Increase your self-awareness as a leader and learn how to use and apply the leadership development method, the Savoir-Relier.

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Discover how looking inwards can help you become a better leader

On this course, you’ll explore the Savoir-Relier methodology, a new approach to leadership development.

As a current or aspiring leader, you’ll ask questions and reflect on your own self, in order to better understand who you are and how you can lead others.

Under the guidance of Professor Valerie Gauthier, you’ll increase your self-awareness through self-reflection and introspection, and grow your understanding of yourself through a unique exercise called the SOLO.

Learn how leadership development is linked to self-awareness

To grow as a leader, it is vital to first understand yourself and your own perspective.

Through her research Professor Gauthier brings you specific questions that unlock your inner self with sincerity and lucidity.

Use the four relationship circles to become more self-aware

The course will take you through the ins and outs of self-reflection, introspection, self-development, and self-confidence.

Using the key tenets of the Savoir-Relier methodology, you’ll build your self-awareness and, in turn, boost your self-confidence and self-esteem.

Undergo personal development training with Professor Valérie Gauthier

This course is created and delivered by renowned author, academic, and linguist, Valérie Gauthier.

Professor Gauthier holds a BS in Psychology, a Masters in Modern Literature and English, and a PhD in Comparative Literature and Stanford’s Graduate Business School’s Executive Program (EPSO).

Professor Gauthier has been teaching courses at HEC Paris, NYU Stern and MIT Sloan, and built multiple relational communication and leadership development. You’ll benefit from her wide-ranging expertise in linguistics and poetic translation, as well as leadership and cross-cultural relationships.


  • Week 1

    Beginning of your Journey to Self-Awareness

    • Course Introduction

      Introductory steps to communicate on this course objectives and activities.

    • The more I know, the more I don't know

      You will be introduced to the course and to Valérie Gauthier, Founder and Author of the Savoir-Relier©.

  • Week 2

    The Power of Writing and Self-Reflection

    • Looking at yourself with sincerity

      These lessons will guide you into discovering yourself through a new light with sincerity and understanding.

  • Week 3

    SOLO Part 1 - the Transformative Self-Awareness Exercise

    • Kickstart your SOLO

      This week you will start writing your SOLO by addressing two relational circles: you and yourself and you and others.

  • Week 4

    SOLO Part 2 - the Transformative Self-Awareness Exercise

    • Completing your first SOLO

      This week you will finish writing your SOLO by addressing the other two relational circles: You and the group and You and society.

    • Course wrap-up

      Take a step back to access and realize what you have learned and what is yet to come.

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Learning on this course

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Develop self-awareness
  • Develop self-confidence
  • Explore foundations of introspection and self-reflection
  • Improve self-esteem
  • Apply Savoir-Relier to the first relational circle

Who is the course for?

This course is open to anyone interested in undergoing leadership development training and who is interested in self-development.

No specific leadership experience is required as the course asks you to draw from your own personal experiences.

Who will you learn with?

PhD, Leadership Professor at HEC, founder and author of Savoir-Relier

Who developed the course?


Savoir-Relier, crafting relationships Learn to build quality relationships and increase your self-confidence.

About this ExpertTrack

Discover the Savoir-Relier leadership training method to develop your relational competence and become a more effective leader.

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