Sylvie Charbonneau

Founding Partner

Sylvie is an experienced consultant whose expertise is recognized across the country. She coaches organizations on strategic thinking and on defining and implementing their organisational transformations. With over 35 years of experience, she has guided many management and executive teams in strategic thinking, organizational transformation and change management. Over the years, she has lent her expertise to a variety of organizations, including financial institutions, large manufacturers, service companies and many government agencies. Known for her dynamic and engaging style, she regularly hosts conferences, training sessions and workshops on management and organizational challenges.

There’s no doubt, whether she’s performing on stage or working within an organization, Sylvie has the energy and the voice to bring people together, create harmony and reach the high notes.

Sylvie is so much more than the Founder of Brio—she teaches in the department of Executive Education at HEC Montréal. She’s also a member of the Board of Directors of the Réseau des Conseillers en Management du Québec where she manages the Change Management Centre of Excellence in Quebec. Last, but certainly not least, she serves on the Executive Committee of the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Quebec branch.

Internalizing the change management function: Where, what and how?

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Throughout 2012, I had the opportunity to interact with change management professionals in Europe and the United States. I was both surprised and pleased to see that change management attracts as much the attention of our colleagues abroad as ours. Here as elsewhere, the positioning of the change management function within an organization is of great concern.

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A certification in change management: a step in the right direction

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For several years now, I’ve been closely involved in the recruitment of change management advisers. I must admit that I’m always surprised to see to what extent some people think a good dose of intuition and improvisation is sufficient to branch out into this great profession. And again and again, I see how the term expert in change management is trivialized.

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