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Resilience and Disability Confidence Coach

From Safety to Courage: The Role of Resilience and the Power of Choice

This talk is about how to make the leap to psychological courage. Let's unpack its significance in overcoming challenges. We will understand the importance of Inner Strength and explore the concept of choice in the context of control and autonomy in building psychological courage.

Speaker Bio

Sebastien Ducarme stands as a seasoned professional in the realms of clinical research, product development, leadership, and coaching. With an impressive two decades of experience, he has honed his expertise, leaving an indelible mark on the landscape of healthcare.

An ACC ICF accredited coach, Sebastien champions the cause of ‘Disability Confidence for all’, advocating for a world where every individual’s abilities are celebrated, regardless of their challenges. His journey is one of resilience and triumph: in 1995, he defied the odds, surmounting an incomplete spinal cord injury to reclaim the gift of mobility. This pivotal moment ignited a fire within him—an unwavering commitment to embrace his own potential and empower others to do the same.

His academic odyssey took him across borders: from International Economics and Diplomatic Relations studies in Belgium and Spain to the University of Maastricht in The Netherlands. There, he earned a Master’s Degree in Health Sciences and Rehabilitation, a transformative milestone that taught him to harness his abilities and amplify his impact.

Sebastien’s tenure at Roche, where he served as a Global Patient Partnership Director, exemplifies his unwavering dedication to patient-centric initiatives. He understands that true inclusion transcends mere tolerance—it demands a profound understanding of diverse perspectives. For Sebastien, it’s not enough to work for patients; he insists on working with them, co-creating solutions that honor their unique needs and aspirations.

But Sebastien’s influence extends beyond boardrooms and conference halls. His multilingual prowess—fluent in English, French, German, Dutch, and Spanish—has allowed him to bridge cultural divides and connect with people across continents. His passion knows no bounds: leadership facilitation and innovation, coaching, equity, diversity and inclusion fuel his purpose. For him, success isn’t measured solely by personal achievements; it’s about inspiring a more inclusive and accessible world—one where every voice matters, and every individual’s full potential is realized.

Sebastien Ducarme—a beacon of empowerment, a catalyst for change, and a testament to the extraordinary heights humanity can reach when guided by compassion and purpose. 🌟🌏🌈

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