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Affiliate Professor

Management & Human Resources

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Marc Beretta is an Affiliate Professor at HEC Paris, Academic Director of the HEC Paris School of Coaching, and Academic Director of the Edenred and CIEL programs at HEC Paris Executive Education. He is also the Founding Director of the international coaching firm Inis alga. Marc is a Certified Master Coach (MCC) of the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

A dual French and Irish national with Italian and Greek origins, Marc Beretta is an expert in Coaching, Management & Leadership, Personal Development and International Negotiation. He has been teaching HEC Paris Executive Education programs since 2009. Degree programs: (TRIUM - NYU, LSE, HEC Paris), Global Executive MBA, the online MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MSIE), Executive MBA, the Business Development, Marketing & Digital Strategy, MSIT, and SBUM (HEC Paris Qatar) Executive Masters. Marc has also taught custom programs for a wide range of companies (Atos, BNP Paribas, Bouygues, BPCE, BPI France, Colas, Dassault Systèmes, Decathlon, Dickson-Glen Raven, EDF, Elior, ERDF, Eutelsat, Fedesap, Fidal, Kering, La Poste, Matmut, MBDA, Orange, Safran, Savencia, SEB, Sodexho, Sodiaal, Total, and Vinci). He has taught the Develop Yourself as a Leader short program, and the solidarity-based program Oser la Prépa and Stand Up, in La Courneuve. Marc also regularly provides in-house training for executives working at HEC Paris on the following topics - Annual Appraisal Interviews, Setting the Framework and Learning to Say No, Effective Leadership, Intercultural Management, Management of Objectives, Proximity Management, Cross-functional Management, Talent Development Manager, Living Better Together, and Practicing Regular Feedback.

As Academic Director of the School of Coaching, he determines the teaching objectives and content of the programs and ensures the overall coordination of all the speakers and programs offered.

An international Executive Coach since 2004, Marc is a Certified Master Coach (MCC) of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and has also been a Certified Professional Coach (RNCP) since 2017. He provides leaders and executives, management committees, teams and organizations with the necessary support to realize their transformation projects.

Marc founded and manages Inis alga, an international coaching firm, present in 6 countries, which combines analytical and creative profiles to accompany the rational and emotional dimension of transformations. He regularly intervenes on the five continents with his teams in various environments, as well as at Agro Paritech, IFP School, and Polytechnique, where he delivered the first introductory course for Masters programs in 2018 on the theme "The Meaning of Life".

He provides Senior Managers and Strategic Executives with the support to unleash their potential and helps Management Committees and Organizations to capitalize on collective intelligence. He actively promotes both performance and a good inter-relational climate, high standards and benevolence. His approach focuses on ‘placing people center stage in organizations': how the individual or the group manages to adapt to an ever-changing environment, while preserving its integrity (values, drivers, convictions, and dreams).

After his military service in the French Navy as an Officer (confidential defense clearance), Marc held managerial positions in Finance within large international groups (Nomura Securities in Tokyo, Arthur Andersen, LVMH, and Bacardi Martini). He then decided to focus exclusively on people.

A graduate of ESCP (1989), Marc Beretta is a certified MBTI® (Myers Briggs Type Indicator), Experience Change® and LVI® practitioner. He has also been trained in psychology (Transactional Analysis). He organized and took part in a polar expedition in Greenland and has been practicing martial arts (karate) for 30 years. Marc has been practicing meditation since 2006 and is a level 1 MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) instructor.

He firmly believes that small changes can make a big difference.