Founded in 1996 by Christian Forthomme, RealChange is the standard for transformative Learning Expeditions in Silicon Valley. We immerse executive teams, leaders, managers and entrepreneurs in the best of innovation produced right here in California.

For more than 25 years, we have helped our clients discover the “secret sauce” of Silicon Valley innovation. We lead them to discover their inner capacity to innovate and empower them to enact a positive vision, promoting a lasting impact on their companies.

Today, at a time when we all need inspiration to re-emerge in a different world, we connect management teams, leaders, managers and entrepreneurs with the best of Silicon Valley, but also with other and global innovation ecosystems. Our mission is  to equip them with fresh thinking and energy to re-invent themselves and emerge as new leaders through an inspirational and disruptive virtual or in-person journey.

With 230 learning expeditions successfully conducted to-date, we guarantee optimal ROI and a lasting transformation in the mindset of your company and its leaders.

The team

An international and interdisciplinary team with a global outlook.


Founder et CEO


Innovation Sherpa

Gregory Renard

Applied AI

Blaise Bertrand

Design Doing


Leadership Programs

Kati Renati

Project Management

Jean-Luc Firmin

Business Development

Raegen Salais


Valérie Millet


Lila Steiner

Community Management

Audrey Duet


Our Guiding Principles 

Those who drive us and who are at the heart of each of our decisions.

Inspire and delight our clients

Act with openness and authenticity

Take personal ownership to drive positive change 

Practice team collaboration to leverage collective intelligence

Think and act responsibly for a better world

Social and Environmental Responsibility

All RealChange Learning Expeditions are carbon-neutral. We offset all CO2 emissions associated with the operations of our technology and virtual learning expeditions platforms and with all travel, meals and activities we arrange for our clients and our team. Each Learning Expedition earns an offset certificate by the Bonneville Environmental Foundation. At RealChange, we go beyond carbon neutrality by also  investing in projects that contribute to environmental protection and
regeneration of renewable energies. 

Organisations we support include :

  • Delancey Street Foundation
  • Doctors without borders
  • Seva Foundation
  • Ashoka
  • Bioneers

Inspiré par le mouvement 1% for the Planet, RealChange consacre également un minimum de 1% de son chiffre d’affaires annuel au soutien d’organisations favorisant la réinsertion de personnes en difficulté ou apportant un soutien immédiat et tangible aux personnes faisant face à des situations de crise.

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Inspired by the 1% for the Planet movement, RealChange devotes a minimum of 1% of our annual revenue to support organizations that provide tangible support to people undergoing crisis situations.