Christophe Berg @kristofberg
Solo Consultant | Project Manager | Lifestyle Coach
Why working as an Independent Consultant?
I help small business owners to develop ideas into viable and sustainable projects.
I coach individuals to dream with a plan, change their game and ultimately to design a lifestyle on their terms. I offer an external point of view and a neutral perspective free of conflict of interest.
Project by project, I keep researching, experimenting and exploring trends and new ideas.
My Background: 25 years of work experience and a Master of Science degree in Project Management. I started as an independent consultant in Paris at the age of 26. Since then I have been mostly living and working abroad. Read my resume.
No Mud, No Blue Lotus
Direction of Education, Consultant on Plant-Based Projects
I imagined, developed and launched Blue Lotus Hua Hin, the first Learning Center for Plant-Based Cuisine in Thailand.
Three years of: Hiring + Coaching the Instructor Team • Business Development • Quality Control • Teaching, Coaching students • Project Management + Problem Solving • Storytelling + Online Content Creation • Curriculum Development: Pure Energy, Green Thai Cuisine, Chef's Training, Instructor Training + Business Coaching • Plant-Based Menu Development for the Restaurants + Staff Training
Key Domains of Expertise: Project Development and Strategy, Kaizen approach, Wellness Projects, Healthy Plant-Based Cuisine.
My Plant-Based Journey...
Plant-Based Chef, Instructor and Project Manager
As an avid-trail-runner, I started 15 years ago to experiment and explore plant-based eating for active people. While running a cooking studio in Haarlem (NL), I wrote more than 10 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 Games to Project Management
Developing, Fixing & Training
I started with hacking games and learning english to develop games. I quickly ended-up working in my twenties as a software developer and a database architect. Thanks to the internet wave on Europe, I became a web project manager, specialized in game design.
For the past 25 years, I worked as a consultant and 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).
Listen to the Blue Lotus Café Podcast
Plant-Based Learning Center. Educational Content in 20 minutes lectures. 80 episodes.
The Blue Lotus Café
A podcast co-hosted by Christophe Berg & Ivor Madžar
We started this podcast as I was the director of education and founder of Blue Lotus Hua Hin. Ivor was instructor in plant-based cuisine, nutrition and our social media manager.
Both passionate about learning & teaching, as we were starting a Plant-Based Cooking Instructor Program, we decided to share what can be useful for our listeners and our students. We selected the topics based on what was the most meaningful, intriguing and fun for us. We kept our conversations, lectures in 20 minutes episodes.
Our idea was:
• Exploring our interests
• Sharing crazy ideas, practical things to experiment & learn
• Keeping up with the Plant-based world evolution!
• Talking about self-development & lifestyle design
Below your can see the 80 topics that we covered by categories.
Read about Our Podcasting Experience
Backstage Tour about our Podcasting Flow
• The Original Idea
• What is the Blue Lotus Café podcast about?
• Our Audience
• Our Manifesto
• Our Podcasting Workflow: Pre-Production, Recording, Post-Production
• What I like about Podcasting?
• What I enjoy about the Experience?
• Some of the most popular episodes of the podcast
Read the article "Our Experience of Podcasting" on MEDIUM
The Future is plant-based!
• Future of Vegan Junk Food
• Future of Dining
• Future of Catering
• Food Costing as a Chef
• Opening a Cooking Studio
• Trends 2020
• Cooking Workshop Development
• Recipe Development
• Becoming a Chef
• Evaluating Food Costs
• Vegan Gold Rush
• Opportunities beyond a plant-based café
Project Management Tools & Methods made easy
• Exit Rule
• Profit & Loss
• Essentialism, Explore, Execute & Eliminate
• Financial Independence
• Time Management techniques
• Attention Management
• Deal with Change
• Mind Mapping
• What is Enough?
• Bootstrapping your Project
• Resilience with John Fisher
• Positive Cash Flow Model
How-to become an Independent Knowledge Worker?
Freely inspired by "How to get Rich?" Naval Ravikant
Insights for Independent Knowledge Worker
Follow-up to "How-to Become an Independent Worker?"
• Earn with your Mind, not with your Time
• You are never going to get rich by renting your time
• Get Paid for your Judgment
• Set a High personal Hourly Rate
• Business Networking is a waste of time
• Learn to MAKE, to SELL
• Play iterated long-term game
• Cooperate with honest people
Learning, Personal Branding & Lifestyle Design
• Develop your Audience
• First Principles
• Fixed vs Growth Mindset
• Personal Branding
• Show Your Work, the book
• Steal like An Artists, the book
• Four Agreements, the book
• Coaching, Mentoring
• Teaching, Training
• Cultivating Mindsets
• Set your Price as a Freelancer
• Teaching & Training
• Learning How-to Learn
• Becoming a Teacher
• Creating Content
• 6 Communication Tactics
• Creativity by Constraints
• Sabbatical Project
• Write Your Manifesto
• Dopamine Fast
+ Active Living
• Plant-Based Speciality Cuisine
• SOUL Plant Food
• Pure & Simple WFPB lifestyle
• Time Restricted Eating
• Water Fasting
• 5-DAYTOX Challenge
• Fit after 40
• Blue Zones, the Book
• Zen Cuisine
• Green Thai Cuisine
• Water Fasting
• Active Resort
• Acute vs Chronic Stress
• Sleeping Habits
Synchronize your Lifestyle with your Internal Clocks
Trust your Gut!
• What's the Microbiome?
• What can you eat for a healthier microbiome?
• What's the difference between probiotics and prebiotics?
• What can you do for a healthier gut flora?
• What can reveal a microbiome analysis?
• How the microbiome can support your Immune System?
(C) Christophe Berg • Consulting Studio | Bureau d'études • kristofberg.com • 2023