L’Ecole de l’Optimisme : A unique place to sow the seeds of emotional intelligence
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At l’Ecole de l’Optimisme we believe that optimism is a LIFE CHOICE that develops our capacity to be happy and to make a positive contribution to the world.
Our experience in Positive Psychology and Montessori education has enabled us to be certain: optimism can be cultivated.
In order to give everyone the ability to change the way they look at life and to reenchant their daily lives, we have created
With Les p’tits Optimistes, children learn from an early age about self-confidence, autonomy and kindness through MONTESSORI teaching.
At the Rendez-vous de l’Optimisme, adults can use a wide range of POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY workshops to boost their self-esteem and self-love, and develop their relationship with others and the world.
Overview of our activities
Optimism can be cultivated
Part of our optimism is innate and depends 50% on the length of our 5HTT gene. The good news is that it also depends 40% on the way we look at the events we are going through. And only 10% depends on the nature of these events…
It’s up to us to choose optimism!
Who are we ?
With her feet firmly on the ground and her head in the stars, she shares her enthusiasm for the School’s vision and is involved in its day-to-day running. A wise woman, she inspires confidence and radiates her benevolence.
This winged horse comes to the rescue of every member of the team, enabling them to go faster and further. He can be transformed into a webmaster, a manager, a buyer… just as at ease with a blank page as with an excel spreadsheet!
Kangaroo of education
Moving from country to country throughout her life, she has put her skills at the service of children. An expert in Montessori pedagogy, she is our ‘grand-guru’ of pedagogy.
She also knows how to win children over with her generosity of heart and kindness.
Ingi is in her third life…. After a first life in marketing and communications, she studied for an MBA in Sustainable Development and joined Danone as Director of Sustainable Development France to make her own contribution and give meaning to its actions. Passionate about people, she first helped to set up a social reintegration company, then decided to study positive psychology and neuroscience. Now a Positive Psychology practitioner, she puts all her energy into helping people of all ages… to her great delight.
She humbly shares her personal journey and the progress she has made to encourage you to do the same.
Karine has taught for over fifteen years in France, Malaysia, Russia and Ghana.
She trained in Montessori pedagogy at the MCI (Montessori Centre International) in London and, with a colleague, founded a bilingual Montessori school in Ghana (120 pupils), which she ran for 7 years.
The school received MCI accreditation in 2009, enabling them to set up a Montessori training centre that has trained over 100 Montessori educators and assistants.
Today, Karine is the pedagogical director of the Ecole de l’Optimisme and brings to it all her expertise, both in the education of the school’s children and in the training, in French and English, of other educators through the Montessori Optimism Institute.
Guillaume is a human and creative manager. Operational management, project management, sales and purchasing sum up his 20 years of professional experience.
Over the years, he has continually sought to use his human skills to share, acquire and pass on new knowledge and skills. Returning to school in 2018 to study for an Executive MBA, he has rediscovered education and teaching in retrospect.
Today Guillaume is wholeheartedly committed to the management and development of the School of Optimism.
Our sponsor Arnaud RIOU
Arnaud RIOU is a spiritual teacher. For the past twenty-five years, he has accompanied men and women in their personal development through courses, workshops, conferences and films. He works all year round with company directors and managers, and leads meditation retreats in the Moroccan desert, Mongolia, New Zealand and India. He runs a training centre and has opened a resource centre in Burgundy.
He is the author of 12 books, tens of thousands of copies of which have been published in 9 countries: “Réveillez le chaman qui est en vous”, “Oser parler et savoir dire”, “Jouer le rôle de sa vie”, “Calme, mon carnet de méditation”, “Les nouveaux sages”, “Pour une parentalité bienveillante” and “L’Oracle du Peuple Animal”.