[fimage] Julien Blanc is an executive coach for the US-based dating company Real Social Dynamics (RSD), founded by Tyler Durden (Owen Cook) and Papa (Nick Kho). Julien has been actively involved in the game for over six years, and teaches RSD Hotseats, Bootcamps and the FreeTour series at various locations all around the world.

Originally from Switzerland, Julien’s major passion prior to pick-up had been music, and he had harbored dreams of living an artistic and unconventional lifestyle. Blanc quit a prestigious European business school in his second year in order to make the move to the Los Angeles, California, where he was taken under Cook’s wing. It was at this point that Blanc was introduced to the tope end clubs in the Hollywood scene by Cook, despite his insistence that Julien had “no idea what he was doing”, an opinion which rapidly changed.

Julien started out as many others do: from humble, ‘newbie’ beginnings. “When I started, I had so much approach anxiety that I could not approach on my own” he explains in one of his FreeTour videos. Julien quickly overcame these difficulties however, and is now well known for his manipulative and intense style of game, his tremendous work ethic and his prolific creation of video and blog content. Owen Cook claims that Julien Blanc’s results are “the best I’ve seen with my own eyes” and that Julien’s understanding of the game is “on par with me… if not possibly better”. Julien is the perfect example of transition from crippling approach anxiety to consistently dating, in Cook’s words; “legit nines and tens”.

Julien Blanc developed his skill-set by going out with Cook for four to seven nights a week for two years. In his early days, he was too “passive” and “unfocused” in his life, however under Cook’s guidance, Julien would fearlessly approach the hardest sets possible in the clubs. He went to extraordinary lengths to gain entry to the hottest clubs, such as posing as a club promoter in order to trick bouncers into letting him in. Julien learnt a lot about pick-up through RSD’s older products, but it wasn’t until he became infected by Cook’s notorious work ethic and high standards that he really became an elite player in the game. Even advanced level players stand to benefit greatly from Julien’s coaching, such is his level of mastery, understanding of subtleties, and ability to recognize what is happening in any given moment during an interaction.