Portrait Project


"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"

Laurent Chenot

When I was a child, I wanted to be an actor, a secret agent, a novelist, a mathematician, a psychoanalyst, a magician and maybe, live in the jungle with gorillas. I soon had to face one of life's saddest truths: so much freedom, so many desires, and yet, so little time...

20 years later, I have realized the importance of focus. I believe we all know deep inside which paths are meaningful, and which are not. To me, the most meaningful path is to help others grow and succeed.

So today, I just want to accomplish four objectives. I want to help business leaders take difficult decisions, for their companies or their lives. I want to write creative fiction that entertain people but also make them think. I want to raise my kids for whoever they are and not for what I want them to be. I want to be a true support for my partner, Charlotte, so that we can grow and develop together.

I don't know what my unique life will look like. But looking back, I want the child I was to say "You never lived with the gorillas, but that does not matter. You helped people around you, you cared and loved. You gave yourself for a life that was truly yours, and I'm proud of you."

— Laurent Chenot