About Us

Who are we?

We are entrepreneurs with backgrounds in coaching, human-machine interaction, neuroscience, innovation, education management, training and teaching. We love to watch, study and support human potential and we are choosing to contribute to making our world a better place.

Why, what and how?

PocketConfidant asks the right questions at the right time, maintaining neutrality and objectivity by not offering direct advice, avoiding bias and favoring empowerment. PocketConfidant is built according to constant research and academic alignment from the fields of Change and Learning (such as the Changelab approach, the Expansive Learning, the Transformational Pedagogy and the Technology Enhanced Learning), Positive Psychology, Narrative Psychology, Neuroscience and Linguistics.

Everyone can have powerful and personalized conversations with digital interfaces to transform their challenges into learning and competence.

Day to day life can be challenging at times, everyone needs to find their place in the world and have opportunities to question their own story. We may feel internal incoherence sometimes that makes life and activities more challenging or stressful. Professional and personal development is not an option, it is the way to individual and shared happiness, to personal, professional and academic growth and wellbeing.

PocketConfidant is disrupting the Human Capital Management and Education Management fields, focusing on individuals going through transitions, facing challenges or lacking 21st century competencies. Organizations and institutions understand the value of critical-thinkers and individuals aligned to their values and goals. This is the first time that economics, human development and technology are converging for the advancement of humans!

Technology & A.I.:

Since the communication between man and machine is evolving rapidly, there are reliable indicators that, in the coming years, fully-automated natural language processing (NLP) should play a meaningful role in transforming the coaching landscape. PocketConfidant’s technology evaluates answers provided by users and guides the conversation throughout coaching techniques activating, facilitating and accelerating human learning and change mechanisms.

Coaching philosophy:

Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.Timothy Gallwey

PocketConfidant is not “a coach” and isn’t built to replace a human nor to provide traditional human coaching experience with technology. PocketConfidant offers “self-coaching” experiences enabled through interactions with technologies. PocketConfidant aslo offers traditional coaching experiences with human coaches that respect the coaching industry standards focused on human relationship. Learn more on our coaching innovative offering on our plans page. PocketConfidant is built to facilitate and enrich education programs in schools, training and learning programs in organizations as well as human coaching, mentoring or teaching activities. PocketConfidant engages individuals in personal, private and meaningful conversations to get unstuck, develop and reinforce human competence.

As a guiding principle, our neutral conversational approach helps people figure out things on their own, where the key components are listening, conversation and goodwill.

Awards, Partnerships and Sponsors:

  • Top 30 startup from Microsoft Imagine Cup Worldwide 2017
  • Innovation Award from FrenchTech Côte d’Azur
  • Partner of Microsoft startups, Pfactory
  • Research and academic partnership with University of Côte d’Azur, its education programs and research labs
  • Funded by Mount Wilson Ventures, The Refiners accelerator, Centre of International Coach (French-based government-accredited and ICF/EMCC accredited coaching school), and experts in coaching, training or technologies from the USA, Europe and Australia.

Mission & Role

Our mission is to create a solution for self-reflection and personal growth that empowers individuals and organizations in an ethical, flexible, scalable and inexpensive way. We are choosing to be attentive listeners, life-long learners and to pioneer capacity building through AI.