and in the implementation of the workshop uniting both teams.
It was an important and unique moment of exchange in truth and goodwill, which clearly allowed me to facilitate the subsequent steps in the transformation and in the more collaborative dynamic between the accounting and management control teams.
Oversight and Performance Director, Company with 2000 employees
Evacuate harmful stress
My BOD’s coaching allowed them to regain self-confidence, helped them evacuate excess stress which was harmful to them and the company, to ask questions in order to be more efficient as managers, to be clearer about their professional choices for their evolution, to be more attentive to challenging themselves to grow and develop personally.
Chief Operations Officer, Cosmetics company
Opened their eyes
I was delighted with my coaching experience. You stepped in during a key and particularly complicated moment for the team (the end of a big transformation project, the groups’ exhaustion, a great amount of resentment) and for me. I was in a position within a complex and political environment, which you must know how to navigate, and which requires a good situational understanding. I was quickly put in a highly visible position, with many challenges, without being prepared or supported. You help me greatly to gain hindsight on my role and my responsibilities.
With regards to one of my colleague’s coaching, you are the only one who allowed them to open their eyes to see what was not working, helping them realize what they needed to do and what they didn’t know how to do! This was the complicated but essential first step to allow their actions to be more constructive and to move ahead. This also allowed me to take a step back from their profile, rely on my strengths, and not beat myself up trying to make the impossible possible!
Build transparent relationships
This coaching was lifesaving to my in a time of many changes in my professional surrounding. I will remember the great progress and positive evolution in my professional situation, including with regards to my capacity/difficulty dealing with my emotions; progress regarding my capacity to absorb uncertainty and appear positive; contemplate other ways to do/tackle complex subjects; make an effort to work better with people from different backgrounds… increasingly seek to understand others and think of building confidence and transparent relationships with my key partners.
My coaching was an extremely positive and useful experience to me both on a professional and personal level. Catherine knew how to tackle subjects from different angles in order to pinpoint my needs, which were initially quite hidden. She did so with intelligence and goodwill. Our exchanges were extremely rich. This was truly a novel way of approaching my life at large, i.e. not on a professional level alone, including when making informed choices. Also, increased self-confidence/the capability to be proud of myself; important work on myself, with different postures; an important step back; the purpose of putting myself in others’ shoes to understand their posture/position. And also, honest moments of sharing/joy with the coach. Thank you, Catherine, you are a beautiful person and a great professional. Your support has been key to the rest of my career.
A wonderful gift
The accomplished coaching was immensely beneficial: regained self-confidence, reinforced assertiveness and visibility, greater distance and hindsight, shifted paradigm, serenity while performing my duties… The outcome is extremely positive! In-depth work, both on the professional and personal levels. A huge, huge thank you, Catherine! I am infinitely grateful for your coaching which was more than beneficial to me. Thank you for listening, for your availability, and your goodwill. Thank you for asking the right questions, and for allowing me to ask the right questions, to walk on, and to change my understanding of things. This is a wonderful gift which you gave me for the rest of my professional career and my life overall.
Get back on my feet
A breath of caring air to get back on track during a difficult time period for me. You brought me to a positive place, enhanced my strengths, anchored me in the present moment, and identified what was important and essential to me from a professional perspective. All this vividly, without judgement, and based on facts. This allowed me to get back up on my feet and go above and beyond by making decisions serenely. An ideal support, perfectly formatted, and which I didn’t want to finish. A real booster for me. A huge and sincere thank you.
A total success
My coaching experience is a total success. Initially, the goal was to allow me to better communicate and understand the political aspects of my position. This enabled me to take a step back in situations that previously made me lose my temper. I am a shy person and do not like speaking about myself, and yet, I managed to be fully engaged in the coaching process. Catherine’s goodwill and patience allowed me to fully comprehend what I am capable of and that I can improve without necessarily questioning my fundamental values. Catherine, thank you again. Without your year-long coaching I could not have understood everything that I understood, and I could not have survived the past 18 months as I did despite the pressure and situational constraints.
Lifesaving, beneficial and visionary
First lifesaving, then beneficial, and finally visionary. Firstly, the purpose of the coaching was to get me back in the saddle, avoid going off course. Thanks to her impartial listening and understanding, Catherine enabled me to stay the course of professional relationships. I was able to work in good conditions, and positively prepare the future. While I changed positions, we prepared for interviews and got me onto a positive and conquering path. Here, once again, the results were significant. In the end, as a wrap-up, we reflected on the true course which would allow me to continue my professional development. After having nearly gone off the professional course, Catherine coached me, so that 2 years later, my first year at X would be successful. Thank you.