If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader - John Quincy Adams
Guillaume Gauthereau is a successful international business strategist, coach and motivational speaker. For the past two decades, Guillaume has built a successful track record in the corporate world as a CEO and entrepreneur, and, through working with a variety of socially conscious and sustainable brands and causes. As a life and business strategist, Guillaume has been called upon to consult and coach some of the world’s finest brands and leaders. A dynamic and inspiring speaker, people around the world have been touched by Guillaume’s down to earth personality, warmth, humility and personal heartfelt commitment to helping others live their best life.
Strategy is about shaping the future - Max Mckeown
Guillaume’s experience spans 20 years working in executive roles in the retail & luxury industry. He was the co-founder and CEO of Totsy, the second largest private website in the US dedicated to moms and tots. In 36 months, he raised $45M in financing and led the company to become the second largest US private sale website dedicated to moms and kids. Totsy generated over 3M members and earned a ranking in Forbes as one of the top 100 private most promising US companies. He was formerly CEO of Lalique North America and UK, where he held the distinguished honor of being the youngest CEO for an international luxury retail company. Prior to Lalique, Guillaume was General Manager of Louis Vuitton’s flagship Champs-Élysées store in Paris, where he managed a $150 million P&L and team of 25 people. He began his career with Nestle Ralston Purina and Colgate Palmolive Hill’s Pet Nutrition in the health and pet industry, where he found the opportunity and inspiration for his first startup, Alidoo.com. Alidoo was Europe’s first online retail company dedicated to pets, where he raised capital at a $20M first round valuation. Guillaume also has a PhD from the Ecole Nationale Veterinaire de Maisons-Alfort, Paris.
I believe that wherever there is mastery coaching is occurring. And wherever coaching is done, mastery will be the outcome - Andrea J. Lee
During the last 10 years and his transformative journeys across Asia & South America, Guillaume had the rare opportunity to study and meditate with master healers and teachers of all faiths. He was trained in Reiki, Medical Reiki, Sufi Healing, Sound Healing, Meditation, and Mindfulness. In Nepal, a Tibetan Healing Master instructed Guillaume on the power of Tibetan Healing Bowls. With the discovery and acceptance that his new role is healing and helping individuals reconnect to their inner balance, he now aims to provide coaching services to leaders and corporations. Guillaume is available for individual and group coaching and mindfulness and meditation training, inclusive of the energy healing techniques learned during his travels. He can both heal and educate today’s leaders to regain focus, priority and purpose in their lives and in their work. He also opened a healing center (The Sanctuary) on his property in the Catskills where he does in depth work with his clients. His key service is the CEO Inner RetreatTM.
Just being the seeker, somebody whose open to spiritual enlightenment, is in itself the important thing and it's the reward for being a seeker in this world - Walter Isaacson
Guillaume completely transformed his life to focus on finding personal fulfillment and happiness. Through taking a risk and leaving behind a successful and lucrative career in the corporate world, Guillaume embarked on a journey of self-exploration and meditation that took him from working with Mother Teresa’s mission in India, to the jungles of Peru in search of finding meaning in life and fulfillment beyond the material demands of society today. Through seeking to transform his own life to live with a higher purpose, Guillaume made a life-changing commitment to helping others in their search for peace, harmony and happiness.
I think it all comes down to motivation. If you really want to do something, you will work hard for it - Edmund Hillary
Guillaume is regularly called upon to give talks at international leading conferences on subjects related to pursuing happiness and how to be positive. A dynamic and inspiring speaker, people around the world have been touched by Guillaume’s down to earth personality, warmth, humility and personal heartfelt commitment to helping others live their best life. Guillaume has been featured as a speaker in France at the Positive Economy Forum (French DAVOS), the Night of the Positive Entrepreneur, in New York at the French Consulate, Annual retreat of United Nations Population Funds and at Harvard Business School.
If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live - Albert Einstein
Guillaume maintains a few bee hives as a trained beekeeper, is the founder of the New York Bee Sanctuary and preserves endangered fruit trees in his orchard in the Catskills. Guillaume has been featured as an expert speaker on the preservation of bees at forums such as the Narrowsburg Honey Bee festival and by Visionary Organics in the documentary “Beelive in Nature”.
Guillaume has received global media recognition for his achievements and been featured on FOX News, CNN, CBS, CNBC, BFM, Huffington Post, The Independent, Forbes and Portfolio. He has been an invited speaker at elite academic institutions including Harvard Business School, Columbia Business School, INSEAD Alumni and Parsons School of Design. Guillaume was named Foreign Trade Advisor by the French government in 2008. In 2011, Mayor Bloomberg named him a NYC Venture Fellow, an honor given to exceptional entrepreneurs who create jobs in New York City. In 2012, he was nominated by Ernst & Young as a finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He is a member of the World Entrepreneurship Forum, the Clinton Global Initiative and e2.org / NRDC.org. He sits on the board of friends of United Nation Population Funds, Grameen Bank US, Slow Money NYC, FoodStand and CleanPlates.