Herve Da Costa
Consultant to Louis Vuitton
Hervé was the first African national to be accepted into the Computer Sciences Department’s graduate program at UC Berkeley. He participated in the creation of the Internet at the prestigious organizations HP Labs and Xerox PARC, and subsequently helped launch two startups, one of which was successfully sold and the other listed on NASDAQ.
Still, this was, in some respects, painfully disappointing to him: “As an executive team, we consistently achieved less than our potential — much less.” So, after 22 years in Silicon Valley, Hervé chose to take control of his destiny and coach people all around the world. He learned to create a successful life, consistent and predictable, and his purpose is to share it with his clients, many of whom have become long-term friends.
During his journey in over 30 countries, Hervé refined his methods and coached thousands of people in corporations, startups, and business schools, over 400 innovation teams launching new products, concepts, and more, all with a very high success rate.