Who is Sylvie SCHOEN-SCHLUMBERGER?
As from her early age, Sylvie has always put human development and well being at the heart
of her life. Today, she still acts as an innovation & transformation catalyst.
First as a Head Hunter, then as an HR Manager for renowned companies, she acquired
significant experience in leading multicultural teams.Today as a Coach, Supervisor and
Trainer, she enjoys promoting and supporting people to reach their potential & goals and to
target for a more fulfilled and well balance life.
It is in 2001, while at The Boeing Company, that Sylvie met an internal Boeing Seattle based
coach and that she experienced coaching which – at that time – was a rather innovative
This led her to complement her Bachelor degree in HR, to attend a coaching training in
France followed shortly after by a one year supervision in London (both schools were ICF -
International Coach Federation - accredited). In addition to bringing new tools and
deepening others, it definitively brought her another perspective both as a person and in her
The objective of supervision is not to « coach the coach », as often understood. It is for the
coaches to go beyond their professional and personal obstacles and create a place for the
form (learning), norm (standard) and restoring (recharging).“I define supervision as two
words - super and vision – as in super-vision. To me, it is the process of helping the coaches
to step back, metaphorically, from the work so that they may take a meta-perspective, or
broader view, of their practice.” She joins Peter Hawkins & Robin Shohet when they say “A
place to breathe and learn”.
Coaches in supervision often refer to the relief of having time and space to think about
particular aspects of their work and especially to reflect with a trusted colleague who will
microscopically explore practice with them, contribute to their understanding and learn new
ways of practice (thru observation and practical experience) and recharge their batteries.
This support enables the coaches to contain and resolve some of the more challenging parts
of their work. A process of reflection with a coach supervisor helps the coach to become
aware of relevant strengths and weaknesses. It also allows gaining more than one
perspective or interpretation of a client situation.
Professional Supervision as a 'normal standard' in the Benelux is one of Sylvie’s last big
professional project to support the Coaching Community. She used to be the regional co-
ordinator for Benelux with the Association of Coach Supervisors, and today, this is a
redefined professional mission.
Past President of the ICF Belgium chapter for 2 mandates, Sylvie was very much involved
with ICF International. She assesses coached for ICF credentialing exams, participated to
European workshops and conferences worldwide, and was active, at a global level, in the
Regulatory and the Nominating Committees.
Today Sylvie cumulates 15 years experience as a Coach, a Supervisor and a Trainer. She
brings with her 7000+ hours of experience in both coaching and supervision. She has
supervised / accompanied many experienced coaches (both in groups and individually) in
their practice and, for some, in their willingness to gain accreditation.
On the personal side, as a French national based in Brussels, Sylvie works in French &
English. Travelling is her hobby, she is passionate about the Silk Road (she visited Syria,
and more recently Iran, Uzbekistan & China). In addition to some European languages, she
has been emerged in the Chinese language since the age of 14.
How to contact Sylvie?
Tel : + 32/4184.108.40.206
Email : Sylvie@Adlucem.be