TP Lab, a playground for exploration and innovation

Turningpoint was born out of research on leadership transitions in Europe. The Turningpoint team has maintained this spirit of research and constant innovation in regards to both content development and teaching methods.

Innovation lab

Noun

1- A space of work and socialization created to respond to different societal, organizational, scientific and technical issues.

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2- A space to share research, ideas and experiences in order to develop innovative coaching methods for managers and their organizations.

Academic research

Academic research

Since Turningpoint was founded in 1999, research and development have played a central role. Our adventure began with research on senior executive onboarding in Europe, in collaboration with Ashridge University in London and HEC Paris. This theme also earned us our name: Turningpoint! Since 2012, Turningpoint has established a research partnership with EMLyon and the Institut Français de Gouvernance des Entreprises – read more about this partnership here. Several of our leadership development and coaching programs have served as research ground for two successive PhD students, first on Leader Engagement, followed by “Leader Vulnerability”.

Recent research collaborations

Recent research collaborations

In 2023, Turningpoint established a strengthened partnership with SciencesPo Paris and the Chair of Transformation of Organizations and Work headed by Henri Bergeron, Director of CNRS/Sciences Po. Within this framework, SciencesPo is collaborating with the University of Montreal on the theme of cooperation, entitled “Representations of Leadership in Contemporary Organizations: Practical Implications”. In addition, Turningpoint supports the annual “Rethinking work” award with the newspaper, Le Monde. Read more about our partnership here

The TP Lab

The TP Lab

In 2012, Turningpoint launched the TP Lab, a dedicated space for developing and reinforcing our practices by drawing on the latest research and innovations. The TP Lab regularly brings together our coaches and experts to continuously renew our approaches and teaching methods. Read about one of our latest TP Lab workshops here. 

Our research partnerships

We have a close partnership with EMLyon since 2012, and have since extended our research partnerships to SciencesPo and the Université de Montreal.
EMLyon

EMLyon

Sciences Po

Sciences Po

Université de Montreal

Université de Montreal

Bridget Farrands

Bridget Farrands

Drawing upon Turningpoint research into leadership transitions started in 1999, and in collaboration with Ashridge University and HEC Paris, Bridget Farrands and Richard Elsner identified polarizing situations – leadership tensions – that can place a new leader in a highly tenuous situation of which he is not always conscious. The research resulted in a book “Leadership Transitions – How business leaders take charge in new roles” (Kogan Page, 2012). The book is based on 4 stories of relative successes and failures. Click here to learn more.

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Michel Mornet

Michel Mornet

Turningpoint Co-fonder and Partner

Benjamin Pavageau

Benjamin Pavageau

Today a Doctor in Management Science, Benjamin was accompanied by Turningpoint for 7 years (2012-2019) as part of his research on leader engagement. His research demonstrated that the habit of giving, in whatever form, plays a central part in leadership development, both at the level of the leader and his team, as well as the entire organization. More about our collaboration with Benjamin here.

Click here to download his thesis.

Charles Revue

Charles Revue

Researcher and PhD student from EM Lyon and Turningpoint partner since 2019, Charles  completed a thesis on vulnerability in business leaders, focusing on management tools, and how they often can be a blind spot for leaders. He started his research with a dissertation on vulnerability while completing his Masters degree in Management Science at KEDGE Business School.

To really develop as a leader

TP Lab in pictures

TP Lab team workshop, November 16, 2023: Edouard de La Moissonnière.

TP Lab team workshop, November 16, 2023, from the left: Olivier Pelleau, Marc Gosselin, Linh de Lavigne et Béryl Marjolin.

TP Lab team workshop, November 16, 2023, from the left: Michel Mornet, Aude Grob, Emmanuel Saincaize, Marc-Antoine Hamet et Anne Yannic.

From left: Michel Mornet, who oversees TP Lab at Turningpoint, Charles Revue, IRCOM researcher and Axelle Nourrain, Head of Development at Turningpoint.

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Previous IRCOM researcher funded by Turningpoint, Benjamin Pavageau, promoting his book – a result of this thesis on leadership development.

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The TP Lab team in August 2019. From left: Michel Mornet, Florence de Colnet, Laetitia Adhemar, Axelle Nourrain, Charles Revue, Edouard de La Moissonnière, Linh de Lavigne, Olivier Pelleau and Anne Fendt.

TP Lab meeting with Turningpoint team & coaches.

TP Lab meeting with Turningpoint team & coaches.

“Leadership Transitions – How business leaders take charge in new roles” (Kogan Page, 2012), by Bridget Farrands and Richard Elsner, former Co-founders of Turningpoint.

Work groups – TP Lab December 5, 2022

Work groups – TP Lab December 5, 2022

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