Master Certified Coach (ICF)
Trainer for Motivation Coaching Service, LTD, Bangkok, Thailand
Jean-Francois Cousin became a global executive coach in 2006, in the wake of a management career around the world with a
Fortune-500 company. He is one of the six coaches accredited as a Master Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation
in South East Asia, the highest distinction in the profession.
He has coached over 500 executives working in a great variety of positions, most often on leadership development,
strategic planning, career orientation, work-life balance, and cross-cultural management. His clients hail from over
50 nationalities, and all continents. Jean-Francois regularly coaches executive groups on leadership, strategy,
accountability, collaboration, change management, and staff engagement.
As an executive coach, he is recognized for his tenacious focus on securing meaningful shifts and results for his clients, for his ability to understand quickly the environment and challenges of his coaches (leveraging his previous experience in a variety of operational and functional roles) and for his sensitivity to cultural differences.
Jean-Francois has co-authored two books: Coaching in Asia, the definitive guide to the principles and practices of empowering personal and organisational change in Asia, and Untold stories of Executive Coaching in Thailand; keys to unlock people’s potential. He writes regular columns on Management & Leadership for newspapers and magazines. Jean-Francois is an accredited Extended DISC consultant & trainer, a certified MBTI practitioner, a certified NLP practitioner, a certified Booth 360 feedback coach, and is trained as a ‘Clean Language’ and ‘Emergent Knowledge’ coach. He supervises coaches, is continuously supervised, and spends over 80 hours a year for his development.
Prior to becoming an Executive Coach, he worked 15 years for Lafarge, the ‘world-leader in building materials’. He occupied management positions in manufacturing, marketing, business development, and general management, which took him to the four corners of the globe. His last corporate assignment was Strategy Vice-President for one of the 4 Divisions of Lafarge, where he helped to anchor solid internal and external growth for the 2 b€ business, and coached Managing Directors over 5 continents.
His frequent cross-cultural workshops have been attended by over 500 executives, to-date, and his public speaking engagements have attracted over 3,000 participants. His recently published book Game Changers at the Circus—How Leaders Can Unleash Greatness in Their Organizations (2015), is a handbook for leaders.
Jean-Francois graduated as an engineer in France (Ecole Centrale Paris) and received senior executive education from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, USA. His hobbies include travelling (to over 75 countries) as well as sailing, skiing, reading, and movies–which he uses extensively in his executive coaching practice.