Hi, I'm Catherine and I've been working in EFL for more than 20 years. I came to Paris from Asia in 2008 and fell into a great, high-paying job as a company's in-house trainer. I also worked in several grande écoles. Life was good and I thought it would continue when I moved to the South of France.
But....no. The work I found paid a third of what I earned in Paris, with no professional development. I had a feeling that my years of experience meant nothing.
That's when I decided to go it alone. I knew how to get into the system, so in 2016 I set up as an auto-entrepreneur and got my numéro de déclaration. Since then, I've been working with corporate and individual clients, on and offline. I've been through the whole réforme de la formation and have managed to keep up with each new admin hurdle (I am now Qualiopied!)
It hasn't been easy and I've had to learn a lot along the way. My aim is to help other aspiring teacher entrepreneurs navigate the system and to stop being exploited by universities in the vacataire system or by low-paying language schools.