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

Daniela Beltran Jimanez, Co-President of The John Molson School of Business Women in Leadership (JMWL), Concordia University

Stefano, thank you once again for your invaluable contribution to yesterday’s “Success Masterclass” event. Your role as a speaker and workshop facilitator was nothing short of extraordinary, and I am sincerely thankful for the immense value you brought to the entire experience. All the students greatly appreciated your exceptional speaking skills and the invaluable content shared during the workshop. Your insights have left a lasting impression and contributed significantly to their learning experience. Thank you for your outstanding contribution! Let’s explore more opportunities in the future!

Manager at Pratt & Whitney Canada

This training was very useful for me and it exceeded my expectations.  I also enjoyed the learning experience and I will consider having people on my team take it. I’d love to keep practicing the conversation model with other people who were in the course. Please keep doing what you do, Stefano.

F.E-M., Power Management Specialist, Pratt & Whitney Canada

Stefano, I wanted to take a moment to express my appreciation for the training program you conducted at Pratt. I was impressed by your expertise and engaging teaching style, therefore I could not even have a moment without the curiosity for what is next. Your passion, patience, and knowledge were contagious and I was inspired and actively engaged. Thank you once again for this wonderful training experience.

Jeff F., nventive

This was a highly engaging learning opportunity for me, providing a chance to establish connections and engage with my new peers. The discussions on shared leadership challenges, emphasizing the concept of “oneness” as highlighted by Stefano, were particularly meaningful. This experience enabled us to put our learning into action through practical examples. I found the Papillon MDC case studies as pre-work valuable, and Stefano’s creative teaching style was genuinely appreciated.

Associate Director, Supply Chain Operations, Pratt & Whitney Canada

Of the many trainings that I’ve experienced over the years, this was easily my favourite series. While it was done remotely, there was still a great sense of togetherness and attention given to all participants. It was evident that the training itself was catered to our realities and real-world examples were always front and center. Stefano was an incredibly approachable trainer and used the breakout rooms very effectively while leading great discussions during the group coaching. I would consider myself lucky to experience additional Papillon-led training sessions in the future.

SM Manager, P&WC

I really liked the content, strategies, and the facilitator-coach (Stefano).

Supervisor, Pratt & Whitney Canada

This training came at the perfect time because soon after, I stepped into my new role, and I continue to develop the leadership skills we learned (on a daily basis) and it’s going great.  We are a team of 3 supervisors in my department and we all support each other to the point where we practice delivering messages and communicating effectively to our teams with each other first. Thanks, Stefano. I’ve already recommended Papillon MDC leadership programs to others.

Supply Management Specialist, PWC

My enthusiasm for this program was high from the start and I’m happy to say that I learned so much over several months.  I really liked the content but enjoyed the group coaching even more because it gave me a chance to share challenges specifically with managing relationships with suppliers. I’m still learning and practicing. I still refer to the program manuals for review.

Executive, CBC/Radio-Canada, Finance Dept.

I just wanted to reach out and say thank you for starting us off on the right foot this week! I believe you set the tone for what was an excellent mini-leadership summit for our finance department. Excellent content and a great learning experience with the exercises. This was very unique and I’d love to find ways to get my direct reports involved. Merci, Stefano. 

Executive Director, CBC / Finance Department

It was wonderful meeting you and experiencing your energy and knowledge in Toronto earlier this week, Stefano. Our department leaders have not had an opportunity to reunite for several years and you were precisely what we needed to jolt us with your unique approach that got us all so engaged in the most creative of ways! Your work at Papillon MDC is both important and impactful. I look forward to the next opportunity to work with you (maybe in Montreal next time).

Supply Chain Specialist, Pratt & Whitney

I recommend this program as I enjoyed it very much. Some of Stefano’s presentation slides have powerful visuals. This is very helpful for stimulating thought and remembering the learning moments. The digital manual is also very helpful for this reason. I’ve never truly enjoyed virtual learning, but this was next level. I originally felt too busy for a workshop at this time of the year, but I’m so glad that I did it in the end. Thank you.

Senior Project Manager, PWC

After this program, I was able to connect many different items that were not aligned with my thought process while giving feedback. Also, the appropriate method of receiving feedback was not something I’ve truly leveraged for my own growth. The 10% more and less approach is amazing and already started to apply it with my co-manager and boss. It is a lot less invasive and focused on small portions. Changing our approach when we give feedback to make sure we properly prepare before the feedback process even takes place is great. I realized that I need to put more focus on making my direct report(s) understand the intent of my sharing of feedback. I want to thank Stefano for his captivating way and for sharing his experiences as a leader and executive coach. I’d like more information about Navigational Conversations if possible.

Manager, Pratt & WC

I’ve experienced Stefano as a facilitator before and am glad I chose this program as he was the facilitator for this one too. Very interesting course, it helps to model the way we ask and give feedback. 

Team Lead, Aerospace Industry

This is an excellent program that made me self-reflect as an individual on how to receive feedback and how to give it. It really makes a change in how you communicate and create an impact at work and in your life. Thanks, Stefano!

Manager, P&WC

I loved Stefano’s dynamism along with his real-life stories and examples about both giving and receiving feedback. His experiences make everything so real and practical. I’m extremely satisfied with this program!

Samuel, P&WC

I highly recommend this training, I found the content that was shared was very helpful to put in practice. Stefano (the facilitator) was extremely engaging and very interesting. I really like that he was able to share past experiences (good or bad), which helped relate the theory to practice. A VERY good experience all in all!

PDM, Engineering, Alstom

I know I’ve just begun this leadership program, but after the 1st module on understanding with empathy, I’m already finding this experience so insightful. Your reputation precedes you, Stefano. What a great job so far! The learning is as interesting as it is fun right out of the gate, and I feel lucky to have been selected by Alstom to be a part of this. I can’t wait for the rest to unfold.

Director, NTD Apparel

I’ve had the opportunity to see Stefano shine first as a leadership facilitator (mainly on strategic thinking for leaders) and then also as a coach. As a facilitator, his ability to teach and engage people is incredible. As a coach, he’s an amazing listener who knows how to get you thinking differently so you’ll get unstuck. Great learning either way. He helped me so much in so many ways. His work at Papillon MDC is a vocation and passion.

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