About us


Lean for everyone!


My dad ran an industrial SME and I financed my studies by being an operator in the summer. After an engineering degree, a Specialized Master in Lean Management and writing a thesis on Kaizen Blitz methods, I joined the Schneider Electric group, where I first set up lean projects on industrial sites, then joined the consulting branch. I carried out dozens of lean missions in large groups, ETIs and SMEs in France and Europe.
To train my clients in the main principles of lean, I used a board game that I carried in a big suitcase. I quickly told myself that it would be much more practical for my clients and me, that this board game also exists in a digital version. From there was born the company 7-Shapes and our 100% online training solution the 7-Shapes School, based on a business simulation.
Helping all companies to become or remain efficient is my challenge, be it on industrial, organisational or environmental aspects.

A video game to understand Lean


I met Julien through the Agglo d’Angoulême when I was running a video game company.
“Creating a game to help companies become more efficient by driving out non-value added and using collective intelligence”, this idea immediately appealed to me!
My team started working on a prototype and Julien’s idea became tangible. With Julien, we met many potential clients who confirmed their interest in this project.
Our simulation game is a powerful learning tool. It allows all employees to experiment, in a simple, fun and relaxed way, the implementation of the main principles and tools of Lean. It makes it easy to take action! 

A video game to understand Lean


Julien a été mis en relation avec moi grâce au réseau local, à Angoulême. Nous nous sommes rencontrés et son projet m’a tout de suite semblé porteur de sens. Après plusieurs rencontres, mon équipe spécialisée dans le jeu vidéo grand public s’est mise à travailler sur les premières briques du concept. L’équipe a su montrer à Julien le potentiel tangible de son idée.

Je me suis par la suite associée à Julien dans ce projet et nous avons créé ensemble la 7-Shapes School, aidés par notre talentueuse équipe.

Je suis persuadée que le jeu vidéo est un moyen intéressant pour permettre à toutes les entreprises de démarrer une démarche d’amélioration continue.

7-Shapes Team


Julien CHARLES

CEO & Founder

I have worked in small and large companies, from industry to service companies, and at the age of 25, I wrote my first book on an innovative method for efficient performance implementation.

Coach, trainer and consultant I am also an entrepreneur and founded Seven Shapes in January 2017.

Frédérique CAUVIN-DOUMIC

COO & Cofounder

At Seven Shapes, I have the pleasure to take care of the strategy and business development with Julien. I’m also putting my 20 years of experience in video game production management to good use. Indeed, from 1999 to 2017, I managed the video game studio OUAT Entertainment – which I co-founded with Sébastien Doumic. Graduated from a Master from a french Business School (EDHEC), I started as an auditor at Arthur Andersen, then I was in charge of youth programs and then Director of the multimedia department of the France Television group. I am a creative-financial expert and above all I like to juggle these different skills.

Kevin PEDATTE

Game Designer

I graduated from the Master Digital Creation in Toulouse. For each year of this master, I created an interactive art project. So I took the opportunity to center my memories around the video game.

I worked in various video game studios, including one in Montreal on serious games, which allowed me to acquire good experiences in video game creation.

Maxime HOAREAU

Artistic Director

After studying graphic design at ESTEI in Bordeaux and more than 10 years of experience in the video game industry, I joined the 7-Shapes team in 2017 to put my pencils at the service of a fun and innovative project.

Since then, I have been having fun every day creating and developing the visual identity of 7-Shapes, from game interfaces to communication visuals and characters and sets!

Frédéric TAN

Lead developer

I did a course at Epitech and I graduated in 2017 as an Information Technology expert.

I worked in several companies in new technologies, especially in the video game sector. I am currently the Lead Developper of Seven Shapes .

Elora BERGER

Learner success & & Manager

Following a university course containing various orientations, I had the chance to start my career within Seven Shapes. I develop new skills every day by touching a little on everything!

I am the privileged contact for learners.

Jules RADISSON

Work-study engineer

After 2 years in Preparatory Class, I am now doing a work-study engineer course at the Enjmin.

Participating in the development of video games has long been a goal for me, so it is with great pleasure that I work at 7-Shapes as Developer, Game Designer, and project manager.

Maxime DESAINT-DENIS

Business Developer

After 7 years spent deploying Lean in various industries in France and internationally, I joined Seven Shapes as Business Developer. I also help Julien by training our learners as part of our Yellow Belt Lean Six Sigma certification training!
It’s every day that I use my experience and good humour to help the world discover an innovative way to learn while having fun!

Geoffroy CORTIER

Game Developer

My DNAT in Design and Visual Communication at the Ecole Supérieure d’Arts et Médias de Caen and my numerous experiences as a developer in the video game industry have allowed me to be competent in game design and programming.

Our next courses

• Essentials of Flow Management (EFM)
• DDMRP 1 (Demand Driven Material Requirement Planning)
• Green & Lean
•other versions (logistics, office, continuous flow, banking, insurance, building, etc.)

Our partners


With the financial contribution of Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region, Charente-Périgord Expansion, NACO and BPI France