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Since 2010, we have shouldered the  leadership journeys of over 3,500 leaders and over 150 organizations.

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The Alignment Project Program was very helpful in identifying key issues and constructive solutions. Particularly effective in creating a shift in communication styles and understanding. Mirella did a superb job herding the cats and adding insights. Wonderful facilitation and having all engaged. Wordsmithing of leadership team charter very well

The Alignment Project is an excellent program. It is good to understand other peoples’ communication styles. The approach is informative and good to get an unbiaised point of view with a process for moving forward. I appreciated the step-by-step process of understanding the executive role and how my style plays into either progressing or hindering

Global Leader, Aerospace Industry

I have known Mirella for many years and value her insights and unique views on  leadership development. She has taken on several coaching mandates and has been highly successful in growing our talents. Given her high expertize and credibility in the organization, we have invited Mirella as a guest speaker on several occasions around the topics of leadership, coaching, and performance management. She has the ability to engage and energize her audience at all levels of the organization and knows how to convey the difficult messages in a firm yet respectful manner. I have also partnered with Mirella to provide Navigational Coaching training In Poland and China. Again Mirella adapted quickly to her audience and the participants truly appreciated the training and remained connected with her to pursue their learning

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

L.D., Senior Vice President, Human Resources Limited Brands Canada

My professional experiences with Mirella De Civita have been nothing less than outstanding. She provides such valuable insights and places a strong emphasis on building partnerships that last a lifetime. Her extensive academic background, coupled with her strong professional experiences, have proven very valuable in my interventions with Mirella. She is such a pleasure to partner

David Guérette, Groupe Perceptia Inc.

J’ai eu le privilège de transiger avec Madame De Civita sur différents types de mandats et chaque occasion m’a permis d’apprécier ses compétences professionnelles et personnelles. Mirella possède un réel talent à intéragir avec les gens, ce qui rend les échanges à la fois faciles et productifs. Sa capacité à cerner les besoins de ses clients, sa profondeur d’analyse, ses aptitudes à synthétiser l’information et son habileté à communiquer tous les types de messages font de Mirella, à mon avis, un partenaire d’affaires

Sandra Coffey, Founder of StratPerspective, Business Strategy Consultants

In the course of fulfilling a mandate for Mirella, we had a chance to work closely together. Mirella is extremely astute in sizing up people, allowing her to understand the essence of the issue quickly and guiding her clients towards the best course of action. I say ‘guide’ her clients because she leads you towards your own decision by providing a very effective sounding board. Mirella’s strong personal values and business ethics complement her high professional standards. I recommend Mirella without any

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

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.

Evgenii / PWC Senior Manager

Stefano, this was a fantastic course, I enjoyed Navigational Conversations a lot! It opened my eyes to some aspects of better management practices, even if the course is not only about management.

S.H., Pratt & Whitney Canada

I’ve experienced numerous workshops in the last 15 years. Workshops led by Stefano are an entirely different animal than anything I’ve experienced. I truly enjoyed Impactful Conversations and next I’d like to take Navigational Conversations. I found the portion on blind spots and how the mind works quite interesting. Great learning.

Director, Transervice Integrated Solutions Canada Inc.

Stefano keeps everyone engaged & the training never felt dull. There are many parts of the training that will be extremely beneficial to me. Certain components can be used in any conversation right away while others will take a little more time to integrate. Great learning!

Aerospace Specialist, Pratt

Stefano’s artistic style is as present in his content presentation (his drawings wow) as it is in how he speaks during the workshop. His demonstration of giving feedback in the role-playing exercise was very impressive because he simply used the tools he showed us. This was very “impactful” for me and I’m glad I made time for learning because I’m usually too busy. This will be useful.

Manager, P&WC

Thanks, Stefano! I really like the way the Impactful Conversations training was built & presented. Having several sessions instead of 2 full-day sessions worked very well (I was able to be more concentrated, I had the opportunity to think about what we learned, & see where/how it can apply in our work environment, & then discuss REAL situations). Very satisfied with this course (both with the content & the presenter).

DR, Director of IT

The coaching with Valerie Legge was an enlightening experience. I quickly started looking forward to our scheduled meetings and the value they would bring. Valerie is a wonderful coach and I especially liked that everything she speaks about is presented in a way that related to me personally. Valerie gave me the tools to look at and approach situations in different ways and choose the option best suited it. Valerie builds on existing strengths resulting in positive and enjoyable coaching sessions that I always left encouraged to implement what I had learned. Valery has initiated a personal growth from which I personally, my company and my team have benefited greatly.

N.F., Executive Leader

Mirella has perfected the art of executive coaching by combining her deep knowledge of mental schema, her understanding of business operations and structures, and her ability to quickly grasp her coachees’ abilities, capabilities and environment.

Throughout my coaching journey with her, she challenged me tremendously and encouraged me to experiment new ways in showing up and in deploying my leadership fully and authentically. This was always done with respect, kindness, and support.

T.S., VP, Customer Programs, Aerospace

My team engaged Mirella through Zoom Webinar during lockdown. Mirella’s engagement with the team was critical to the success of our overall event and in this challenging context. She engaged us with insights, spurring both introspection and conversation amongst my leaders. In our case the theme which ran across was an installing growth mindset within ourselves, our peers, and teams. It was exactly the time of “nutrients” we needed in the moment and driving our path forward. Top scores from my team and lives on!

Michel Labbé | Transmission Design | Pratt & Whitney Canada

“C’était un plaisir d’assister et de participer à ton cours, Navigational Conversations.  Stefano, j’’aurais bien aimé te voir gesticuler d’un peu plus près en personne par exemple 😊.  La communication, les échanges et les interactions étaient excellents dans le groupe (pendant la version en ligne de ce programme).  Stefano, j’ai bien aimé ton authenticité et ta spontanéité.  Les techniques apprises (le coaching de conversations, l’art de poser des questions ouvertes et les techniques de rétroaction) étaient exposées de façon simple et facile à mettre en pratique.  Ces techniques peuvent être utiles à tous autant dans notre vie personnelle, familiale et au travail (avec des coéquipier ou des employés sous notre direction).  De la rétroaction donnée de la bonne façon peut faire toute la différence entre aider une personne à prendre conscience de son potentiel d’amélioration et l’inciter à progresser vs créer une grande frustration, des pensées négatives, des nuits de sommeil perdues et une certaine colère qui pourrait perdurer. Merci encore Stefano, et à une prochaine fois!”   

The Adecco Group

“The interactive webinar was great and the entire team loved the thought-provoking content. Stefano presents complex information with crystal clarity in such a unique way!”

Head of People and Culture, Retail Industry

We have had the absolute pleasure of having Mirella De Civita as a Keynote Speaker at our Leadership Forum in December 2020. Mirella is very engaging in her approach and truly inspiring with her words. Her passion for her work and her compassion for people is evidenced in all that she does. She is an “out of the box thinker” and encourages everyone to follow her along her journey and to step out of their comfort zone and gain a different perspective. All who participated in the Leadership Forum were truly impressed by Mirella and all that she had to share with us… it is always so amazing to learn and grow with Mirella!

Human Resources Manager, Finance & Tech

Dr. Mirella was professional and a true expert in the field. In this new virtual environment, we wanted to provide a space to support our employees and the wellness webinars did just that. The team was easy to work with and adapted to all our needs.

Première directrice, Développement organisationnel mondial, Finance

Dans le contexte de la pandémie où l’incertitude et l’ambiguïté ont été exacerbés, nous souhaitions offrir à nos gestionnaires des outils pour reconnaître et gérer les signes de stress, ainsi qu’à nos employés des moyens pour développer leur résilience. Dr. Mirella De Civita nous a guidés dans l’élaboration et la diffusion d’ateliers qui ont reçu un bel accueil et démontré que l’organisation se souciait du bien-être de son actif le plus précieux.

Engineering Executive, Aerospace

I was overwhelmed, year-end rush, yes 2020 THE year, and then was asked to add another item to the list… to lead a discussion panel on Leadership during the pandemic with the executive team… I said yes. I said yes because I was doing this with someone who knew what she was talking about, someone who had wisdom, profound knowledge and broad data to talk about this intelligently in an inspiring way. I knew that with her we would deliver something that could make a difference to someone. Through her feedback, supportive effort and effective brainstorming we had a game plan and we delivered! Could not have asked for a better partner on this! Mirella, thank you for being there. You made a difference.

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