Marie-Laure Antoniou (36)
Senior Workplace & Change Consultant at Colliers International
What exactly does your job involve?
As Senior Workplace & Change Consultant, I advise companies on their transition to a new environment and adapted working methods. This support mainly focuses on the ‘bricks’ (physical space) and ‘behaviour’ aspects. I help companies to implement a change management strategy. My goal is to equip and support employees, enabling them to adopt and use their new workplace correctly.
How did you come to choose Colliers International?
I was keen to put my experience in human resources to good use, in a consulting context that integrates change management. Especially in the exciting area of the workplace, as this is now undergoing a real revolution and must be reinvented constantly. The job offered me by Colliers International brought together all these aspects perfectly. My decision was also influenced by the international scale of the Colliers Group and the real estate sector’s dynamism. However, the key factor for me was a meeting with several team members. I got to see their expertise and they convinced me I would fit in with the corporate culture here, a culture I would describe as professional, friendly, entrepreneurial and supportive.
What do you like best about Colliers International?
Right from the start here at Colliers International, I was aware of an entrepreneurial spirit: it’s ever-present in all lines of business. In real terms, everyone manages their projects independently, but they can rely on a network of experts. Colliers International has an integrated business model, so there is also a wide spectrum of people with different backgrounds, ranging from analytical expertise to creative skills. I like this special energy at the company.
What are your hobbies?
I run on a regular basis. This brings my life some structure and helps me to feel good, since I’m kept busy as a mother of two young children. This year, I set myself a sporting challenge – to complete a half-marathon. My aim was to participate in the Mons event, in late March.