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Beyond skills, it is the spirit of initiative and cooperation that makes the difference
FOR ALEXANDRA, ORGANIZATIONAL TRANSFORMATION IS LIKE PLAYING VOLLEYBALL: IT’S A GROUP EFFORT. AND EACH TEAM MEMBER’S EXPERIENCE AND ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE WITH ONE ANOTHER ARE KEY TO THE GROUP’S ACHIEVEMENTS AND SUCCESS.
Alexandra has gained solid experience in organizational transformation—notably in Mergers & Acquisitions—implementing new technology and optimizing business operations. As a specialist in change management strategies and coaching managers, she can quickly grasp the issues and propose concrete, specific strategies for organizational transition.
No doubt about it—whether she’s spiking a volleyball over the net or advising clients, Alexandra is a strong leader with a knack for rallying people together to ensure her team’s success.
Alexandra, an active member of the business community, was the 2013-2014 President of the Jeune Chambre de Commerce de Montréal and has also served on its Board of Directors. She is currently a Member of the Board of the Brigade Arts Affaires de Montréal (BAAM) where she volunteers as the Vice-President, Governance.
WHEN ALINE TAKES ON A BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION PROJECT, SHE APPROACHES IT WITH THE ARTISTRY OF A PAINTER AND USES THE RIGHT MATERIALS TO CREATE AN OVERALL PICTURE OF THE SITUATION.
In her 20 years of experience, Aline has worked for both public and private organizations in sectors as diverse as insurance, professional services, aerospace, automotive and paper production. Along her path from Canada to Europe via the United States, she honed her sharp strategic vision for organizational transformation and her unique ability to quickly assess new business contexts. Aline skilfully intervenes at all levels of an organization by leveraging her experience in consulting, coaching, training and group facilitation to work on complex assignments involving, for example, major technological changes, outsourcing services and cultural change.
Aline approaches her clients and her work with the same techniques she uses to create paintings in her studio: she chooses the right elements from the various materials and blends them together to create a harmonious transformation. The finesse of her work and the bonds she develops with her colleagues are the keys to her success.
Annick is an over-achiever who is constantly on the lookout for new challenges and opportunities. As a natural problem solver, she enjoys analyzing situations, identifying areas for improvement and proposing creative solutions to help clients achieve their goals.
With more than 10 years of experience working for financial organizations, Annick has held various change management roles in major transformation projects. She brings strong listening skills to the table, along with a great intuition and the ability to personalize her approach. Helping individuals and organizations develop always gives Annick a boost of energy and meeting new people is a challenge she genuinely enjoys.
Thanks to her outstanding interpersonal skills, courteous approach and contagious smile, Annick finds it easy to make connections. She’s a team player who brings out the best in others, helps shape ideas and gets projects moving in the right direction. With an insatiable appetite for learning, Annick is always willing to step out of her comfort zone and test her limits.
« En danse comme au travail, Ariane mise sur la collaboration, l’écoute et l’engagement des participants pour créer un mouvement collectif vers la réussite. Passionnée et animée d’une bonne dose de créativité, elle est intimement convaincue que la clé d’une grande performance nécessite une chorégraphie audacieuse et réfléchie. »
Bénéficiaire de nombreuses bourses d’excellence, titulaire d’une maîtrise en développement organisationnel et forte d’un bagage acquis dans des entreprises d’envergure, Ariane s’est développé une expertise en transformation organisationnelle et en conduite du changement. Pour impliquer les gens et assurer un succès d’équipe, elle n’hésite pas à faire appel à des techniques participatives et innovantes.
Son enthousiasme pour les individus et les défis qui l’entourent l’amène à créer des relations de confiance avec ses clients ainsi qu’à se dévouer entièrement au succès de ses projets. Reconnue pour son dynamisme, son empathie et sa grande rigueur, Ariane passe d’un bout à l’autre du processus avec toute l’agilité et la souplesse que lui confèrent ses aptitudes de danse. Dans son art comme dans son rôle de conseillère, elle s’adapte aux différentes situations, en synchronisme avec les besoins de ses clients.
HIKING IN THE MOUNTAINS IS LIKE CONSULTING,” SAYS CAMILLE. “YOU MUST BE PROPERLY EQUIPPED TO MANAGE THE UNPREDICTABLE AND REACT TO ANYTHING THAT COMES YOUR WAY.
At Brio, Camille approaches each transformation project with attention to detail, positive attitude and a knack for diplomacy. She has blazed the trail on change management, organizational development and strategic thinking projects with clients of all levels in both the private and public sector.
Camille takes the unexpected in stride and her keen analytical mind quickly adapts strategies, whether she’s working on Mergers & Acquisitions, technological change or organizational design.
Camille makes the most of her dynamic personality, professional discipline and interpersonal skills to blend into her work teams and meet her clients’ needs.
On a mountain trail or at a boardroom table, Camille always steps back so she can see the big picture and never loses sight of her destination—no matter the obstacles along her path
CAROLINE LOVES ADVENTURE. FROM TRAVELLING TO KAYAKING TO HIKING, SHE’S ALWAYS LOOKING TO ESCAPE THE BEATEN PATH. BY CONSTANTLY STEPPING OUT OF HER COMFORT ZONE, SHE’S DEVELOPED A CAPACITY TO ADAPT TO ANY SITUATION, AS SHE QUICKLY SIZES UP HER ENVIRONMENT AND MAKES THE MOST OF IT IN ORDER TO RALLY PEOPLE AROUND A COMMON GOAL.
With a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development from HEC Montréal and 5 years of HR experience in various industries, Caroline loves to meet new people and explore new ways of doing things – a personality trait she applies to both work and travel. Her natural curiosity, open-mindedness, and talent for analytical thinking never fail to lead her to the best solutions to move companies and leaders forward.
Caroline combines a great sense of humanity with a brilliant strategic mind and a capacity for critical thinking, making her a remarkable asset for the successful completion of major mandates. In her playbook, teamwork, commitment and an open exchange of ideas always lead to victory.
IN THEATRE, CAROLINE LIKES TO OBSERVE THE DYNAMICS BETWEEN CHARACTERS. SO IT’S NO SURPRISE THAT HER TRANSFORMATION PROJECTS VALUE TEAMWORK AND THE QUALITY OF HER CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS.
Caroline, a graduate in psychology and management sciences, is known for building strong bonds with her clients and for her devotion to offering them flexible, customized strategies. Her expertise in strategic thinking, organizational design and business development has guided many organizations, from defining to implementing their organizational transformation. Throughout the years, she has, among other things, worked in the fields of digital strategy, restructuring and transforming business models—especially for financial institutions, manufacturing companies and public and semi-public organizations.
Like a theatre director, Caroline uses her creative spirit to lead each of her projects with discipline, sensitivity and good pacing. She understands the importance of thoroughly reading the context and, above all, of having confidence in her team.
“Catherine finds that the practice of yoga brings balance to her mind, body and spirit. She reaches full consciousness which in turn helps her align every stakeholder around her projects and have them become a lever of success.”
Passionate for the humankind, she knows how to develop a relation of trust with her clients. Moreover, she believes that stakeholder engagement and working as a team is key to building meaningful transformations.
Catherine holds a masters in organisational change. She developed an expertise in organisational transformation and change management through her various experiences and innovative methodologies. Her unique attributes are active listening, sharp organisaton skills and a solid capability to cease opportunities and challenges.
As yoga involves changing postures, Catherine knows how to adapt to context; her analytical spirit and sense of observation help her realign strategies rapidly. By detecting interdependencies between action and resource, she optimizes synergies while never losing sight of objectives.
Céline Huot est reconnue pour son expertise dans plusieurs domaines de la stratégie, du développement organisationnel, des politiques publiques, du marketing et de la communication. Chaque projet est une occasion pour elle de partager ses connaissances et son enthousiasme, mais aussi d’enrichir continuellement son expertise. Au fil des ans, ses mandats l’ont amenée à faire valoir ses compétences au sein de nombreuses moyennes et grandes entreprises, d’organismes professionnels et d’agences gouvernementales, à travers de multiples secteurs où elle a toujours su s’adapter rapidement.
À titre de directrice, Stratégie et communications en 2012 à la Chambre, Céline a eu le mandat de renforcer l’expertise de contenu et l’arrimage aux activités de communication. Par la suite, elle a été promue au poste de vice-présidente, Stratégie et Affaires publiques où elle a renouvelé l’image corporative et accrue la performance promotionnelle de l’organisation en ayant l’équipe marketing également sous sa responsabilité. De plus, Céline a été directrice chez SECOR-KPMG pendant près de 6 ans ainsi qu’administratrice de plusieurs organisations jouant un rôle essentiel dans le développement de la main-d’œuvre telle que Montréal Relève (actuellement présidente du CA), Réseau Réussite Montréal, La Factry, le Conseil Emploi Métropole, fondation de la BANQ et Mobilité Montréal.
“WHEN IT COMES TO BUSINESS TRANSFORMATIONS—ESPECIALLY CHANGE MANAGEMENT— CHRISTINE UNDERSTANDS THE IMPORTANCE OF RESPECTING A CLIENT’S SPEED LIMITS.”
Christine has been somewhat of a pace setter in her 17 years in the business. She has held key roles in organizational transformation programs of large Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems implementations in industries as diverse as banking, food, telecommunications and health. A Chartered Professional Accountant by trade, she specializes in management consulting, change management, project management and team management. She’s also a big advocate of measuring results.
Christine is a committed team player with an infectious sense of humor who’s always ready to hit the ground running. And whether she’s wearing running shoes or her consultant’s hat, Christine is always game to explore the best roads to take.
“DOMINIQUE’S PASSION FOR BOOKS IS LIKE HER FLAIR FOR BUSINESS… SHE KNOWS HOW TO READ BETWEEN THE LINES!”
Before joining the Brio team, Dominique gained nearly 15 years of experience in retail project management. In the field, she strives for tangible results and has made her mark with some big names in the television, music, entertainment and publishing industries. Dominique’s understanding of business contexts and strategies and her ability to explain issues simply and clearly, inspires the confidence of managers and directors, and they appreciate her approach to coaching. She’s also got a nose for motivating teams and driving change in major transformational projects.
Like getting absorbed in a compelling novel, Dominique can read a situation and identify the major characters, the winning conditions and convince leaders to join her in a wonderful adventure.
In the kitchen, Emmanuelle is like a conductor: she knows how to draw out aromas, uncover hidden flavours in every ingredient, and reach perfect harmony. Planning, measuring, executing…she’s a master at the art of cooking!
At Brio, she shows the same artistry in her work. Give her a job, and it’ll get done – done well, with every detail attended to. That’s just who she is: creative, meticulous and conscientious. She developed those qualities in her years with major international firms, and she continues to hone them now at Brio.
One more thing: In the kitchen, just like in the office, she knows how to add her personal touch. And that’s a good thing!
GENEVIÈVE LOVES PEOPLE. SHE’S A NATURAL AT BRINGING THEM TOGETHER – FROM COLLEAGUES TO CLIENTS, FRIENDS AND FAMILY, SHE’S IN TUNE WITH OTHER PEOPLE’S EMOTIONS. THAT’S WHERE SHE GETS HER INSPIRATION TO BE A CHANGE AGENT WHO MAKES A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE FOR INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS.
Innovative and very adept at simplifying complex ideas, Geneviève has 15 years’ experience with several telecommunication companies, where she played a key role in achieving business objectives and mobilizing employees around corporate values. She also contributed to redefining the culture in order to maximize the client experience and the active participation of employees.
Geneviève has an infectious enthusiasm. As a Senior Organizational Transformation Consultant, she devotes her positive energy and relational abilities to serve companies in need of reinvention. She’s an excellent communicator with a talent for simplifying complex projects and exercising true leadership.
For Joanne, life is a marathon, not a sprint. Planning for the future means chasing and building unpredictability. Brick by brick, she builds the future of her clients with ardour and rigour with the perseverance of a marathon runner.
Multidisciplinary strategist, Joanne thrives on challenges. Whether it’s running a half-marathon or developing a business strategy. Her human approach characterizes her interventions with clients. It manifests itself in a personalized approach that is part of a long-term relationship with them. Her language translates her thoughts. Quickly, the “I” bowed out for the “we” and “doing it together”. Driven by her contagious dynamism, she makes the success of her clients a personal matter… On your guard! She prepares her clients to overcome uncertainty, navigate the storm, ensure the sustainability of their organization and above all, makes it prosper. Her “marathon” rather than “sprint” vision will make her support meaningful to clients and will allow lasting effects to be put in place.
In both her professional life and her bike rides, Julie recognizes that success depends on the quality of teamwork where everyone’s contribution is essential to the safety and performance of the group.
This is how she teams up with her clients to maximize results in developing their strategic plan. In a more tactical way, she makes sure, like the leader of a bicycle peloton, to take responsibility for her group, to face the wind when necessary in order to make life easier for her teammates and to announce the obstacles on the road in order to avoid unpleasant surprises. Thus, her cycling team members, just like her business partners, trust her.
Julie is a general practitioner with a wide variety of experiences: culture, communication, tourism and leisure. Having been a manager for a long time, she knows how to put herself in the client’s boots in order to better help them. Her consulting experience relates in particular to strategic planning mandates that turn into a precise and effective action plan, development of organizational diagnosis and integrated risk management framework. Like the bike, Julie is a team girl who is on her X when leading workgroups, combining fun and seriousness. She won’t be afraid to walk the miles with you to get you beyond your goals!
Pour Julien, le conseil en transformation organisationnelle c’est partir pour un voyage au long cours. Une aventure individuelle et collective dont on sort grandi.
Julien est animé par la soif d’apprendre : apprendre des autres, des organisations, de leurs cultures, de ce qui les rend uniques. Attiré par l’inconnu, chaque nouveau projet est l’occasion pour Julien de se lancer de nouveaux défis. Pour que le voyage se déroule sans encombre, Julien veille à s’entourer des meilleurs équipiers et garde le cap sur l’objectif.
Julien a passé une grande partie de son parcours professionnel au sein du secteur bancaire où il a pu participer à de nombreux projets de changement technologiques ou opérationnels. Les différents postes qu’il a occupés lui ont permis de découvrir qu’il était un intrapreneur dans l’âme, toujours en quête de ce qui pourrait être. C’est cette vision du possible qui le motive à avancer et faire évoluer les gens qui l’entourent. Il tire également de son parcours professionnel un grand sens de l’écoute des besoins du client, qui oriente ainsi toujours ses décisions.
Créatif, énergique et méthodique, Julien pense qu’aucun problème n’est insoluble si l’on y travaille collégialement. Cette collégialité et son idéal démocratique le poussent à se positionner comme un facilitateur qui fait émerger les idées du groupe.
Kevin views organizational transformation as a learning journey, one in which each stakeholder needs to be attentive to what’s going on around them and the initial game plan is continually adjusted based on emerging signals.
As an avid fan of strategy games, Kevin loves using his analytical skills to identify issues and capitalize on opportunities—particularly those arising from the changing environments in organizational transformations. With six years of experience in operational efficiency, strategy and change management, Kevin is well equipped to take on a variety of roles in project work. He’s worked on numerous initiatives to roll out new technologies and optimize processes, consistently using his leadership skills and desire to provide valuable support during the transformation process.
Kevin’s business sense runs deep, as he ran a student franchise with record-breaking success in Quebec all while completing his bachelor’s degree. He then earned a master’s degree in management sciences (strategy profile) from HEC Montréal, where he wrote a research paper on how high-knowledge organizations proceed with knowledge transfer as part of their succession planning. He also participated in the Montreal-Barcelona Summer School on Management of Creativity in an Innovation Society.
From the games room to the boardroom, Kevin is known for being meticulously prepared, having sharp observational skills and being highly adaptable when assisting business leaders with their transformation projuects, which are all too often marked with unknowns and uncertainty.
Laurent est un grand féru de voyages. Sans cesse à la découverte de nouveaux environnements et à la recherche de moments d’échange et de partage, il aime la diversité des expériences et des défis.
Son goût pour l’aventure l’a amené à continuellement faire preuve de créativité et à sortir de sa zone de confort pour proposer des solutions sortant des sentiers battus. Pour Laurent, voyage rime avec apprentissages, aussi bien au travers des différentes cultures que par les surprises que les voyagent nous réservent.
Titulaire d’une maîtrise en stratégie réalisée à HEC Montréal ainsi que d’une maîtrise en droit des affaires effectuée en France, Laurent intervient notamment en stratégie, gouvernance et design organisationnel. Dynamique et soucieux des autres, Laurent sait créer des moments particuliers afin de rapprocher les visions et les intérêts autour de projets communs.
Au niveau professionnel tout comme dans le cadre de ses voyages, Laurent veille à s’entourer des bonnes personnes afin de réaliser ses objectifs. C’est dans ce cadre collégial qu’il prend la posture de facilitateur afin de faire émerger des idées nouvelles. Son approche pluridisciplinaire lui permet par ailleurs d’accompagner les clients en proposant des approches innovantes, s’inscrivant au plus proche de leurs besoins.
« Balance is impermanent and it takes hard work to reach it. By definition it is a state influenced by a number of forces. » Marie-France prioritizes balance in her everyday life. She manages to reach it through yoga, meditation and her numerous adventure trips.
With her clients, just like in life, her goal is to create harmony between various opposing forces, whether it’s our human relationships or our relationship towards Earth. Marie-France believes that we often have to accept some discomfort in imbalance, ask ourselves questions and experiment in order to better find ourselves. Having an everlasting impact requires empathy, great curiosity, openness and the ability to mobilize people and organizations to ensure they find their real purpose: this is something Marie-France always strives to put forward with her clients.
Marie-France has diverse personal and professional experiences as a lawyer in labor relations and corporate governance and a member of the steering committee for a large organization. She is also a mother who is committed to several causes: Marie-France knows how to have a positive influence on her environment and use her strengths for the benefit of her clients.
MARIE-PAULE IS FASCINATED WITH WATER. AT A VERY YOUNG AGE, SHE STARTED LEARNING TO MANOEUVRE DIFFERENT CRAFTS, FIRST BY HERSELF, THEN AS PART OF A CREW, AND LATER AS A SAILBOAT SKIPPER OR AS TEAM LEADER IN DRAGON-BOAT COMPETITIONS.
With the wind in her sails, she’s learned how to gain the confidence of her crew and lead them safely into port through shifting tides. Today, with her clients’ teams, she knows how to position people to maximize their strengths and propel an organization to meet its growth challenge.
With her thirst for knowledge and unwavering discipline, Marie-Paule is experienced at navigating the troubled waters of organizational transformation. She knows how to identify strategic decisions and reach the necessary consensus to get her clients up to cruising speed.
Marie-Paule puts a lot of heart into what she does, and she enjoys bringing people together and volunteering. When she’s not coaching her son’s soccer team, you might find her chairing the Board of Directors of Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique. No matter what the challenge, she draws from her wellspring of creativity to achieve that unique Brio difference that clients looks for.
MARISE HAS A PASSION FOR CREATIVITY IN MANY FORMS, FROM PAINTING TO FILM TO GARDENING TO HOME DÉCOR. SHE LOVES TO MAKE CONNECTIONS, EITHER PERSON TO PERSON, OR BETWEEN PEOPLE AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT. MARISE HAS A TALENT FOR VISUALIZING WHAT A ROOM WILL LOOK LIKE AFTER SHE’S REMOVED ITS DIVISIONS – A TALENT THAT COMES IN VERY HANDY WHEN MAKING LONG-TERM STRATEGIC DECISIONS IN AN ORGANIZATION.
Marise has over 25 years of experience as an administrative assistant, including 7 years as an executive assistant in business strategy & development for a major consulting firm. Her knowledge of the business world, her devotion to her work and her long-term vision have allowed her to build enriching relationships, even in constantly changing environments.
What motivates Marise above all else is the satisfaction of working on a project and seeing it develop, transform and grow. Starting from scratch, she has the ability to create a lush garden. Her interest in transformation is reflected in the passion she brings to every project at Brio.
While some see the boxing ring as the place where two fighters face-off, for Marylou it is more of a strategic exchange where agility, cunning and persistence are required. For her, this passion for boxing takes on its full meaning in her job as a consultant.
Marylou is particularly involved in strategy, governance and organizational development. With a background in psychology and the development of people and organizations, she is particularly interested in the health of organizations. Through the completion of several mandates, she has contributed to the achievement of the growth objectives of numerous management teams and boards of directors in various sectors. Committed, dynamic and proactive, Marylou knows how to juggle multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines. Her work ethic as well as her sense of organization and observation allow her to support clients in identifying promising and effective solutions to meet their challenges. Whether in boxing or with clients, Marylou doesn’t hesitate to put on gloves to hit the target!
IN A FLAG-FOOTBALL GAME, YOU NEED A TARGET, A GAME PLAN AND A COORDINATED RESPONSE,” SAYS MAUDE. “AND YOU MUST STUDY EVERY SITUATION AND EACH PLAYER’S MOVES. THESE ARE ALSO THE QUALITIES TO SCORE ORGANIZATIONAL TRANSFORMATION.
In the past few years, Maude has worked in the fields of human resources management, organizational development and change management. Conscientious about ensuring that everyone is motivated by individual and collective goals, she has also worked with many management teams to develop customized, concrete strategies and stayed to supervise their organizational transition.
Maude is a highly disciplined and organized player who approaches her work like sports: she knows that everyone on the team makes an important contribution to scoring a goal.
WHETHER IT’S NATURE, PEOPLE OR ORGANIZATIONS, MICHEL LIKES TO OBSERVE AND ANALYZE. HE’S FASCINATED BY THEIR COMPLEXITY AND DYNAMICS AND LOVES TO IDENTIFY THE STRENGTHS, ANALYZE THE STRATEGIES AND THE ACTIONS AND REACTIONS, SO HE CAN ENVISION A NEW WAY OF DOING THINGS.
Michel loves to immerse himself in his clients’ worlds. Versatile and a great listener, he passionately applies his analytical and structured mind to the most complex transformational challenges. He’s recognized for his vast experience, earned over many successful projects for clients in various business sectors. Michel always strives to drive change management to optimize business benefits and his pragmatic advice is sought for all types of projects, especially for large-scale technological change.
One thing is for sure, whether he’s observing the interactions between people or attempting to understand the synergy of a team, people know when Michel gets that analytical look in his eye… and they can’t wait to hear how he wants to reinvent things.
AS A LOVER OF HIGH-SEAS SAILING, PHILIPPE IS USED TO LOOKING AT THE BIG PICTURE AND ADAPTING TO CHANGING ELEMENTS AND CONDITIONS. IN THE SAME WAY, WHEN HE TAKES THE HELM OF A MAJOR TRANSFORMATION, HIS ASTUTE READING OF THE HORIZONS ALWAYS LEADS HIM TO HIS DESTINATION.
His passion for reinventing organizations has led him across Canada, the U.S. and Europe, working closely and exchanging with different business leaders and visionaries confronted with complex problems or projects that need to be structured, materialized and successfully piloted. From geographic expansions to mergers and acquisitions, from new market strategies to changes in leadership or governance, Philippe is a seasoned strategist who sees both the global context and the smallest implementation details.
With experience in finance, insurance, distribution, and professional and para-public services, Philippe has contributed to the emergence of brilliance everywhere he’s navigated, thanks to the depths of his organizational thinking. Without ever rocking the boat, he always manages to stay the course.
PLAYING WATER POLO WITH A HIGH-LEVEL TEAM TAUGHT RUTH THE SKILLS FOR HER DAILY PROFESSIONAL LIFE: TEAMWORK, STRATEGIC VISION AND THE POWER OF ANALYSIS.
Ruth first gained her experience in change management, organizational strategy and process improvement in Europe. She has earned over 11 years of consulting experience, honing her skills on projects in Quebec, Northern Ireland, France and Luxembourg. Focus, foresight, flexibility and finesse—these are all qualities she has used to manage transformation projects for large organizations, especially in banking and energy.
Regardless of the challenges—in a water polo game or working with organizations—Ruth knows that a successful group starts with collaboration, mutual respect and flexibility among members.
AS A CONSULTANT, AND AS A CYCLING ENTHUSIAST, SABRINA IS VERY SENSITIVE TO CHANGES IN THE ENVIRONMENT. SHE MOVES FORWARD AT THE SAME PACE AS HER CLIENTS, AND ANTICIPATES OBSTACLES TO ALWAYS STAY IN ON COURSE.
Sabrina takes a constructive approach to transformation, giving her clients a leg up and keeping them ahead of the pack. Through constant listening and constructive dialogue, she helps managers understand their needs and surpass themselves.
As a woman who’s both thoughtful and passionate, she leverages her relational skills and strategic mind to achieve evolution and prosperity. No matter which road she has to follow or how many hills she has to climb, she knows how to adapt to deliver organizational change that gets you where you want to go.
According to Saoud Maherzi, the best goal, whether you are an advisor or a soccer player, is a pass.
“As an advisor, it is when I assist my clients in meeting their objectives that I truly fulfill my function by helping them get right to the point.”
Saoud has a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s degree in management from HEC Montréal. He uses his analytical skills and sense of synthesis for the benefit of his clients to deliver a strong performance in the field.
For Saoud, communication and team spirit are the cornerstone of all value-creating activities. Together, we go further.
FOR SHANELLE, LIFE IS MEANINGFUL BECAUSE OF THE MOMENTS OF DISCOVERY AND SPONTANEITY THAT MAKE IT’S UP. AT WORK AS WELL AS IN HER ADVENTUROUS AND OUTDOOR TRAVELS, SHE USES HER CURIOSITY AND OPENNESS TO UNDERSTAND THE REALITY OF OTHERS AND SEE THE UNSUSPECTED BEAUTY OF THINGS.
Captivated by people and their unique talents, Shanelle is a CHRP with over 7 years of experience as a human resources generalist and recruitment expert. She has contributed to the growth of small and medium-sized companies in the information technology, media and entertainment sectors as well as in consulting. Her professional experience includes organizational development, talent acquisition, performance management, compensation, and skills development.
Always looking for solutions, persevering and unwavering in her positivism, Shanelle seeks and finds harmony between the needs of employees and the organization!
FOR STÉPHANE, SOCCER TAKES MORE THAN SKILL AND ENDURANCE. IT TAKES A PRECISE GAME PLAN AND AN UNWAVERING TEAM SPIRIT.
Stéphane uses a personalized, personable approach to encourage the insight and teamwork to help clients reinvent themselves. Throughout his career, Stéphane has worked in several countries and for many international companies and he has lent his expertise in talent management, organizational design and operational excellence in various sectors. In addition, he knows how to help his clients define their transformation, from design to implementation, for Mergers & Acquisitions, organizational transformation or technological and cultural change.
Whether he’s playing on the soccer field or working in an organization, Stéphane uses the group’s collective intelligence to devise the best strategies to score a successful team transformation.
STÉPHANIE IS A CLIMBING ENTHUSIAST. ON THE JOB AS ON A ROCK FACE, SHE MAKES SURE HER CLIENTS ARE PROPERLY EQUIPPED TO ANALYZE THEIR SURROUNDINGS WHILE SHE LEADS THEM THROUGH UNPREDICTABLE TERRAIN.
She has several tools in her backpack, including a Master’s degree in Managerial Science with a human resources specialization. Stéphanie is also a member of the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés. For over three years, she has been garnering more and more expertise in the development of programs with a human dimension. She is nimble enough to push clients further along the path of constructive strategic thought and analysis.
Stéphanie helps her clients reinvent themselves while they are running their business. Even when the going gets rough, she is able to adapt and listen. Clients can count on her expertise and her coordination skills to bring them to new heights.
For Stéphanie, what matters is not so much the destination but the intention behind each action.
With more than 20 years of experience in advisory services, Stéphanie has developed an expertise in strategy, marketing and information technology. Her professional journey reflects her genuine curiosity, her appetite for gaining new skills and her desire for continuous development.
Establishing meaningful relationships fuels her motivation on a daily basis and the opportunity to collaborate and make a difference with her clients and colleagues brings meaning to her work. Rigorous and structured in her approach, she distinguishes herself by her strategic thinking and her capacity for synthesis and analysis while she reveals a personality of her own with her contagious enthusiasm and sharp sense of humor.
An avid sportsman, Stéphanie is a tennis and yoga master who enjoys lacing her soccer shoes as much as she does putting on her ski boots.
If she likes to remind herself that happiness can sometimes be found in little things, she has nonetheless led numerous large-scale projects with multidisciplinary teams, including the implementation of ERP solutions and the management of a marketing agency’s digital project office. She has also accompanied her clients through audits and brand identity exercises in addition to elaborating strategic marketing roadmaps and planning and optimizing the performance of multichannel activation campaigns, both locally and internationally.
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.
PHOTOGRAPHY AND ORGANIZATIONAL TRANSFORMATION ARE VERY SIMILAR. TO TAKE A SUCCESSFUL SHOT, YOU NEED TO STEP BACK TO FULLY SEE YOUR SUBJECT AND ENSURE THAT THE MOST IMPORTANT ELEMENTS ARE PRESENT AND IN THE LIGHT.
Sylvie boasts over twenty-five years of experience within various ministries, organizations, multinationals, and public and private companies, both in France and Quebec. Throughout her career, she has developed her transformation and change management expertise, particularly in the analysis and revision of business processes, large-scale technological changes, and leadership development. A unifying leader herself, Sylvie always demonstrates great integrity, and always respects the complexity of the practices and contexts of the clients she is collaborating with.
Whether behind the lens or behind a transformation, Sylvie is sure to carry out a meticulous analysis of her subjects and their environments, focussing on key areas without ever losing sight of the objectives.
Tracy is a lot like salsa dancing, because she’s lively and expressive. On the dancefloor and in her work managing accounts receivable for Brio, Tracy never misses a beat and stays poised, even when there are variations in tempo.
After exploring administration and client services, Tracy found her groove in billing, most notably for the professional (management consulting) and medical sectors. Tracy’s passion, diligence and curiosity has paid off in dance and at work, where she’s always learning new techniques and inspiring others to feel the rhythm.
“Passionate about humans and their well-being, Veronique is inspired by her yoga practice to guide groups through focusing on alignment, individualization, adaptation, and progression.”
After completing studies in neuroscience and analysis and development of organizations, Veronique worked in sectors including research, community and international development, and technology. During 15 years of experience as a project manager, she led and facilitated initiatives such as: organizational diagnoses, strategic planning, renewing talent management practices, project and program evaluations, and process improvements. Her interventions are imbued in the belief that everyone – and every group – is different and deserves a personalized approach, well aligned and adapted to their reality.
As experienced leader, she easily moves from planning to action by leveraging an energetic and playful facilitation style that inspires each person to open themselves up to possibilities, to participate fully in discussions and to cocreate innovative solutions. With Brio, Veronique is looking to stimulate organizational transformation by guiding team alignment and mobilization, and by making transformation processes individualized so that everyone benefits.
At the heart of her passion for interior design as well as with her mandates, Zoé’s goal is to allow each element to contribute to a coherent and effective whole.
With a background in communications strategy, government relations and business analysis, she uses her experience in corporate strategy and her understanding of the business world to help organizations transform and position themselves better to ensure their growth. Whether it’s through changes to internal processes or a better understanding of the context in which the business is evolving, she has an eye for detail that will take your projects to the next level.
Her years of consulting experience have allowed her to develop a deep understanding of a multitude of industries and to adapt her knowledge to various types of organizations. Her clients appreciate her rigorous analytical sense, her developed spirit of synthesis and her ability to work under pressure while respecting demanding deadlines.
Just as in her design projects, vision and needs guide her thinking and provide her with the necessary understanding to effectively guide her clients towards their objectives.
- André Coupet Advisor
- Anne Ménard Consultant
- Amélie Craig Consultant
- Carole Jouanno Consultant
- Céline Bareil Professor, HEC Montréal
- Jacques Grisé ADVISOR
- Josiane Moisan Consultant
- Kevin Johnson Professor, HEC MONTRÉAL
- Nicolas TremblayConsultant
- Renée Huard Consultant
- Ruth Murphy Consultant
- Sébastien Garcin Advisor
- Yves-Henri Robillard ADVISOR
- Carole Doucet Coach
- Dominique Duquette Coach
- Guylaine GrenierCoach
- Hélène DesrochersCoach
- Jo-Anne DuquetteCoach
- Lyne CathcartCoach
- Lyse MérineauCoach
- Martine SaulnierCoach
- Maryse St-DenisCoach
- Nadine BeaupréCoach
- Sébastien BeaulieuCoach
- Valérie GendreauCoach
- Yvon LachappelleCoach
Brio is proud to be able to count on high-level expertise to guide our actions in order to serve you better. We consult our committee several times a year for guidance in our strategic orientations, alliances and market development initiatives. The committee’s expert advice is also essential in helping us elaborate an efficient visibility and business development strategy, aligned with our values.