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I was born in France and have lived in Brazil, Portugal, Italy, and Vietnam. Moving to Hanoi four years ago meant interrupting my career on behalf of my husband's. As a new mother, far from family and friends, I struggled to reinvent myself. But with the support of the expat community in Hanoi, I was able to create and run a successful business. In 2017, I co-founded Empowering Perspectives. I recently moved to Lyon, a beautiful and vibrant city near the Alps. Inspired by my entrepreneurial adventure in Vietnam, leveraging my skills in Law and Finance, I decided to redirect my professional path. I am thrilled to be working for a business accelerator. I love listening to people's ideas, helping them structure their projects, and watching them grow. The people I met in Hanoi helped me to reclaim my professional identity. Communities have the power to inspire, encourage, and support. This is what I believe!

Alyssa Thompson is an educator specializing in interdisciplinary and community-service learning. She is an aspiring education ethicist, particularly interested in the ethical application of technology in schools. Alyssa has been a teacher, school founder, and teacher trainer. She has worked with school leaders designing teacher training around the world, including in the United Kingdom, India, Nepal, Qatar, and Pakistan. Alyssa is the co-founder of One Square Mile, an organization dedicated to simplifying community service learning for schools. In 2018, Alyssa had a baby and moved to Indonesia with her family. She likes to santai di pantai (relax at the beach).

Alyssa is the Leader of EP Jakarta.

Originally from Spain, I have lived throughout America and Europe. In 2014, I moved with my husband and two "Third Culture" kids to Vietnam where I started a new chapter of my personal and professional life. With over 10 years of experience in corporate, government and non-profit entities as psychologist, trainer, human resources specialist, and career consultant, I began a coaching career in Hanoi. Trained in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), leadership and human resources management, and as a transition and executive certified coach working in Spanish, French and English, I consult with a wide array of clients from America, Africa, Europe, and Asia with my company Empowering Coaching. I believe in the transformative power of coaching. Every moment can become an opportunity, bringing inner growth and awareness of our strengths.

Esme was a Co-Leader of EP Hanoi.

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