In 2018, as part of a professional retraining, Flore Liatche decided to set up her own company called OpadjÃ©lÃ© SÃ©curitÃ©. OpadjÃ©lÃ©, which literally means Ivory Coast in his country of origin: the one who throws arrows. A warrior name that shows all his fighting power to be successful in the highly competitive private security sector, which is also considered misogynistic. â€œIts a job that suits my personality and my ambitions. I have people around me and in my family who have introduced me to this area. The security sector is fascinating, diverse, where routine has no place, â€says the 40-year-old single and childless, who originally studied at a business school.
Before founding her company, she completed an apprenticeship at ASP Body Guard in Cannes, where she trained as the companys security manager and received her CQP Dirigeant diploma in October 2018. Today she can count on a list of trained security guards to work with to meet the needs of her customers. This concerns the area of â€‹â€‹site security (shops, parking lots, construction sites, offices, etc.), fire protection, events (weddings, conferences, private parties, sporting events, birthdays, etc.). Audits and risk studies are also carried out on request.
The young business manager practices martial arts such as Thai boxing
It is not because she is a leader that she does not take part in missions. She doesnt count her hours to achieve her goals: 'To be successful in security, we dont work 35 hours a day, but 12 to 14 hours a day to make a decent living,' she says. . The young entrepreneur practices martial arts such as Thai boxing. Big arms are not necessarily the solution for them. She explains, â€œThere is a whole psychological approach to conflict. When a security guard is confronted with a man, there is often a challenge that arises. While men feel less comfortable with a woman. They dont display the same aggressive behavior. '
Women who perform better in conflict management
She would like to use more female security guards, especially in shops, to pacify conflicts. 'A woman who is well trained in martial arts does her job perfectly,' she adds.
To this day, Flore Liatche is still struggling to find her place in the face of the major security players well established in the Lyon metropolitan area. â€œIt is still an obstacle to be a woman in this profession. We feel good about the first few appointments, â€she says. It is based on the strong demand for security in all areas. 'We are confronted with actions that were unimaginable ten years ago,' explains Flore Liatche, who is aware of the risks of the profession in the face of increasingly violent crime.