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11 12/2017

Losing your true self while striving for the “perfect 10”

cropped-Screen-Shot-2017-10-25-at-8.41.38-AMI have had the great pleasure for the past few years to collaborate within CANU with Jo-Annie Fortin, organizational development consultant and keynote speaker. Jo-Annie is an Olympic athlete with 17 years of experience in synchronized swimming. She just completed her master’s degree at HEC Montreal. A few weeks back she wrote a blog article about the consequences of the her never-ending quest for perfection.

Jo-Annie comes from a world where you need to smile when you’re hurting, stop breathing so that your teammates can emerge on top and make the judges buy your story so that you can get on the podium. It’s the cross road between art, sport, and show business.

A metaphor for life where it is dangerous to drown some parts of yourself if you are not vigilant.

It felt as if a violent storm was raging inside me. Chocking me. Drowning me. For the first time in my life, I was paying the price for pushing my limits too far (they literally slapped me in the face). I had no other choice but to listen to my body and take some time off. For several weeks, my only goal was to get through each day as slowly and gently as I could.

When human beings meet their limits, it is tragic and beautiful at the same time. A reminder of the fragility of life. Her intimate testimonial demonstrates the importance of listening to what the body and the heart have to say in order to temper the stories of will that the mind is telling itself.

What if being well was enough?

From the bottom of my heart thank you Jo-Annie.


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7 11/2017

2018 : Your Game Changer?

What needs to happen now on your team so that in 2030 looking back you can say that 2018 was one of your most positively meaningful work experience in terms of fulfillment, authenticity, and pride of your career?

You are convinced that your team members could raise their game if they were not stuck in day to day urgent work?
You’d like to feel better understood by your team members regarding your vision and how your team functions?
You want to experience the power of your team with everyone paddling in the same boat, going into the same direction in 2018?

Read the blog here.path-to-victory_banniere


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20 01/2013

5 moments forts de 2012 en photos / 5 key moments of 2012

Chers Amis,

L’année 2012 est passée en laissant son lot de moments forts sur lesquels les membres de l’équipe CANU s’appuient pour construire 2013. Nous pensons qu’il est intéressant de nous rappeler ce que nous avons vécu et souhaitons le faire avec vous en vous partageant nos impressions de 5 moments-clefs pour nous.

Si une image vaut 1000 mots, combien vaut-elle de poils hérissés sur les bras? Une photo par jour du 21 au 25 janvier…

Bon visionnement à tous!

Dear friends,

2012 has come and gone leaving behind a number of powerful moments the CANU team will build on to deliver an even better 2013. We took time to look back and reflect on our year and thought it would be interesting to share our impressions of 5 of the key moments of 2012.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then how many goose bumps is it worth? These 5 inspiring photos put us back in the heat of the action. Can you feel the emotion in the air?

One photo a day from the 21st to the 25th of January




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