Chandra Laizeau

Professor of social media at ISCOM at 500 Startups


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500 Startups

Getting teams to achieve incredible things in incredibly short amounts of time is only a part of what I do.

Marketing teams, project teams, cross-functional and multicultural teams, teams engaged in social, environmental, or business activities. In over 15 years, I've helped thousands of teams reach their goals and beyond. Working together in one place or at a distance, using various digital tools and social platforms, I've never met a team I couldn't get to move beyond the routine performance factor and into higher performance.

As a multicultural, multilingual expert in online group identity, I find myself working online with people from around the world. I help them create mission statements, slogans, taglines, social media branding, enticing product and service descriptions (yes, it's possible!), SEO copywriting and more.


  • Master 2 Sociology of Organisations Université Paris Dauphine (2009 — 2012)
  • Head of pedagogy and programmes OpenClassrooms (2021.05 — 2021.12)
  • Master's Degree INALCO - Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (2005 — 2007)
  • ESIT - École Supérieure d’Interprètes et de Traducteurs (1997 — 2000)
  • Saint Petersburg State University (1995 — 1997)
  • Moscow State Linguistic University (1993 — 1995)
  • Bachelor's degree Goucher College (1984 — 1988)
  • Norwich University (1987 — 1987)
  • Hood College (1986 — 1987)


  • Guest Professor NEOMA Business School (2020)
  • Guest Lecturer Karel de Grote-Hogeschool (2019)
  • Professor of media and communication at ISEG ISEG (2017)
  • Professor of leadership, multicultural teamwork and management ISEG (2016)
  • Professor of cross-cultural teamwork, management and leadership in French and English ISEG (2016)
  • Professor of social media ISCOM (2015)
  • Copywriter Chandra Laizeau (2005)
  • Hybrid learning design and creation of international student exchange CELSA Paris-Sorbonne (2009 — 2016)
  • Professor ICT supported English HR course CELSA Paris-Sorbonne (2009 — 2016)


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Intercultural Communication, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Cultural Diversity, Social Media, International Relations, Teamwork, Public Speaking, English, Blogging, Higher Education, French, Teaching

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