Benoit Beaufils

An architect of dreams – I like to build my own, and help people and teams make theirs happen.  I’ve had a few lives – marketer for P&G, Benckiser, and Coca-Cola, running a few small businesses, and consultant for 20 years, learning to position global and local brands and helping teams work with purpose. I lived in France, Belgium, Thailand, and the UK worked in almost 30 countries across 4 continents, and raise a (very) multi-cultural family. 

I am introvert-extrovert – I love to reflect on my own, but I am at my best when working with diverse teams, learning, discovering, and combining forces to build amazing solutions.  I am as much at home in London, in rural Thailand, or on a farm in the South of France: living outside the city keeps me rooted into the life of real people, well beyond the boardroom.

Meggan Wood

I’m a reductivist who loves to geek out on words, a passionate debater, and a cookbook collector. I am endlessly energized by finding that beautiful and elusive red thread that connects so many ways of doing and being across cultures. I thrive on the challenge of distillation, on simplifying the complex, and chasing perfection: the instantly obvious yet completely surprising.

I have spent 15+ years helping clients free themselves from the wallpaper, the jargon and cut through business as usual to shape something of value for the world — always through the eyes of people. I like to voice my strong opinions on Forbes Agency Council and Fast Company Executive Board.

Subodh Deshpande

I am a poet, a writer, theatre aficionado and a nature lover who likes to walk amongst the green trails of Singapore. My love for creativity led me to a career in advertising in Mumbai, India. I enjoy how culture shapes our lives and i moved into a role focused on culture-based brand planning. During my advertising career, I worked in Mumbai and Singapore on iconic brands from The Coca-Cola Company, Johnson & Johnson and Unilever. I am currently based in Singapore, and now exploring how human empathy can make companies and brands relevant and powerful.

I am troubled about the state of our planet and am deeply interested in projects that are based on regenerative thinking to add back to the planet. I am a  strong believer in the B Corp movement and i participate in leadership discussions on the role of regenerative businesses. My recent projects with leading brands have focussed on transformative humanizing journeys, brand positioning and communication development. On weekends  I love to photograph birds and natural landscapes and write articles for The Punch magazine,  India.

Megan Pratt

A path-building idealist, food and wine enthusiast, aspiring interior designer, proud dog mom, pending sci-fi writer. I am addicted to experiencing new places, and I adore how local foods can tell a delicious story of history and culture. Eventually one of my culinary expeditions led me to shift my life from Orlando, Florida, USA to Seville, Spain. 

As a business humanizer, I love working with companies to better understand the people they serve and to unlock their ability to be a force for good. I personally like to contribute by capturing deep human and cultural insights into engaging narratives that mobilize people around a shared vision. Relevant storytelling is important to propel humanity into the desired action for positive impact. I believe that if we make empathy our superpower we can make the world a beautiful place to live for generations to come. 

Mai Huan-Maury

A sociologist, Transactional Analysis therapist, fashion lover, food addict and proud mum of Paul and Come and of our energetic Australian Shepherd Willow. I was born and raised in France by a Vietnamese father and a German mother. Growing up with multiple cultural influences formed my open-mindedness and nurtured my curiosity of understanding people for who they are beyond their labels.

I have always been passionate about the beauty and complexity of the human psyche, so I pursued the study of Social Sciences and Psychology. There is not a day at Innate Motion where I do not put these skills to work. I am intrigued to help companies and brands to build a deeper and more genuine relationship with the people they want to serve. To do so, I use the power of empathy and deep listening skills to unearth what moves human beings and how we can engage them in the most meaningful way. A brighter human future starts one person at a time.

Rachel Goh

I’m an empathy warrior, servant leader, humanity-centered design thinker, and jungle plants lover. My love for culture, community, and change is what gives me meaning and shapes everything I do at Innate.  My background as an advertising creative and artist has equipped me with a different way of seeing the world and trained a curious mind to seek what is beneath the surface.

I am passionate about shifting brands and businesses from ego to eco system way of thinking, by using empathy as a shared superpower to unlock humanity’s potential for regenerative change. Helping clients and teams align on common values give me tremendous energy.

Marcella Nigro

Path Building Idealist, Daring, proactive, sometimes very stubborn, lover of animals and life. By the time that I was 22, I had already lived in 6 different countries; which for me was always very exciting. I had an easy time sucking in all that was new and adapting to my new surroundings and in a way, I believe this was a crash course to understanding and decoding people and cultures as well as practicing the power of empathy.

I have a father who inspired and exposed me to the world of business and a mother who taught me the tricks of life.  I have worked in a couple of different fields, graduating in law, later working with art, and now putting brainpower to help companies define their purpose and be better contributors to the world. My degrees and trajectories have helped me to join the practical, theoretical, and poetic visions of business.

Yasmin Kathoria

Path building idealist and a stubborn optimist. I’m a dog lover, beauty warrior, and business activist with a background in psychology and a yearning to create a better world through business. I’ve learned to harness my empathy-based intuition to grow businesses and brands across the world. 

I have 20 years brand development experience and have helped to craft, build and transform some of the strongest brands in the world while working at Unilever & Innate Motion. I am most passionate about making sense from chaos, inspiring new perspectives to old problems and using my creativity, imagination, and sensitivity to create theories of change for a more regenerative future. I live in Durban, South Africa with my son Mikhail enjoying the coastal life and warm weather. 

Muriel Soupart

Deeply curious world citizen, a tribe gatherer, a pragmatic planner, an avid gardener, and a truly Belgian consensus builder. Having grown as an only child in a 4-generations only-child family, I became very interested at an early age by the complexity of group dynamics and fascinated by the magic of a strong collective. As a relentless traveler who has lived on 3 continents, I have experienced that there are more things that bring us all humans together than what drives us apart.

Being a business humanizer at Innate Motion gives me great opportunities to use my skills and energy to draw people together in order to achieve greater things. I am a strong believer in using businesses as forces for good, but I also know that the road to hell is paved with good intentions: so it is not enough for a business to want to do good, where the biggest help is needed is on making it actually happen.  I strongly believe that developing win-win relationships between businesses and society will make this world a better place for her 3 children to grow up in.

Yasufumi Nishijima

Business humanizer,  nature & animal lover, black belt of martial art, and buddy  My life has been about harmonizing the values of East and West. Born in Nara, the ancient capital of Japan, I grew up respecting my historian grandfather followed by my teen years in San Francisco. I have extensively lived in the USA, Singapore, Thailand, India, and Australia, and am now back in Japan where I live with my wife & three cats in Tokyo.

I have amassed a rich and varied experience spanning 24 years across brand strategy & innovation roles of global companies.