Articles and cooking books
I explore what sparks my curiosity...
Draft a personal Manifesto in 3 Steps
Don't neglect your dreams, write your adventure book
A manifesto is a letter to yourself, a reminder and a call to live under your terms.
Start by figuring out who you are. Then question who you think you are. Finally draft your own adventure book, who you want to become.
Read the full article on "Draft a personal manifesto in 3 Steps".
Remote Work, a mini playbook
Is Remote Work the Future of Work?
Mindful Eating Plan
Last week article on MEDIUM
• Simplify the WHAT to eat
• Be Mindful of the WHEN to eat
• Don’t worry so much on the HOW-MUCH
• Care about your recovery
• It is not a diet that matters… it is your lifestyle
+ a Myth Buster on Superfoods
A series of How-To articles published on MEDIUM
Plant Strong Lifestyle
Some articles are also published on bluelotushuahin.com/explore
Livres de Cuisine
100% végétale et sans gluten
Cette belle aventure a commencé avec Secrets d'endurance, il y a près de 6 ans, puis Protéines Vertes, enfin plus récemment Le Grand Livre de la Cuisine Crue. Ces livres sont publiés aux éditions La Plage (Paris).
Je souhaite continuer à explorer des thématiques autour d'un style de vie actif, d'une cuisine 100% végétale, pure et simple, colorée et créative. N'hésitez pas à me contacter pour des projets d'éditions.
The Blue Lotus Café Podcast
a series of 50+ (!) conversations with Ivor Madžar. Every Wednesday. 20 minutes per episode. Available on any podcasting platform Apple, Spotify, Google, Anchor...
Steal like an Artist
1st episode on Creativity from Austin Kleon's books.
Unlock your creativity:
• Steal like an Artist
• Don't wait to get started
• Write the book you want to read
• Use your Hands
• Side projects and hobbies are important
• The Secret: do good work and share it with people
• Geography is no longer your master
• Be Nice + be Boring
• Creativity is subtraction
Show Your Work
2nd episode on Communication from Austin Kleon's books.
Share like an Artist:
• You don't have to be a genius.
• Think process, not product
• Share something small every day
• Open up your cabinet of curiosities
• Tell good stories
• Teach What you know
• Don't turn into human spam
• Learn to take a punch
• Sell out
• Stick around
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Methods & Plant-Based Business Opportunities
Learning & Lifestyle Design
on Plant-Based Cuisine,
Wellness & Plant-strong Lifestyle
Creative Business Development
Peaceful Plant-Based 🌱 Projects
It’s not enough "to be plant-based". On top of your talent, hard-work and enduring motivation, you need some essential management skills and business understanding in order to develop an economically viable project.
You need to simplify, streamline and focus on what's essential in order to develop a personally sustainable project.
I am here to help. So that you can dream with a solid plan.
Ready for Change?
Business to Business Consulting Missions
Management by Projects
Project-Oriented Strategy • Lean Management
Individualized Remote Coaching Offer
Your next project starts here!
Independent? Private Chef? Cooking Studio? Vegan Café? Niche Catering? Entrepreneur? F&B Manager?
Dream with a Plan. Learn, experiment and apply a KAIZEN approach to visualize, develop your sustainable project.
Objectives: How-to do a Preliminary Study to define your concept, goal and mission, brainstorm on solutions, map-out your project, think of alternate business models, understand key success factors... develop the blue print of your project.... share and communicate your vision... find solutions, experiment and prototype... evaluate the demand, the technical feasibility and the economic viability.
Remote Project Coaching
Individualized and customized to your specific needs
After a briefing conversation, I will define a personalized project development plan.
Duration: 4-week Training or 3-month to 6-month Coaching
Languages: English or French
1-to-1 Project Coaching
Thought provoking questioning and deep conversations
Guided Personal Project development
Project based Learning
Search, investigate and experiment to accelerate your learning and develop your project by iterations.
Independent Consultant. Simplifier. Plant-based 🌱since 2005
From Hacking Games to Project Management
and eventually Training & Teaching...
Early on I became attracted if not fascinated by computers and went from hacking video games and learning English along the way to working in my twenties as a software developer and a database architect. As the internet wave hit Europe, I quickly became a digital project manager and a game designer.
For the past 25 years, I worked as a consultant and independent project manager, applying agile methods for web development, game design and digital production. I have a Master of Science degree, in Mathematics and Computer Science, with a specialization in Project Management. I taught project management, agile methods and creative design as a guest lecturer for 10 years in France (Master of Video Games), the Netherlands (Utrecht School of Arts) and Singapore (Ngee Ann Polytechnics).
From Plant-Based Lifestyle to Consulting
As an avid-trail-runner, I started by experimenting with plant-based food for active people. While running a cooking studio in Haarlem, I wrote 12 books on plant-based cuisine and explored the emerging vegan scene in The Netherlands, France, California, Croatia and España...
I worked as the Executive Chef & Project Manager to launch Yi Athens Raw Vegan Café in Greece, MK Culinary Academy in Thailand and TOM's Juice Bar in St Barth and as a consultant for Apollo Group to develop the plant-based cuisine on board the Oceania and Regent cruise lines.
From launching Blue Lotus to Project Development and Coaching...
I imagined, developed and launched Blue Lotus Hua Hin, the first Learning Center for Plant-Based Cuisine in Thailand.
Which means, in no particular order: Hiring, Coaching the Instructor Team • Business Development • Quality Control • Teaching, Coaching students • Project management + Problem Solving • Storytelling, content creation and online communication • Curriculum Development: Pure Energy, Green Thai Cuisine, Chef's Training, Instructor Training + Business Coaching • Plant-Based Menu Development for the Resort + Training cook
And now? I am working as an independent consultant specialized in creative plant-based projects. I am based in La Palma (Canary islands, Spain, EU). Don't hesitate to contact me.