Monaco (Côte d’Azur) - Powerful Mind




Powerful Mind 

Tuesday 2nd April 2019 - 18h - 20h30

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Join us at
Monaco Tech  

6, Avenue Albert II 

Zone F, Entrée B, 7ème étage

98000 Monaco 

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Conference in english



Forewarned is forearmed ! 


Did you know that 100% of humans are the victims of cognitive biases? It’s unfortunately true and since you are human, you are one of these victims... 
But what is it?

A cognitive bias is a pattern of deviation in judgment, whereby inferences about other people and situations may be drawn in an illogical fashion.

Cognitive bias are generally subconscious.

They specifically impact decision makers and Project Managers. We are ideal targets because we live under heavy pressure: Time, costs, content of deliverables, quality of products, customer satisfaction, management and peer pressure, office politics…

Understanding and recognizing cognitive bias is extremely important in management and even more so in Project Management where quick decisions are often required.

As a Project Manager or member of a project team you certainly want to manage this risk. During this session you will learn to recognize the most common ones and use these forewarnings to be better armed to counter them.

michel operto  Michel Operto

Michel has managed IT projects for the past three decades for computer manufacturers and telco companies. Coming from an IT background, he has worked for renowned international companies such as Thomson Sintra, Digital Equipment, NCR, Nortel Networks and Orange. Many of his projects involved extended periods of work abroad: USA, England, Canada, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Japan, Switzerland, Poland… Michel currently runs a marketing Service Management Innovation programme using Agile approaches. He obtained the PMP® certification in 1998 and cofounded PMI France-Sud which he lead for several years. Additionally he has explored Prince2® and Agile approaches (Scrum, Kanban, Safe, Spotify…). Professionally, his passion remains project management and he runs a renowned francophone blog on project management best practices and leadership at

What's in your mind ?

Most often in high stakes conversations, our emotions kick-in, we let our Reptilian brain take over, and we respond with the very primary reaction “Fight or Flight”, as we would respond in the face of life threatening danger.

Where do our emotions come from? How can we teach our brain to master our reactions?

In our personal and professional lives, we often face challenging situations holding critical and difficult conversations. As Project Managers, we need to step back, rewire our brain, think about what we really want out of the conversation, find the right drivers, and only then, propose the most appropriate solutions for the good of the project, the team, the company, and ourselves.

The latest scientific theories of neuroplasticity and epigenetics explain how thinking in new ways, as well as changing our beliefs, can literally rewire our brain – we gain a different perspective on what we can do and how much we can change our lives by changing our mind.

This is what we will discuss during the conference: which are our different brains, how our neurons fire and wire together, how to get control over our emotions and how to act with the appropriate purpose in mind.

GabriellaGabriella Colombo

Gabriella is a well versed HR professional, with over 30 years’ experience in Human Capital management, in various domain (Development, Learning, Talent, Diversity, etc) and in various industries such as Automotive, IT, Education, Oil&Gas. She has worked as Project Manager for HR projects and has been PMP certified since 2004. Passionate about Personal Development, Gabriella is a Certified Coach, Master practitioner in NLP, Hypnosis, Neurosemantic and Reiki. For the past 15 years Gabriella has been an active Member of the PMI France and is now responsible for the Pole Monaco. 



  • 18:00 – Welcome 
  • 18:30 – Introduction 
  • 18:40  Forewarned is forearmed
  • 19:40  What's in your mind?
  • 20:30 – Networking cocktail


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Propriétés de l'événement

Date de l'événement 02-04-2019 18:30
Date de fin 02-04-2019 20:30
Registration Start Date 11-03-2019
Prix individuel Gratuit
Lieu Monaco – MonacoTech (7th floor, zone F, gate c)
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