Axelle Bagot's work focuses on the exercise of leadership and transformation in complex and challenging systems. As a professor, an executive coach and an organizational consultant, she combines insights from psychology, sociology, and philosophy to create spaces in which people can expand their capacity for diagnosing and transforming themselves and larger structures.
Axelle began her work in this area by advising elected officials, policy makers and diplomats in her ten-year career in public service, working at the French Embassy in Syria, the Paris City Hall Department of International Relations and the City Hall of Chelsea, Massachusetts. In 2018, she co-founded her consulting firm, Leadership Lab International, which brings together researchers, leadership practitioners, and executive coaches to achieve human centered, strategic and sustainable organizational transformation. She has collaborated with many organizations in the Private and Non-for-Profit Sector going through transitions or challenges which required creative interventions.
Axelle has taught leadership and social change in several institutions, including Brown University, Harvard University, the Instituto de Empresa Business School in Madrid, the African Development University in Niger, the Africa Business School in Morocco, and the Albert Einstein Medical School of Sao Paulo. She holds a BA from Sciences Po (France), a MA from Dauphine University (France) and a MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School (USA).