The Consulting world needs drastic change as well !
The world of work has changed. Consultants are tired of the rigidity of large firms and the limitations of small boutiques: they want to choose missions and themes according to their interests and to be masters of their time. Talented consultants choose (earlier and earlier) to start their own business.
For the Spirit partners, attention to people supersedes the nature of contractual frameworks: we adapt to several configurations. Recognising individuals and their unique aspirations is key for building long lasting relationships. We built the InSpirit model – which unites Independent Consultants, Employees and Partners – by combining the best of their respective worlds:
Respect for the independence of our consultants is paramount. Minimal constraints but a charter sets the rules within the community.
Fair and transparent remuneration rules to foster the right mindset and behaviours within the community.
Free access to common assets (knowledge, training, network, tools …), we cultivate the feeling of belonging to a community.
Community members are the architects of our core assets: methodologies, knowledge capture, business development.
Years of relationship of InSpirit® members with the Spirit Advisors Partners
Our community model is robust and relies on few key principles:
SHARED VALUES: New InSpirit community members have to be introduced by either existing members or clients, thus preserving our common DNA and shared values. We organise regular events to foster culture and strengthen quality of relationships within InSpirit.
LABEL and CHARTER: All consultants go through a certification process to obtain the InSpirit label: requirement to apply is completion of a successful project experience within a Spirit project team. The new member commits to the InSpirit charter which determines the reciprocal rights and duties within the community.
PRO-ACTIVITY: The level of engagement of community members defines access to differentiated privileges. The purpose is to create preference for Spirit and build loyalty on a longer term.
PERSPECTIVES: Truly focused on contribution and talent management, we offer responsibilities within the community for all consultants, regardless of their professional status (employee or freelance).
Richard has over 20 years of consulting experience in Operational Excellence. He has led many complex and international projects, in particular organisational analysis with definition of transformation and improvement plans.
Thanks to his senior experience, he has high expertises in food industry, chemicals, energy, transport, and others industrial sectors. Richard has a strong konwledge in the fields of production, R&D and engineering, field installations and equipment services as well as the efficiency of organisations and management systems.
Richard is graduated from Engineering school and has dual background with a MBA.
You can also meet Richard on snowy slopes, triathlon courses or kitesurf spots.
With a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management and a Master’s degree in Innovation, Management of New Technologies and Entrepreneurship, Axelle has made several experiences in marketing, logistics ans events.
After completing her internship as an internal Innovation consultant in a Big Four in which she contributed to the development of new services, Axelle decided to become a consultant and to integrate a multicultural and human-sized firm. She chose to take part in the Spirit Advisors adventure after being seduced by the project, the commitment and the values shared by the consultants of the InSpirit Community.
Axelle enjoys change her mind by reading or travelling.
Matti has a background as a senior executive and as a management consultant. He specialises in Strategy Development, Operational Excellence, Business Transformation and Executive Coaching.
He has a Master degree in Business from Helsinki School of Economics and has studied a MBA track at Nankai University in China. Matti has worked with business development and transformation for more than 15 years.
Matti is a passionate business person, who is involved a Venture Cup organisation (jury member) and in an organisation that helps immigrants with an academic background integrate and find a qualified job in Sweden.
"With Spirit, there is a passion for delivering sustainable and tangible result in hands-on manner."
Mostly working on projects requiring both Business and IT skills Florian has been a consultant for 10 years and an entrepreneur for 3. He specialises in IT strategy, IT organisation & processes, IT architecture and Digitalisation. His ability to speak both fluently IT and Business makes him a very good pivot between these two worlds.
He graduated from ESSEC Business School and completed a bachelor in computer science from CNAM.
In his free time Florian enjoys all activities related to the ocean : kitesurfing, surfing, sailing or catching cuttlefish.
"Spirit is a great community to work with, their model is awesome for those who enjoy the pros of freelancing, and I believe that happy consultants are better consultants. The founding partners are great persons and this is not so common in this industry."
Olivia - Geneva
7 years of relationship with Spirit partners
After graduating from EM Lyon business school, she worked for 7 years as a consultant in Paris where she met Elodie, one of the founders of Spirit Advisors. Then, she embarked on a 2-year adventure with an NGO in the Philippines, providing inclusive business consulting and promoting social entrepreneurship.
Senior consultant, Olivia is specialised in Organisation, Operational Excellence and Change management.
When she is not working on a project, she is travelling in Asia, teaching yoga and surfing.
“I am glad to be part of the InSpirit community. It gives me the opportunity to share knowledge and experiences with high-skilled professionals from different backgrounds, and to work in a fun and flexible environment.”
André is Italian and has relocated from Italy to Paris to seek new professional challenges and life experiences with Spirit Advisors.
He has a master degree in management
engineering from Politecnico di Milano and prior to Spirit Advisors he worked 4 years for an Italian consulting firm, managing several projects in financial services.
During his experience as a management consultant, he has developed skills in operational excellence, organizational integration, and post M&A efficiency.
When he doesn’t work, André enjoys training at CrossFit, taking part to competitions, and practicing new sports.
Man of projects, Jacques firstly worked for 30 years on biggest infrastructure projects before joining for 10 years consulting business, with a solid reputation in excellence operational, leadership and change management, particularly in aeronautics industry.
Civil engineer graduated from ENTPE, he also have an Executive MBA HEC.
Marathon runner, Jacques ran on five continents, and passionate about wines, he likes to receive his friends into his wine bar, created 5 years ago.
"Being a member of the Spirit community is a chance and a proof, as long as the shared values of humility, competence and willingness allow to carry out sustainable projects - an exciting work environment".
Alizée - Paris
1 year of relationship with Spirit partners
Gratuated from a double diploma INSA Lyon in mechanical engineering and Sorbonne business school in supply chain, Alizée started her career at Airbus Helicopters in production.
This is where she met Spirit Advisors and decided to join the aventure. The model developped by the partners and human values carried by the company has attracted her.
During free time, she enjoys doing sports such as swimming and skiing but also meeting friends for a weekend trip.
Charles had reached now a rich experience and knowledge, for nearly 10 Years, thanks to professional engagement by large CAC 40 and middle size companies in the industrial sector or banking / insurance. Charles has experienced various environments and issues which give him solid convictions in change and project management.
He is graduated from a High French Business School, and a BA in European Economics (Oxford), and he obtained also a Master’s degree in Consulting at E.M Lyon.
Charles likes Adventure and Chalenges, so he travelled a whole year, troughout the World before starting his career. He also embarked on an entrepreneurial adventure by creating his startup in and a, food retail delivery (foodtech).
Taoufik is a graduate of ENSAM ParisTech, a French engineering school. He began his career at Sopra Steria Next in the Defence and Security agency, working mainly for the Ministries of the Interior and the Armed Forces.
His ability to address issues of operational excellence, logistics and information systems enables him to challenge global transformation projects.
When he is not on mission, he likes to go backpacking to discover other cultures or to cook for an alchemy of flavours.
As a multilingual consultant with 20 years of international experience, Matthieu specialises in conducting comprehensive diagnostics and shaping ambitious business cases. He has deep insight in production, maintenance, organisational effectiveness, logistics and procurement but also in optimisation of the engineering process reducing time to market and development costs.
Matthieu operates cross sectors: Automotive, Energy and Oil & gas, Chemicals, Utilities, Banking, Consumer Goods and Telecommunications.
He is graduated from ISG Paris European programme with a 6 months exchange in the Abat Oliba Business school of Barcelona.
As a lover of painting and art, Matthieu likes to use his spare time visiting exhibitions.
David - Vannes
4 years of relationship with Spirit partners
David is a graduate from ENSAM, a French mechanical and industrial engineering school. He started his career at Airbus, where he met Spirit team members. He joined Spirit Advisors right after its creation, and participated in international missions in Aeronautics and Bank to deploy Operational Excellence.
He loves sailing, whatever the weather and conditions on his favourite spot: the French West coast.
"It’s a real pleasure to work with Spirit Advisors. Through strong common values, Spirit Advisors gives me the opportunity to develop my experience in a fair and demanding environment."
Tue - Copenhagen
13 years of relationship with Spirit partners
Tue has a background as an industrial engineer in the Danish wind power industry. For the past 12 years he has been consulting businesses and developing companies with global footprints, helping them achieve fact-based Operational excellence and sustainable business transformations.
Tue has a passion for Africa and when he is not consulting, he works with an African NGO to bring education and improved living conditions to orphans in the poorest areas of Uganda.
"Being part of the InSpirit Community allows me to work with and learn from highly skilled and inspirational people and to bring true valuable step changes to the companies we provide service to."
Anas - Casablanca
3 years of relationship with Spirit partners
Anas began his career in auditing in Paris, before switching to financial consulting for 4 years within various European financial institutions for M&A and transformation programs.
He then joined Dell for 4 years during which he managed at first the operational excellency programs for services and then took responsibility over the Cloud Business services for EMEA. Anas then got back to the consulting world for banking, insurance and industrial African companies for the following 3 years as change management and organisation specialist. His relation with Spirit Advisors began in 2017 on a global transformation project led by spirit fot one of the most important banks in the middle east. Skilled negociator, Anas is an expert in building relationships and managing complex projects. With a master’s degree from Tours’ Business School and Henley Business School, he is also PMP, Lean Six Sigma and Strategic Intelligence certified.
Thomas - Bonn
4 years of relationship with Spirit partners
Project manager, often in cross cultural projects, Thomas has strong skills in Maintenance Excellence, site wide Management Systems and productivity increase following Lean principles worldwide.
After a Mechanical Engineer’s Degree in Brazil & Germany and giving technical coaching to Brazilian Railways on aluminothermic welding of rails, he has been a management consultant for 22 years.
During his time off, he spends his time gardening and with his family.
"I enjoy working with Spirit Advisors: as we are a same minded collaborative community, I feel valued through the transparency in all interactions and the two way easy knowledge sharing, as well as the opportunities to grow offered by the business."