" ANYONE WHO SAYS SUNSHINE BRINGS HAPPINESS, HAS NEVER DANCED IN THE RAIN "
Hi, I am Steph , founder of The Happiness Society and Happiness Consultant
I graduated from KEDGE Business School/Grande Ecole in France with a Master in Management and started my career in London in Customer services for FMCG companies (Danone, Lactalis) and in Finance (UBS). I did spend the larger part of my career in the Media industry, successfully designing and implementing complex technical projects with huge marketing and commercial impacts - either in-house (Canal+) and eventually running my own Project Management Consultancy in Paris and in London.
I spent years juggling career and family life, with its ups and downs and most of the time to the detriment of my own wellbeing. Too much stress coupled with too little time and happiness always seemed to be ahead of me, something that I had to wait for ... next Easter's holiday in the sun, moving into our new house after months of renovation, the promotion I had been working really hard for ... Something was missing, Happiness was missing because it somehow became a destination and i had forgotten to enjoy the ride!
Long story short, the rollercoaster of life took me on the 'Science of Happiness' race at UC Berkeley and the fun began! Within a few weeks of studying the neuroscience of happiness and applying the techniques I was learning, my entire life shifted. I got my modjo back ! I became more and more resilient to stress, more optimistic and confident, I started taking risks and most importantly I started to really enjoy life. This shift in my mindset also had an amazing ripple effect on the people around me and on my interactions with others.
This has been such a powerful experience for me that it was obvious that I had to make it my life mission, sharing these tools with people to help them deal with stress and enjoy the rollercoaster of life. I am truly passionate about everything and anything related to Happiness, so I still keep on studying and adding skills to my happiness toolbox.
I am an expert in the Science of Happiness at work & at play, and a certified Mindfulness and Positive Neuroplasticity Training (PNT) coach.
- I have a strong corporate background and understand the challenges and pressures from work
- I have a scientific and very pragmatic approach - No Flower Power ! The techniques i am using/sharing are 100% science-based and can realistically be integrated in our busy lives
- I truly engage people in taking care of their own wellbeing - even the most cynical ones !
- I have 2 teenage kids - you know what I mean
I coach both private and corporate clients to help them navigate challenging & stressful situations and live happier and more more successful lives.
The core of my business resides in helping companies support the wellbeing of their staff and create happy workplaces in a way that delivers tangible results to the business in terms of talent attraction & retention, productivity, creativity ... My work focusses on managing stress, building resilience and developing emotional intelligence to foster wellbeing, creativity, collaboration and engagement.
I am also an active verifier/auditor for the Mayor of London's Healthy Workplace Charter.
WHEN THE WINDS OF CHANGE BLOW, BUILD WINDMILLS INSTEAD OF WALLS ...
“Steph, thank you for your time, expertise and insight into your analysis of happiness at Kew Green. You were amazingly positive, encouraging and insightful and directly identified some areas that we could improve. More impressive was how you identified several sticking points in the way people work and the way people feel about their work environment. You have an extraordinary ability to seek the truth in people and to interpret what they have said into how it affects their working lives. I look forward to working with you again very soon. Thank you.” Jem Peck, Headmaster @ Kew Green Preparatory School
Renaud Million, Co-founder & CEO @ Spixii
"Our team at Spixii recently had a Stress Detox session and it was not only mind opening but also very insightful and pragmatical. Steph is very professional in her approach and knows how to read the room to align the team with the valuable learnings. I really recommend Steph and her Stress Detox session for business owners and managers wanting to take care of their team."
Christine Renier, Managing Director & co-founder @ No&More
"Steph : thanks for your active involvement in escorting the reveal of our new brand identity to a wide & diverse audience: beyond the learning and the enjoyment, you managed to make it a strategic step into the building of our brand positioning - it helped each team member - enthusiast or cynical - to naturally and factually adhere to our messaging. Well done & thank you. The mindful tasting was excellent and we hope this is only the start of a wonderful journey."
Karen Flavard-Jones, General Manager @ L'Oréal
"Stephanie. I wanted to say a big thank you for such a great and inspiring introduction to mindfulness. I’ve been on my mindfulness journey for almost 4 years and it was great to remind myself why it’s so vital in our lives. You were engaging, authentic and added real value to the day. Thank you."
Antoine Melon, COO @ Highlands Hospitality
"I recently attended a Stress Detox workshop at Soho House and did not really know what to expect. I came out having gained amazing knowledge about the science behind Happiness and the simple ways in life to reduce or avoid stress such as breathing, stretching, meditation, etc... If you are interested in Mindfulness, Happiness therapy or Stress Management then contact Stephanie right away, she will transform your life."
Christina Marty, Founder @ Christiana Couture
"Steph’s talk on the Science of Happiness was truly inspiring! She has such an honest approach, full of interesting facts and doable tips on how to really embrace happiness and be mindful of how it can be a part of your every moment, without making it sound like a load of flower power mumbo jumbo! It's such a pleasure to listen to her talk covering the true meaning of a subject that can be so overlooked/misunderstood. Came away feeling thoroughly positive and enlightened. Really looking forward to her next talk now!
"After hearing great things about the Happiness Society I booked Stephanie to come in and present a Stress Detox to the business. Stephanie presented to 50 employees and kept everyone totally engaged for the hour session, we all came away learning not only tips on how to relieve stress but an insight to the science behind happiness. It was great working with Stephanie on this, she is a true professional and amazing at what she does" Chloe Hall, Wellness Manager @ Cardlytics