Bernard Thellier – Keynote Speaker

Crisis management

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Specialist Subjects

  • Team Building
  • Negotiation
  • Stress management
  • Risk taking
  • Goal
  • Conflict and crisis management


  • French


Bernard Thellier was GIGN “major crisis division” top negotiator for a period of 10 years, where he successfully managed serious conflicts.

He is now a consultant and specialized coach in the fields of negotiation, crisis management and team-building for companies like Orange, OTIS, Astrazeneca and BNP Paribas.

Trained in Psychology with a degree in “Specialized Topics Negotiation” delivered by the FBI, Bernard Thellier is a Professor of behavioural psychology at Paris II Panthéon-Assas. He designed strategies derived from his experience and adapted to the corporate world.

Effective training starts with a realistic self-assessment of one’s behavior. This is an essential part of successful change management.

Popular Talks by Bernard Thellier

Team Building

There is a limit to what one can do by himself. Knowing how to leverage your team’s resources is a smart and powerful capability. Each of us is an important link that makes the “solution-chain” stronger. When team-building is done right, each individual feels engaged and contributes to the collective endeavor.

Human beings possess surprising qualities. Let’s discover them together.


How does a GIGN negotiator becomes a hostage-taker’s single point of contact in a matter of minutes? How does he create an emotional connection and becomes the only person the hostage taker wants to talk to?

Concrete case studies will introduce you to the powerful strategies, tactics, communication and body language techniques used by the French elite tactical unit. You will learn the critical role the unconscious part of our brain plays in decision making.

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