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Will Guillaume Foussier



Will Guillaume Foussier is the Founder & CEO of AceUp. His belief that we can do well by doing good fuels his passion for empowering others through science-based, data-backed leadership development coaching at scale. A Harvard University graduate, TechStars and Forbes 30 Under 30 alumni, Will has a background in social impact investment and finance. He founded AceUp out of the Harvard Innovation Labs after his own transformational experience with executive coaching to democratize it, and make it more accessible, scalable, and measurable for all. Since its launch in 2017, AceUp has raised more than $20 million and has been deployed in more than 50 organizations including LVMH, L’Oreal, BNP, Sanofi, John Deere, Tripadvisor Group, and many others. Will is also a member of Marshall Goldsmith 100, a community of the world’s leading executive coaches and top business thinkers with the common purpose of building better leaders, and a Strategic Advisor at the Institute of Coaching, affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Will works with business and HR leaders all around the world to create cultures of coaching that unleash individuals, teams, and organizations’ full potential, and that drive systemic change within organizations toward common purpose, values, and goals.

What inspires you?

Coaching Science, Organizational Psychology, and Leadership Development are my passion. I’m profoundly inspired by the solutions that can help unleash human potential and drive the collective transformation to support common purposes, values, and goals.

What relationship has been most influential in your life?

I have two mentors and coaches, Peter (Hawkins) and Carol (Kauffman). Their mentorship and guidance have been instrumental in influencing my vision for the impact I wanted to have in our industry.

What’s on your bookshelf?

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, Marshall Goldsmith

Creating a Coaching Culture, Peter Hawkins

Real Time Leadership, Carol Kauffman

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