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What is the difference between a coach, trainer, guide, adviser, mentor?

The coachee is a person who wants to reach the top of a mountain.

However, he realizes that he will have to face several difficulties - dizziness, fatigue, and above all this 300-meter sheer cliff - and this prospect undermines his determination.


To achieve his goal , he can contact a climbing instructor ( a trainer ), a guide ( advice ), fit into a rope led by a seasoned mountaineer ( a manager-coach ), discuss it with a famous mountaineer ( a mentor ), seek the help of a psychologist trained in behavioral and cognitive therapies to overcome his phobia, consult a psychiatrist in order to be prescribed medication against anxiety (an objectivist therapist) or else a psychoanalyst in order to ask himself why he wants to climb this summit despite his fear (a subjectivist therapist).


  • With the climbing teacher, he would have learned a technique to solve each of his problems: for example, to pass this sheer cliff of 300 meters.


  • Some trainers would have introduced him to pitons and ropes, while others would have taught him a freer, but more risky approach.


  • The guide would have judged his level, then would have said: “It's over there. But perhaps our coachee would have been disappointed to go through the mountain pastures rather than face the famous sheer cliff...


  • The leader of the rope would not have taken much interest in the coachee, because he would have been in a hurry to reach the top: he would have complained about his slowness, but would sometimes have given useful advice.



  • The famous mountaineer, for his part, would have described the mountain, its grandeur, the joy of surpassing oneself by challenging nature, and would have taught him the humility necessary to allow himself this challenge.


  • The doctor would have prescribed a product against vertigo and an anxiolytic.


  • And, at the end of a long psychoanalysis, the coachee would have finally discovered that the rocky massif is a metaphor for the paternal power that he dares not face.


  • Finally, our amateur mountaineer will ask a coach to accompany him, hoping that he will help him to find the necessary solutions within himself.



To use Michel Moral's analogy, accompanying is neither carrying, nor leading, nor advising, nor teaching: it is walking alongside and co-reflecting on each success or difficulty. (Coaching and its supervision p33-34)

Who wants to do mental preparation?

Far from received ideas, many athletes and executives come to mental preparation to optimize their individual or collective performance, just as many mental trainers come to enrich their practices?


What are my main areas of expertise?


-Individual and group coaching

- Mental preparation

-Individual and collective supervision


Why did you choose this profession?

On the professional level, I have been confronted with and also seen many people suffering professionally and personally at a time when the attention paid to the quality of life at work was neglected.

On the sporting level, I understood quite early on, as an athlete or coach, that the most important thing was not to succeed but to last in performance and that the mental plan and the management of the environment were neglected key factors of performance.


How to choose the right coach?

The good coach respects the code of ethics of his profession, he has followed a certifying training (rncp level 1 or 2), he is supervised and ensures his continuous improvement.

The coach is a professional who, through his benevolent posture and his tools, will respond to the operation:

protection+permission= power

And will allow you to achieve your personal, professional and sporting goals.

The notion of good is relative, either you give yourself excuses or ways to achieve your goals or do your best.


Was I encouraged to become a professional coach?

Are you sure you want to leave your job to become a professional coach?
Are you going to earn enough money to pay your expenses, the rent, the schooling of the children?
Do you know that when you start independent, it's never easy?
Are you sure you have practiced enough during your training?
Coach, is it a 2nd part career job?
Coach is the fashionable job, everyone is a coach now?

Dear colleagues, does this remind you of anything?


I learned that it was time to respect your ecology by remaining yourself because the others are already taken and that despite the detours of life, you often meet your destiny by the paths that you try to take for the 'avoid.

One of the phrases I often repeat is that I don't know of any trees that bear fruit for themselves.

This job is the one that suits me the best.

It allows me, faced with the white sheet that you are offering me, to reinvent ourselves as well as possible, starting from an initial state to move towards a directed state.


My satisfaction: Seeing you produce and cultivate your fruits and allow the people who are by your side to do the same.


What is my role?

My role is to help the coachee, with appropriate support processes, to build their own solutions; allow everyone to be able to express themselves and flourish within their own identity


Is there a bonus to working together?

Live a unique experience based on respect for:
- your uniqueness
- your natural movements


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