Francine Beleyi is bilingual French-English, international digital strategist, venture advisor, and speaker. She is the founder of nucleus of change, who helps entrepreneurs, corporate executives and governments to adapt and thrive in the digital age and to equip people to acquire the digital skills they need to take advantage of the digital economy. She is the author of the upcoming book ‘Personal Branding in a Digital Age.’

Francine spends her days speaking with and studying the most successful entrepreneurs and leaders in the new economy, and sharing her findings with clients and those who are seeking to understand and master the new rules for business growth.

She speaks, trains and consults on digital entrepreneurship, digital platforms, digital economy opportunities for women, digital marketing, personal branding in the digital age, digital leadership as a competitive success factor and innovative business models.

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Francine Speaker’s Profile


Francine’s transformational programs have helped hundreds of senior executives, entrepreneurs, and other professionals across industries to accelerate their results at critical moments in their organisations and life, to become more innovative and to adapt to the new economy. The content of her presentations is customised to suit clients’ needs and learning objectives of specific groups.

Francine is passionate about women empowerment. She has served on the steering committee of European Professional Women Network-London, as head of leadership & programming for ‘High Potential’. She has mentored women in business to get to the next level for the Billionaire Ladies’ Club and has created ADIPWE, an online forum for African Diaspora Professional Women in Europe to share inspiring and untold stories. She is a friend of Women in Diplomatic Services (WDS) in London and a member of the Executive Committee.

From own experience and helping hundreds of people, she understands what it takes to adapt and succeed in a fast-moving environment. Spend more than a moment with Francine and you will never forget her! Her high content speeches are energetic, positive, and inspirational and quick start quality conversations and quality decision making. When she speaks, Francine increases dramatically your understanding and insights, gives you the tools to increase your effectiveness and leverage your efforts.

Francine’s honest and refreshing approach, her bubbly personality and ’tell-it-as-it-is’ manner are welcomed by audiences who are tired of being lectured by the book. She provides practical and easy steps to implement immediately to create lasting change.

Thanks to her multidisciplinary and international background, Francine provides a holistic view of what businesses and individuals need to succeed in the digital age. She has 20 years’ business experience working in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia for major multinational corporations such as Total, Axa and Bnpparibas and for not-for-profit organisations and start-ups.

Francine holds a Master’s degree in organisation consulting and change management, a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance and a degree in computer science. She is also trained as an NCTJ multimedia journalist.

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 Sample Topics 

 The 7 Pillars To Build a Personal Brand in a Digital Age
Why Should Women Build a Personal Brand Equity in a Digital Age?
How to Create an Innovative business model in a digital age?
The 9 Winning Steps to Design a Smart Business Model
The 5-Step to Build a Profitable Online Presence
Why Content is the New Gold for Business’s Success
The Secrets Behind Superior Digital Leadership in Organisations
Opportunities for Women in the Digital Economy

Who Benefits from Francine’s Talks?

Conferences and Events Organisers

If you are a conference organiser in the UK, France, Africa or elsewhere, Francine will  bring to your event, cutting edge and inspiring content for an unforgettable event with her passionate and fresh delivery style.

Business Clubs & Membership Associations

Inspire and provide thought provoking events to your members to grow their personal and professional life. If you are looking for a transformational event, Francine can provide you just what you need.

Small businesses, Entrepreneurs Hubs, Business schools

Francine understands the stages entrepreneurs go through from starting their businesses to growing and scaling it. She has mentored many business owners and will inspire your audience to go for the moon.


With her corporate background, Francine understands the challenges face by people in a big organisation especially during period of change. Francine will quick start conversation and enable people to build winning strategies for the future.

Women’s Organisations

Francine has the passion to develop and mentor women to a achieve higher level of performance and become more visible. If you want a powerful and inspiring speaker for your women’s event then you are in the right place.


Francine facilitates workshops and training sessions that introduce cutting-edge concepts, tools and techniques, with practical examples and interactive exercises to ensure participants can apply the learning.

What Events Organisers who Hire Francine Say? 

“Francine is very reactive and focused on her client’s needs. The result was great! The conference was a success and the participants asked for more! We definitely would like to keep working with Francine and offer this conference on a regular basis. She has a very warm character, open to comments and ready to adapt to different requests. She provided all material on time and perfectly managed all phases of the project: from the construction of the conference, to the logistics and facilitation of it. Her good humour and enthusiasm are real assets that make people want to work with Francine. Francine is pleasant, fun, reliable and very efficient. I am very grateful to Francine for collaborating to the ESCP Europe Alumni Association and I wish that our partnership will continue for many years.”

Iva FIORI, International Career Manager, ESCP Europe Alumni Association

‘Helpful to make us think and to prepare for the future, equipping ourselves with tools that help us survive a very difficult period. Very well structured and delivered with the capacity of creating bonding in a group which was not convinced about the benefit of the workshop at the outset. I am very thankful that Francine has provided us with an opportunity to get together and to reflect on the changes we are experiencing.’

HR Manager, Commercial Bank in the City of London

“I would like to thank you for the business presentations you have delivered at the City Business Library from 2009 to date – 2011, a mix of Business Start-ups, growing businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. The feedback forms for your presentations have been consistently rated between good and excellent. I hope some other organisation’s use your expertise, know-how and inspiring approach to inspire their members for further development. Thank you for making our events a tremendous success.”

Goretti Considine, Head of City Business Library

What Attendees to Francine Talks Say?

‘Thoroughly thought provoking session filled with lots of little tips that can easily be put into practise’. Angela Brivett, Diverse Associates Ltd

‘The best seminar I have attended and very thought provoking’. Ralph Key,

‘The seminary was fantastic, it was a great opportunity to discover that the other participants were in the exact same situation of expecting some change: we were not alone in this quest. It was quite surprising as when I first stepped into the room, I didn’t know that I would get so close to the other participants within just 3 hours: some kind of great adventure within just three hours. The delivery was fantastic and the speaker managed to challenge us, surprise us, teach us new things and make us question our habits and our thinking system.’ Mat Hourteillan

‘The workshop altogether was very useful to understand the changes necessary for a firm to become successful’. Deputy MD Commercial Bank

‘Good job as very difficult task given unique and very difficult situation we find ourselves in’. Manager Commercial Bank

‘Very good delivery, was engaging and thought provoking. Interesting insights into strategic partnerships’. Luke Gee, Teleleads

‘I am very happy with the delivery that Francine has provided. We are all very blessed to have access to this information. Francine is an extremely charismatic and knowledgeable speaker. She provided many helpful tips throughout the seminar. A clear structure and a plan for action on completion of course’. Chantel  Daniel, Flux Model management

‘Excellent workshop. Francine was wonderful in explaining the benefits of partnership. She is a great speaker and very motivating’. Quyen Phan

‘It was good to hear about Francine’s own partnership stories and the pair work was very helpful. Got good contact. I am pre-start up and found this workshop very helpful as I firmly believe that I have to start with end in mind’. Caroline Obonyo, pre-start up

‘Very useful and inspiring. Loved everything about the seminar. The confidence exhumed by Francine is very inspiring’. Ferguson Rapu 

‘Thank you so much for your invaluable talk this Saturday, you have a lot of priceless ideas and information and I thank you so much. I have just started a new business and its a blessing for me to have you pointing me in the right direction’. Georgina D.

‘It was a true pleasure meeting you.  Thank you so very much for inspiring me and giving me the push to make some phone calls. Many many thanks, Melanie R

‘It was spiritual & gave me a chance to think about my current and future life. Thank you very much’

‘It was an inspiring workshop. It gave me an opportunity to be realistic about how I am doing and look into my strengths & weaknesses to move forward.’

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