Executive coaching is a professional partnership between a certified coach and a business leader designed to maximize personal and professional potential using a thought-provoking process. It is viewed as a collaborative alliance focused on change and transformation. Executive coaching is delivered in a one-on-one format, upholding confidentiality.
Although executive coaching is inspired and takes the best from social sciences, this professional service should not be confused with psychotherapy or counseling. Distinct from these other services, executive coaching is viewed as a co-creative equal relationship, helping individuals who are not suffering from emotional pain (ie requires clinical intervention) work toward attainable goals and possibilities and who desire to push their potential to the next level.
Papillon MDC Inc.’s targeted executive coaching programs are unique in the marketplace because they:
- Marry the latest scientific research stemming from the psychology of mindfulness and positive functioning with a coaching mindset and approach
- Consider the complexities inherent in organizations as well as the role of leaders in maximizing their effectiveness and overall contributions
- Employ solution-focused techniques to help leaders become aware of how they think and feel about themselves and their place of work
- Bring into the coaching interaction a mindfulness presence in how and when solution-focused techniques are employed
- Quantify the leader’s progress toward his or her established coaching goal through our Return On Investment (ROI) metric
- Prepare leaders in advance for experiencing the coaching process by clarifying expectations, notions of confidentiality, and ownership. Leaders are expected to take full ownership of their coaching journey
- Ensure strong organizational support from managers throughout the process
- Hold leaders accountable for their coaching goal
- Integrates the psychology of mindfulness, and acceptance & commitment practices in how we listen and question for the sole purpose of helping leaders change the relationship they hold with their thoughts and feelings; thereby, creating greater psychological flexibility to move themselves toward their coaching goal. Their coaching goal is the desired state they define at the start of their process, and learn how to move closer by taking actions that are observable and quantifiable.
This unique approach, exclusive to Papillon MDC Inc, provides leaders with a powerful forum to own their development, sustain change and, ultimately transform and…take flight in their careers!
Our programs include:
- Creation of a personalized development plan
- Two to three monthly intense one-on-one sessions with individual leader
- Unique and exclusive ROI® metric embedded in all of our programs
- Three-way sessions with coach, leader, and his/her manager to ensure support to the leader
- Unlimited email and phone support between sessions
- Booster session three months following program completion
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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…read more →
Vincent D., Director, Loyalty Marketing
I had the pleasure to meet Louis for coaching related to Chief executive’s approaches, what they have top of mind, clarify what their ultimate goals are, how I can interact better with them and understand better their situation as the company leaders. He brought personal life examples with a touch…read more →
P.R., General Manager, AIMIA
Louis is one of the most genuine people you will ever meet. He truly takes the time to ensure that you feel 100% heard and understood. His personality combined with his experience and knowledge make his coaching tailored and authentic. I’m confident that if you make a commitment to Louis…read more →
J’ai été en contact avec Louis au cours des 4 dernières années. Sa disponibilité et ses retours rapides le caractérisent. Il aide à remettre en question certains paradigmes, sujets, et convictions. Ses conseils sont toujours à point et d’une grande perspicacité. C’est un plaisir d’avoir Louis comme coach. J’en ai…read more →
Louis was a great coach. Helped clear out the fog that was surrounding my current situation so that I could see which avenues I could take so that I could continue to move forward with achieving the objectives I have set for myself.
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…read more →
Mirella, thank you for listening to me when we met. You didn't judge me; you just listened and was on high alert to help me immediately. You are the one who guided me to the right person who you felt would be able to help me. I have grown and…read more →
B.M., Formerly Vice-President Consulting Financial Institution
I have had the opportunity to work with Mirella on a coaching assignment; initially, I had placed faith in her ability to help me but sincerely at the beginning of the assignment, I couldn't see how she could help me through. She did. More than I would have hoped for.…read more →
S.S., Chief Investment Officer Investment Financial Institution
Mirella allows one to visualize characteristics about oneself that for some reason are blinded from ones sight.
A.D., Director, Production and Development Analytics Health Care Marketing company
It is a pleasure to work with Mirella. She is an excellent coach who helps you reach your full potential. She is extremely effective at working with you; and in helping you identify your areas of focus. She provides you with the necessary tools in helping you become better rounded…read more →
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…read more →
M.D., Executive Vice-president and Chief Financial Officer Commercial Real Estate Lender
My coaching experience with Mirella De Civita was a very worthwhile endeavor that added value. She uses her experience, approach and coaching style to create an adaptive and enjoyable learning process. I still use the skills I acquired during our sessions on a daily basis. I look forward to working…read more →
J.M., First Vice-President Investment Financial Institution
Mirella has a smooth and effective way to help an Alpha personality put his ego into his pocket and see the benefit of modifying one’s own behavior. She can help even the most intense individuals develop improved interpersonal skills! The objectives of the coaching sessions were clearly stated and the…read more →
H.K., Vice-President Investment Financial Institution
Mirella was insightful and professional. Although at first I was somewhat skeptical about what I would get out of a coaching experience, working with Mirella turned out to be an invaluable experience.
Dave Battiston, Managing Director International Loyalty Programmes, Direct Marketing Solutions, Dubaï AIMIA Inc.
Mirella is great at what she does, insightful and very helpful in helping candidates pursue greater success through better understanding of themselves.
M.F., Former General Manager, Digital Experience Loyalty Company
Working with Mirella proved to be an invaluable, transformational experience. Her ability to fully understand people’s motivations and behaviours, and how they interact within complex inner-company dynamics, made every conversation with her enlightening. She guides significant self-reflection and provides useful tools while ensuring that the coaching experience translates into tangible…read more →
Anne E. Primeau, Director of Human Resources (retired)
In my former role as Director of Human Resources, I valued Mirella's contributions as a business psychologist and executive coach in developing our key talent. I received very positive feedback from the individual executives she worked with and also from their individual managers following their 3-way coaching sessions. Mirella exemplified…read more →
M.N. Ancien Directeur Général, Non-profit organization
Mon expérience de Coaching avec Mirella fût des plus enrichissantes. C’était ma première expérience de travail avec un Conseil D’administration et les échanges avec Mirella m’ont permis de transformer de 100% mes relations avec mon CA. De plus, elle m’a aussi permis de renforcer mon leadership et d’améliorer la rapidité…read more →
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…read more →
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,…read more →
Patrice Bernard, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Shared Services, Business Development Bank of Canada
I had a chance to work with Mirella on different occasions. What struck me was the fact that there was nothing in common in those coaching mandates: different issues, different goals. I realized that Mirella’s effectiveness does not depend on a specific type of intervention. In each she was capable…read more →
J’avais le choix dans le cadre de ma transition de carrière de travailler avec qui je voulais. Je connaissais Mirella puisque j’étais déjà une cliente corporative. L’approche unique de Mirella en matière de transition de carrière, sa profondeur comme coach et la qualité de ses interventions m’ont permis d’abord de…read more →
Helen Peng, MBA, AVP Talent Development (Former Manager, Learning and Development Pratt & Whitney Canada)
5 minutes after our first meeting, I already knew that Mirella was the type that would make significant differences in people's life. My instant judgment has been proven quite accurate over the last several years. She is not only an outstanding coach with extensive knowledge and solid expertise, but also…read more →
David Johnston, Group Chief Operating Officer, London, UK AIMIA Inc.
I have worked with Mirella directly as well as having her support members of my team. I always found her input to be insightful, engaging and action oriented.
A past and future client
I retained Mirella on a number of mandates and I offer an unconditional positive testimony. Mirella has the usual essential prerequisites of a professional expert at her level: impeccable education, schooling and a capacity to work in English and French. Time and time again, Mirella demonstrated deep humanity and profound…read more →
Executive and General Manager, Aerospace and Transport Industry
Mirella is a gift to people who are willing to be coached. She is sharp, rigorous and disciplined and extremely generous of her insights, experiences and advises. She brings Courage back in the game. Under her guidance, I was brought into a transformation journey that impacted my professional and personal…read more →
A business professional
Mirella’s approach is clear and straightforward. She is very thorough and very respectful at the same time. She is able to see the best in every person. My coaching with Mirella has been an extremely positive experience.
L.B., President, Consulting firm
Having known Mirella for 6 years, having seen her coach Executives and having been coached professionally by her, I knew what to expect when I embarked on the “Purposeful Career Coaching” journey: an intuitive yet professionally trained coach with a Psychology background, able to understand people like no others, relentless…read more →
Melissa Sonberg, Former SVP at Aimia; Adjunct Professor at McGill University, Desautels Faculty of Management
Our organization has come to depend heavily on the Papillon MDC team for executive selection, leadership coaching and team development. The high integrity of services, the humane and professional approach to support, and the keen understanding of our business challenges have delivered significant results as we invest in our people…read more →
K.H. VP, International Sourcing
Through Mirella’s guidance, I was able to step back from the everyday fast pace schedule and reflect on my decisions, my way to deal with people and grow to be a more effective communicator and leader. I always look forward to our sessions (which I have missed since the ending…read more →
C-Level Executive, Global Firm
Although I have always been a big supporter of coaching programs, I was dubious of the effectiveness of coaching programs that were led by others who did not have deep expertise in the industry, leadership, etc. I was so happy that I took a chance to try Papillon MDC Inc.…read more →
Jon Reider, Senior Executive, Consultant
I was very fortunate to meet Mirella through an interview process almost 10 years ago and was immediately taken by her sense of goodness, her impeccable professionalism, and her amazing insight. What sets her apart from the pack is her continued interest in your wellbeing and her genuine concern for…read more →
JPL, Executive, Consulting
Working with Mirella was a life changing experience. I would recommend her to any executive who feel stuck and not afraid to challenge some of his/her deeply rooted beliefs.
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.…read more →
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…read more →
Président: Fabrication – Distribution
Travailler avec Mirella, c'est accepter de bûcher. C'est accepter de se faire challenger. C'est accepter que tes questions, c'est seulement toi qui peut les solutionner. C'est accepter que tout ne se fait pas dans l'instantanéité. C'est accepter que tu peux parfois te tromper. C'est accepter que tu peux et que…read more →