About Jean-Charles

I am a trained coach to the Co-Active® model and a work-life researcher and Certified Cultural Transformation Tools Consultant, (Barrett Value Center). I hold a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Jönköping University, Sweden. I hold a Master of Science in Business and Economics with a major in Business Administration and Service Management from Karlstad University, Sweden. I am a Graduate from Dijon Bourgogne Business School, France.

My interest in Human, Personal Development and Leadership with a focus on work/non-work experiences arises within my multi-faceted identity as researcher, lecturer, coach, consultant and counsellor.


  • As Work-life Researcher, I am interested about what, how and why individuals segment and integrate their life domains to reach a harmonic and sustainable life. See more about my publications.
  • As Business Administrator, I teach in the fields of Leadership, Human Resource Management, Strategic Human Resource Management, Service Management, International Management, and Organisation Theory. I additionally adopt a sustainable focus in each of these fields.
  • As Work/non-work Co-Active® Coach, Consultant & Counsellor, I empower individuals, employees and leaders in being the hero of their life puzzle and I also support organisations in such a quest.
  • From researching and teaching, I comprehend organisations as a whole and I ought to transfer this multi-level knowledge, as Co-Active® Coach, Consultant & Counsellor at JCL Humanistic Consulting AB.

    About my approach to work-life management

    My research entitled: "Experiencing work/non-work - Theorising individuals' process of integrating and segmenting work, family, social and private" offers an original frame, the “Individual’s Work/Non-Work Experiences Dashboard®” that put the human back at the centre of their life puzzling processes. See more about the thesis...

    The dashboard reflects that segmenting AND integrating life domains are essential for the harmony between one’s life domains namely one’s work, one’s family, one’s social and one’s private. The dashboard is entirely combined with a Co-active® approach to coaching, consulting, and counselling to offer a systematic and holistic approach to personal and human development.

    JCL Humanistic’s holistic and authentic approach supports the development of individual's work/non-work sustainable well-being by enabling individuals and organisations to reflect on and learn about:

  • life domains without, a priori, considering solely work and family,
  • work/non-work preferences as the combination of integration and segmentation of life domains,
  • work/non-work strategies beyond traditional time and place management,
  • work/non-work values and self-identity.

  • JCL Humanistic & the UN Sustainable Goals

    My identity as well as my research and professional journeys are strongly associated with the importance to make an impact for individuals and society. In that regards, I want to fully contribute to the so-called “SUSTAINABILITY”.

    Sustainability is about the three systems we do live in, namely the environmental system as the Planet is at stake; the social systemas we People are at stake; and the economic system as our economies are at stake. Even if sustainability is evolving over time, the centrality of the three stakeholders is constant. Even if sustainability is evolving over time, we shall be concrete to act here and now. With this in mind, I fully adopt in my business practices but also as part of my vision and aim for individuals and organizations, the 17 UN Sustainable Goals.

  • As Business, I believe balancing the centrality of local economies, impact on close nature, ecological footprint and social impact of my working processes.
  • As Mission & Vision, I believe that work-life coaching, work-life consulting and work-life counselling fully enable, empower and prepare individuals for a better well-being which connects with UN Goal 3. I believe that getting higher well-being is a condition for organizations to perform in a sustainable way which connects with UN Goal 8. I finally believe that reaching higher well-being render individuals and organisations more autonom and free to engage as global citizens and global actors on our planet so that together we can act as partners as indicated in UN Goal 17.
  • Read more about UN Sustainable Goals

    UN Goals

    About being Co-Active® in Coaching, Consulting and Counselling

    JCL HUMANISTIC is using the Co-Active® model combined with the specific Individual’s Work/Non-Work Experiences Dashboard®:

    In INDIVIDUAL Co-Active® COACHING & COUNSELLING, I encourage individual’s self-development in what, how and why they can increase their work/non-work well-being so that they can develop sustainable, unique and diverse humanistic relationships in your life. This implies that:

  • we work together for you to become self-aware, knowledgeable, competent, reflective and open in what and how you can apprehend and tackle work/non-work challenges,
  • we discover together your life puzzle and together develop strategies unique for you,
  • I act as an inspirational and critical driver instructor on your work/non-work roads as we tackle together your work, non-work and work/non-work experiences.

    In ORGANISATIONAL Co-Active® CONSULTING & COUNSELLING, I support organisations in developing and co-creating distinctive and tailored conditions enabling to develop sustainable, unique and diverse humanistic relationships. This implies that

  • we analyse together your organisation’s structure, culture, strategies and policies in order to analyse their coherence towards work-life management and HR,
  • we co-operate and co-produce unique and adapted work-life programmes as well as HR systems favouring sustainable individual and organisational well-being,
  • I act as an inspirational and critical driver instructor on your roads to sustainable work/non-work strategies as we challenge together what work is and how it can be combined with your employees life.

  • My promises as Co-Active® Coach, Consultant and Counsellor

    worklifeAs a Co-Active® Coach, Consultant and Counsellor, I make you five promises
    1. Asking provocative questions enabling you to reflect and increase your self-awareness about you ”in and between” work and non-work,
    2. Providing challenges and brainstorming to stimulate you to find your own path while increasing your humanistic knowledge about your authentic self,
    3. Providing the structure and the focus needed for you to stay in action and get empowered in building your life puzzle,
    4. Respecting your diverse individuality and uniqueness to enable you growing about your heroic role in your life,
    5. Adapting our relationship to your learning pace so that we together tackle the challenges on the road to your heroic self and well-being.