Pierre studied at the University of Geneva and at the University of Michigan before receiving a Doctorate in Sociology from La Sorbonne University. He is a true world citizen; Pierre has labored most of his life for social justice, living in and visiting 40 countries on every continent.
From his Geneva home Pierre is now active as a writer and currently the author of 16 books in many languages, a speaker and workshop facilitator, helping people to live simpler, yet richer and more contented lives. His workshops provide personal development tools that empower attendees to strengthen their internal anchors and advance on their spiritual path. Also Pierre is an independent celebrant for weddings, burials and other events.
In Pierre's new book 365 Blessings to Heal Myself and the World, can you imagine what it would feel like to never feel any resentment for any wrong done to you? To respond with Love, kindness and full awareness to all situations, rather than reacting from fear, anger and resentment? What Freedom that would entail! Well, this is just one of the gifts that practicing the art of blessing from the heart, sending out focused love energy, will do for you.
In Pierre's book The Gentle Art of Blessing, it explores the potential in shifting a person's attitude from confrontation, anger and negativity to acceptance, love and forgiveness. A powerfully simple way of perceiving and shaping our surroundings; blessings can reflect the Unconditional Love and acceptance that is necessary for inner peace which leads to world peace.
Pierre worked for a year for the UN in Geneva, then in Algeria doing field research as a Sociologist. He worked for the American Friends Service Committee in Senegal, setting up the first public information program on family planning for French-speaking Sub-Saharan Africa, then in the field of journalism he wrote for the Canadian International Development research Center of Ottawa. Which is a grass roots magazine on health and development which in three years became the best-selling International magazine in French-speaking Africa.
Pierre worked briefly as an International consultant on family planning for the UN, then did a year’s stint for the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs running a six-country survey of development education, and finally worked for a group of Swiss NGOs setting up the first information program for public schools on North-South issues in French-speaking Switzerland. His work over the years took him to over 40 countries of the five continents.