Beyond consultancy... action!

Praxis international provides advisory services on leadership and institutional transformation. We work with managers of public and private companies in France and abroad, as well as non-profit associations and international organisations.

Founded by David Gutmann and Jacqueline Ternier McConnico in 1989, our institution supports managers in facing their many challenges such as taking up a function and authority, succession, team building and the transformation of their institutions.

The team consists of advisers in leadership trained in the institutional transformation method and holding backgrounds in entrepreneurship, education, engineering, human resources, political science and history. Their professions contrast with those of managers, who have usually pursued engineering or business studies. This alterity creates the conditions necessary for a dialogue based on benevolence, efficiency, discipline and courage, all within a context of confidentiality.

Our approach takes all of an institution’s dimensions into account, whether they be economic, political, social, cultural or personal. Our advisers use them to create a synthesis aimed at outlining the various dynamics in the institution. As opposed to ‘ready-made solutions’, this work is materialised through ‘customised’ activities.

Our activities consist of individual support to managers, seeking out and reinforcing high-potential talent, individual and institutional diagnoses, team workshops and intercultural management.

For us at Praxis International, consultancy must generate transformation. Beyond consultancy, our mission is one of action.

Key publications

  • greeting booklet


    Le thème de notre carte de vœux 2018 est la «Fidélité».

  • research article

    David et Michaël Gutmann, Dauphins et requins : Flipper, les dents de la mer, orca, 2012

    Et si, prolongeant la tradition d’Ésope et de Jean de La Fontaine, nous tentions l’identification entre, d’une part, nos grands dirigeants et, d’autre part, deux des figures animales qui s’inscrivent aujourd’hui au cœur de notre imaginaire et de notre culture populaire, celles du dauphin et du requin.

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