We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them – Albert Einstein

How does one become freer and more aware?
Free to become the person one wishes to be for the rest of one’s life.
Aware of oneself, one’s relation to others and one’s contribution to the world.

Hi! My name is

Hugues Le Gendre

and I transform complex problems into opportunities to act differently and change ourselves.

The complex problems of my clients are of all kinds, because I mainly intervene in meta-solving.

Acting differently takes on many dimensions: more conscious, collaborative, systemic, human, free, ambitious, efficient, etc.


My work consists in: making visible a complex problem that matters ; bringing consciousness to what is happening around it, especially among the stakeholders ; creating a space of freedom and security to solve it ; anticipating and supporting the implementation of solutions.

I favor an effectual logic rather than a causal one: starting from where we are, with the means we have to build our future.

To achieve this, I opt for a sustained preparation phase with my clients in order to create trust and allow a truly systemic approach.

I pay particular attention to people, key players in the processes of creating, deciding and implementing solutions. This prevents them from becoming the “f***ing human factor”, the one that makes even obvious initiatives fail.

In practice, I contribute on subjects of: scaling up, internal culture, mission and alignment, psychological safety, innovation and creativity, digital transformation, agile management, professional transition, etc. I have a particular appetite for human subjects in technical contexts: support for CTOs and their teams, especially in growing startups.

This support is variable depending on the need and the context: I am an individual and collective professional coach, a facilitator of collective intelligence, a trainer, a consultant and a speaker.

I most often adopt a posture of problem meta-solving: I create conditions for my clients to solve their most important problems themselves.

At the same time, I document my encounters with new ideas that nourish me in a learning repository with nearly 400 entries and a few thousand readers (in French).

I am an aspiring-polymath: that is to say that I am deeply interested in a large number of very diverse subjects. For example: mathematics, psychology, code, spirituality, data-science, design, finance, writing, strategy, carpentry, rock climbing, etc.

Even if it’s harder to “sell” (I have been independent since 2015 and have 15 years of diverse but resolutely entrepreneurial professional experiences), I have chosen to embrace this multipotentiality rather than presenting a unique facet of my singularity. And I was told that it gave me a “relevant impertinence” (synthesis of ideas, speed of learning and adaptability) on subjects that the world needs, with an approach that is both grounded in reality and humanist.

Distinctive marks

  • 🤗 I have a wife and two kids who are my masters and teach me a lot on myself
  • 🤓 I still invest a lot of free time in coding
  • 🤔 I publish my learnings (in French) in this section of the site

Skills

  • 🚀 Entrepreneurship, innovation, ideation, design thinking
  • 💫 Individual (personal and professional) coaching, team coaching
  • 🤸 Digital transformation, agile methods, facilitation
  • 🎯 Company steering, management, strategic thinking, fund-raising, business planning, restructuring and industrialisation
  • 🎁 Product development, marketing, traffic acquisition
  • 👨‍💻 Development of IT architecture & web applications
  • 🧮 Mathematical & financial modeling, data mining & science

Philanthropy

Because I came to know the impact Nature has on my balance and actualization, and because I believe we must actively regenerate it, I chose to become an entrepreneur-philanthropist for 1% for the Planet .
And you could do the same 😇