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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 publications.

Mirella allows one to visualize characteristics about oneself that for some reason are blinded from ones sight.

Mirella is great at what she does, insightful and very helpful in helping candidates pursue greater success through better understanding of themselves.

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

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.

Mirella is a consummate professional. She provided accurate, insightful and meaningful reports and debriefs to me about our senior management team. Perhaps the greatest testament to her abilities is when I was searching to find coaching for Execaire, the senior management team strongly recommended that we hire Mirella.

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.

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 one of the most decent individuals who genuinely care for people in life. She holds the highest ethical and professional standards in the quality service she provides. Her drive to bring the best in people, her integrity and strong values and her charming personality makes her a real gem in the coaching world. I thoroughly enjoy my professional interaction with her and greatly appreciate the value she has brought to Pratt & Whitney Canada.

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.

Travailler avec Mirella, c’est accepter de bûcher
C’est accepter de se faire challenger
C’est accepter que tes questions, seulement toi peux 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 tu dois progresser
C’est accepter de continuer

 

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.

I had the pleasure to work with Mirella on a Leadership Initiative that our company launched over two years ago. It is rare to find an individual that can “deliver the goods” in precisely the way that she outlined from the very beginning of the process. She was able to keep our team focused on the big picture with a slow but steady approach. Most importantly, Mirella provided us with tools to continue building upon our initial success without her involvement.