Laurie Rose, Consulting Associate
A dynamic and engaging bilingual facilitator, trainer, and coach, Laurie is passionate about helping people to be fully engaged in their personal and professional lives. She has spent the last eighteen years offering training and consulting services to the public, private, and non-profit sectors in Canada and internationally.
Laurie began her consulting career in the public and private sector where she designed and delivered diversity and cross-cultural awareness training to provincial and federal government departments, international high-tech organizations, and military personnel deploying on operations.
In 2001, Laurie joined the Canadian Federal Public Service and began offering a variety of workshops in the areas of emotional intelligence, leadership development, and interpersonal skills to staff at all hierarchical levels. Over the course of her career in the public service, Laurie’s responsibilities soon expanded to include more work with teams, change management, strategic planning, and executive coaching. She has worked with numerous teams over the years, designing interventions and helping members to become high performing teams with a solid understanding of human dynamics. Laurie also designed a leadership development program for senior executives that included a 360 assessment, 3-day residential workshop, and ongoing facilitated discussions on leadership and management issues.
A well-respected coach, Laurie is known for her laser-like ability to pinpoint critical issues and challenge clients by asking the tough questions. She has coached individuals at all levels on a wide range of personal and professional development issues including career transition, leadership development, and interpersonal relationships.
Laurie also has significant consulting experience in the area of change management. She has been the change management lead on several large projects: departmental transition to a government-wide directive on performance management, a divisional re-alignment to a matrix and process-oriented organization, the re-organization of a 600 person department, and a departmental transition to international accounting and auditing standards, amongst others.
Wanting to expand her experience in the non-profit sector, Laurie worked with Bruyère Continuing Care to development an orientation and training program for volunteers. She also led staff at Amethyst Women’s addiction centre in an exploration of “self-care”, the end result being an ongoing program that ensures staff take just as good care of themselves as their clients. Laurie has also contributed to the design of several team interventions for the Nobel Women’s Initiative, and facilitated board discussions for Landmine Monitor and Control Arms.
Her clients include Iogen Corporation, the Financial Management Institute of Canada, the Canadian Embassy in Washington D.C., the Office of the Auditor General of Canada, the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre, National Defence, Environment Canada, the Canadian Comprehensive Auditing Foundation, Amethyst Women’s Addiction Center, Bruyère Continuing Care, Landmine Monitor and the Nobel Women’s Initiative.
Laurie’s education includes a Certificate in Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University and a Master’s degree in Human Systems Intervention (organizational development) from Concordia University. She has also completed the Personal and Professional Coach Certification program at Concordia. Laurie is certified to use several psychometric tools including Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument, the EQ in Action profile, and Leadership Behaviour DNA amongst others.
On a personal note, Laurie enjoys cooking, travelling, creating handmade cards, and digital scrapbooking. Laurie is also a dedicated volunteer for several animal rescue organizations. She opens her home to foster abandoned boxers and volunteers with Animal Rescue Corps to conduct rescues of animals who fall victim to abuse and natural disasters.