“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”

Confucius

CONTACT

At Coaching for Excellence, we provide services that support you and your team as well as your organization to meet challenges at hand, spark insight, and tap into human potential and possibilities. As and Ottawa professional coaching firm, please feel free to contact us for a confidential no-obligation consultation. Within a short time, we will be able to determine whether we can be of service or whether we can recommend someone who might be more suited to your requirements. In some instances, we are able to deliver services throughout Canada and the United States and, we encourage you to ask us about what capabilities we have to serve you.

We would be pleased to discuss with you how we can work with you collaboratively and invite you to contact us or reach us by phone. Please let us know what time is best to reach you.

Address:
27 Sawgrass Circle
Ashton, Ontario
K0A 1B0

Tel: 613.794.1615

 

info@coachexcellence.ca

“We are dependent upon each other for the narration of our own life-story.”

Adriana Cavarero

ABOUT US

Coaching for Excellence is an Ottawa professional coaching firm, established in Eastern Ontario, Canada in 2012 by Caroline Thibaudeau. We strive to be our client’s most reliable leadership and human development coaching, custom workshop and facilitation resource. As our clients can attest, we help clients connect passion to action, recruiting and benefiting from all senses and capacities as well as cognitive insight every step of the way to bring about extraordinary capacity and performance.

We assess our client needs, provide clear outcomes and objectives, and work in collaboration with relevant additional resources to develop programs and workshops that are tailored to learning needs.

   

OUR MANTRA

Live life at the power of three is our mantra. And why at the power of three? Simple, as humans we derive meaning and insight as well as cultivate potential from the head, heart and gut.  Imagine for a moment the power that can be tapped into when all senses and capacities are heightened, recruited and synchronized. This is what coaching and integral coaching can do with individuals and teams.

“All real change begins with self change. As enterprise leaders, our capacity for organizational growth is directly proportional to our own growth.”

Kevin Cashman

OFFERINGS

Our offerings are the tools and the approaches we use for change. Develop yourself, build your team. Increase focus and capacity, reduce overwhelm and dependency, drive engagement and impact and move from doing good work to great work. As an Ottawa professional coaching firm, many of these offerings are available at the location of your choice.

Individual customized programs for leadership development to equip yourself and your team (issue specific such as collaboration and communication, interpersonal skills, engagement and combines/integrates as appropriate assessment tools).

Individual and group coaching to accelerate transformation and cultural adaptation.

Workshop and facilitation of pre-determined programs in strategic planning and team/individual effectiveness (experiential learning programs and action learning based).

Assessments and tools to receive valuable feedback that will impact your journey to become a highly effective leader.

Take your leadership development to the next level through our Leadership Development through Sports.

For additional description, please click here.

“With our programs, leaders learn to lead with the heart, check in with the gut and organize with the brain. All essential elements of effective leadership.”

Caroline Thibaudeau

RESOURCES

Lately, we have been curious about unpacking the topics of essential leadership traits and qualities, how these show up in our bodies, actions and habits and how sport performances can help us learn how to be better leaders.

ARTICLES

  • Caroline Thibaudeau “Being Leaders for Today, Tomorrow and Beyond
  • Caroline Thibaudeau “Top of Mind Leadership and Life Lessons From the Hill

    SOURCES OF INSPIRATION

    The following authors, poets, leaders and organizations influence our work. We are grateful for their wisdom and teachings and encourage you to explore these as well. In many cases, there are great TED Talks and on line resources available.

  • Brian Gagzer and a Curious Mind
  • John P. Kotter and 8 Step Process for Change
  • David Whyte and the Institute for Conversational Leadership
  • Wendy Palmer and the Leadership Embodiment Institute
  • George Leonard & Michael Murphy and the Life We Are Given
  • Peter Senge and Presence
  • Marshall Rosenberg and Nonviolent Communications
  • The Enneagram Institute
  • David Goleman, Richard Boyatzis & Annie McKee and Primal Leadership
  • Amy Cuddy and how the body shapes who we are
  • Brene Brown and vulnerability
  • Ben & Roz Zander and The Art of Possibility
  • Stephen Levine and A Year to Live
  • Daniel Coyle and the Talent Code
  • Arianna Huffington and Thrive
  • “We shape our self to fit this world, and by the world are shaped again. The visible and the invisible working together in common cause, to produce the miraculous.”

    David Whyte

    BIOGRAPHY

    Caroline Thibaudeau is an accredited integral development coach. She is also a teacher and sport coach and brings these perspectives and insights into enhancing human and organizational performance. As a high performer, she naturally tends to work with clients who are seeking renewal to continue to achieve high-standards. She meets leaders in their reality and fosters excellence and renewal for themselves and those that are around them.

    As the owner of an Ottawa professional coaching firm, she guides individuals and teams into reflective awareness to explore among other how they connect with others, how assumptions lead to creating blind spots, how issues and challenges can be viewed through different lenses, how certain personality traits can prevent us from being at the cutting edge of leadership performance and how certain notions of excellence may bring the very rigidities that might bring organizations down.

    As a former executive with the Government of Canada and through her experience in leadership positions including the ‘inner circle’ of the Privy Council Office of Canada, Public Safety Canada as well as sport promotion department, she is known to be able to offer strong insights to work through challenging and complex issues.

    Caroline is a life-long learner and graduate from the New Venture West school of Integral Development Coaching. She holds a university degree from University of Ottawa in Social Sciences. She possesses a number of other certifications and accreditations including from the International Coach Federation.

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    CONFIDENTIALITY

    Coaching for Excellence and its sole proprietor, Caroline Thibaudeau retains a privileged information relationship with its clients in coaching relationships. As a member of the International Coach Federation and as a credentialed coach, Caroline is guided in her interactions by a Code of Ethics that outlines enforceable confidentiality standards of conduct. For additional information, please click here

    Coaching for Excellence undertakes to keep confidential all information passing between the client and coach and this includes all correspondence. Information will only be conveyed to others (including the sponsoring organization) with the full knowledge and agreement of the client.

    “The only secure truth men have is that which they themselves create and dramatize; to live is to play at the meaning of life.”

    Ernest Becker

    CLIENTS AND TESTIMONIALS

    ALTHOUGH WE ARE AN OTTAWA PROFESSIONAL COACHING FIRM, OUR CLIENTS AND PARTICIPANTS HAVE COME FROM ORGANIZATIONS AS DIVERSE AS:

  • Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada
  • Canada Border Services Agency
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance
  • Employment and Social Development Canada
  • Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
  • Health Canada
  • Imation
  • McCartney Tétrault
  • National Defence
  • Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages
  • Patented Medicine Prices Review Board
  • Polar Knowledge Canada
  • Public Safety Canada
  • Western Economic Diversification
  • LOOK AT WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT OUR SERVICES

    “Caroline’s unique customized program offers senior leaders the opportunity to harness their creativity and perceptive abilities to enhance not only executive leadership skills and workplace performance but also management of work life balance challenges faced by many in today’s workplace.”
    James Papadimitriou, Partner, McCartney Tétrault

    “A true executive — Caroline has a solid track record as a senior manager in a wide range of challenging environments. She brings enormous energy, insight and commitment to her professional endeavours, and I recommend her without hesitation.”
    Stuart Campbell, Registrar and Deputy Head, Public Servant Disclosure Protection Tribunal Canada

    “Caroline uses her considerable public sector management experience combined with her competencies in coaching and development to allow you to explore your potential and recognize and address challenges which may be hampering your development.”
    Sean Berrigan, former Director General with the Government of Canada and Principal and Proprietor at Newgrange Strategies and Conversations

    “Caroline Thibaudeau is a professional through and through. She has that rare quality of being able to adapt to different situations and recognizes an individual’s uniqueness which makes her a great coach. She is clearly in her element. In addition, she is superb, beautifully calm and has an aura around her that makes you feel comfortable as soon as you meet her.”
    Julie Perron, Executive Assistant to the Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Medical Association

    “Caroline is a unique and talented coach. Deeply knowledgeable and compassionate, Caroline is able to spark insights to help individuals be at their authentic best, whether on the ski hill or in the boardroom. She coaches from the heart, and is passionate about developing human potential.”

    Andrew Foti, Founder & CEO of Avvōkat

    PROGRAMS/TRAINING AND WORKSHOPS

    Additional information is available by sending us an email at info@coachexcellence.ca or by contacting Caroline Thibaudeau by phone at (613) 794-1615. For payments, please click below

    ONE-ON-ONE EXECUTIVE COACHING:

    A tailored program to the context of the client and the issue at the source of self-renewal and growth. Programs require a minimum of 2 hours per month directed coaching conversations. Price available on request.

    BUILDING A COACHING CULTURE FROM WITHIN:

    A group coaching program that builds the capacity of individuals to become coaches. It blends both group and individual coaching to unpack key topics that promote workplace effectiveness and productivity.

    ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR A RESILIENT & PRODUCTIVE WORKPLACE:

    Workshops are tailored to the learning needs of an organization. Various modules are available and are half day in length. These can be combined to make retreats for staff and can focus on visioning and adapting to change. Please see descriptions.

    ZEN AND THE ART OF MOUNTAIN MAINTENANCE™ (6 HOURS):

    Since life is shaped from the inside out, this is a unique day long program tailored to the renewal requirements of both individuals and teams alike. It uses the mountains in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, and mindfulness/centering activities. Physical activity is practiced such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, downhill skiing. $300 per participant.

    Interested and now ready to proceed? Then fill in a registration form, forward it to info@coachexcellence.ca and provide your online payment.

    CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR WORKSHOP/TRAINING REGISTRATION FORM

    CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT OUR WORKSHOP/TRAINING REGISTRATION FORM ONLINE

     

    “The human mind cannot create anything. It produces nothing until having been fertilized by experience and meditation; its acquisitions are the gems of its production.”

    Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon

    LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT THROUGH SPORTS

    How do you develop your talent? What’s your practice to get the best of you? Did you want to bring your leadership skills to a different level? Are you ready to take one day to do something out of the box?

     

    MORE

    Because knowing is no longer a skill and you are the architect of your own talent

    POWER

    Because you are driven to excel in all that you do and know it starts from within

    TO

    Take command to grow and thrive and start unleashing the power of you.

    YOU

    Move to action and learn how you can use the power of sports as deep practice to develop a ‘spartan like’ quality to:

    • Read the environment appropriately
    • Stay aware and work through disruptive emotions
    • Take the right action rapidly and in the midst of chaos
    • Promote renewal

    As an Ottawa professional coaching firm, both intact groups & individual workshops are available at the following locations. For additional information, please email us at info@coachexcellence.ca or let us know how we can contact you to speak one on one.

    Golf: Canadian Golf & Country Club, Ashton, Ontario

    Skiing: Mont-Tremblant, Quebec

    CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT OUR TRAINING REGISTRATION ON LINE

    “The limits of my language are the limits of my world.”

    Wittgenstein