Resilience online workshop - a Webinar sponsored by European Wharton Clubs

Date and Time
Thursday, January 27, 2022
6:00pm— 7:15pm
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Jérôme Le Grand
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Jill Le Grand Ciara Truglia Lauren Burns James Vesterman Catherine Bouchard Nicolas Lubeth Paul van de Wal Reza Ansari François Balsan Virginie Lannevere George Gvishiani Stéphane Dufour John Buggie Aviva Brooks Jerome Le grand
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What is Resilience? Why is it so important?

Objectives of this webinar & workshop:

  • Understand resilience sciences
  • Develop physical, emotional and mental resilience for you and your team
  • Identify simple resilience practices that can be easily integrated in a daily routine



  • Introduction to resilience framework
  • what is resilience and why is it important ?
  • Know how resilience fails and read early signals
  • 10 evidence-based and practical strategies to boost resilience in turbulent times
  • Sharing personal commitments


DATE AND TIME: Jan 27h, 2022 
6 pm Paris / CEST and 5 pm BST, 9 am Pacific Time, 12 pm EST

The number of participants is limited to 40 - Please register early to secure your seat. 

Gilles Alex (WG'92) 


His Journey

As Associate Director at Cap Dirigeant ( ) & Managing Consultant at The Resilience Institute Europe (, Gilles coaches leaders and their teams towards greater resilience.

In the past, Gilles has led teams within multinationals such as L'Oréal, Danone, Citibank, Savencia, Agrana-Südzucker in countries as diverse as Japan, Iran, the United Kingdom, the Arab Emirates or Morocco.

Polyglot - he speaks German and Japanese in addition to French and English - he enjoys coaching leaders and their teams in a multi-cultural environment. As a coach he aims at fostering self-awareness, adaptability and resilience.  


His belief

In addition to the usual set of management competencies leaders must develop a new set of soft skills in order to generate resilience for them and their team. Among them : self- awareness, authenticity, ability to navigate in a world of uncertainty, connect to people, create meaning.


His professional experience

Gilles has led several missions abroad within multinationals. He managed successfully a large sales force for Danone in Iran (150 people). He was CEO of the Dirafrost Group in Belgium (700 people - 4 factories) and between 2005 and 2009 he was a member of the Executive Committee of Agrana Fruit - turnover of 650m € (a subsidiary of Südzucker).

Gilles is also a "serial entrepreneur" who has created, successfully managed and then sold several companies in France and Mauritius in trade, food production and software development.


His educational background

Gilles graduated from ESCP (EAP stream) and holds an MBA from the Wharton School and a MA in International Studies - University of Pennsylvania. He was a student ​​at the Lauder Institute.

In October 2021, Gilles completed a full cycle of Master in Business Coaching at International Mozaïk in Paris.



Registration is open free of charge to all Wharton Clubs members in good standing.  Club members in each participating country register on their own web site.

The number of participants is limited to 30 - Please register early to secure your seat. 

A personal Zoom link will be mailed upon registration.

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