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Elena Chopin

Paris, France
Elena Chopin, Executive Coach in Paris, France, with Executive Coaching Connections, LLC

Elena is a seasoned executive coach, expert in leadership development, trainer and facilitator with twenty years of international professional experience in people development.  She uses a wide array of cross-disciplinary coaching tools to achieve fast, efficient and sustainable results.

Elena works as an individual coach with senior managers helping them to enhance power of their leadership and help them to deal with stress as well as with ‘human factor’ and ‘culture factor’ pressures. She also acts as a consultant to multinational companies helping them to find comprehensive solutions for learning and development and HR issues. Furthermore, she helps management teams to align their goals and communication styles and enhance their overall performance.

Thanks to her multi-cultural background and global working experience she has a keen awareness about cultural differences and shows outstanding ability to work with diverse populations.

Elena has combined academic, humanitarian and entrepreneurial careers. For over ten years taught Applied Psychology courses at three European Universities (Vilnius, Kaunas and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam). Elena has been a Director of an NGO (Crisis Intervention Centre) and worked as the Head of Youth Department of Lithuania. In this position, she was also a representative of the country at the Council of Europe.  She also worked for Hewlett-Packard and trained trainers and was an international consultant to humanitarian missions in war and terrorism affected zones in Chechen Republic and North Ossetia.

At present, she works with multinational companies world-wide. Also, she works in collaboration with business schools; she is an Executive Coach at INSEAD Global Leadership Centre and CEDEP. In addition to that, she works with corporate universities as an expert in Leadership and Team Development. She is an Associate Facilitator at Air Business Academy where she prepares and facilitates customized management teams development work-shops for Airbus throughout Europe. Furthermore, Elena works in partnerships with several Leadership Development firms, for example, Talentis and Ottmann Global Partners.

Elena’s client experience includes Airbus, Bombardier, Credit Agricole, Danone, Deutsche Bank, Doosan, Grunenthal, EDF, L’Oréal, Sberbank, Pernod-Ricard, Point Park Properties, Société Générale, Swire, European Commission, TNO.

 Elena resides in Paris and is fluent in English, Russian, Lithuanian, Italian and French. She also has a medium level proficiency in Dutch.


  • PhD studies, Vrije Universiteit
  • Masters in Psychology, Vilnius University
  • Executive Coaching / Process Oriented Leadership Development Courses

Practice Areas

  • Communications
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Development of Teams
  • Enhancing inter-cultural awareness
  • Executive Coaching
  • Improving efficiency of Management Boards
  • Leadership Development
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Psychology of Influence

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