• 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?

    Looking at the practical side of working from home.

    • Why now?

    • Essential needs? + Learning to work differently

    • Attention & Time management

    • New practices

    • Become a Manager of One

    • New Leadership

     

    Read the full article on "Remote Work". We also recorded a IGTV live on Remote 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

     

    Read Mindful Eating Plan made easy.

    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

     

    Listen this episode of the Blue Lotus Café podcast. We also recorded a IGTV Live "Should you write a cookbook?" and "Should you start a cooking channel?".

    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

     

    Listen this episode of the Blue Lotus Café podcast. We also recorded a IGTV Live "Communicate about your Café?".

    on Business Coaching,

    Methods & Plant-Based Business Opportunities

    • Creativity by Contraints

    • Bootstrapping

    • Sabbatical Project

    • KANBAN

    • KAIZEN

    • Set your Price as a Freelancer
    • Food Costing as a Chef

    • Why Positive Cash Flow Model?

     

    Listen the Blue Lotus Café Podcast on Apple or Spotify... You can check the follow-up conversations on IG TV Channel.

    on Self-Development,

    Learning & Lifestyle Design

    • Self-Knowledge, Cultivating Mindsets

    • Instructor Mindset

    • Teaching & Training

    • Write Your Manifesto

    • Stoicism

    • Essentialism, book

    • IKIGAI

     

    Listen the Blue Lotus Café Podcast on Apple or Spotify... You can check the follow-up conversations on IG TV Channel.

    on Plant-Based Cuisine,

    Wellness & Plant-strong Lifestyle

    • Plant-Based Speciality Cuisine

    • SOUL Plant Food

    • Pure & Simple WFPB lifestyle

    • Time Restricted Eating

    • Fit After 40

    • 5-DAYTOX Challenge

    • Hydration

    • Blue Zones

     

    Listen the Blue Lotus Café Podcast on Apple or Spotify... You can check the follow-up conversations on IG TV Channel.

  • 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

    • Craft a new vision, an alternative strategy and positioning
    • Be unique by being authentic, specific and relevant 
    • Develop and manage a Niche Business
    • Help to visualize, handle a crisis or disruptive events and develop a resilient mindset
    • Foster creativity through adversity
    • Coach teams to accept and adapt to a new reality. 
    • Facilitate the transition to lean and learning organizations
    Examples:
    • Blue Lotus Hua Hin, Wellness Boutique Resort and Club
    • Plant-Based Cuisine on board! with Apollo Group (Miami) for Oceania and Regent Cruise Lines.
    • Design Juice/Smoothie Bar on Oceania & Regent Cruises.
    • Developing Tom Juice’s Bar in St Barth

    Management by Projects

    Project-Oriented Strategy • Lean Management

    • Project Design, opportunity study (feasibility, viability), vision, strategy, swot analysis, tactic plan, risks assessment
    • Project Development, hiring a team, setting smart goals, planning, assessing risks and economic viability, backlog
    • Project Management, roadmap, retro-planning. tasks, time and resources management. Problem solving. 
    • Project Coaching, mentoring, coaching or training team members
  • Project Coaching

    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.

     

    Send a request (online form)

    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

     

    Send a request (online form).

    1-to-1 Project Coaching

    Thought provoking questioning and deep conversations

      • Outline your Personal Development Plan, visualize and clarify your aspirations, vision and values.
      • Map-out your Project and Tactic plan (project backlog, tasks breakdown, exit rules, resources request, minimal viable product…)
      • Outline a Communication Plan (storytelling, manifesto, core values, online presence… )

      Guided Personal Project development

      Project based Learning

      Search, investigate and experiment to accelerate your learning and develop your project by iterations.

      • Visualize your concept
      • Clarify your directions and objectives
      • Outline a realistic roadmap
      • Finalize your project presentation
      • Evaluate the outcomes, simplify and keep iterating

      Send a request (online form).

    • Keep Exploring

      Active Living • Creative Projects • Self-Learning

    • Christophe Berg

      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.

       

      Through these projects, I keep promoting Plant-based lifestyle for active people and Plant-Based as a NEW Speciality Cuisine.

      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.

    • Catch Me if You Can on Social Media...

      I am mostly active on IG, publish articles on MEDIUM and connect via Linkedin.

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