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Read what clients have said about their experience of working with Charlène.

Recent Law Firms Success Stories

Read what clients have said about their experience of working with Charlène.

I enjoy working with Charlene. Her enthusiasm, professionalism and passion shines. Charlene’s workshops are well received and she has developed a positive reputation with those who have benefitted from the learning sessions she provides. Charlene has delivered a number of workshops to people in Pinsent Masons on the topics of wellbeing, sustainable behaviours in leadership, burnout prevention and promoting healthy hybrid working. Her work with us to-date includes workshops on our general L&D academy, a bespoke talent development programme and specific training to teams on request.

Josh Quadri, L&D Manager, Pinsent Masons

Charlene has worked with us at Womble Bond Dickinson over the past couple of years, providing development for our people in terms of burnout prevention techniques, and running sustainable leadership webinars for our clients as part of our ‘Informed Counsel’ programme. Charlene is an absolute pleasure to work with – she brings huge credibility as a legal professional, and she truly understands the challenges and pressures of working in the professional services environment. Charlene is able to speak authentically and passionately about her own lived experience and how this has led her to the space that she now works in, and she uses a wealth of real examples to reinforce the techniques she shares with her audience. I have also appreciated Charlene’s approach to any project – she really listens, seeks to understand the specific needs of the client, and takes a flexible approach to ensure that the solution meets these needs. Her delivery style is exceptional – clear, calm and engaging. I would not hesitate to recommend Charlene to any business.

Tracey Dittman, Learning and Development Manager at Womble Bond Dickinson

Thank you Charlene Gisele for Presenting to our team on How to Manage Stress and Work more efficiently. Highly recommended to all Business owners and Office Managers, in Particular Law firms.

Rex Afrasiabi, Managing Partner & Founder

When I first started Charlene’s coaching program, I had very hopes and expectations but I thought I had no resources to seek mindfulness. Charlene’s program far exceeded my expectations and has been a real game changer. Week by week, I’ve been guided through every step whilst gaining more and more self awareness and achieving the goals we set. Coming from tennis, it now seems obvious that coaching should be a necessary part of our work life. I’m very grateful and enthusiastically recommend Charlene as a coach and amazing professional.

Giovanni Valentini, Partner Lawyer at gunnercooke LLP

Recent Law Schools & Universities Success Stories

Read what law students have said about their experience of working with Charlène.

Charlene is an inspiring workshop leader who knows her stuff. Her engaging, thoughtful and interactive style (and highly personable nature) make her extremely good at what she does. Her sessions were well pitched to our students, well thought out and effort had been put into tailoring the approach and content personally to our students. Both workshops were very professionally run and Charlene was excellent at drawing out our student’s thoughts and feelings. Thank you for being a part of our #SpringThing at City Law School.

Jane Bradley-Smith, Associate Dean Student Experience at The City Law

I enjoy working with Charlene. Her enthusiasm, professionalism and passion shines. Charlene’s workshops are well received and she has developed a positive reputation with those who have benefitted from the learning sessions she provides. Charlene has delivered a number of workshops to people in Pinsent Masons on the topics of wellbeing, sustainable behaviours in leadership, burnout prevention and promoting healthy hybrid working. Her work with us to-date includes workshops on our general L&D academy, a bespoke talent development programme and specific training to teams on request.

Lily Chao, Conference Content Development Executive at SOAS University of London

I was lucky enough to meet Charlène via her wellness workshops she delivered at my law school. Stress, exam pressure and anxiety are concepts that I have struggled with whilst being a law student so I thought attending such workshops would be of great benefit to me. I was blown away at the powerfulness of her guided meditations, as well as many tips and tricks regarding breathing, stretches, and visualisations. Charlène is a wonderful coach, who is particularly understanding, positive, calm and highly professional. The advice in which she provides has been extremely helpful and impactful, enabling me to learn and grow not just as a law student, but into adult-life. Charlène is honestly one of a kind and I could not recommend her enough!

Liberty Farley Dove, Law Student at University of Sussex

Charlene’s passion for the well-being of students creates the most beneficial, supportive space for young students and professionals to learn how to optimally balance work and life. I highly recommend Charlene as your next performance and wellbeing coach and want to congratulate her on the positive impact she makes on the lives of students and professionals pursuing a career in law.

Kaileigh Pillay, Women in Law, President, Sussex University

Businesses Success Stories

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Charlene came to speak at our Advisory Distributors event on 23 June 2022. Leading up to the event, she was professional and a delight to work with. At the event, Charlene did not just come for the keynote speech and then leave, she joined us for the dinner the night before as well as all the roundtable discussions during the day. It really made such a difference and I feel that it gave the delegates a chance to get to know her more. The keynote was also interactive and we had the opportunity to try a coaching exercise and our delegates responded very positively to that. I would highly recommend Charlene to speak at any event about burnout prevention and performance.

Clare Frost, Conference Relationship Manager at Owen James

Hugely successful session!

Martin Roberts, Mental Health Lead, Lloyds Banking Group

Charlène has a unique take on wellbeing and performance culture particularly in the legal sector. Her webinars are insightful and practical and are well received with our audiences. She is passionate and her sessions are a great addition to any holistic wellbeing and performance programme.

Kendall Turner, HR Business Partner and Wellbeing Leader at LexisNexis

Charlène is a super advocate for better mental health and I was delighted when she agreed to speak at Travelers’ “On Risk” Conference 2022 on “Sustainable performance in law”. She gave an excellent presentation on the mental health challenges for lawyers and set out practical steps they can take to meet those challenges and thrive professionally and personally. It was an inspiring call to action and the talk was extremely well-received. If you want to address these issues, I highly recommend Charlène to help you do so in an informed and engaging way.

Paul Smith, CIRM, Senior Risk Management Consultant at Travelers

Recent Keynotes Success Stories

Read what participants have said about Charlène’s keynotes.

Charlène Gisèle was recently a guest speaker/presenter at a virtual event offered by The Alliance of Lady Leaders Charlène Gisèle was a pleasure to have as a guest. She made herself available before and after the presentation as well; it was very easy to coordinate with her despite a significant time difference due to our residence on two separate continents. Her demeanor is genuine, energetic, and helpful. The presentation was in a webinar format with myself and Charlène Gisèle as panelists. Charlène Gisèle was still able to – very meaningfully – interact with the live participants/attendees through the chat function as well as by answering questions which were posited. Charlène Gisèle brings her entire story with her when she presents – in the way that she shows up in service for her audience.

Catherine R. Brukalo, Founder at Brukalo Law, P.C.

I met Charlene through our female networking organisation Artemis, where we invited her as a speaker on all things wellness. Charlene was incredibly professional, personable and knowledgeable in the topics she enlightened us on. She was also very fun and easy to listen to- she took us all to a complete journey from sharing her personal stories to getting us different workshops. Anyone will take something personal away from listening to Charlene, and it was such a pleasure to introduce her to our networking community.

Zeynep Arat, Senior Strategy Director at Essence

Amazing session at NEXT MBA. Business Professionals all over the world found your presentation insightful and your practical techniques refreshing. Looking forward to having you back again.

Perelade Jombo, Corporate Affairs Manager at Next MBA

Charlene is an emotive and engaging keynote speaker. I attended a recent presentation she did for a group of solicitors on how they can best manage their health and improve their resilience thus maintaining optimum performance and avoiding burnout. Charlene shared a number of useful and practical insights which people can easily adopt. She even did a short group coaching session which helped the audience to relax and increase their confidence. I highly recommend Charlene as a keynote speaker for your next event.

Dr. Richard Fallon, MD and Marketing Consultant at TEDx

Recent 1-1 Coaching Success Stories

Read what clients have said about their experience of working with Charlène.

Having known Charlène in her previous vocation in law, I was excited to partner with her on this journey knowing that she would bring trust, empathy but also her rigor in getting to the detail, science, and providing appropriate and consistent advice. She has a great amount of credibility and isn’t afraid to challenge the norms as you think they are. Very valuable coaching that I would like to continue.

Yannick Davey, Global Account Executive APAC at Microsoft

Charlene is a true expert in her field. As a business coach, she takes the time to get to know her clients and uses her vast set of tools and experience to help guide them in their business. She also has an excellent understanding of the legal profession so her advice is relevant and very useful for attorneys. She understands the time constraints attorneys face and works to set goals that are attainable but still show results. I highly recommend Charlene for any attorney looking for business guidance.

Mark Grzymala, Construction Attorney and Principal at Grzymala Law Offices

I have been working with Charlène Gisèle Bourliout as an executive coach for a little over 4 months now. But in that very short time, I have been able to make significant progress in both my personal and professional life by working with her holistic yet tailored approach to executive coaching. We have worked together to hone in on the main roadblocks that have been standing between me and my various goals; and worked with laser focus to eliminate them. She has worked with me to build a solid foundation for high performance work – including an emphasis on both physical and mental health. In just these few months, I have seen the difference in my effectiveness at work, and it has been noticed by my staff and colleagues as well. I cannot recommend Charlène enough and working with her has been well worth the investment.

Jeffrey Possinger, Managing Member at Possinger Law Group

Charlène has been an incredible coach for me – both personally and professionally! Her approach to coaching is genuine and impactful – I take away so many actionable tips from every single conversation we have. She constantly motivates me to do better while prioritizing my health and wellness to maximize my performance. The fact that she’s had a demanding corporate career and gone through very similar experiences means her guidance is much more relatable and she GETS it without being overly preachy. Her workshops have been a great way to stay connected between sessions and learn from her knowledge.

I always feel better after a conversation with her and highly recommend anyone work with her if they are looking to increase their performance and reduce burnout.

Gabi Slemer, CFA, CEO & Founder of Finasana, Former Wall Street Investor

Let’s start by saying I am not an easy gig. Grumpy, opinionated, world weary and a world class cynic. Charlene has opened my eyes to so many possibilities. She is insightful, motivating, calming, kind and ever so slightly scary all at the same time. Mutual accountability at all times. She understands the pressures that exist in the world of Professional Services Firms totally. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to any professional heading towards frazzle-land or one wanting a wise and empathetic guiding hand to help you flourish. Great value for the time invested.

David Conlan, Tax Director

Working with Charlene has been a great experience. As my coach, she is knowledgeable, insightful, reflective, and most importantly I feel like she understands me. She is patient and has an elegant communication style, explaining complex ideas in a way that I am able to grasp, no matter how many times I ask her. Her techniques at times have been very powerful, which have allowed me to discover new insights into myself. I have enjoyed how her approach is holistic, looking at all aspects of my life and helping them to align with my desired goals.

Charlene is persistent in holding me accountable for my actions. I have at times tried to avoid dealing with certain aspects of my life but Charlene has gently been able to bring me back to a place where I am aligned to confront them. If you are looking for a coach, someone who is supportive, someone to give you clarity, someone you can place your hope in, who is singing your corner and who actually cares about your life, then Charlene is the coach for you and I couldn’t recommend her more highly.

Kevin Haley, Co-founder of Aberrant Architecture, a multi-award winning collaborative studio of designers, makers and thinkers

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Every step counts

Charlène empowers high-achieving professionals to prevent and recover from burnout without having to sacrifice their career. The power of her approach is not to work less, it is about recovering more, which is why her expertise has been featured in major publications and is sought after by world leading organisations and professionals.

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