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3 10/2018
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Slowing down to appreciate the journey

Autumn is a good time to look back and take time to appreciate the progress made during the year.

We are blessed to share our journey with so many leaders and organizations in sport and business who want to do things differently – to change the way the game is played – by creating new opportunities for themselves and their teams.

Your trust feeds our desire to journey with you toward a world of performance that makes sense.

We have had the great pleasure of working with the following organizations during the last six months :

  • American Iron & Metal
  • CÉGEP Sorel-Tracy
  • CIMA+
  • Les Canadiennes de Montréal
  • Desjardins
  • École d’entrepreneurship de Beauce
  • EMBLM
  • Judo Canada
  • KDC Knowlton
  • Les restaurants Normandin
  • Normandin Beaudry
  • Own the podium
  • Pendopharm
  • PLB International
  • Snowboard cross Canada
  • Therrien Couture
  • Vestshell inc.
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3 10/2018
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Welcome Cassandra!

The last 6 months have been both intense and very rich in a humane way for CANU. The arrival of Cassandra Poudrier in the team as a program manager is undoubtedly our biggest achievement.

Cassandra retired last spring from the professional hockey team Les Canadiennes de Montréal. She was able to get acquainted with CANU during her year as a participant of the very first edition of the Champions beyond the code program.

You will see she does not mess around with the puck!

Welcome Cass, we are happy that you have chosen us.

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3 10/2018
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Champions beyond the code : a transition program that is the talk of the town!

The success of the first edition of the Champions beyond the code co-development program is the talk of the town!

In a dossier presented by Pascal Milano in the pages of the newspaper La Presse, Maxime Boilard, OLY – the initiator of the program – talks about one of the objectives pursued by the program :

The common denominator among the participants who were part of [the co-development program] is that they wanted to go beyond their athlete’s code. […] We want to help them take a step back to gain a new perspective over the code that served them as athletes.

Read the full La Presse + paper here [french only].

Find out more about the Champions beyond the code co-development program and see how to register here.

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11 12/2017
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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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10 12/2017
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At war, if you do your job right, you can die

I just finished reading the latest blog post of Stéphanie Dupuis, founder of THEMA.

I couldn’t help smiling while reading it and one quote really caught my eyes :

At war, if you make a mistake, you can die.
At war, if you do not do your job, you can die.
At war, if you do your job right, you can die.

Read my reactions and reflexions on her blog here.

May 2009 Ghundey Ghar, Afghanistan. Crédit photo : Cplc Jonathan Johansen.

May 2009 Ghundey Ghar, Afghanistan. Crédit photo : Cplc Jonathan Johansen.

 

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11 11/2017
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Leave some extra room for courage, would you?

DSC_0269During my late-teenage years, my view on courage was deeply influenced by the movies I used to watch on the big screen. A blazing kind of courage portrayed by actors with bulging muscles – the very incarnation of power. The kind of show that hits you in the gut!

That being said, can courage be expressed on a day-to-day basis in a more traditional context?

Read the blog here.

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7 11/2017
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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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10 03/2017
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FOCUS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF CEO’S

CANU’s coaching brings heart and body to the practice of leadership. Our partnership with L’École d’entrepreneurship de Beauce is a great example of how powerful the learning experience can be when CEO’s  slow down and interpret their sensations in action to become better leaders.

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