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Seb's bio

Sebastien Barillot
Founder & CEO

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Sebastien is CEO and Founder of Whysebird (2020) sustainability consultancy, with a focus on people (leadership and growth mindset), planet (sustainability advisor) & business (economic growth).

Sebastien helps companies to develop and execute a sustainability strategy. His personal goal is to help put an end to greenwashing & eradicate burnout. Examples of clients include Chloe, Richemond, Tiffany, Burberry, Barclays, HSBC, Adidas, Intertek.

Sebastien has worked for large multinationals (Carrefour for 6 years, Burberry for 7 years) and SMEs where he led international teams covering Asia, Turkey, Morocco, Italy, France & the UK.

Sebastien is also a business executive coach & mentor, podcaster and speaker. He holds a diploma in NLP* and has followed the ILM7** program applied to business (level 7, eq. Master level). His leadership style is based on building rapport easily, giving space to think, listening deeply and also challenging clients’ thought process for their own benefit - all of which with a dose of of humour.

Sebastien speaks French, English and Italian fluently. Born in France, Sebastien is now based in the UK and has played rugby for 15 years at semi-professional level.

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