Our mission

Thélème international aims at connecting people and organizations across cultures, at helping them to collaborate in a volatile and complex environment and at accelerating global mobility.

Our name, our vision

Thélème is the first utopia of the French literature. This abbey, offered by Gargantua to a friend of his, allows Rabelais to describe a society without constraints or conflicts as the residents of Thélème, men and women, have by nature a sense of honor and responsibility.

In this humanist vein, we postulate that education and self-regulation are the pillars of an open society that offers equal opportunities to its members.

12years of experience
30visited countries

More about the company

Founded in 2008 in the Netherlands and then relocated in France, Thélème international was dedicated to education. Our consultants have trained teachers and advised educational organizations and ministries in more than 30 countries. 

Recently back in The Netherlands and while still engaged with educators, Thélème international broadens its scope. We deliver our services to individuals and organizations who want to accelerate their agility in a fast-moving, interconnected and complex world.

Our consultants

Founded by Catherine Macquart-Martin, Thélème international collaborates with a dozen of consultants from different horizons and cultural backgrounds.

About Catherine

“Cultural diversity and constant learning are the pillars of resilient organizations in crisis times.”



With 25 years of international experience, Catherine brings intercultural expertise.


With more than 25 years of experience in both leadership and operational roles, Catherine brings expertise in global organizations.
Her involvement in organizations from the public and private sectors and in various countries led Catherine to develop an interest in how the benefits of Cultural Diversity go beyond agility and productivity and contribute to overall organizational and personal growth.
From her experience acquired in different fields and theaters, Catherine’s approach helps you to debunk the tensions among a diverse workforce and to seize the opportunities of varied perspectives and styles brought by this very diversity.