NY State Licensed Hiking/Camping Guide
Wilderness First Responder
Water Safety Instructor (WSI)
Manon grew up in France and has always been passionate about communication and humanitarian causes. She received Public
Relations and Humanitarian Project Management degrees then worked as a Public Relations executive for large nonprofits in Paris.
She loved her job and gave it all her time and energy. Without realizing it, she forgot to take care of herself.
She didn’t have time to cook (or thought she didn’t have time) so she was eating take away for dinner and at restaurants for
business lunches. She didn’t exercise at all.
Her body started to send signals: tense shoulders and back, bloated and painful stomach every morning, difficulty sleeping well
and was feeling tired just walking around the block. She gained 60 pounds in a year. She was self-conscious, and progressively
lost confidence and inner strength. She had lost all her energy and had trouble feeling happiness and excitement.
At some pivotal moment she decided that she couldn’t continue on this path and decided to take an adventure in India and Nepal to
go back to herself. She left Paris for eight months of solo travel and backpacking. There she hiked the legendary Annapurna Base Camp
trail in the Himalayas. With no hiking experience and totally out of shape, ten days of intense physical exertion at a 15,000 foot
elevation in winter conditions was an experience that changed her life forever.
In the mountains, she discovered untapped physical and mental potential and came back home with renewed self-confidence and a plan to
offer the same possibilities to other people.
She met her American husband in Nepal and together they moved to NYC where she got her New York State hiking and camping guide license.
In 2016 Manon founded Escape, an outdoors adventures company dedicated to women’s bodies and minds. Today it is a successful business;
trips sell out in hours and every adventure she leads is empowering for her clients.
She is also a certified Life and Wellness coach and a Nutrition coach who knows that our fulfilment comes from the well-being of our bodies AND minds.
She became a certified Neuro Linguistic Master Practitioner to help her clients develop a warrior mindset: free of judgemental voices and limiting beliefs.
She also founded the Warrior Program, a coaching and fitness program that transforms leaders’ lives and bodies through physical challenges and
Today Manon is an accomplished coach, hiking guide and a successful entrepreneur. Her trek in the Annapurnas changed her life and she now changes the
lives of many new warriors.