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Sébastien Henry

Entrepreneur, author and speaker

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background :

Graduate from ESSEC Business School. Additional degrees in Psychology and Philosophy. Entrepreneur in Asia for about 10 years. Author of 4 books.


ACHIEVEMENT/ What is the project/initiative/startup/company you will be presenting at the Positive Economy Forum all about ?

Building a bridge between wisdom and business, in order to give more meaning and find more innovative solutions to the most pressing global challenges, like the ecological crisis and extreme poverty.

2 lines of action to help building this bridge:

– Helping executives, individually or in teams, to integrate wisdom practices in their daily role as leaders (mindfulness curriculum for execs, and other practices),

– Creating of a network of retreats centers located near the business quarters of a number of key cities in the world (first opening in Paris in preparation).


LOCATION / In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities ?

At the moment France & Switzerland. Then planning to extend the networks of centers in Africa and Asia.


IMPACT / What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of the activity, project, initiative, startup, company ?

Work in progress with top leaders of a number of major companies on nurturing a more conscious leadership and finding innovative business models to help solving the ecological crisis and eliminate extreme poverty.