Culture and Leadership Connections Podcast

Julien Lefort – At Home In Many Places

April 06, 2022 Marie Gervais Season 5 Episode 7
Culture and Leadership Connections Podcast
Julien Lefort – At Home In Many Places
Show Notes

Bio for Julien Lefort

Julien Lefort is a diversity, inclusion, and resilience-focused business coach. He now focuses on teaching businesses how sustainability and resilience have direct ties to diversity and inclusion.

Episode highlight

As a Frenchman, Julien Lefort grew up with the influence of many cultures, learning about diversity and inclusion from a young age. Listen in on how he developed resilience by embracing the differences in the people around him.





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“For me, home is where I am because I can make it home.” 

“When we look at the things around us, we want to feel like we are in control of our lives and we are in control of the circumstances but we can’t always be.”

“Resilience, for me, is the ability to prepare for and deal with and bounce back from challenges, stressors, anything that may happen to us.” 


Childhood Incidents

With three brothers and sisters, Julien always considered himself to be “the shy and timid child” of his family, but was always told by others that he is an extrovert. 

Influential Groups 

Julien credits his Senegalese stepfather with expanding his knowledge and helping him develop better connections across cultures, which helps him in his work today.

As a child, Julien observed both religious and non-religious members of his family, and was free to pick his inclination.

Julien claims that the coaching community has helped him both personally and professionally. 

Temperament and Personality Influences

Julien was born with an “analytical and logical mind.” He has grown into developing the creative and innovative side of his personality. 

Cultural Epiphanies

Julien was livid when he read in an in-flight magazine on Lufthansa that a German director thought France did not have good bakeries! 

He assumed one of his Moroccan friends to be comfortable with the French custom of a greeting kiss, but she was not. 

Advice to an Employer 

For Julien, the most important aspect of a working relationship is being open. He also works to create a trusting space where people can communicate and grow. 

More Great Insights! 

Julien highlights that there are some simple things to do to become resilient: connecting better with others, learning more about other cultures, and the differences amongst the people we come across.

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