“Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone.” - Robert Allen
YNA – Your Next Adventure

Bespoke life and career coaching for the stifled, creative, mature professional who’s outgrown their position, hit the glass ceiling, and wants to know what’s next – because they know there’s more. For those who want to save time and don’t want to wait.

Imagine this:

  • Have a clear mind, feel free and “in charge” knowing that your Personal Values are aligned with your work, the people who share your life, your goals and your purpose, rather than continuing to ask yourself questions without ever finding the “right” answers.
  • Knowing and feeling excited by your career or entrepreneurial options – instead of feeling trapped by your external circumstances, your company, or your obligations.
  • Having fresh goals and therefore fresh tension in your life that’s energizing and inspiring – instead of being unchallenged, lethargic, and bored.
  • Seeing total clarity around your new mission and confidently discussing your dreams/decisions with friends and loved ones – instead of feeling tongue-tied, ashamed, or naive at your next dinner party.
  • Celebrating and appreciating what feels like a disappointing time in your life – because without disappointment, you’d have no awakening. Also, leaping out of a rut makes for a good story.
  • Taking complete control over your own future and destiny – not biding your time in an inspirationless job you’ve outgrown until you get sacked.
  • Feeling like the creative powerhouse you used to be – instead of sensing you’re wasting your time and potential.
It’s crazy how powerful we are when we know who we are and what we have to do.

To create your dream business, snag your deserved promotion, become a sought-out designer or artist, leave your stagnant corporate environment and make your career move, you need to make a change.

The only question is, How?
And that’s where I come in.

 

Each client I work with has a highly personalized experience based on their individual goals and needs, so the first step is to determine what yours are. My thorough questionnaire gets you thinking in ways you never have, gives you a glimpse of just how far we’ll dive to find your map, and helps you to gage the level of your commitment – this service isn’t for everyone…but it is for everyone who’s ready. My initial intake interview is one hour long, a conversation that leaves you with no obligation to buy, and will determine if we’re a good fit, prep you for your next move (with me or otherwise), and allow you to sample the possibilities of what intensive, tailored-to-you coaching can mean for your future and your life.

Examples of techniques and what can be addressed:

  • One on one coaching to focus on who you are and what you want to do, so you can begin to implement change.
  • NLP and Timeline Therapy™ Master Practitioner techniques so you let go of old issues that are currently holding you back and preventing you from moving forward.
  • Completely reshaping the format/mission/content of your CV, infusing it with your newly discovered strengths and objectives, so your next job or career has the environment, responsibilities, challenges, and ideology you desire.
  • Access to my professional network (when appropriate), which includes contacts in luxury brands around the world, so we can target the right people who need to know you.
  • Interview prep and salary negotiation coaching, so that you land the job you want at the right price.

And though you may hear a voice that warns the risks are too high or that you’ll fail or that you’ll make the wrong decisions, let me remind you…

“Playing it safe” is how you forgot yourself in the first place.

G Cardenas EN
AN ACCELERATOR OF CLARITY & VISION OF MY FUTURE
"His leitmotif "what if it was easy?". Julien accompanies me and guides me in my quest for the ME. Reveal who I am and set my priorities. He is an accelerator of clarity and vision of my future. He works on all aspects that are a part of personal and professional life to reveal my potential and let go of my limiting beliefs by cultivating positive communication. He is the ideal companion for this initiatory journey on my values, my needs, and my desires. Julien never ceases to bring new, different, and relevant tools with a pragmatic vision of coaching. He is also very results-oriented. He respects my pace while pushing my limits. Julien is a dynamic, pragmatic, benevolent, and generous coach. I highly recommend Julien for his method and his personality."
Gaëlle Cardenas
Retail Director @Longchamp
(Spain - Madrid)
October 2020
V Glantz – EN
WE ONLY HAVE ONE LIFE
"I started a coaching job with Julien in the middle of a period of confinement and at a time of returning from expatriation precipitated by a major health crisis. The need to take stock and understand “in which directions” I was going and “how” were therefore primordial. Despite children at home and a busy job in full confinement, my appointments with Julien were 'not to be missed' because they did me good. His approach centered on 'either' and the tools allowing us to verbalize who we are through our values, our thought systems and therefore our priorities are extremely effective when we have to solve more factual and practical problems related to our professional and personal situation. These are keys to reading and understanding, but also to decision-making. This is why I recommend Julien as a life coach because as I learned it so well and very quickly with him, there is no professional and personal life; we only have one LIFE.”
Victoria Glantz
Senior Partner, Clients Development & Operations @Full Jet
(China – Shanghai)
September 2020
S. AUBRY EN
KEEP WALKING WITH JULIEN
"Coaching was on my TO DO list for some time, without knowing exactly how I wanted to approach it… there is as much coaching as there are coaches and coachees: the formula is not easy. Then, like a click, the period of confinement was conducive to this human adventure, an atypical parenthesis. How can you imagine building your future in the midst of a health crisis? This is Julien's recipe: a mix of ingredients that bring together a certified NLP & TLT methodology, his professional experience strongly inspired by luxury codes, his benevolence and his pragmatic non-judgmental approach. Of course, the batteries are recharged and the course is indicated, but above all, as if by magic, the work initiated by Julien allows us to discover ourselves, to take the time to reflect on ourselves ... an invaluable gift when we have several caps, when our mental load does not often allow us to have a magic wand to "pause". With Julien, you treat yourself to a well-deserved, enriching break that gives you the energy to move forward! "
Stéphanie Aubry
Retail Business Development Manager @ Piaget
(Switzerland - Geneva)
September 2020
Jeanne Guillet – EN
UNDERSTAND WHERE I COME FROM & WHERE I AM
“Hello, I met Julien via the French Founders network, we started this coaching 4 months ago in order to help me clarify my desires for my second half of professional life in a context of long expatriation in Asia. Julien first helped me to better understand where I come from and where I am through an exciting work that I had never taken the time to do on my values, my needs, and my desires. With a lot of generosity and intelligence, by accompanying the coaching sessions with personalized and enriching readings. It is a demanding work, which requires time and sincerity, and which is very exciting. You will be lucky to be able to do this with Julien as a compass/facilitator.”
Jeanne Guillet
CEO Asia & Japan @Pierre Marcolini
(China - Shanghai)
July 2020
Elisabeth Bykoff – EN
A COACH, A FRIEND, A PARTNER ON YOUR CAREER & GROWTH JOURNEY
"I was introduced to Julien by a dear friend and previous colleague who felt I could benefit from his coaching as I entered a period of transition in my career. We hit it off right away, both of us being French and discovering that we grew up in the same town back in France. This was not my first leadership coaching experience; however, this was the first time I experienced a coach wanting to know me on both personal and professional levels. He took the time to understand all aspects of my life and defined a tailored coaching plan to achieve my goals. He has been instrumental in helping me define my values, the best environment for me to thrive in as well as let go of things that didn’t really matter. His dedicated and caring approach made him the perfect partner on this journey, and I am extremely grateful for the work we accomplished together. If you need someone to get you to your next level and making sure you have fun along the way, he is your guy! I am looking forward to continuing our work together."
Elisabeth Bykoff
Vice President, Global Alliances @Agiloft
(US - Austin TX)
June 2020
Inna Bondarenko EN
TO GET CLARITY & MOTIVATION TO MOVE FORWARD AND BROADEN CAREER HORIZONS
"Julien has a great way of making a person feel heard, as he has a very engaging and empathetic coaching style. He gave me the tools to get clarity and structure all the important inputs as a foundation to consciously move forward. Julien helped me to get a fresh perspective and identify what motivates me and brings energy and what are the blockers to realise my full potential. He also brings substantial knowledge and experience of the corporate world and experience of working in different geographical markets. I would definitely recommend working with Julien to those who are keen to get clarity and motivation to move forward and broaden career horizons."
Inna Bondarenko
Ventures Studio Lead @Deloitte
(UK - London)
June 2020
Laurence Ania
HIS NATURAL EMPATHY ALLOWS HIM TO CREATE A TRUE RELATIONSHIP OF TRUST
"Before starting our work my hopes were: 1. To succeed in finding a balance between my professional life and my personal life 2. To gain more self-confidence and learn to manage my stress better What struck me the most was seeing how much Julien invests in his clients. He knows the person in front of him perfectly and knows how to make her express her needs, which she even had not necessarily identified. He is always very attentive and available, present at each stage of work, and especially in times of doubt. Finally, his natural empathy allows him to create a real relationship of trust with his clients, an essential point in coaching work. Our work allowed me to understand that we have all the keys and the answers in ourselves but that we do not know where or how to get it. Julien, therefore, plays the role of the guide, of the one who takes us by the hand to take us to seek our answers within us. I also learned that I had accumulated enough experience to be confident in my choices and my professional decisions. I felt a release as if I got rid of certain weights to move forward more serenely. In 2 words, Julien was a precious help to allow me to mobilize my resources and my skills in order to more calmly reach my professional objectives while respecting my values and priorities."
Laurence Ania
Director, Luxury Client Experience @Legrand & Co
(France – Paris)
December 2019
Marie Dulucq
AN ADVISED OBSERVER, AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE.
“There are thousands of coaches: as with yoga, I have the impression that everyone around me begins coaching in their forties. It’s probably fashionable, so I told myself - not for me! And even if, how to find a really good one? Then, during a meeting at French Founders in January 2020, I met Julien Fortuit. His background, his personality, his way of speaking with passion about his various activities, and especially his diagnosis of the world of retail that he knows so well, the importance it gives to the training of sellers, make me want to share more with him. I find myself in his values. We started coaching, a real work on my perception of my life, my job, my desire for change. I quickly gained confidence thanks to him and I appreciate his advice which allows me to work better, to better define my choices, in short, to move forward. There are thousands of retails managers. At a time when I thought I was out of fashion; I can now say that I am good at what I do. I do not do yoga, but Pilates, because I found the best teacher 12 years ago and I cannot do without it. I can now say the same thing about Julien, he is a good coach, and today he is essential to me! "
Marie Dulucq
Retail Operations Manager @Wolford
(Spain – Madrid)
March 2020
Aïssetou Wague
REALLY HELP TO KNOW YOURSELF BETTER IN ORDER TO MOVE FORWARD IN YOUR LIFE.
“A coach who listens and is involved in your professional and personal development. I got to know Julien thanks to LinkedIn and when I decided to work with him, the most important thing for me was to get to know myself better in order to know where to go in my career. Our work together was very beneficial, as I was able to clearly identify my strengths, values, and skills. This will help me in my job search because I can more easily select the offers that suit me and sell me better during interviews. I recommend coaching with Julien because he is a caring person, attentive, and who really helps to know yourself better in order to move forward in his life. Thank you again for your help."
Aïssetou Wague
Customer Support Coordinator @Tereos
(France – Paris)
May 2020
Swadi Doshi
A CARING PARTNER ON YOUR GROWTH JOURNEY
“I had the pleasure of meeting Julien Fortuit through Seth Godin’s Creatives Workshop. While our relationship began as peers in a group focused on Human Potential, it transformed into one where I benefited from Julien’s generosity in coaching me. Given Julien’s NLP Master Practicioner certification and that I’ve experienced his coaching methodology and caring nature first-hand, it has felt like a gift when I’ve recommended his service to my colleagues who work in luxury goods and now to you. By working with Julien, you’ll not only have a caring partner on your growth journey, but you’ll also have fun learning from someone who has excellent taste!”
Swadi Doshi
Founder and Managing Director @Human Results
(USA – New York)
May 2020
Caroline Defieuw
CARING & 100% INVOLVED IN MY SUCCESS.
“Julien in my fantastic coach extraordinaire. I started to work with Julien July last year, after being laid off, but really started some intensive work with him this year in January. He has helped me re-organize my priorities and put the right focus on my career path. Via Video-Conference meetings, book recommendations, uplifting-quotes, he's by my side every step of the way. Caring and 100% involved in my success, he's been instrumental in helping me find the better version of me and ace interviews. He's an amazing asset to have. I recommend Julien to anyone who wants to take their career to the next level.”
Caroline Defieuw
Key Account Manager EMEA @Voxbone
(UK - London)
February 2020
Clara Bousquet
INTENSE AND ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY SUPPORT, AT ANY TIME IN YOUR LIFE!
"To be honest, I didn't necessarily have concrete expectations before this work. I even thought that I was "without any problems" or that I did not need to be accompanied since I "thought" to be ok on everything. Finally, we realize with Julien and his coaching, that we really need to know ourself. A work necessary to clarify our ideas, thoughts, understand our behaviours, determine our objectives and find the relevant and quick ways to reach them. This work - although it is extremely intense and disturbing - becomes VITAL the instant it begins. And this, at any age, and at any time in our life. It doesn't take a trigger to do this work on you. Coaching, in my opinion, is simply a gift from you, to yourself. I'm 24 years old and I just gave myself a wonderful gift: saving myself a lot, a lot of time. Thank you, Julien, for this very useful mentoring."
Clara Bousquet
Relationship Manager @FrenchFounders
(Spain - Madrid)
May 2020
Victoire Roudault
THESE SESSIONS HAVE BROUGHT ME MORE THAN I COULD IMAGINE.
“Awesome, intriguing, and essential. Personal coaching and the development of my brand have become inseparable, evolving in perfect correlation. … Doing personal development coaching sessions is not as simple as that, you have to know how to push yourself to the limits, you have to be ready to let your unconscious take over your conscious mind and you have to trust yourself first and trust Julien. These sessions have brought me much more than I could imagine. Before that I was ignorant. Clueless about the questions I was asking myself when I was facing me. It is a journey that is not easy, but it turns out to be essential when we want to evolve on healthy foundations and create something that comes from our guts. “Know thyself” this sentence makes sense with Julien’s work. Private coaching and the development of my brand have become indissociable, evolving in perfect correlation.”
Victoire Roudault
Founder & Designer @Maison Initial
(France - Paris)
June 2019
G Cardenas EN
AN ACCELERATOR OF CLARITY & VISION OF MY FUTURE
"His leitmotif "what if it was easy?". Julien accompanies me and guides me in my quest for the ME. Reveal who I am and set my priorities. He is an accelerator of clarity and vision of my future. He works on all aspects that are a part of personal and professional life to reveal my potential and let go of my limiting beliefs by cultivating positive communication. He is the ideal companion for this initiatory journey on my values, my needs, and my desires. Julien never ceases to bring new, different, and relevant tools with a pragmatic vision of coaching. He is also very results-oriented. He respects my pace while pushing my limits. Julien is a dynamic, pragmatic, benevolent, and generous coach. I highly recommend Julien for his method and his personality."
Gaëlle Cardenas
Retail Director @Longchamp
(Spain - Madrid)
October 2020
V Glantz – EN
WE ONLY HAVE ONE LIFE
"I started a coaching job with Julien in the middle of a period of confinement and at a time of returning from expatriation precipitated by a major health crisis. The need to take stock and understand “in which directions” I was going and “how” were therefore primordial. Despite children at home and a busy job in full confinement, my appointments with Julien were 'not to be missed' because they did me good. His approach centered on 'either' and the tools allowing us to verbalize who we are through our values, our thought systems and therefore our priorities are extremely effective when we have to solve more factual and practical problems related to our professional and personal situation. These are keys to reading and understanding, but also to decision-making. This is why I recommend Julien as a life coach because as I learned it so well and very quickly with him, there is no professional and personal life; we only have one LIFE.”
Victoria Glantz
Senior Partner, Clients Development & Operations @Full Jet
(China – Shanghai)
September 2020
S. AUBRY EN
KEEP WALKING WITH JULIEN
"Coaching was on my TO DO list for some time, without knowing exactly how I wanted to approach it… there is as much coaching as there are coaches and coachees: the formula is not easy. Then, like a click, the period of confinement was conducive to this human adventure, an atypical parenthesis. How can you imagine building your future in the midst of a health crisis? This is Julien's recipe: a mix of ingredients that bring together a certified NLP & TLT methodology, his professional experience strongly inspired by luxury codes, his benevolence and his pragmatic non-judgmental approach. Of course, the batteries are recharged and the course is indicated, but above all, as if by magic, the work initiated by Julien allows us to discover ourselves, to take the time to reflect on ourselves ... an invaluable gift when we have several caps, when our mental load does not often allow us to have a magic wand to "pause". With Julien, you treat yourself to a well-deserved, enriching break that gives you the energy to move forward! "
Stéphanie Aubry
Retail Business Development Manager @ Piaget
(Switzerland - Geneva)
September 2020
Jeanne Guillet – EN
UNDERSTAND WHERE I COME FROM & WHERE I AM
“Hello, I met Julien via the French Founders network, we started this coaching 4 months ago in order to help me clarify my desires for my second half of professional life in a context of long expatriation in Asia. Julien first helped me to better understand where I come from and where I am through an exciting work that I had never taken the time to do on my values, my needs, and my desires. With a lot of generosity and intelligence, by accompanying the coaching sessions with personalized and enriching readings. It is a demanding work, which requires time and sincerity, and which is very exciting. You will be lucky to be able to do this with Julien as a compass/facilitator.”
Jeanne Guillet
CEO Asia & Japan @Pierre Marcolini
(China - Shanghai)
July 2020
Elisabeth Bykoff – EN
A COACH, A FRIEND, A PARTNER ON YOUR CAREER & GROWTH JOURNEY
"I was introduced to Julien by a dear friend and previous colleague who felt I could benefit from his coaching as I entered a period of transition in my career. We hit it off right away, both of us being French and discovering that we grew up in the same town back in France. This was not my first leadership coaching experience; however, this was the first time I experienced a coach wanting to know me on both personal and professional levels. He took the time to understand all aspects of my life and defined a tailored coaching plan to achieve my goals. He has been instrumental in helping me define my values, the best environment for me to thrive in as well as let go of things that didn’t really matter. His dedicated and caring approach made him the perfect partner on this journey, and I am extremely grateful for the work we accomplished together. If you need someone to get you to your next level and making sure you have fun along the way, he is your guy! I am looking forward to continuing our work together."
Elisabeth Bykoff
Vice President, Global Alliances @Agiloft
(US - Austin TX)
June 2020
Inna Bondarenko EN
TO GET CLARITY & MOTIVATION TO MOVE FORWARD AND BROADEN CAREER HORIZONS
"Julien has a great way of making a person feel heard, as he has a very engaging and empathetic coaching style. He gave me the tools to get clarity and structure all the important inputs as a foundation to consciously move forward. Julien helped me to get a fresh perspective and identify what motivates me and brings energy and what are the blockers to realise my full potential. He also brings substantial knowledge and experience of the corporate world and experience of working in different geographical markets. I would definitely recommend working with Julien to those who are keen to get clarity and motivation to move forward and broaden career horizons."
Inna Bondarenko
Ventures Studio Lead @Deloitte
(UK - London)
June 2020
Laurence Ania
HIS NATURAL EMPATHY ALLOWS HIM TO CREATE A TRUE RELATIONSHIP OF TRUST
"Before starting our work my hopes were: 1. To succeed in finding a balance between my professional life and my personal life 2. To gain more self-confidence and learn to manage my stress better What struck me the most was seeing how much Julien invests in his clients. He knows the person in front of him perfectly and knows how to make her express her needs, which she even had not necessarily identified. He is always very attentive and available, present at each stage of work, and especially in times of doubt. Finally, his natural empathy allows him to create a real relationship of trust with his clients, an essential point in coaching work. Our work allowed me to understand that we have all the keys and the answers in ourselves but that we do not know where or how to get it. Julien, therefore, plays the role of the guide, of the one who takes us by the hand to take us to seek our answers within us. I also learned that I had accumulated enough experience to be confident in my choices and my professional decisions. I felt a release as if I got rid of certain weights to move forward more serenely. In 2 words, Julien was a precious help to allow me to mobilize my resources and my skills in order to more calmly reach my professional objectives while respecting my values and priorities."
Laurence Ania
Director, Luxury Client Experience @Legrand & Co
(France – Paris)
December 2019
Marie Dulucq
AN ADVISED OBSERVER, AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE.
“There are thousands of coaches: as with yoga, I have the impression that everyone around me begins coaching in their forties. It’s probably fashionable, so I told myself - not for me! And even if, how to find a really good one? Then, during a meeting at French Founders in January 2020, I met Julien Fortuit. His background, his personality, his way of speaking with passion about his various activities, and especially his diagnosis of the world of retail that he knows so well, the importance it gives to the training of sellers, make me want to share more with him. I find myself in his values. We started coaching, a real work on my perception of my life, my job, my desire for change. I quickly gained confidence thanks to him and I appreciate his advice which allows me to work better, to better define my choices, in short, to move forward. There are thousands of retails managers. At a time when I thought I was out of fashion; I can now say that I am good at what I do. I do not do yoga, but Pilates, because I found the best teacher 12 years ago and I cannot do without it. I can now say the same thing about Julien, he is a good coach, and today he is essential to me! "
Marie Dulucq
Retail Operations Manager @Wolford
(Spain – Madrid)
March 2020
Aïssetou Wague
REALLY HELP TO KNOW YOURSELF BETTER IN ORDER TO MOVE FORWARD IN YOUR LIFE.
“A coach who listens and is involved in your professional and personal development. I got to know Julien thanks to LinkedIn and when I decided to work with him, the most important thing for me was to get to know myself better in order to know where to go in my career. Our work together was very beneficial, as I was able to clearly identify my strengths, values, and skills. This will help me in my job search because I can more easily select the offers that suit me and sell me better during interviews. I recommend coaching with Julien because he is a caring person, attentive, and who really helps to know yourself better in order to move forward in his life. Thank you again for your help."
Aïssetou Wague
Customer Support Coordinator @Tereos
(France – Paris)
May 2020
Swadi Doshi
A CARING PARTNER ON YOUR GROWTH JOURNEY
“I had the pleasure of meeting Julien Fortuit through Seth Godin’s Creatives Workshop. While our relationship began as peers in a group focused on Human Potential, it transformed into one where I benefited from Julien’s generosity in coaching me. Given Julien’s NLP Master Practicioner certification and that I’ve experienced his coaching methodology and caring nature first-hand, it has felt like a gift when I’ve recommended his service to my colleagues who work in luxury goods and now to you. By working with Julien, you’ll not only have a caring partner on your growth journey, but you’ll also have fun learning from someone who has excellent taste!”
Swadi Doshi
Founder and Managing Director @Human Results
(USA – New York)
May 2020