Axelle Bagot - Africa Business School
Leadership and transformation


Axelle Bagot’s work focuses on the exercise of leadership and transformation in complex and challenging systems. As a professor and an organizational consultant, she combines insights from psychology, sociology, and philosophy to create spaces in which people can expand their capacity for diagnosing and transforming themselves and larger structures. The consulting firm that she co-founded in 2018, Leadership Lab International, brings together researchers, leadership practitioners, and executive coaches to achieve human centered, strategic and sustainable organizational transformation. She holds a MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School, a MA in Sociology from Paris Dauphine University and a Bachelor from Sciences Po Bordeaux.


Distinguish Crisis from Disaster: 5 Notes for Making Decisions, May 2020, European Business Review

Teaching experiences in similar programs

Axelle has taught leadership within complex environments and social change in several institutions, including the Harvard Graduate School of Education (Adjunct Lecturer), the Watson Institute at Brown University (Adjunct Lecturer), the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (Course Coach), the Birmingham Leadership Institute, the Instituto de Empresa Business School in Madrid, the African Development University in Niger and the Albert Einstein Medical School of Sao Paulo.

Examples of organizations for which she has worked

UNICEF, Golden Globes (USA), Malala Fund (UK), Microsoft (USA), MIT Solve (USA), Azalaï Hotel Group (West Africa), Aga Khan Foundation (DC), ABSA Barclays (Mauritius), Emmaüs Foundation (France)