Alan Palmer was born in London. He was educated at Oxford and INSEAD and has spent most of his career working for international advertising agency groups in London and Paris. He first came across Interactifs in 2004 and was instantly persuaded of the effectiveness of the company’s approach, its applicability across national boundaries – and its capacity, in a modest way, to contribute to the sum total of human happiness.
He subsequently joined the company both to deliver training programmes and to help develop Interactifs’ business around the world, and in particular in the UK. He regularly runs seminars in Britain but has also done so in France, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and China.
He is the author of Talk Lean: Shorter meetings. Quicker results. Better relations (pub. Capstone, 2013)
Alan is married with three children and lives near Fontainebleau, but divides his professional time between London and Paris.
Clément Toulemonde was born in Paris but spent his childhood in New Zealand, South Korea, Morocco and Australia. He took his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. He worked as a management consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Capgemini, initially in Australia and then in France. It was as a manager in Paris that he first came across Interactifs when he participated in a seminar – and within a very short period of time he had decided to join the company himself.
Today he is a partner at Interactifs and responsible for the group’s development in the English-speaking world and throughout Asia-Pacific. He regularly runs seminars (as do all of Interactifs’ management) in French and English for many of the company’s major clients.
Clément lives with his wife and twins just outside Paris.