Biography

With strong managerial experience as a former senior leader, and a recent academic post-graduate education, I help my clients thrive as successful leaders. I also assist leadership teams in their quest for high-performance. I am an executive coach, speaker and author.

I assist leaders, experts and managers deeply engaged and motivated by their development. They observe significant improvements in areas such as: strategic communications and influence, decision-making, strategic thinking, executive presence, team performance and earning trust. Actuary by trade, I worked as an actuarial consultant for close to ten years, before joining IT organizations, where I held leadership positions, notably as vice-president at CGI, General Manager at Aimia, as well as a member of the Aeroplan executive team.

I am a certified ACC of the International Coach Federation, as well as accredited by Team Coaching International. I hold a Master of Science degree in Management from HEC Montréal (2017) and a Bachelor's degree in Actuarial Mathematics from Concordia University (1990). I recently published a book (in French) on intuition in business and influence, leveraging the Scientific Master’s degree in Management (2017), and more specifically my thesis.

Wildly Credible: Training the Brain to Build Sustainable Trust

2020-06-02T13:00:00-04:00 2020-05-25T01:42:36-04:00 Tuesday, June 2nd 13:00 EDT Length: 45 minutes

Ginette Gagnon

  • High Performance Leadership Coach, Speaker & Author
Biography

The ability to build and sustain trust is critical for business leaders today. However, connecting with people and engaging in lasting relationships can be quite difficult, given the complexity and competitiveness of our work environments. Research and empirical data demonstrate that top leaders rely not only on their rational thinking process but also on their instinct – their intuitions – to achieve extraordinary results. They observe their intuitions in the light of reason and take appropriate action, in a fraction of a second, zooming in the most impactful verbal and nonverbal cues to connect and engage with others. Executive and business coaches today need to harness this innate ability to think both rationally and intuitively to support their clients in developing their capacity to inspire sustainable trust. This session is based on my book, published in French in 2017. It leverages the wisdom of top leaders of various industries interviewed as part of my research (M. Sc. thesis on Influence (2017)), management literature, as well as several years of experience as an executive leader and executive coach.

  1. How navigating between intuition and reason is critical to build trust
  2. How to train the brain to become the impartial observer of intuitions
  3. Strategies to connect with others and build trust, leveraging both intuition and reason

Wildly Influential: Training The Brain To Influence Others

2021-03-25T17:00:00-04:00 2020-05-25T01:42:36-04:00 Thursday, March 25th 17:00 EDT Length: minutes

Ginette Gagnon

  • High Performance Leadership Coach, Speaker & Author
Biography

The ability to build trust and persuade others is critical for business leaders today. However, connecting with people and finding the most appropriate arguments to overcome resistance can be very difficult, even for the most eloquent among us.

Research and empirical data demonstrate that top leaders rely not only on their rational thinking process but also on their instinct – their intuitions – to achieve extraordinary results. They observe their intuitions in the light of reason and take appropriate action, in a fraction of a second, zooming in the most impactful arguments to persuade others, given the goals and mindset of their audience. Executive and business coaches today need to harness this innate ability to think both rationally and intuitively to support their clients in developing their capacity to influence others.

This session is based on my book, published in French in 2017. It leverages the wisdom of top leaders of various industries interviewed as part of my research (M. Sc. thesis on Influence (2017)), management literature, as well as several years of experience as an executive leader and executive coach.

  1.  How navigating between intuition and reason is critical to influence others
  2. How to train the brain to become the impartial observer of intuitions
  3. Strategies to become wildly influential, leveraging both intuition and reason
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