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ABOUT 2018-04-24T13:43:56+00:00

BIOGRAPHY

Daring, funny and unpretentious, Jérôme Adam doesn’t pull his punches!

His experience and life challenges made him aware at an early age that a single decision can change your life forever. As a child, he dreamt of becoming a professional soccer player. Soon, he discovered his entrepreneurial spirit. His passion? Teamwork: optimize individual’s talents to make the team the best it can be. Entrepreneurial leadership is in his bones—at 23, he started his first business (Visual Friendly: 15 employees), followed five years later by his second (Easylife Consulting). In 2010, he and Guillaume Buffet launched JCPMY; an audio-visual production company offering a humorous take on diversity and co-existence in a web series broadcast by a number of companies, on the French TV channel W9 and viewed over 2 million times on the Web.

Jérôme is a creative and innovative pioneer who blazes new trails and recognizes opportunities others miss. As an entrepreneur and a graduate of Science-Po and the ESSEC business school, Jérôme is also a man of commitment and action. He and Xavier Monmarché created a course at Science-Po called “Être entrepreneur aujourd’hui” (Today’s Entrepreneur). In 2014, he became treasurer of the think tank Renaissance Numérique (Digital Renaissance), rallying key academics and leaders of the French Internet to reflect on the transformation of society in the digital era.

Board member of several associations and co-author with Patrick Blanchet of the book Entreprendre avec sa différence (The Uncommon Entrepreneur), Jérôme now gives conferences professionally. With Libérer son pouvoir de décision (Unlock Your Power of Decision), he shares his life’s most meaningful teachings.

His career path exemplifies that “alone we may go faster, but together we go higher!” Jérôme invites his audiences to become more conscious by cultivating the values—enthusiasm, listening, risk taking and intuition—that lead to effective action, and to realize that each of us possesses a precious asset: the power to make decisions.

IN BOOKSTORES

« The Uncommon Entrepreneur »
(June 2006, Jérôme Adam & Patrick Blanchet, editions DFR)

Cover of The Uncommon Entrepreneur book

Illustration début de citation - Jérôme Adam - Conférencier Entrepreneur
“Being an entrepreneur means tackling situations—enterprising to overcome, to act and implement a project. It’s not limited to the creation of companies; entrepreneurship is a way of being, a true culture. It means being committed, taking risks and believing in the future.”
Illustration fin de citation - Jérôme Adam - Conférencier Entrepreneur

Jérôme Adam and Patrick Blanchet

I SUPPORT

Regardless of our level, we can act. Remember: small streams become wide rivers.
And like my mother always said, “You can’t take it with you when you go.”

KEY DATES

Discover the personal side of Jérôme Adam:

Started writing a book on the relationship with my brother.

Wrote the book #lemotdenotrefille (#ourdaughtersays), inspired by the original and funny words of our kindergarten-aged daughter.

Start of a collaboration with Talents Inside to professionalize my conference activities and synchronize optimally with my career path and the messages I wish to share.

The ascent of Mont Ventoux (French mountain) on a tandem bicycle with Guillaume Buffet—a six-month adventure recounted in the documentary Tandem Conquest directed by Henri Poulain. Watch the documentary.

Began writing the original script Every Reason to Be Happy for cinema and television, based on my life story… followed by the co-writing of several screenplays.

Created the JCPMY Company (I Can’t Believe My Eyes) with Guillaume Buffet, and launched the first Web series dedicated to diversity and handicap. Watch the Web series.
Our daughter Chloe is born on 10/10/10, a nice wink to her dad who loves soccer. A future fan of the Stade de Reims soccer team like her parents? 😉
Mariage de Corinne et Jérome - Jérôme Adam - Conférencier EntrepreneurMarriage with Corinne. Rather than a long speech in which I would praise the qualities of Corinne, discover us outside the town hall in this picture, which reveals the next key date…
Death of Cedric, my brother; an intelligent man of great sensitivity, genuine kindness and generosity. Death following a brain hemorrhage of uncertain origin (all medical tests, detection of illicit substances and alcohol being negative). If Cedric had trouble finding his place in our society, our relationship and his (short) life remain rich in many lessons for me.

Read the eulogy that I wrote for him at his funeral to invite everyone to reflect on our differences.

Association with Florence Daumas to develop Easymetro’s ”The Subway Map that Speaks to You” (winner of the Concours Lépine, 2009).

Release of the book The Uncommon Entrepreneur co-written with Patrick Blanchet (winner of best picks award on entrepreneurship, Advancia-CCIP, 2007).

Death of my mother, an exceptional woman; full of values, generosity and uncommon courage. And that’s the least I can say to pay tribute here!

Creation of Easylife Consulting. Offering assistance to businesses in the development of adaptability solutions to simplify daily life with accessibility to all. Originally, the observation that disability is a source of useful innovations to all on the example of the remote control invented for quadriplegic people.

Creation at Sciences-Po with Xavier Monmarché of the course “Today’s Entrepreneur.

Creation with three partners of the Visual Friendly Company, a software editor (15 people) specialized in usability and accessibility of new technologies.

Visual Friendly is a pioneer in the field of web accessibility, which has become a legal obligation in France since the Act of February 11, 2005. 

Studies at the AB Freeman School of Business (MBA from Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA).

Initiation to various water activities including kneeboard, wakeboard, barefoot…

Important and essential for me to mix business with pleasure during such stay.

The business aspect of it was above all the independent study on the “Visual Friendly” concept.

Studies at the ESSEC Business School, Specialization in Sales and Marketing Strategy.

ESSEC was the opportunity to complete my original training course… And to discover more about student life through the many associations, the evenings as “The Night of the ESSEC”, “The hottest night” etc…

France champion handisport in 100 and 200 meters sprint category B1 (B as Blind in English or «Bigleux» (squinte) in French…).

Fortunately Aladji Ba, club teammate and best buddy, was not yet naturalized French. If not I would have finished on the podium in second place.

Studies at Sciences-Po Paris. Specialization in Communication and HR or CRH (in French) as «Cafe, Restaurant, Hotel» as said by some fellows “Science-Pipo“.

Obtained a baccalaureate in my high school home of Reims.

Transition through the National Institute for Young Blind (Paris) to continue my education and learn Braille, computer, how to get around independently… “Be careful, white cane in sight!”

Loss of vision after a brain tumor and first experimentation with water skiing.

Commencement of high school at the Sacred Heart of Reims… Including almost as many students as people in my hometown where I did my primary school and lived previously.

First tackles, strikes, misses and goals in the training center of the Stade de Reims soccer team.

Born in Reims on the Labor Day… Ironic for a mother and a future boss!