In 1997, the IMD Business School in Lausanne opened the first Leadership Center in Europe. It was then looking for a technical and logistics service provider to adapt the exercises and methods to the business world for one of the school’s emeritus professor. The challenge was met. To meet market’s demands, Philippe Haberer and his business partner created PhConsult.
In 2003, PhConsult focused on a new client, ABN AMRO, for whom Philippe organised over 100 seminars all over the world, some of them in the heart of the desert and on top of mountains. Learning in Action was launched and developed as it proved its effectiveness to many companies worldwide.
In 2004, INSEAD Business School started a collaboration with PhConsult that became more and more important.
In 2013, to meet the demands of the Asian market, PhConsult created a subsidiary in Singapore, EXLEA.
In 2014, the various clients of PhConsult having expressed strong needs for Leadership seminars in the Paris region, but outside of a business environment, PhConsult then entered into a partnership with Château de Courances, in the north of Paris, to host seminars and exercises.
In 2017, to be able to respond to the increasing requests of its clients, PhConsult installed 10 fixed exercise facilities in the grounds of Château de Courances.
In 2018, to be able to meet growing demands, PhConsult was absorbed by a new entity, Gravitas Leadership SAS, that has the same values as PhConsult, and that is also led by Philippe Haberer. This new entity offers a wider range of services and has the means to provide for the new needs of businesses, while ensuring its activities are durable, and that it can enjoy an organic growth in France and throughout the world.