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David Bernard is an "A-Player" type profile.

A-Player profiles have unusually strong adaptability, learn very quickly and are strongly action-oriented. They have a tendency to succeed and progress easily, regardless of the environment in which they're likely to evolve.

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David Bernard


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Marketing Strategy Keynote Speaking UX-UI Psycholoy
Psychometry Communication Product Design Product Management Design Thinking Anglais Entrepreneurship Keynote Statistics Adaptative Testing Computarized Adaptative Testing

Points of interest

Yoga Littérature US Contemporaine Kundalini Meditation Design


How he behaves
What he wants to do
What he can do


Personal Pitch

David Bernard is an entrepreneur specialized in the prediction of human behaviour. In 2002 he founded AssessFirst just 30 days after obtaining his Masters degree in Quantitive Psychology. He subsequently developed an innovative application for assessing potential and behaviour in the workplace. In 2008 he put in place the affinity algorithm for dating site Meetic, which matched couples based on their psychological and behavioural compatibility. One year later, he created an online orientation service for Studyrama, used by more than 2 000 000 students. In 2012, he released a predictive algorithm enabling AssessFirst to anticipate the ability of people to succeed and thrive on the job, with an 85% reliability. All in all, nearly 10 million people in more than 30 countries have benefited from the predictions and systems he has developed.


Preferred behaviours

Demonstrate dynamism
Channel energy
Manage stress
Have critical thinking
Design strategies
Organise and execute
Manage change
Demonstrate proactivity
Develop relationship
Lead people
Communicate tactfully
Support others
Distinctive potential
Recognised potential
Easily mobilised potential
Potential to be developed

Personal style

David Bernard comes across as someone determined and strong-minded. He is proactive and always on the lookout for suggestions and actions to take his work forward. He has a flexible approach to his job and can easily handle change and unexpected events. The engaging way in which he presents his ideas leaves those he talks to in little doubt - you want to follow him. His leadership and desire for continual progress make him an incredible driving force in a team.

His strong points

In his relationships with others
  • He finds it easy to be assertive in his relationships, sets the agenda.
  • He tries to get his ideas across, inspires team spirit.
  • He is a critical thinker and only accepts reasoned ideas.
In his working style
    He strives for excellence and is not satisfied with the bare minimum.
    He adapts easily to change and has a positive view of it.
    He is very proactive and finds it easy to come up with new ideas.
In his emotional management
    He expresses his feelings and finds it easy to communicate with people.
    He "tries things out" and is willing to take risks.
    He radiates enthusiasm and sees the bright side of things.

Talent Tags

#lead #conviction #approachable #detached #confident #Critical #independent #multi-tasker #conceptual #creative #change #improvises #to the point #initiative #responsive #Enthusiastic #expressive #takes risks

How he could be more effective

    He could leave more room for others, avoid intervening in every decision made.
    He could be more succinct in his explanations, stick to responding simply to questions asked.
    He would benefit from finishing what he has started before beginning new activities.


What drives him ...

Excel everyday
Having influence
Achieving success regularly

And what motivates him less

Analyse data
Developing in a reassuring environment
Maintaining personal balance

The way he manages his energy

David Bernard orients his energy almost exclusively towards the search for new challenges. He likes that things move and generally makes sure to always be at the centre of the action. What he needs is a fast pace that does not leave room for boredom. For him, taking risks is essential. Stability annoys rather than reassures him.

The activities he prefers


Designing is an essential activity in which David Bernard feels fully engaged. Contributing his imagination and ideas is, indeed, crucial for him because he draws a lot of energy and interest from it. It is one of the ways he finds satisfaction in his work.


Assessment is an activity in which David Bernard can truly be satisfied from a personal point of view. He particularly likes being able to be a point of reference and providing his opinion in his field of expertise. He has a specific idea of how things should be carried out at work and does not hesitate to challenge the opinions of others on a subject.


It is essential for David Bernard to be able to invest himself in an activity where he has to initiate the action process. He is satisfied when pushing projects and producing results. He is impatient and seeks to boost the energy when carrying out work.

The environment he seeks

#casual #flexibility #friendly #agility #hospitable #adaptability #proximity #freedom #welcoming

The management style he uses

Come with me
Watch and do as I do

What this means

David Bernard is a visionary manager who is inspiring. He motivates his employees around clear shared objectives. Driven by results and valuing achievements, he expects everyone to push themselves to achieve the common goal.

The management style he seeks

Come with me
Try this

How should he be managed?

David Bernard expects a manager to inspire and make progress on a personal level. He needs to be guided in his work by someone who has an action plan for him. He looks for a mentor in whom he can trust. He is motivated by a leader who pushes him towards a collective objective, but who demonstrates a capability to take into account the singularities of each person.

The culture in which he blossoms

Flexibility Control Relationships Results Collaboration Innovation Organisation Competition
Preferred culture
Secondary culture

What's the best environment for his development?

David Bernard seeks an active work environment oriented towards results. He is best satisfied in a company culture that values innovation by adopting a flexible approach to work. Each person is free to work in their own way to achieve their goals. He needs a work context that evolves regularly to integrate new ways of working, and be regularly questioned. Indeed, he expects to be stimulated by his environment, and in no case does he set himself a work routine. Definitively, he needs few rules, but rather a culture that values accomplishments.


His way of thinking

Preferred tasks Complex

Capacity to comprehend new and strategic subjects.

Decision-making Quick

He moves quickly from one task to the next, and does not linger on obstacles.

Learning style Innovate

Easily integrates and tests new concepts himself.

Problems he can deal with

Brilliant from an intellectual point of view, David Bernard tends to easily adapt concepts that were initially foreign. He is able to understand new or complex subjects without needing to see them in practice. This means he can develop his skills by researching and reading about a diverse range of subjects. He needs to be intellectually stimulated by his work, without which he may get bored quickly.

David Bernard's spontaneous temperament leads him to learn by testing concepts and techniques himself. For him, the best way to acquire new knowledge is to try, develop understanding through failure, then start again. He sometimes lacks patience. To integrate new ideas or new knowledge, he first needs to experiment by himself.