Mireille Obama -Leadership Starts with Knowing and Loving Yourself By Ellen Smith Born and raised in Yaoundé, Cameroon, Mireille Obama has lived in France since 2010. She has worked as a Human Resources Professional in different International Non and Governmental Organizations in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Central African Republic, Niger and the Republic of Congo. Today, Mireille is launching her own business to share her vision and her message, above all for the workplace. The objective is to help people transfigure and give a transcendence to their work and to their life therefore. In one word, describe your life as an entrepreneur? Challenging! Who has been the greatest influence on your life? Without discussion, my mum and my dad. Both with a lot of love, they shared and transmitted the same values and principles to me, but in a different way and style. They played a neat role in my life.  I owe my attitudes in life to my father. My dad was very spiritual and supportive. He recently passed away, on 26 September 2019. He was 74 years old. About ten days before, he was saying to me on the phone, because I was not very well:  “Everything that happens is adorable, everything that happens is grace”.  He never rejected me for having done something wrong, or having made bad choices.  He worked hard as an accountant, and was trusted by his employers. Actually, I realized that I’ve learned emotional intelligence, work ethic, positive philosophy, and empathy from him. This discovery makes me so proud of him, of them. He always advised me to remain calm, to not worry a [...]

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