Charlo's support was very helpful in structuring the balance between my inner values and what I want to achieve next professionally. Charlo is a versatile business sparring-partner and a powerful coach. His questions and the insights he provides generate life-changing perspectives.
CTO, co-founder scaleup Next40
Wishing to reorient myself professionally and going through a rather tumultuous period personally, I called on Charlo 6 months ago to get a clearer perspective on my deep desires and the tools to achieve them.
I immediately appreciated his active listening, genuine kindness, his straightforward and direct way of responding, and his deep openness. He exudes a kind of wisdom mixed with great freshness that truly uplifts.
He helped me to look at my journey in a new light, to congratulate myself on my achievements, and to gain confidence in my ability to lead projects that resonate with me.
I took many notes during our conversations, and many of his statements still accompany me in my daily life.
Charlo helped me create a vision of what I want for my life, both professionally and personally, and above all, gave me concrete tools to support that vision. Even if I don't always succeed, I now feel more peaceful, more grounded, and I know where to find the energy to advance both my small and big dreams. Thank you, Charlo!
Editor at Parigramme
My name is Manuel Heurteux, an entrepreneur in EdTech and food.
Working with Charlo has been my largest and most valuable investment for my business.
Initially, I engaged Charlo to develop the site for ESFM, the first online Superior School specialized in Food Management.
I've known Charlo since 2014 when he taught a web-design course at ESSEC Business School which I attended. My concerns were about the site's technical aspects and my own legitimacy to achieve my goals and embody my founder CEO role.
Charlo was instrumental in every aspect: understanding my needs, challenging my goals, reassuring my fears, and helping me aim higher despite my imposter syndrome.
Before Charlo, I struggled with managing time and balancing work and family life, especially with a 2-year-old. He introduced organizational methods I use daily.
At first, the coaching seemed abstract, yet Charlo's consistent support made it tangible.
Initially, when we began working on vision, I didn't see its significance. It felt like the 'Karaté Kid' movie where I wanted direct results but seemed to be doing unrelated tasks. But this process ultimately aligned my project with my life, enhancing my ambition while staying grounded.
At first, I was hesitant, but I thoroughly enjoyed the process. Without the vision work, the quality of the ESFM site and its communication wouldn't have been possible.
Charlo wore many hats: coach, mentor, advisor, art director, designer, and copywriter.
I've seen clear improvements in managing my business and personal life. The outcome was a website with a distinct artistic direction I love. I've even been able to hire Antoine to assist me and spend more quality time with my family and partner.
CEO founder ESFM | Entrepreneur EdTech & Food
The price initially deterred me since his services were twice what I had budgeted.
But even before making an offer, Charles-Louis spent at least 4 hours discussing with me to understand my concerns.
I felt he was genuinely immersed in my world. He has a very systemic view. That convinced me to work with him.
Charles-Louis's process challenged me greatly. There was even some tension at one point when I found it hard to produce content. It felt abstract. But in the end, co-creating a website was outstanding and very rewarding. I felt extremely reassured in both substance and form.
Charles-Louis knows when to listen and when to make firm decisions without further discussion. He has a solid background.
He was also adept at drawing from external references to enrich our discussions and pinpoint my uniqueness without reinventing the wheel.
I'm gaining more individual clients. People approach me to organize workshops. A friend even asked me to give a lecture in Madrid! I'm passionate about my work; it aligns with my values, and my identity feels consistent too.
Fouder @ Ikigai consulting | Coach Ikigai | Certified Master Coach ICF - Process Com / NLP / Agile
My name is Julien. I am a developer, designer, and musician.
Before turning to Charlo, I wanted to get back into freelancing to change paths, but I was stagnating. I put in a lot of effort for minimal results. I knew I had potential, but a major mental barrier was holding me back. This life no longer suited me.
I needed someone to help, and I felt that Charlo resonated with me on a human level. He showed me that I already had a lot of value to offer the world.
We worked on my imposter syndrome. The interpersonal skills I developed during our sessions allowed me to tap into my potential more effectively. Today, I feel much calmer, more mature, and true to myself without being overly critical. Honestly, I primarily expected a financial return from this coaching for my business.
Now, I earn a comfortable living. I work 3 days a week and have much more time and resources to dedicate to my music, plan trips, develop side-projects and my business, or simply relax and walk my dog.
I also feel I've grown as a person: I'm much more at peace and content. I even proposed to my girlfriend. We're considering having a child and investing in real estate.
This guidance has truly enhanced my overall quality of life, and I feel much more aligned with myself. It even reflects in my communication style. I speak more calmly and listen better. Having experienced this significant and swift transformation, I feel more capable of reaching my full potential and continuing to grow.
This is just a beginning!
Freelance | Développeur Frontend Vue.js • Expert Webflow
My name is Maria’lena. I am an entrepreneur, trainer, and Magento developer.
This was my fourth venture into entrepreneurship. All had one thing in common: nearing 40, I still had ongoing issues balancing my professional and personal life. This was problematic for growing my businesses and ensuring they weren’t detrimental to my health.
Three things to note: 1) I’m a single mother, 2) I have high intellectual potential (HPI), and 3) my health is fragile due to SED, or Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, for those familiar. In summary, it's a rare disease causing extreme fatigue and muscle pain. It’s a disability that’s invisible to others.
I develop for major e-commerce sites that everyone knows, and I'm also an entrepreneur and trainer. I needed assistance to reevaluate my approach and regain control over my daily balance. I had sought support from institutions and even therapy, but with no results as they couldn’t grasp my unique challenges.
I had previously collaborated with Charles-Louis for several months. It seemed logical to continue with him. Trusting him was easy as he fully understood my situation.
After over six months of coaching, I achieved significant changes in my life. We did profound work on reshaping my perspectives. Today, I'm better equipped to navigate complex and challenging situations.
I have more energy, a steadier daily routine, and things progress at a pace that suits me, causing less detrimental stress to my already fragile health.
Between coding and training, I’ve reached a pro-rata annual turnover of 100,000 euros and hired my first employee. Simultaneously, I enjoy life with my van, boat, especially my son, and my new partner. We moved into a much more comfortable apartment, and I even started a side-project.
I manage to grow my business remotely without harming my health or intruding on my personal life, bringing me greater peace of mind and improved sleep. My everyday life is much calmer.
With Charlo’s help, I’ve succeeded in building a business that serves my life, not the other way around.
Founder @ Expert'ecom | Magento Developer
My name is Joffrey. I’m 28 years old. Before working with Charlo, I wanted to freelance but doubted my skills and professional experience.
Despite having a computer engineering degree and having worked in various fields like web development, website sales, and service provision, my main challenges were low self-confidence, intense imposter syndrome, and poor communication skills; I couldn't assert myself.
My goal was to freelance in web sales and relocate since France no longer suited me. I felt cornered, not wanting a lifetime of traditional employment.
I had meticulously prepared for my initial meeting with Charlo. Yet, when the time came to commit, I hesitated, questioning the potential effectiveness of the coaching. Luckily, a friend convinced me to proceed, stressing that prospects would sense my self-doubt, making them unlikely clients.
I decided to take the leap thinking, "I'll give it a try and see. Worst-case, we'd have insightful chats; best-case, I'd achieve my dreams."
Through Charlo's coaching, I learned to communicate effectively, set boundaries, and gained confidence, especially when seeing the results of my freelance work compared to my peers'.
Today, I live in Mauritius, where I met my girlfriend. We now live together. I'm content, fulfilled, and more comfortable with myself.
I earn predictably from freelancing, work on various investments, and have the financial freedom to take spontaneous vacations or even pause work for a month if I wish.
I've become better organized, no longer chasing after time, and genuinely enjoy and find daily motivation in my work.
In essence, I now have a strong foundation for the future.
Without Charlo's assistance, I believe I would've quickly lost motivation or missed out on numerous opportunities trying to go it alone.
Développeur Web et Mobile Full Stack Freelance PHP / Laravel
I immediately felt that Charlo was attentive to the challenges I faced in my freelance developer project.Most importantly, he identified the right solutions for me to overcome them and finally make my business sustainable.
On many occasions, I had to step out of my comfort zone to achieve my goals.Charlo was always there, supporting me through each challenging step.
I am deeply grateful for his invaluable advice and assistance.
Indeed, the cost might be a deterrent, but following his guidance ensures a quick return on investment and much more...
If I had to say just one word: Go for it.
Backend PHP/Symfony Developer
I am a Solidity developer and have been freelancing for a year.
My goal was to surpass the €10,000 per month mark.
Before the coaching, I hadn't even imagined the power of organization for a freelance developer!I improved my personal branding across various social media platforms.I also gained confidence in my ability to start on YouTube, especially since the lockdown in France presented an opportunity.
The various sessions with Charles-Louis gave me a lot of confidence and clarity.
Blockchain Solidity (Ethereum) Developer, Youtuber, Investor
I've always had a taste for freedom, travel, and living off my passion for coding, and I wanted to find a way to combine all of that.
The coaching helped me dare to be honest with myself.
Freelancing seemed like the ideal solution, but I had always been an employee, so it was an unfamiliar world to me.
After the first session, I still had doubts and concerns. My vision and objectives were still vague.So I committed to 4 months of coaching sessions with Charlo, and it really helped me a lot.
It's like skydiving for the first time, and coaching is the person who helps you jump from 10,000 meters high, pushing you if necessary.Charlo helped me clearly define my goals, establish regular habits, and devise a strategy in line with my vision.
He is an attentive coach with a lot of experience, so it's very reassuring to be guided by him.
If you're starting out and have doubts, or if you have a challenging goal, I really recommend getting coached by Charlo.You might discover things about yourself that you never suspected.
React JS | Serverless Developer
My professional life was full of doubts.I wasn't particularly scared, but I felt that I needed a "catalyst" to get me back on track.
I doubted my professional skills and didn't know where to start to establish my professional credibility.
I mainly struggled with self-doubt and imposter syndrome.
I used to overextend myself, but now I'm gradually incorporating a wider range of tasks without overdoing it.
I am still in a process of personal iteration. But I am gaining momentum day by day.
I had no doubts when I made the payment because I was convinced that this coaching was what I needed.
I am back in France. I managed to build my renewal, particularly with the work we did together on my personal branding.
My new career is still under construction, but I have 10 years of professional experience behind me with many transferable skills.Something I was unaware of before the coaching.
Building on my professional seniority and experience is probably the lever that made the most difference to me.
Vue.js Developer, Antifragile Software Architect
When I launched my very first freelance website, it was difficult for me to have an objective viewpoint on it, as I had never done it before.
Charlo helped me not only with the design but also with the clarity and impact of the words I chose.
He made a video with advice, critiques, and suggestions for improvement, always delivered kindly.
His overall business perspective helped me a lot!
Saas Conversion Specialist @ Justine Sudraud
Coaching sessions with Charlo are invaluable.
I have been working as a freelance web developer since February 2019. I created my own SASU (a form of French company), and this is partly thanks to the help I received during Charlo's coaching sessions.
Thanks to his coaching, Charlo helped me gain more confidence in myself, establish healthy and lasting business relationships with my clients, and take care of myself.
I recommend any freelancer who doesn't have the necessary perspective on their situation and is fully engrossed in their work to attend Charlo's coaching sessions and benefit from his years of experience.
Développeur JS Fullstack / Serverless
I was more focused on the content, and the person who was helping me with the technical aspects was more on the advertising/communication side. Charlo helped by providing a critical review of my website. So, both of us benefited from Charlo's expertise.
When it's "your baby", you can easily become blind.
The tree hides the forest. Charlo sees the trees and helps your audience appreciate the forest even more!
Yoga teacher & Ayurveda coach @ yogicha
Charlo was incredible. A few hours after the first contact, he offered us an affordable solution and provided exceptional service by breaking down every flaw in our product, then fixing it live on video.
Every suggestion he made was spot on. The kind that makes you say, "Of course, it's obvious!" In short, Charlo's service was worth every penny. I would gladly recommend him to anyone looking for a top-notch UX / product designer.
Co-founder @ Opendeck
As a computer engineer, I left my job to start freelancing.I was afraid of not finding clients, and if I did find them, I was unsure about delivering projects on time.
I initially tried to improve technically, both in web and mobile, aiming for a broader client base.I lacked clarity and confidence in my abilities. I wondered how to prospect.I tried some prospecting trainings, but I couldn't relate to the freelance examples provided.
I saw Charlo in a Youtube live stream and realized he had done exactly what I wanted to do.Considering the price of coaching, I hesitated at first.But I thought that a comprehensive approach (defining motivations, setting goals, prospecting, technical aspects, organization, lifestyle, stress management) would bring me great value.
With Charles-Louis's help, I negotiated projects with my first clients.He also assisted me with my technical choices and once solved a bug on AWS in less than 30 minutes, a problem that had cost me several days.Today, I am beginning to earn money that values my work, and my self-confidence has grown.
JS Fullstack / Serverless Developer
My name is Kevin. I'm a Data Engineer.
Before coaching, I lacked self-confidence because I didn't know what I wanted. I was spinning in circles, and my life lacked meaning.
I wasn't aligned with what I was doing in my job; I behaved somewhat like a "victim". The fears of those close to me were always parasitic. I lacked clarity in my ambitions. I found it challenging to have a "business" vision and to understand the problem I would solve with my skills due to my very "technical" side.
With Charlo, we developed a much clearer vision of my ideal client. This allowed us to create a portfolio and a strategy tailored to this audience.
My mindset has also changed a lot. I feel more confident in my abilities.I know how to take action, and I know precisely where I want to go. This coaching with Charlo is an investment I would make again without hesitation.
Before speaking with Charlo, I felt at the end of the cycle regarding my activity.Loss of motivation and procrastination.
I wanted to discuss with him my ideas to find pleasure in my work again.
Where Charlo helped me is by reminding me that feeling demotivated and unproductive can happen, but it doesn't make the efforts I have made so far any less noble and beautiful. My project remains beautiful and unique.
I can decide to reinvent my life towards something else, but it's not because my project motivates me less that it is less relevant and promising. That its value decreases.
It's up to me to make it shine again in a new formula that resembles me if I wish.
Xavier The Other Life
Youtuber (65K followers) @TheOtherLife
I've been a React/NodeJs developer for about a year and wanted to increase my daily rate. I ventured into freelancing without a real action plan to break into the market.
Charles-Louis helped me develop a clear vision for my project.He advised me on numerous aspects (mindset, freelancing platforms, etc.).I really appreciated the time he took to understand my profile.
Thanks to his coaching, Charles allowed me to build a clear and precise long-term plan.
React/NodeJs Junior Developer
Truly valuable !
We worked with Charles on dmss.io (The Digital Marketing Conference in Bali).
His vision and direction in branding and developing our website was truly valuable.
He understands web development from a design point of view which is a rare find these days.
Founder @ White Light Digital Marketing
I develop web applications (management) using Vue.js and Symfony technologies.
I've been freelancing for 5 years and up until now, I didn't need to actively seek out clients. I mainly found them through freelancing platforms. However, the freelancing market has grown over the past 5 years, with many new competitive profiles often offering cut-rate prices.
I was therefore looking for a strategy to stand out more easily, find clients with projects that interest me, and are also paid at a higher daily rate than what I currently charge.
I appreciated Charlo's attentiveness, open-mindedness, and his journey.
He quickly understood my needs and suggested I better align my search with my intrinsic qualities. We also worked on how I'm perceived in terms of value.
I had never done any coaching sessions before, but Charles-Louis was able to put me at ease.
Full Stack Vue.js / Symphony Developer
Far beyond my expectations. Your analysis was very precise and in-depth, and it allowed me to see my application in a completely different light!
Co-fonder @ Plugheur
The video review of my website provided by Charles-Louis was one of the most useful feedback I've received since I launched it.His opinion was very detailed and he explained in a very pragmatic way how to improve the design and user experience.I would highly recommend anyone looking for this kind of advice to consider his services.
SEO & Acquisition expert - Founder @ Meridigital
I have been working regularly with Charles-Louis since 2010.
In addition to his technical expertise and his ability to manage digital projects, he has developed a genuine aesthetic sensitivity over the years.
This is reflected in his work and comments. As an art director, it's a real advantage to work with someone who has an eye for colors, typography and design.
Artistic Director & Founder @ Olotropp
Charles-Louis has the essential characteristics we expect for digital projects conduct: smart, analytic, fast and responsive.
His focus helps to create long term products with great execution and he applies his qualities to all the projects he is involved in.
Also, it is a pleasure to work with him anytime and he never fails my expectations when I recommend him to my network.
Co-founder @ Klap.io