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The most famous French comedian Kad Merad at Venice movie festival with “La Melodie”.

Kad Merad, you are a celebrity as a comedian. How have you found yourself in a drama role? I really don't know how answering to this question because whatever the role I consider myself an actor in the widest meaning of the word. When I choosed to do this job I wanted to act as a comedian because my first example was Jerry Lewis that, as you know, passed by not a long time ago; for me he was the example of an actor able to move us deeply, as you have seen in his movies. Not much time ago, in France, it has been broadcasted a reportage about Jerry Lewies where his lifelong woman, close to his death, has told that during his entire life he has been considered a comedian, we could say a funny actor, with no people really interested in building observations or critics with a sense, and...

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JANE FONDA in Venice Festival for ‘Our souls in the night’, talks about beeing a parent.

Jane Fonda at Venice Film Festival for the movie, has talked about many topics about life. Let's remember here that in 2016 she declared her need to get therapy and an acting coach to work in the second serie she starred in a Netflix Show. HAVING A SECOND CHANCE AS A PARENT. What is the most important issue today in 2017? I think the most important thing is saving the planet, and this means that we have to do a lot of changes, especially in our country. All of us must do everything we can. How was for you to “fall in love” again with Robert Redford after 50 years of “Barefoot in the park”? That’s why I wanted to make this movie. We had not worked together for 47 years. When I made the last movie with him the Sundance Institute was just beginning and now what he created has really changed the American...

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ROBERT REDFORD in Venice Festival for ‘Our souls in the night’, talks about new generation.

Robert Redford, in Venice for his new movie, has talked about that and other point of views he has on the planet, on letting independent younger voices speak, on older age. OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNGER INDEPENDENT VOICES What is the most important issue today in 2017? The only thing is that there is hope for the future. The thing that we have to put in our minds and hands is “where can we go that there is hope?”. We have responsibility for the future generation, and there is only one planet. You acquired the book and produced this movie. Why did you wanted to embark on this project? It was a film pointed to a younger audience I wanted to do another film with Jane Fonda, we have not done other for 46 years, before I die. Why did not direct the movie yourself? I think it has a lot to do with what Sundance is about. If...

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GEORGE CLOONEY, coaching and his new movie ‘Suburbicon’.

GEORGE CLOONEY AND COACHING In the movie "Up in the air" of 2009, directed by Jason Reitman and starred by George Clooney (Academy Award® nominee for this interpretation), the main character is a dismissal professional who has to manage new awareness regarding his existence. Ryan is called to fire Bob, a manager with 90,000 dollar income per year, a loan and a sick daughter he attends with expensive medical care. The young female Ryan's colleague, Natalie, providing elements supporting positive aspects of the dismiss, "Perhaps you are underestimating the positive effect that you transition carrier can have on your children...

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Coaching yourself: a matter of science. Interview with James Lawrence.

James Lawrence, American Ironman, very famous for his record to have done 50 Ironmans in 50 days in 50 States.   You look like that kind of sport man that work harder and harder to reach some special results. Do you have some special way to train? We definitely have a formula. We manage intensity versus volume and monitor everything very closely. We want to be in a 15 to 20% ratio of high intensity to 85 to 80% low intensity recovery work. Our formula is SOAR: Stress Optimize Adapt and Recover. Do you think this formula is right for you or is it adaptable to anybody? SOAR has very important scientific bases and can be adapted to anybody. You have to work hard the right times, and you have to allow your body to Recover and Adapt. A lot of times people miss out on the recover process because they believe that you have...

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Coaching as driving change and engagement.

Interview with Alexandra Aster Akinbiyi   Your job title is Change & Engagement Manager. Can you give us an explanation of this role? It’s interesting you ask because even though this job has been around for many years, I do get the questions of what it is that I do quite a lot. And the funny part is that once you know what it is it seems so vital to every big organization. Change refers to adjustment, transformation, difference and this can relate to anything changing within the company – a change in organizational structure, a new vision or a new technology. Anything that differs from a current state and has a future state, is considered a change and for me considered a project I would get involved in and help drive. The engagement part of the role evolves around engaging audiences who are impacted by the change. This includes awareness, communication and the creation...

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The path to innovation is created by start-ups.

Interview with Peter Cowley, UK Business Angel of the Year 2014/15   Peter Cowley, a Cambridge-based serial tech entrepreneur and angel investor: it sounds a complex definition with a lot of experiences and always new things to do. How did all these things start? I graduated from Cambridge University in Engineering and Computer Science, after a couple of years of corporate experience and I went to Germany where I was co-founder of a tech company. Then I went back to UK as founder of Camdata, my own tech company. 25 years later, after founding another 8 or 9 companies, I became a business angel and helping other to develop their companies with equity, advice and mentoring. As business angel you financed 55 start-ups. I read that there are 3 good exits and several failures. Technically speaking, is it a good balance? I think it's a quite positive result, you need some pretty good results from...

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Clinical coaching.

INTERVIEW WITH CINDY VAN DE KREKE-FREENS, PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COACH AT VALIANT CLINIC   You work as a Personal and Professional Development Coach at Valiant Clinic. What is Valiant Clinic and what does your job entail? Valiant Clinic is the premium multi-specialty outpatient clinic in the UAE and the region, that offers world-class diagnostics, wellness and healthcare services with an emphasis on preventive care. Valiant Clinic is managed by Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services (the international subsidiary of the world-renowned Houston Methodist Hospital located in Houston, Texas, USA) and powered by Meraas, a Dubai-based holding company. The clinic marks Meraas’ entry into the healthcare field in its efforts to support the Dubai healthcare sector in fulfilling UAE vision 2021. I am the Personal and Professional Development Coach at Valiant Clinic, and a part of the wellness department. My mandate includes working with internal and external clients, along with the other dedicated...

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Creating relationships is adding value.

An interview with Adam Cox, CEO, serial entrepreneur, founder of Radio Relations and The Relations Group. A property investor, blogger, writer with a passion for psychology, branding, marketing, and business, Adam is a thought leader in a wide field of subjects, so we couldn’t wait to hear what he had to say.   People have said that we live in an age of relationships. Do you agree with that? I agree, and, if we look at big brands, we can discover that they dedicate a lot of resources to building and maintaining relationships, maybe more than to product innovation. If we take a look at the PR industry we can see that there is a big concentration on helping companies have good relationships with their customers, a sure way to build loyalty with distributors and any other kind of stakeholder. Is there a way to educate people to have better business relationships? The main thing...

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