Over 3,500 leaders have entrusted us with their leadership journeys.
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Since 2010, we have shouldered the  leadership journeys of over 3,500 leaders and over 150 organizations.

Read what our clients have to say about us.

Lucie Bourgeois, President of Umalia (Former Group Director, Human Resources, IMS Health)

A while ago, I worked with Mirella as part of a top-tier leadership development initiative. As the HR executive for the project internally, I found Mirella to be the consummate professional – client-focused, business oriented and quickly grasping and understanding the individuals in the executive team as well as the team dynamic. Feedback from the executive team was very positive and pointed to her ability to give them feedback while being able to challenge them and bring them out of their comfort zone for further potential development. Mirella was also recognized for her excellent ability to facilitate the executive team and provide insights directed at improving team

Dr. Patricia Dobkin, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

I have known Dr. Mirella De Civita for over 15 years. She completed a 3 year post-doctoral fellowship at McGill University back in 2005 under my mentorship. She was awarded a CIHR fellowship to study children suffering from arthritis with a multidisciplinary team. Dr. De Civita was creative, diligent, and effective. We published many journal articles together in the area of pediatric medicine, quality of life in chronic disease populations, and health outcomes in adults living with a chronic health condition. Integrity could be Dr. De Civita’s middle name, while Creative and Productive could be her first and last names, respectively. You will get more than you expect from her. She is a joy to work with and will remain my colleague and friend for many years to

M.L., Directeur principal, Ressources humaines, Aviation & Aérospatial

Dès ma première rencontre avec Mirella, j’ai su qu’elle pourrait m’aider dans ma démarche de coaching. Elle a le don de rendre les gens à l’aise et parvient de façon subtile à déceler leurs lacunes et les aider à les corriger. Son expérience et sa grande connaissance du marché du travail lui permettent de s’adapter à toutes situations et de se mettre dans la peau des gens afin de les aider à trouver leurs propres solutions. Merci Mirella, tu m’as beaucoup aidé à devenir un meilleur

Sasha Bernatsky, MD PhD Associate Professor, Division of Clinical Epidemiology

Mirella was a collaborator on several projects, including work funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Canadian Initiative for Improved Outcomes in Rheumatoid Arthritis. She helped formulate the methods for surveys and focus group discussions, as well as expertly moderating both focus groups and a very important ‘Café Scientifique’ funded by the CIHR. In my grant applications, she has provided important input to ensure sound design in qualitative research methods, and creativity in knowledge transfer. Mirella was a critical player in the success of our implementation of some initiatives to improve service delivery in rheumatology at the McGill University Health Centre. Moreover, she is an excellent writer, both as primary author and co-author of scientific abstracts and

E.H.O., Chief Financial Officer at Nanyang Technological University (Former VP, Finance, Singapore Loyalty Company)

I have met Mirella twice, both through Skype meeting, as part of an assessment process. While apprehensive at first, within minutes after our first meeting, Mirella immediately put me at ease, instilled trust and respect, and I found myself fully engaged throughout the interview process. I find Mirella very professional, and a true expert. Her delivery is always clear, flawless and impactful. I was particularly impressed with her coaching skills at the second session, where she did a full and accurate debrief of my strengths and weaknesses. Mirella offered great insights, learning and valuable practical advice, which I will always value as part of my continuous learning and development. Thank you,

Executive, AIMIA Inc.

Mirella is able to sift through a rich amount of psychometric data and interview material to quickly provide insights that allow new employees become effective (and happy) in their new work environments. She performs this feat with a light touch and in a caring way. A rare gem of a person. Thank you

Marie-José Beaudin, Directrice Exécutive, Faculté Desautels, Université McGill

Mirella a travaillé avec nous pour l’élaboration et l’implantation stratégique d’un module de préparation et d’orientation de carrières pour notre population étudiante au MBA. Comprendre nos besoins spécifiques, saisir les enjeux, élaborer un module innovateur, présenter étaient des défis de taille que Mirella a su composer avec succès. Une approche très professionnelle et humaine, une excellente capacité d’écoute tout en étant d’une grande adaptabilité sont des attributs qui caractérisent Mirella. Je vous la réfère sans

Manager at Alstom Transport

Before I experienced this Leadership program with Papillon MDC, I was very skeptical about learning about leadership. I didn’t have high expectations. In all honesty, I felt that true leaders were natural-born leaders and I didn’t feel that my skillset included the skills that “real” leaders are expected to demonstrate. To my surprise, I loved this learning experience and I can confidently say that today, I recognize that I AM a leader and I feel motivated to continue to learn, grow, and work on my leadership which was not something I ever made time for before. I also didn’t understand or take action on my leadership challenges before. This program opened my eyes. Thank you so much Stefano and Mirella! You both are true professionals with incredible energy and an ability to share knowledge and your expertise in the most insightful and entertaining of ways both virtually and in person. I would love to experience more learning with Papillon MDC because as Stefano said many times, leadership is about staying curious and lifelong learning and not merely a means to an end.

Irazema Silva Ramirez, Americas Change Management & Transformation Leader, Transportation Sector

Stefano & Mirella, I would like to take this opportunity to express my profound gratitude for this incredible adventure. Throughout my career, I’ve participated in multiple leadership training programs. However, I must sincerely share that, for me, this experience stands out as the best. What makes it truly special is the integration of coaching principles into practical application. Both of you not only encouraged us to reflect but also to take meaningful actions based on those reflections. I’ve seized this opportunity to enhance my knowledge, and I am committed to becoming a better leader than I was before. The insights gained from this training will undoubtedly continue to guide me as I navigate the path of leadership, fostering a spirit of continuous learning, and I believe this will be useful for me in future roles. 

P.S. Stefano, I liked the use of your drawings/images in your presentations.

Graciela Trillanes, Chief Comercial Officer, Chicago Heights

I had the opportunity to experience a Papillon MDC leadership program for 7 months with Stefano as the lead facilitator/coach. It was an honor to participate in the program. He was focused on your growth as a person, and as a leader, and ultimately, on how this can impact better team engagement and results. He helped me have hard conversations with myself as well as difficult conversations with the members of my team. During our sessions, we put a plan together for improving as leaders, and then as time progressed, we reviewed what was working and wasn’t working as well, along with the adjustments that we needed to implement to improve. Also during the workshops, he presented case studies and even a few parables. The one story that stuck with me, was the indigenous story of the 2 wolves; I continually think of this one as a reminder on both a professional level as well in my personal life. His group coaching sessions helped me to take the hard decisions, and today, I continue to use the learning and insights.  I am sure that I will continue growing as a leader and thank you Stefano & the Papillon team for all your time and support. If you have the opportunity to work with Stefano as your development facilitator or coach, do not hesitate, he is great! A sincere thank you to Mirella as well, Stefano and Mirella made such a great team in Melbourne! 

Sebastien Guy, Requirements Analyst

Completed Navigational Conversations training with the amazing Stefano Di Lollo. Learning new skills and putting names on things we already instinctively do (to some extent) helps us reinforce and perfect our skills all while making us better employees, better colleagues, & better leaders. Keep growing.

Engineering Specialist

Thank you very much to Stefano Di Lollo & Papillon, this training was very useful and provided a lot to think about. Stefano was great at understanding participants’ questions + concerns and outstandingly provided well-informed responses and helpful recommendations. 

Manager, MTL

Every new manager should definitely take this course! That having been said, even though the program description indicates that the course is designed for managers, I believe that this course is valuable to ALL employees at all levels.  It is extremely important to learn how to receive and provide feedback. Thank you so much!

Manager & Leader, Engineering

Thank you! This is a very interesting and useful training. I REALLY enjoyed and appreciated Stefano’s approach and dynamism. The exchanges among participants were also very useful.

Manager, Aerospace Industry

Great learning with many real-world examples. I certainly learned many new things and it was a real eye-opener with respect to “blind spots.”  Thank you, Stefano! 

Executive, CBC/Radio-Canada

This testimony is a little tardy, but better late than never. I’ve had at least a couple of opportunities to participate in Papillon MDC’s workshops led by Stefano Di Lollo. His energy, enthusiasm, thought-provoking content, and creativity, make any corporate event or ‘leadership summit’ a valuable learning experience.

Executive, Aerospace Sector

Thank you Stefano for all your guidance over the past several months, especially during those challenging moments. I remain grateful and truly appreciate how you allowed me to become more reflective and self-aware.  I credit our work together as the spark that I needed for my professional growth while simultaneously strengthening my relationships with colleagues, peers, and direct reports. I also appreciate your creative flair. I’ve recently been able to advance my career to a new level, and I truly believe our work together made this milestone become a reality. I continue to think back to our work to this day and it continues to help me move forward. 

Lina Borrelli

I had the pleasure of attending a virtual session on Asking Questions and Coaching hosted by Stefano Di Lollo. It was awesome. Enlightening and great tips and tools provided. Definitely something I can apply in my day-to-day! Stefano is a dynamic speaker and really kept our attention. Highly recommend: great topic, great speaker and affordable. [Google Maps Review]

Jennifer Neveu, Director of Marketing & Product Development, Masdel Inc.

I really love the Papillon MDC approach to leadership development. Their programs are well planned, easy to understand, unintimidating, and offer a wealth of knowledge to help sharpen and hone new skills. As a young leader, my goal is to continuously improve my leadership skills and notions to be the best I can be for both myself and my team.

I had the opportunity to take the ‘Leading Teams: QUESTIONING LIKE A COACH’​ live training webinar with Stefano Di Lollo. Aside from Stefano’s excellent presentation and pedagogy skills, he found a way of having us all participate and feel comfortable in doing so. Most importantly, I left that session feeling more empowered and ready to be a better leader with more tools in my toolbox.

I highly recommend these workshops. They can be easily booked into your busy calendar ahead of time and I guarantee you will walk away having learned a thing or two.

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C.J., Director, H-Qc

Over the past two years, I have had the privilege of being coached by Stefano Di Lollo in my development as the leader of a large-scale technology project. Through our conversations, reflections, and discussions, I have learned to know myself better and to target actions that make a difference. Among other things, we particularly worked on collaboration in difficult situations while exploring ways to support other leaders within my organization to help them perform. Through his very human approach, his illustrations, and his experience, Stefano demonstrated his coaching knowledge with me and allowed me to see how to put the strategies I explored into practice. Thank you for this precious time spent together that made me grow as a leader!

Leader, Aerospace Industry

One of the BEST training programs I’ve experienced over the past 5 years. I wish I had this training in one of my MBA classes years ago or early in my career. Thank you, Stefano! 

Aerospace industry professional

Very brief but interactive sessions with many practical tips were quite useful and insightful. A sincere thank you to Coach Stefano for this learning experience! I’ll be practicing. 😉

Sophie Jacques, Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.

Very interesting training! Thank you, Stefano! I will certainly use the different approaches I have learned in the last few days. The NavCon program’s structure divided into 8 virtual blocks of time was also convenient for me.

Senior Management, PWC

Fantastic course! Now I’m curious to see more from Papillon MDC. I’d now love to try advanced programs following this Nav-C one.

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