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.

Senior VP Customer Service – technology firm

I have had the great pleasure of working with Mirella who has been my coach for the last 2 years. In my long career, I was exposed to various firms/coaches; none of them of the caliber of Mirella and her team. The approach is professional, direct, with a clear framework. Mirella really coaches… not just principles: she provides direction, she doesn’t sugar coat … I have grown as a leader and as an individual. Best experience of my


Lorsque j’ai été nommé à un poste exécutif siégeant au comité de direction, j’ai eu la chance d’avoir Mirella pour aider à faire la transition vers ce poste. Son accompagnement m’a permis de faire cette transition avec un très grand succès. Sa grande écoute, son approche et son expertise ont fait toute la différence dans l’atteinte de ce nouveau sommet pour

Michael Zea, VP Strategy, United Rentals (Former President & CEO Aimia US Region)

Mirella and Papillon MDC Inc. were instrumental in helping my executive team to bring our strategy to life, by aligning us on a charter of behavior and better understanding and working across each other’s communications styles. Her in-depth analysis of each executive’s profile combined with a robust leadership development toolkit, and constructive facilitation, allowed us to reach our full potential. And we had fun doing

Lucie Martin, Corporate Director, Talent Management, Kruger Products L.P.

Papillon MDC is unmatched when it comes to developing best-in-class programs. Mirella and her team’s professionalism, combined with their wealth of experience, knowledge, insight and attention to detail have led to the development of a high quality mentoring program in our organization. In addition to developing programs that fit our culture, the professional coaching services are clearly making a difference and helping us develop our team and improve our bench strength. If you’re looking for results and want to improve the development journey for your team, I would highly recommend Papillon

Debbie Magwood, M.Ed., OPQ Founder, Executive Director, West Island Cancer Wellness Centre

The West Island Cancer Wellness Centre was very fortunate to have won a contest for nonprofit organizations and was ‘gifted’ with Mirella De Civita’s expertise. Our organization through ‘The Alignment Project’ not only gained a tremendous amount of knowledge, but her guidance and support has strengthened our charity. It is clear that PapillonMDC’s expertise has helped to further solidify the team and strengthened our organizations goals and objectives. I would highly recommend Papillion MDC.

A.-A. S., Directrice Santé et mieux-être, Aérospatiale

J’ai adoré l’ensemble du programme. Excellent ajout au catalogue des formations! Puissant et contribue à soutenir l’évolution de la culture un agent de changement à la fois. Le cadre théorique est bien pesé et clair et nous apprenons les contenus de façon pratique. La profondeur des discussions et l’expertise de Mirella à comment recevoir de la rétroaction fût très pratique.

A.S., PPCC Coach, Concordia University

Working with Mirella has been a rewarding experience.  Her professionalism, dedication, patience and inspiration have transformed my coaching skills. As a mentee I learned a lot from Mirella, and I highly recommend her mentorship programs.

A.M., Trainer, Pharmaceutical Industry

Clear, logical and applicable concepts. I love how ideas and principles are woven into memorable steps. I am excited to apply! Mirella is quite passionate, knowledgeable, and very engaging. I am inspired to apply what I have learned and aspire to become a better version of me! I enjoyed the flow, the flexibility and how Mirella gave so much additional scope and perspective.

H.P., Sales Manager, Pharmaceutical Industry

Program was excellent! I am very excited to practice this in the field! Mirella was quite knowledgeable; fun; and experienced. I appreciated the flexibility in addressing different issues outside of the planned content. I very much enjoyed the theory and it gave me confidence to practice.

D.M., Senior Director, Pharmaceutical Industry

The program is well thought out and I appreciate the various tools that are used to deliver the course content. Mirella is a true professional. The content of the course was delivered in a way that is truly impactful and memorable.

S.C., Marketing Director, Pharmaceutical Industry

The program was excellent! Mirella is a great facilitator. I feel motivated and enthusiastic about changing my interactions with others. Such a big realization of how I’ve been stumbling in the dark – I now have light!

M.L., Planificateur, Aérospatiale

Un cours intéressant avec un bel équilibre entre les exercices et la théorie. Mirella a une excellente maîtrise du sujet. Elle est dynamique et intéressante. Elle donne de bons exemples pertinents pour tous les concepts.

J.C., Planificatrice, Aérospatiale

La formation était excellente. De toutes les formations reçues, celle-ci était vraiment différente! Mirella est un exemple incroyable de ce qu’un coach devrait être! Dans l’ensemble, le rythme est bon, les exercices sont révélateurs et aident à comprendre la méthode.

V.C., PPCC & ICF Certified Life Coach & Yoga Mentor

Mirella is an amazing human being and I could not have dreamt of a better mentor coach. While mentoring me as an aspiring coach, she took into account that I was also going through a transition period in my life and that there were sometimes other things coming in between the coaching. Bringing me back to the essence of what it is to be a coach, trusting me and establishing a strong relationship are all elements that allowed me to grow as a coach but also as a person. I would not have been where I am now, would it not have been for her constant constructive feedback, her encouragements and powerful questions at the right times. Thank you!

G.N., ICF Certified Coach

I met Mirella when coaching was just an abstract concept for me and she is the one that awoke the coaching passion in me. She has been a constant presence in my coaching journey that started almost 5 years ago, so when the time came, there was nobody else I would chose as a mentor. Her professionalism, her business insight, her easiness to connect with people is what makes dealing with her such a success. As a mentor, she has always been there for me when I was doubting myself as a coach as well as when I was celebrating my successes. She is a great observer, an amazing listener, she asks powerful thought-provoking questions and helps her mentees grow tremendously and find their own style all in accordance with the ICF competencies requirements. I highly recommend Mirella and her mentoring program!

E.B., Aerospace, PPCC & ICF Certified Coach

I worked with Mirella as my mentor coach and she provided me with a structured coaching program. Her feedback was always very detailed and specific, well balanced between the positive and competencies that required more work. She worked through the 11 competencies ensuring I was mastering each one and practicing until they were well integrated. Mirella is very inspirational, she took my success to heart and I felt I deserved her letter of recommendation at the end of the Program, I felt ready. I would strongly recommend Mirella as a mentor coach to anyone who is working towards the journey of professional coaching. She made all the difference in my journey to coaching!

L.B., Management Practice, ICF Certified Coach

I have had the pleasure of working with Mirella for a number of years, so when an opportunity arose for me to select a mentor for my ICF ACC credentialing renewal, my first choice was Mirella. Her approach to coaching is both focused and intuitive, listening beyond the words and asking thought provoking questions. Her mentoring style is in the same vane: deep listening, an emphasis on the ICF Core Competencies and how they relate to various coaching scenarios, and above all, a dedication to letting the mentee find his/her coaching voice within these competencies. The mentee is encouraged to experiment with and trust, his/her coaching instincts. I highly recommend Mirella both as a coach and as a coaching Mentor.

K.M., Consulting, ICF Certified Coach

Mirella provided an exceptional mentor coaching experience. With her support and guidance I was able to see the specific areas where I could develop as a coach but also see what initiated the challenges I was experiencing in those areas. Mirella applied the 11 competencies within our coaching sessions, which allowed me to experience the flow from the receiving end and also be an observer to the process as well. I highly recommend Papillon MDC Inc’s mentoring program if you are interested in improving your coaching skills.

J.B., Personal Life Coach, PPCC – Concordia University

I had the great pleasure of working with Dr. De Civita as my mentor coach while I was completing the Professional and Personal Coach Certification program at Concordia University. The ICF’s 11 core competencies were at the heart of our many discussions, which in turn allowed me to not only better understand these competencies but to integrate them in my coaching with clients and in my everyday life. I greatly appreciated Dr. De Civita’s support during and in-between our mentoring sessions as well as her expert knowledge of all things coaching, her genuine kindness, her constructive feedback and her unconditional positive presence. All my expectations were met and exceeded by the quality of this mentoring program!

H.P. Certified Coach

Mirella never ceased to amaze me. I have witnessed her effective coaching before which gave me full confidence in choosing her as my mentor coach. Her ability to detect true meaning and emotions beyond surface, her articulate effective questioning skills and her strong intuition coupled with extensive experience are the key success factors to a superb coach. She has also been tremendously encouraging in her approach which enabled me to unleash the potentials beyond my own belief.

David L Adams, Independent director, Audit Committee and HRCC Chair, previously CFO Aimia Inc

I had the distinct pleasure of working with Mirella for almost 10 years as both a personal executive coach and as a human resource, leadership and talent management consultant. Her professionalism, insight, and integrity is unmatched by anyone that I have come across in the almost four decades of my business career. She also has the strength of character to speak truth to power and to challenge strongly held or entrenched views. Mirella was instrumental in helping us identify the right executive talent during the hiring process and identify the opportunities for coaching and support that maximized the possibility of the successful integration of new management talent into our organization. She was an invaluable resource for me personally, helping to provide valuable insights into human behavior and organizational dynamics. I know that I would not have been as successful as I have been without her encouragement and advice. I would recommend Mirella and Papillon without reservation to anyone looking for someone to help them build a successful, thriving organization by developing their most important resource, their people.

P.M., Financial services

Mirella mentored me during a period of 6 months while I was studying towards an ICF recognized coaching certification. I must admit it has been one of the most gratifying experiences of my career. During our sessions, Mirella demonstrated unique skills in how she listened carefully to my words and emotions and give me feedback that celebrated what I did well in my coaching sessions with clients yet  pushed me constantly to reflect about one topic, to develop a particular skill, always in the service of the client. Her approach is far from mechanical. It leaves room for you to develop your own coaching style.

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