I help public sector teams. How can I help you?
Leaders – Meeting new challenges and reaching their potential
Teams – Focused, healthy and organized for the future
Projects – With tangible results and successful change
What I do
As a certified business coach, I help executives reflect on work and career challenges through thought-provoking discussions. I provide a safe sounding board as they overcome obstacles and achieve what is truly important. A strict code of ethics guides this work.
As an experienced mentor, I guide new leaders on how to develop and demonstrate the GC key leadership competencies expected at executive levels and in their performance agreements.
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EX interview training
I help candidates prepare for Government of Canada job interviews – to show they meet requirements and stand out in a pool. Training covers key messaging and anecdotes, video interviews, and strategic, behavioural and action management questions, as well as a mock interview with feedback.
Managing in a complex world - training
I offer an in-depth exploration of ways to strengthen leaders’ management practice and decision-making in a complex and fast-changing world.
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Strategic planning and organizational design
I lead engagement, priority-setting and planning exercises, and I craft effective strategic documents. I advise clients on a range of issues, for example: how to strengthen teams, renew business processes, HR and workforce planning, and governance. I help align business lines to deliver on common objectives.
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Projects and change
I help clients implement a variety of strategies and projects – developing and delivering new activities, products and work tools. I focus on change management, digital services, supporting managers in their daily work, empowering employees, and creating productive hybrid workplaces.
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Photo: François Morissette
Who I am
My core values are about work-life balance, nurturing your team, clear priorities and achievable outcomes. Family and health come first.
I developed this approach over 20 years as a Government of Canada executive, where I led many chief of staff, digital services, communications, corporate and policy functions.
My focus is to turn great ideas into tangible results – with useful tools for the people I help.
I am a certified business coach (International Coaching Federation) and a Prosci change sponsor. Based in Ottawa, I work in English and French.
I have a PSPC ProServices supply arrangement for leadership development, consulting, organizational design, change and project management, and communications.
Robust resources inform my work, for example on:
- Stimulating coaching – The International Coaching Federation and the FLOW Coaching Institute,
- Management and leadership best practices – The Harvard Business Review,
- Effective change management – Prosci,
- Challenging new ideas on how we work – authors like Carl Honoré, Kate Tarling, Sara Filbee, Trine Falbe, Wendy K. Smith, and Marianne W. Lewis.
I have an Honours Bachelor of Commerce in public policy from the University of Ottawa. I completed graduate courses in public administration at Carleton University. I love jazz guitar.
Recent clients include:
- Canada Border Services Agency
- Shared Services Canada
- Public Health Agency of Canada
- Environment and Climate Change Canada
- Transport Canada
- The Canadian Human Rights Commission
- Parks Canada
- Department of National Defence
Leader vs Manager – What’s the difference? Does it make difference?
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In praise of slow…
December 19, 2023 – One of the key things I discuss with coaching clients is the importance of doing what’s right for you and knowing what you want…
Are your daily HR practices affecting our health services?
December 14, 2023 – Do you really need that doctor’s note…..
“The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply.” – Stephen R. Covey
August 25, 2023 – This is a challenge I work on daily. How about you?
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