Aude Slama, EMBA 2011
Managing Director and President
Slama Global Search
Aude, tell us about yourself.
I am a mother of two children and a global leader in Human Resources. After a decade spent in the corporate world, I decided to focus on two passions: business development and bringing top talents into organizations.
How did the Kellogg-WHU EMBA impact your personal life and career?
If you want to reach your professional goals and live life, it is crucial you make the right choices. Kellogg-WHU was the right EMBA choice for me, both professionally and personally.
This established program prepared me for my international job transition, enabling me to become a global leader in a constantly changing business environment. At Kellogg-WHU, you will not only find educational excellence that focuses on team leadership and personal development, but you will find a real business partner in international leadership development, that offers diversity and individual uniqueness – key success factors in both today’s and tomorrow’s business world.
What do you do to stay balanced?
A competitive sporting environment has been a big part of my life. Tennis, soccer and running have given me a competitive edge, which I apply to the way I conduct business.
When I decided to create my business, I knew that it would be a challenging journey. To better prepare myself for it, I had to find the same type of challenge in sports, because practicing sports helps me stay balanced. A year ago, I decided to prepare for a marathon. It keeps me focused, gives me time to think and reflect, allows me to trace a new path and helps me manage uncertainty. Until my first half marathon, I did not know what I was capable of. When I crossed the finish line, I was delighted to see my time of 1h 51min. I had every confidence that my body could handle more, and most importantly, that I was strong enough mentally. This long distance challenge has helped me sustain my professional effort, both mentally and physically.