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Marie-Josée Bernard, professor, management, law, human resources

Marie-Josée BERNARD


My main mission is to promote the development of collective and relational intelligence within organisations. This contributes to a company's good balance and health by respecting and strengthening the physical, moral, psychological and emotional well-being of the individuals who create value for these companies.
The approaches mobilized allow the individuals to grow their potential while respecting their own personal values.
Management and leadership skills are crucial to the creation of new forms of human dynamics.


  1. 2010 : Ph.D. in Management, first class honours and unanimous commendation of the jury : "The Contribution of the Resilience Model in Understanding the Entrepreneurial Act" (Université Lyon Jean Moulin, Lyon 3)
  2. 1982 : Master's degree (DESS) in Human Resource Management (University of Aix en Provence, Marseille)
  3. 1980 : Master's Degree (DEA) in Philosophy and the History of Ideas (UER Civilisations of Nice) 


- 2012 : "Action Type" Certification : neuro-intelligence, neuro-motility and personality types
- 2004 : MBTI Level II Certification
- 2004 : "Taming One's Shadow": advanced study of the Jungian approach to personality (Osiris Conseil)
- 2002 : MBTI Certification (Osiris Conseil, Paris) 
- 2002 : Team Management System Accreditation
- 1992 : Imperative Self (Connirae Andreas, London) 
- 1990 : Ericksonian hypnosis
- 1988 : NLP Master Practitioner European Center of NLP


Since 1999: Professor in Leadership and Personal Development, emlyon business school, Lyon, France

Independent consultant in managerial and team development : coaching of teams of executives, associates and service employees on "strategic" projects : repositioning of professional identities, the mission, the organisation, personal and collective challenges, clarification of management roles. Implementation of operational change and progress-related objectives

Consultant, ARJ et Associés firm (Lyon and Paris) :

  • recruitment and direct headhunting of executives, experts and managers
  • management and development of tailor-made management training for executives
  • consulting for executive teams

Human Resources Director in multi-site industrial companies with headquarters in Italy

Italsider/Sider France : plant in the south of France - 200 employees

SFR : subcontracting company for engineering and electric works with a number of sites in France and abroad - 1,000 employees

  • Implementation of the new labour legislation, harmonisation of procedures, implementation of job and contract management tools
  • Implementation of an overall structure for the human resources organisation
  • Senior management representative in labour and social bodies
  • Labour negotiations with social partners
  • Management of labour conflicts
  • Internal training


  • Promote the acquisition of people and behavioural skills among managers and executives, which are necessary for the responsible and sustained management of their teams
  • Manage and lead teams with a view to sustainable performance
  • Identify one's leadership style/develop sustainable leadership
  • Identify one's personal resources and those of others
  • Develop leadership skills and one's personal impact
  • Anticipate and manage tension and conflict
  • Conflict and negotiations, how to act differently
  • Stress management to improve efficiency
  • Communicate:  develop relational and situational intelligence
  • Activities : teaching, training and coaching projects, career coaching, entrepreneurship coaching
    Group and individual coaching, accompaniment of change
    Implementation of specific coaching for entrepreneurs

Courses taughtTop







Research InterestTop

  • Resilience and entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship and the psychological process
  • Internal consistency and strategies of entrepreneurs
  • Failing and bouncing back
  • Biographical approach, life narratives as research material
  • The talents of resilient individuals
  • The cognitive and emotional aspects of entrepreneurship