Athlete turned consultant: when sports can enter the game of management.
Philippe Remond won France’s marathon and half marathon several times, he ranked 11th at the World Championships Marathon in 1997. Philippe Remond is also an expert movie lover, particularly when it comes to the films of the 50s and the filmography of Guy Ritchie (“Snatch”, “Lock, stock and two smoking barrels” etc.). For the past 20 years, he has been ambassador of the brand Nike. Each year is a new adventure to Philippe. He works with Nike on different campaigns with actions around the “running” theme: developing a product to be marketed, representing the company at events and coaching athletes. Philippe believes that every event is an adventure, because the brand is continuously evolving, allowing him to travel around the world. But Philippe is also a highly recognized sports coach. He works with companies in order to provide skills about the axis “Sports & Business” and share the similarities between a champion and a project leader. The many commitments have obliged him to find the right balance between the daily life of a top athlete and the daily life of a family man. “The high-level sport is so uncompromising that an athlete must find some beaches for recovering with the family”, he states. Although it has been difficult to achieve this balance, Philippe, today, can watch his daughters Charlotte and Leah (20 and 16 years old) grow up and have a life with his girlfriend Julie. He likes to say that for him it has never been a sacrifice as he has been able to live his passion and has had his family as the main ally in his choices.
Published in the hard-copy of Work Style Magazine, Spring 2011