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Alexis Monville

Chief of Staff to the CTO at Red Hat

Bordeaux, France

Alexis Monville worked in multicultural and distributed environments for years, coming back from the US and now based in the southwest of France. When asked if he misses the work in the office, he usually answers that he spent half of his 30 years of management experience in diverse sectors outside of the office and a lot of that working from home.
Alexis is Chief of Staff to the CTO at Red Hat, a long-time hybrid open-source software company with more than 100 office locations in 40 countries, where half of the 20,000 people work remotely.
Alexis is a firm believer that change starts with the self. He is the author of two books: Changing Your Team From The Inside and I am a Software Engineer and I am in Charge.
Alexis facilitates successful playful collaborations. He designs and builds sustainable and high-impact teams and organizations.

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Speaking
Travels From: Bordeaux, France
Speaking Topics: leadership, management, agile, open organization, transformation, change

Alexis Monville Points
Academic 0
Author 120
Influencer 0
Speaker 0
Entrepreneur 0
Total 120

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Company Type: Enterprise
Minimum Project Size: Undisclosed
Average Hourly Rate: Undisclosed
Number of Employees: Undisclosed
Company Founded Date: Undisclosed

Areas of Expertise

Agile 32.11
Change Management 34.47
Culture 31.22
Digital Transformation
Diversity and Inclusion
Leadership 31.93
Open Innovation

Industry Experience


2 Books
I am a Software Engineer and I am in Charge
Six Hands Publishing
May 01, 2020
I am a Software Engineer and I am in Charge is a real-world, practical book that helps you increase your impact and satisfaction at work no matter who you work with.

Each of the 7 chapters has the following structure specifically designed to generate insight and move you to action:

Why it matters

A brief introduction to the chapter that offers questions for you to experiment with your current belief about the topic of the chapter.

For example, if you believe you can’t ask a colleague you admire to be your mentor because you think they’re too busy, then what could you do if you changed that belief?

What would you do if you thought that by not asking them you’re denying them the opportunity to pass on their wisdom?

The story

A fictional story following the protagonist, Sandrine, who left her company to get a higher-level role and found that despite the “promotion” everything still feels the same, the people around her are clueless.

In each chapter, Sandrine learns something from the people she interacts with that gets her thinking in a new way enabling her to take a different course of action.

Sandrine is not perfect though, she makes slip-ups, promises to change but goes back to old habits, plans for things a certain way only to discover it doesn’t play out that way—just like in real life.

What do we learn from the story

Here we talk about the lesson from the story, and ask you, the reader, what you will do with your new knowledge and insights.

The experiments

At the end of each chapter, there are 3 experiments for you to try. You can choose to do one or more of them to see what happens when you put yourself in Sandrine’s shoes.

Follow Sandrine on her journey to see for yourself how she solved her problems and increased her impact and satisfaction and in the process find a way to increase yours.

By the end of the book you’ll have learned:

How your words influence your actions
How to prosper from feedback
How to set goals that inspire
How to work with others to create a better solution
How to use failure as a data point to inform your learning

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Tags: Change Management, Culture, Leadership

Changing Your Team From The Inside
Six Hands Publishing
July 01, 2018
Everything you need to know to build high impact sustainable teams

Change Management needs to change. Change Management is so important that… What if there was no need for change management because we are continuously improving our way of working? This book is about you fostering that change from the inside!

This book equips you to make a positive change in your organization starting from the one place you can guarantee success – you.

The book is structured in three parts: The Individual, The Team, and The Organization.

Each chapter turns insight into actions that you can use straight away to build momentum and create lasting change from yourself to your team, from your team to other teams, and from other teams to the entire organization. If you’re looking to make a change in your organization but don’t know where to begin, worried that nobody will listen to you, or fear you’ll burn bridges along the way then Changing Your Team From The Inside will give you a plan, increase your influence, and help you build high impact, sustainable relationships in the process.

This book has everything you need to build high-impact, sustainable teams.
The book is available in four editions.

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Tags: Agile, Change Management, Leadership

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