THE EXPERTS
THE TEAM
A multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary team to help assist you in the preparation and management of your complex situations. Coming from different professions and shaped by diverse experiences, they have three points in common:
They are among the best in their field and don’t need to prove it anymore. They come from high-intensity jobs where trust is non-negotiable. They are driven by a desire to share their know-how and their extraordinary experiences. The team will be able to bring you its experience in conferences, training courses or an individual or group coaching mission either on the agency’s site or in any other place of your choice.
ALL OF THE TEAM’S WORK IS GUIDED BY THREE STRONG VALUES THAT ARE PART OF OUR FUNDAMENTALS:
COMMITMENT
Each agency expert brings all their energy and strength of conviction to accomplishing the mission entrusted to them, whatever the constraints or difficulties they come across.
Performance
When the stakes are high, performance is non-negotiable: achieving the set objective is the agency’s experts’ priority, who know how to call on the best of the team’s expertise to guarantee maximum effectiveness.
Transmission
Each agency expert makes an effort to transmit, modestly and sincerely, their experience and methods so that each participant in our sessions can take them on board and draw an immediate benefit from them.
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The TTA team
Laurent
Combalbert
A professional negotiator and expert in crisis management and complex negotiations since 1998, he is also an entrepreneur, the author of over 25 books and a philanthropist. A former RAID negotiating officer and graduate of the FBI National Academy, he is regularly cited by the international press as being one of the world’s top negotiators. In 2008, he created the complex negotiation benchmark PACIFICAT® published in the Negotiator reference book, translated into English in 2021 and then HERMIONE©. He is now the CEO of the TTA agency and works with his team of experts as a speaker, consultant and trainer for all types of organizations. He teaches Complex Negotiation at HEC Paris. He founded the association Don de Confiance in 2021.
Stéphanie
Furtos
A graduate of the Jean Monnet University of Medicine and the Grande Ecole de Management in Grenoble, Stéphanie Furtos worked for nearly 20 years in marketing and sales for an international pharmaceutical group. Today, she is in charge of Marketing and Media Communications at TTA. She also assists the agency’s clients in designing training programs, internal events and customized programs on negotiation, leadership, trust and collective agility.
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JULIE
RIFFAULT
After around ten years in the hotel and restaurant business abroad, Julie Riffault returned to her roots in Burgundy to train in accounting.

Three years later, she crossed paths with Laurent Combalbert and Stéphanie Furtos. She then joined the TTA team and used her multidisciplinary knowledge to manage the campus and organize training and conferences.
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Alexandra
Da Silva
Passionate about human relations and digital marketing, Alexandra graduated from a BTS in Negotiation-Digitalization of Customer Relations, which she completed on a work-study basis. Born into a family of hoteliers-restaurateurs for several generations, she is used to organizing business seminars and perfectly masters the workings of events. Originally from Puisaye, it is natural that she joined the TTA and Campus team, at the end of her studies, to develop her experience and put her skills to the benefit of the agency’s clients.
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Bastien
Pelissier
Bastien runs a digital marketing agency that supports opinion leaders and companies who want to increase their influence.

He is an expert in digital strategies, especially in how to develop a strong community. He has demonstrated the impact of his strategies by accumulating over 500,000 subscribers and reaching more than 20 million people each month with his videos. For the past 2 years, he has been working with TTA’s marketing department to promote the agency in France and abroad, as well helping with webinars and live event broadcasting.
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Pierre-Yann
Lallaizon
Pierre-Yann is a graphic designer and art director. After obtaining a master’s degree in publishing, he founded the Tind publishing house, editing a dozen books and magazines. In 2015 he founded his graphic design studio, Recto Verso, with which he designed beautiful books, visual communication and web designs, before publishing his own collection of typographic swatches – Typologie. His studio counts the publishers Flammarion, Hachette, Calmann-Lévy and Dupuis among its clients, as well as agencies and brands like Huawei, Dior and Elsevier. He and his team have been responsible for the visual management of TTA since its inception, assisting the marketing department with all of its graphic and artistic matters.
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Laurent
Combalbert
A professional negotiator and expert in crisis management and complex negotiations since 1998, he is also an entrepreneur, the author of over 25 books and a philanthropist. A former RAID negotiating officer and graduate of the FBI National Academy, he is regularly cited by the international press as being one of the world’s top negotiators. In 2008, he created the complex negotiation benchmark PACIFICAT® published in the Negotiator reference book, translated into English in 2021 and then HERMIONE©. He is now the CEO of the TTA agency and works with his team of experts as a speaker, consultant and trainer for all types of organizations. He teaches Complex Negotiation at HEC Paris. He founded the association Don de Confiance in 2021.
François
Elbahri
Working in the GIPN and RAID in various senior operational and management positions for over 30 years, François Elbahri has worked in the fields of intervention, intelligence and negotiation in crisis situations. Alongside Laurent Combalbert since the creation of TTA, he works with companies on negotiation, management in complex environments and collective agility. He also trains doctors in doctor/patient negotiations.
Malick
Baulet
An international police negotiator, polyglot and EUROPOL expert in kidnapping and extortion, Malick Baulet is also specialized in the field of air hijacking. He trained in Canada, then at Scotland Yard and has carried out many missions throughout the world. He directed the Geneva hostage negotiation and capture group for many years. He gives talks on negotiation, collective agility, emotional management and decision making under pressure. Passionate about the seventh art, he has appeared in several films and series, notably on Netflix.
Yann
Giraud
A police officer, former top-ranking official in French intelligence service, a graduate of the FBI academy in negotiation and crisis management, Yann Giraud is a specialist in the acquisition of high value-added intelligence and influence. He joined the TTA agency in 2022 to share his expertise with companies on the subjects of leadership in crisis situations and recruitment. A member of the HERMIONE NGO for crisis negotiators, he also gives talks on negotiation and the extraction of high value-added information.
Jean-Baptiste
Martinez
This expert and professional trainer has had an atypical and inspiring career path. He has accompanied more than 1,000 men and women in the public and private sectors in sports and in the arts. A crisis negotiator and mediator, he intervenes through his training sessions and conferences on the prevention and pacification of extreme conflict situations and in the management of stress and emotions and on surpassing oneself. As a member of the HERMIONE NGO for crisis negotiators, he also gives talks on negotiation and the creation of trusted relationships.
timothy
mirthil
Timothy Mirthil began his career as a reporter for 15 years. As a specialist in the French-speaking world, he traveled to these places and produced hundreds of reports, sometimes in high-intensity situations. In parallel to this professional career, he became an instructor of the Ethos Flow© method specializing in managing emotions through breathing, and was initiated to a series of practices mixing extreme cold and intense stress management. In 2021, he joined TTA – The Trusted Agency to train leaders, managers or team leaders to manage crisis or high-intensity situations more effectively.
Eric
Le Callonnec
Eric Le Callonnec was a general in the Gendarmerie. He is a graduate of the Saint-Cyr military academy and the FBI National Academy. He recently retired from active duty after nearly 40 years in service. During his numerous command missions in crisis situations, he put his spirit of responsibility, sense of humanity and of collective work into practice. Working to pass on his knowledge, he has taken on work as a trainer, a director of establishment and has conceived high-level training programs in management and leadership. He joined the TTA agency in 2022 to share his expertise with companies.
Salva
badillo

Salva Badillo is an ex-policeman. Sixth DAN in Aikido, former head of police training at the Diputación de Barcelona (Public Office of the Government). He trained special forces and police sections at the UAB (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona) in tactical combat and negotiation. He has worked as a negotiator in the private sector on various crisis situations and complex negotiations. He has also trained managers and leaders in negotiation, extreme crisis situations, stress management based on neurobiology, leadership and relational intelligence. Salva joins TTA as an expert to transmit his expertise in Spanish-speaking countries.

Axel
Alletru
A junior motocross world champion, Axel Alletru had a serious fall in the world championships in 2010. Paraplegic, the doctors predicted that he would never walk again. Through hard work, determination and his mental strength, he has reached the podium in various disciplines. He even went as far as participating in the 2020 Dakar Rally where he managed to place 1st in his category ahead of able-bodied drivers. He is a high level sportsman, pilot and lecturer. He gives talks on resilience, mental strength, adaptation to a hostile environment and the management of uncertainty.
dimitri
Linardos
A former member of the Special Forces and a polyglot, Dimitri Linardos was a specialist in intelligence gathering in war zones. Today, he is an expert in crisis management and in security for personnel in sensitive areas. He works on risk prevention, crisis management and decision-making in complex environments.
Alexandre
Aranda
Alexandre Aranda is a neurologist with a degree in Sleep and Vigilance Medicine as well as in Aeronautical and Aerospace Medicine. Committed to e-Health and the concept of “Value-Based Medicine”, he develops expertise and coaching projects in the medical and wellness fields. He integrates effective and recognized cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques into his daily environment. He gives talks about performance under pressure, commitment over time, the prerequisites of knowledge and the practice of cognition and chronobiology.
Virginie
Guyot
A former fighter pilot who has flown numerous missions in conflict zones, Virginie Guyot became the first woman to join the Patrouille de France and remains to this day the only woman in the world to have led a national aerobatic patrol. A speaker since 2010, she gives more than 100 conferences a year and speaks on trust, collective agility, leadership in extreme situations and risk management.
François
Rebour
Rear Admiral (2S), former commander of the Force Maritime des Fusiliers Marins and the Commandos (ALFUSCO), former commander of Commando Hubert, François Rebour directed operational planning for joint operations (CPOIA). He gives talks on strategy, decision-making in complex environments and negotiation.
HANANE
CARMOUN
Hanane Carmoun is a financial professional and an expert in business relations. She was sales and marketing manager in companies specialized in Socially Responsible Investment as well as in international groups for more than 10 years. Her multidisciplinary profile mean that she is able to integrate the latest advances in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience into her negotiation practice. Founder of Brain Me Up Consulting, she joined TTA as an expert on ethical and responsible negotiation in the field of finance.
Frank
Garden-brèche
Franck Garden-Brèche is an emergency doctor with the emergency services and is qualified in disaster medicine and victimology. A practitioner and trainer in Ericksonian medical hypnosis, he has worked on psychological adaptation to hostage situations and the stress management and emotions of medical teams by developing hypnosis techniques specific to high intensity situations. An expert in complex negotiations, he integrates these techniques into his daily practice. He is also the author of many documents, essays, and novels.
Catherine
Betsch
Former Director of Air France Flight Crew Training and then Director of Flight Attendants, Catherine Betsch was the Director of “La Première” at Air France. With her teams, she created the “La Première Suites” on board Air France’s 777 aircraft together with her customers. She received the Skytrax Award for the most beautiful La Première salon in the world. Catherine Betsch speaks about women’s confidence and leadership.
Philippe
Pontiès
A former general officer in the army, Philippe Pontiès commanded the European Union Military Operation in the Central African Republic. He was Director of National Service and Youth at the Ministry of the Armed Forces. He gives talks on strategy, leadership and the management of complex transformations.
Stéphane
Volant
After several years working with French politicians and foreign heads of state and governments, Stéphane Volant spent more than 15 years as a senior executive in a CAC 40 group and on the executive committee of a French public company. He now chairs or sits on the boards of several leading companies. He is therefore very familiar with complex negotiations with demanding partners (clients, unions, public decision-makers, etc.), the management of multidisciplinary and multicultural teams (executive committees, project groups, etc.) and knows how to take time and give meaning to negotiations.