Audrey Hanssen


For more than 15 years, Audrey has been assisting Executives and Management teams in the development of personal or collective strategies adapted to their performance objectives. As a coach, her mission is to promote the adequacy between the individual potential, the constraints of the environment and the targeted project.

According to her, the recognition of one’s difference, the adaptation to the differences of other people and the acceptance of a perpetually changing world are the guarantees of individual and collective success. They often induce a real questioning of our paradigms.

She works for different sectors of activity and organizational models, within CAC 40 companies, SMEs and groups of liberal professions.

Prior Experience

Passionate about social sciences and humanities, Audrey first worked with children and teenagers who had learning problems. Her appetite for education in the broad sense has led her to become a trainer for people with teaching responsibilities (teachers, doctors, managers and sports coaches). The doors of the psychology of performance and mental preparation got opened for her thanks to this encounter with the world of high-level sport.

As a mental trainer, she worked mainly with golf players. In 2000 this discipline naturally brought her to start working in the field of corporate coaching.


Audrey is combining the lessons learned and her personal research and she has now created and developed a unique method of coaching that combines learning methods from Cognitive Science (MAC, Learning to Learn) and development techniques of human potential (NLP, AT , Ericksonian Communication, Action-Types based on the MBTI, Systemic Approach, Behavioral and Cognitive Psychotherapy). Her methodology is also inspired by the specific tools of mental preparation.

She likes

The living, respect, truths, efficiency, Kipling's poem "You will be a Man, my son", the beauty of nature, the song of birds and cicadas ...

She dislikes

Humiliation, betrayal and cowardice

Favorite Quote

“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult” Seneca

Laurent Chouraqui


Passionate about accompanying men and women in their professional roles, Laurent has been coaching since 2009. In 2012 he created Step Ahead Consulting his own company and specializes in career coaching as well as executive and team coaching. In fact he coaches and facilitates in such environments as the media and Hi Tech where he was an entrepreneur and a manager as well as other sectors (finance, banking, luxury, automotive, etc.).

Laurent loves to be confronted with the variety of the many cultures and frames of reference of organizations. In fact, he was associated to projects based on collective intelligence where facilitation addressed up to 500 people.

As a sports lover he associates executive coaching with golf and running helping managers to think about their professional issues either on an 9 to 18 holes course or during a morning run in town or in any other conditions.

Finally he enjoys languages and in addition to French he is fluent in English and Spanish, and now coaches global teams either in France or abroad.


Laurent initially trained as a lawyer (Private law). He holds an Executive MBA from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris Europe (ESCP). As a coach he initially trained at HEC Paris (2007).

He was certified as Motivational Coach (NLP) by Global NLP (Miami, FL,USA). Also, he trained in Madrid so as to certify in Leadership and Team Coaching (EFIC). Finally he’s a TA practitioner (Transactional Analysis) and trained with Isabelle Metenier (Foundation - Paris) as well as Rosemary Napper (TA Works, Oxford, UK) and more recently Sabine Klingelberg and Thorsten Geck (Abakus, Hamburg Germany).

Finally Laurent is an Associate Certified Coach of the ICF (International Coach Federation).

Professional Experience

In his former professional life Laurent was an entrepreneur and a manager. After a few years in the internet business, he co-founded and worked as the VP of Sales of NPTV (1998-2007: interactive services for Digital TV ) with clients such as Vivendi Universal/Canal+, Orange, Disney, et Eurosport/Discovery, Sogecable (Spain), Telenor (Scandinavia), Astro Measat (Malaysia). In 2012, he set up the Human Inside project, an innovative start-up offering online speed coaching services to middle and operational managers.

Finally he gave birth to his current practice, Step Ahead Consulting, in 2012.

He likes

All sports where heart, body and soul are associated, such as: running, triathlon, golf and yoga along with the practice of mindfulness.

Any activity giving him the opportunity to meet people (for instance, his work and any venture abroad). Indeed he loves to challenge his frame of reference.

The opera and Jazz

He dislikes

Judgmental behaviors, dogma as well as communitarianism

Favorite quote

“They didn’t know it was impossible, so they did it» (Mark Twain)