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 done.
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 journey.
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.
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 with!
Lorrie Quigg, Business Development Associate, Soutar Career Centre (Former Relationship Manager – Career Services, McGill University)
Professionally and personally, Mirella’s commitment and authenticity is a breath of fresh air. The high standard of ethics to which she holds herself accountable create a foundation on which powerful workshops and material can be developed to support learning and excellence for all.
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 précieux.
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 reservation.
Kaberi Dasgupta, MD, MSc, FRCP(C) Associate Professor of Medicine, McGill University
Dr. Mirella De Civita’s deep knowledge of knowledge translation and qualitative research methods were critical in the publication of our work: The first was an application of diffusion of innovations theory to diabetes translation research, highlighting the key elements to achieve sustainable implementation of evidence- based diabetes management programs (DeCivita and Dasgupta, Journal of Public Health). The second was a qualitative examination of physical activity- related barriers and facilitators experienced by adults with type 2 diabetes who had participated in a supervised exercise program (Casey, DeCivita, and Dasgupta, Diabetic Medicine). Her collaborative spirit and astute knowledge were critical to our research.
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 effectiveness.
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 come.
Bruce Good, Executive Director, Center for Business Innovation – The Conference Board of Canada (Former General Manager of IMS Health)
Mirella is truly outstanding at what she does, she has a way of instilling confidence while providing an honest and professional guidance at a time when it is needed most !!
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 leader.