Elias Gharbi

Leadership Executive Coach | Professional Certified Coach, PCC - ICF

Specialist in brand development & innovation, marketing director in FMCG multinationals (Nestlé, Danone, Givaudan), I also have considerable expertise in leadership, entrepreneurship and startups creation.

My living and working experience across countries in Europe, Southeast Asia, Middle-East and Africa, allowed me not only to foster this special sensitivity to cultural difference and people expectations but also to gain a valuable know-how in dealing with international and multidisciplinary teams.

My key learnings are to deal with adversity, to trust uncertainty, to remain flexible and open to new perspective in looking at things from different angles, to understand oneself and others, to stimulate performance and seek a life purpose.

My personal and professionnal path, my passion for leadership and entrepreneurship in combination with my newly acquired coaching competencies naturally leads me to Executive Coaching with a mission to contribute to a Human-based Leadership.

It's extremeley important for me as a Coach, that my services are of the highest professional standard and informed by sound research. In exploring professional certification, I discovered that my own values align with those of the ICF (International Coach Federation):

Integrity, excellence, collaboration and respect.

Once I had completed the 15-month certified and ACTP Accredited Coach Taining Program through Wakan Spirit-in-Business (becoming a Professional Certified Executive Coach), I successfully met the requirements necessary for becoming an ACC Associate Certified Coach, followed by a PCC Professional Certified Coach accreditaton through ICF, the International Coach Federation.



Certificates and Diplomas


PCC ICF - Professional Certified Executive Coach

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Professional Coaching Certificate | Coaching RelationCare WAKAN, Geneva Switzerland, ACTP - ICF


Certificate of Competence HPI-HDS-MVPI Personality Assessment - Hogan Certified - Metaberatung Training Switzerland


Certificate of Competence NEO-PI-3 Personality Assessment- Hogrefe Accredited, Oxford-UK


Certificate of Competence Individual Directory Inventory(IDI) Personality Assessment- MRG Accredited, US

360 Degree Assessment Accredited

360 Degree Review Feedback & Assessment Accredited


Mentor & Group Training Certificate - Coursera, USA


Leadership & Emotional Intelligence - Cousera Program - University of Michigan, USA


Negotiation - Coursera Program - University of Michigan, USA


Mater in Business Administration & Economics , University of Lausanne , Switzerland

« Accompany and support my clients towards the change to which they aspire »

Some people are engaged due to life events, others are driven proactively.

In each and every case, I believe that taking a first step is challenging and requires courage, daring, deep self-understanding and perceptiveness on the present situation. 

For this reason, I wish to accompany and coach my clients with empathy, caring, honesty and transparency with a constant focus on the issues which need to be raised and clarified.

Not only I provide a methodological approach, I most importantly convey a reassuring and confident posture to trigger change and actions.

My goal and ambition is to support clients in their key steps in life and accompany them in an authentic journey of self-discovery which opens a whole new world of opportunities, possibilities, success, joy and happiness.