Using Our Experience To Benefit You
With more than 60 combined years of leadership experience, 56 while serving in the Canadian Armed Forces all the way to the executive level, Christine and Diane have developed an appreciation for teamwork. They realize that leadership is a privilege and they have both had the incredible privilege of leading people in diverse, highly challenging and sometimes austere environments around the world.
From the mountains of Afghanistan to the offices of Ottawa, from the management of a $5.5 billion budget to the planning and coordination of logistics operations of more than 2,000 troops and 725 vehicles, the secret to their success has always resided in their personable and empathetic leadership style and their remarkable ability to draw the best out of every team.
Diane and Christine have built effective and resourceful teams that were successful on operations. These teams were successful due to their diversity, strong team spirit, strong interpersonal relationships and the level to which they were empowered by their leaders. We can help you to build a successful team too!
We are passionate about leadership, teamwork, and operational effectiveness. We offer to our clients a rare opportunity to pause to develop better self-awareness through experiential learning. We help our clients discover team strengths and how best to optimize these strengths to develop a more cohesive and operationally effective team.
DIANE BARRY, CD, MBA, CPA-CMA
FACILITATOR, CO-FOUNDER AND PARTNER
Diane hung up her Canadian Armed Forces’ uniform after a distinguished 27-year career as a Senior Logistics Officer, specializing in finance.
She is well known as a genuine and humane leader. She has participated in overseas deployments and worked at the tactical, operational, strategic, and corporate levels. She also had the unique privilege of serving with the Special Forces which taught her a great deal about the “bottom up approach’’ to leadership.
Diane is an authentic, cheerful and dedicated leader. She is passionate about leadership and communication. Diane believes in the power of experiential learning and experience sharing for both increased self-awareness and growth, as a leader and a person.
She is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration. She is also a small group facilitator.
Diane is a Nova 2.0 certified consultant, Everything DiSC Workplace facilitator and MBTI practitioner (psychometric tests).
Diane is a proud mother and wife. She is a ray of sunshine with a compassionate approach that makes everyone feel important and valued. An inclusive leader, she always leads by example. She enjoys many hobbies, but especially loves swimming, hiking, playing piano and trying to win at board games!
CHRISTINE CARIGNAN, CD, MBA, Certified Coach, NLP Coach
FACILITATOR, CO-FOUNDER AND PARTNER
Christine (Kiki) has 29 years of service as a Senior Logistics Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces. She also served with the Special Forces, Canadian Public Safety and in the health field as a Personal Support Worker. She is a Certified Professional Coach, member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), and Certified Coach in neurolinguistics programming, and a NOVA Profile 2.0 consultant.
With five deployments to her credit, including Bosnia, Afghanistan and the Canadian North, and many postings from France to Yellowknife, she has filled various roles that have given her a unique perspective on practical leadership, teamwork and communication.
She always strives to have a positive impact on the people around her. She uses her active listening skills to guide clients in their development and self-discovery. She is an avid learner who constantly seeks to improve her personal and professional skills in order to give her clients the best possible experience.
She has been married to Louis-Philippe (who is also a veteran) for over 26 years and together, they have raised four children through the challenges of multiple operations and assignments around the world.
Christine is a present, generous, and committed leader. She is an avid volunteer. She is sympathetic and accessible, and she is skilled at putting people at ease. She is an inclusive, empathetic leader who loves meeting new people.
She loves hiking, cross-country skiing, biking and travelling!