Executive Coaching & Career Transition

Founded by Drifa Choulet (certified coach, former investment banker),
Le Premier Jour provides professional coaching services to Corporations and Individuals.

OUR MISSION

Changes in the economic world, technological breakthroughs and ongoing transformation plans are all factors that impact our work life and that we must manage continuously. 

Le Premier Jour supports your professional development by providing you with a safe space to reflect and take a step back from your responsibilities in order to achieve an optimal balance between performance, efficiency and personal development.

SERVICES FOR CORPORATIONS

Training

  • We offer a wide range of group training on soft-skills topics, in order to foster the personal and professional development of your talents.
  • Some of the topics covered include : management skills, career management, presentation skills, increasing self-confidence, work/life management, conflict resolution, giving and receiving feedback, stress management…

Individual Coaching

  • We support your talents, from Top Executives to Managers and other talents.
  • Performance and Development coaching on various matters : Leadership, Communication, Time Management, appointment in a new role, career management for women…

Team Coaching

  • We support management teams (ExCo) and operational teams.
  • Centered around improving team effectiveness and cooperation, strengthening trust between team members, aligning teams around common objectives, helping team members to make the most of the team’s diversity…

Career Transition / Mobility 

  • Tailor-made outplacement services aimed at supporting career transitions and mobility (internal or external).

SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS

Individual Coaching

  • We support your personal and professional development whatever career stage you are at.
  • Performance and Development coaching on various matters : Leadership, Communication, Time Management, appointment in a new role, career management for women…

Group Coaching 

  • Be part of a small group of 6 to 8 persons meeting regularly over a 6-month period.
  • Benefit from peer learning and the collective wisdom of the group.
  • Exchange best practices.
  • Topics covered include : career transition, work/life issues, new managers sharing their challenges and their insights…

Career Transition / Mobility 

  • Le Premier Jour provides tailor-made services aimed at supporting you throughout your career transition.

Training

  • We offer a wide range of group training on soft-skills topics, in order to foster your personal and professional development.
  • Some of the topics covered include : management skills, career management, presentation skills, increasing self-confidence, work/life management, conflict resolution, giving and receiving feedback, stress management.

COACHING APPROACH

 

Coaching is as a major opportunity to :

  • Understand yourself, your strengths, and your values
  • Identify priorities, goals and limitations
  • Set up an action plan
  • Work with your coach towards meeting your objectives

 

I strongly believe that the client is the expert in their life and work and my coaching approach honors that.

With this philosophy in mind, while working with my clients, I strive to :

  • Discover, clarify and align with what the client wants to achieve
  • Encourage client self-discovery
  • Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies
  • Give the client responsibility and accountability.

 

Le Premier Jour follows the code of ethics of the International Coach Federation (ICF).

ABOUT ME

I am a former investment banker, having worked 20 years for major international banks. I was passionate about my job and what I liked most about it was serving my clients, who were large and medium corporations, across the EMEA region and through a wide range of sectors. I enjoyed the complexity of the deals we worked on and the opportunity they gave me to work with brilliant people, from colleagues to lawyers, bankers and others.

Despite loving my job, this did not prevent me from exhaustion, and I took the time to reflect on what was really important to me professionally, hence my decision to become a coach to help people on career related issues.

In 2018, I went back to university, getting a Master’s degree in Professional Coaching and Personal Development.

In line with the profession standards, I am committed to an ongoing personal development plan, which fulfils my love of constant learning.

Le Premier Jour means “the first day” in French and is also a lovely song from Etienne Daho. Le Premier Jour brings together the promise of a fresh start, which is something each of us can do, at any stage of one’s life.

TESTIMONIALS

My objective was to get coached and guided in my endeavour to better understand the key strengths/desires developed over my past carrier and build a strong and passionate project for the next 20 years of my professional life. I worked with Drifa to accomplish this and I am very happy with the outcome.

Drifa has shown a strong ability to listen, to guide my intellectual construction in order to remained focused, to inspire about the possible tools/methodologies to build this project and to adapt to the difficulties created by that tumultuous journey.

I recommend Drifa if you wish to be coached in your professional life.

François BOURACHOT

I have been supported by Drifa throughout a major career transition. Drifa brings together a strong intuition, an ability to rapidly understand the matters at hand and a strong ability to ask powerful questions, that help bring things into perspective and encourages to move forward.

Moreover, having worked with her in the past, I know that she’s got an intimate knowledge of the corporate worlds which seems essential to me when coaching managers.

I strongly recommend Drifa’s services.

Caroline PEZ

For more testimonials, please refer to Témoignages

Drifa CHOULET
Coach professionnel
pour entreprises et particuliers

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Français /Anglais
00 33(0) 6 60 86 40 60
drifa.choulet@lepremierjour.fr