Our Experience To Your Benefit
Combining more than 60 years of leadership experience, 56 of these serving in the Canadian Armed Forces up to the executive level, what Christine and Diane have appreciated most during their career is teamwork and the incredible privilege to lead people in very diverse, highly challenging and sometimes austere environments around the globe.
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 strengthen the contribution of each member of their team.
Their ability to empower the richness of the inter-personal relationships of team members, while respecting the diversity and promoting team spirit were the elements that ensured effectiveness, efficiency, and optimization of resources, into successful operations.
Passionate about leadership, team, and operational effectiveness, they offer to their clients a rare opportunity to pause and to develop better self-awareness through experiential learning. They help their clients discover their hidden team’s strengths and how best to optimize them to become more cohesive and operationally effective teams.
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 has always been recognized for her genuine and human leadership, whether in overseas deployments or in positions she has held at the tactical, operational, strategic, and corporate levels. She also had the privilege of serving in the Special Forces which taught her a lot about the leadership’s ‘’bottom up approach’’.
Diane is an authentic, cheerful and dedicated leader. Passionate about leadership and communication, she believes in the power of experiential learning and experience sharing to increase self-awareness and grow as a leader and human being.
She is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration. She is also a small group’s 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 whose compassionate approach makes everyone feel important and valued. An inclusive leader, she always leads by example. She enjoys many hobbies, and especially loves swimming, hiking, trying to play the piano and 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 neurolinguistic programming, and a NOVA Profile 2.0 consultant.
With five deployments to her credit, including Bosnia, Afghanistan and the Canadian North, many postings from France to Yellowknife, her various functions, training, and certifications allowed her to experience, observe and practice leadership, teamwork and communication.
She always strives to have a positive impact on the people around her. Her active listening skills allow her to guide clients in their development and self-discovery. An avid learner, she constantly seeks to improve her personal and professional skills in order to give her clients the best possible experience.
She has been married for over 26 years with Louis-Philippe who is also a veteran. Together, they raised their four children through the challenges of multiple operations and assignments around the world.
She is a present, generous, and committed leader. As such, she does a lot of volunteering, is a sympathetic and accessible woman, who can easily put everyone at ease. She advocates inclusive leadership by being empathetic and curious to meet new people.
She loves hiking, cross-country skiing, biking and travelling!