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Prof. Laure Paquette, Ph.D.

Professor Laure Paquette helps people get what they want, especially people with no power and no money, with widespread applications.  Dr. Paquette has advised governments and given workshops on underdog strategy to a wide range of groups. She has also developed a knowledge transfer system for underdog strategy. Dr. Paquette is fluent in English and French.


Helping People Get What They Want, Especially Underdogs  

Underdogs don’t think like those with power of any kind – military, political or economic. Dr.  Laure Paquette has developed a revolutionary new way of  using and teaching strategy, focusing on what the underdog needs to succeed over the strong, and how the underdog thinks when dealing with the powerful.  The system can be used in a wide range of applications and environments, and is geared to participants from all walks of life, from different cultures, and with different learning styles.


Dr. Paquette’s hands-on approach to strategy can be used by individuals, small groups or large organizations, using checklists and forms, as well as hands-on exercises. It can easily be adapted to a wide range of applications and environments. Sessions can be as short as 90 minutes, or can span over several days – whatever you need, whatever your available schedule. All can be given over videolinks. Some of the tools evolved from Dr.Paquette’s research are a set of exercises, using simple board games, to quickly spot people in any group who have an easier time thinking strategically. The aim of the training is to teach or draw out the ability to predict outcomes in an increasing number of scenarios, and the ability to better think ahead – the attributes of natural strategists, able to understand underdog strategy, and put themselves in that position.


Dr. Paquette has had a distinguished career: she has held numerous fellowships and professorships, including the Sorbonne, National Defense University (People’s Republic of China), and Rutgers University. She is the author of 16 books or monographs held in national libraries all over the world, over 30 scholarly articles published in five languages, and has given over 600 media interviews.