Hélène Schmit

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I have worked in corporate environment, with high responsibilities positions for 11 years. First in a strategic and lobbying position in international telecommunication regulations, working for a french mobile operator, within the ITU, then as a project manager in real estate development, and then as a project manager in urban planning, dealing with strategic and high risk projects. You can see my corporate path here if you re curious.

After quite a journey, in september 2014, I quit my corporate life and sold my flat, and took a break to travel, meet people, open my perspectives and figure out another way of living my personal and professional life. I had to heal from my burn-out. I was exhausted, insomniac, I suffered from anxiety and panic attacks, bits of depression. I had no projects, I was not dreaming anymore, I was struggling to feel real joy. Still I knew one thing deep inside : something else was possible. And I had what it took.

But first, I had to take a break. A proper break. I could not take decisions for my future considering how much in pain I still was.

A year later, I was much better. I was feeling ready, I just did not know yet for what. I decided to move for 6 months in Ubud, Bali, … Ubud is know for its stunning sceneries and the fact that it is a yoga mecca. What is less known is that it is an international entrepreunarial hub : inspiring entrepreneurs, start-up or social business founders, coaches,... And this is why I got there. I joined a "tribe" in a major coworking space. (the story that led me there is here)

Surrounding myself with this variety of people living a work life on their own terms and redefining success opened my eyes broadly and changed my life forever. I also have fully understood the power of a community of like-minded, stimulating and inspiring people. Here, in the middle of the ricefields and next to the volcanoes, everything felt into place. My whole program took shape. 

It took me a year to refine it, adjust to the needs of the people I wanted to help with my work : people with a story similar to mine, the lovely misfits, the ones who question the statut quo, seek, try, move forward, ...

I have developed products to help people who need a meaningful and fulfilling life to empower themselves professionally. I have done this by merging my corporate experience and my own twist : self-awareness.

 
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