Professional background 

Josée Blaquière is an organizational development consultant and an executive coach with over 30 years of experience in the business community. In the early part of her career she occupied several roles in labour relations and human resource management in the manufacturing sector. She was also a contractual professor for several years at the Université de Sherbrooke’s Business Administration faculty.

For over 20 years, she has been offering consulting, training and coaching services to many private companies and public organizations. Her passion is leadership development and the transformation of individuals and organizations.

Through her many years of experience, Josée has dealt with many different clienteles, from the factory floor and call centres up to the executive level and including engineering, finance, sales, production and customer service. This thorough understanding of organizations enables her to propose relevant, meaningful solutions.

The latest research in positive psychology, neuroscience and mindfulness greatly influence her interventions. Josée is valued by her clients for her strong ability to instill trust and for her charismatic presence, attentiveness and incisive questions. She excels in making complex concepts and processes understandable and, above all, is skilled at guiding leaders and their teams toward practical, relevant and long-lasting results.


Training and professional associations

In addition to holding a bachelor’s in Industrial Relations (B.Sc., Université de Montréal, 1982) and a master’s in Organizational Development (MSOD) (American University, Washington D.C., 1991), Josée has received professional coaching training from Corporate Coach U in the United States (2000) and Mozaik Québec (2012).

Mindful of the importance of staying abreast of the latest research and ever-evolving methodologies, Josée is deeply committed to professional development. In the last 15 years, she has attended many workshops, training sessions and conferences. .



Avoiding the Ambush of Hope
Retreat with Meg Wheatley, Eastman, QC, June 4 to 6, 2015

Beliefs That Restrict Our Leadership Capacity
Workshop with Meg Wheatley, Montreal, June 3, 2015

Mindfulness meditation
Centre de Psychologie de la Rive-Sud, Longueuil, QC, fall 2014

True Purpose Path for Change Agent
True Purpose Institute, Pagosa Springs, CO, fall 2014

Certification Voices – 360°
Korn Ferry, Toronto, ON, August 2014

Individual Coaching and Role of Coach
Mozaik Québec, Montreal and Quebec City, QC, April to December 2012

International Conference on Appreciative Inquiry
Ghent, Belgium, April 2012
Miami, FL, September 2004

Strength Deployment Inventory – Level 1 Certification
Personal Strengths, Montreal, QC, February 2012

Leadership and Discernment
Maison des leaders (Rémi Tremblay)
Saint-Jean-de-Matha, QC, October 2011

New Trends in Organizational Development (OD)
NTL Conference, Washington, DC, March 2010

International Coach Federation, Annual International Conference
Fort Lauderdale, FL, December 2010
Montreal, QC, November 2009
Quebec City, QC, October 2006

Coaching for Leadership
Forton Group, Toronto, ON, September 2009

Cultural Transformation Tool (CTT) Part 2 – Building a Values-Driven Organization
Barrett Values Centre, Montreal, QC, September 2009

Cultural Transformation Tool (CTT) Part 1 – Models and Tools Training
Barrett Values Centre, Montreal, QC, February 2009

Conflict Dynamic Profile Certification – Leadership Development Institute
Eckerd College, Toronto, ON, February 2008


Women’s Leadership Margaret Wheatley
Montreal, QC, April 2007

Center for Creative Leadership 360 Assessment Qualification
The Niagara Institute and Center for Creative Leadership, Toronto, ON, June 2006

Leadership in Turbulent Times
Margaret Wheatley and Peter Block
OD Network of Ottawa, ON, February 2005

Creating a Culture of Accountability
Peter Block, Ottawa, ON, October 2003

MBTI® Qualifying Program
Career Life Skills, Toronto, ON, November 2002

Certification to Deliver Leadership Development Program Follow-On Coaching
The Niagara Institute and Center for Creative Leadership, Montreal, QC, 2002

Coaching Clinic for Managers – Certification Program
Corporate Coach U, Montreal, QC, 2001

Professional Corporate Coaching Program
Corporate Coach U, USA, 1999-2003

Open Space Technology
Diane Gibeault, Ottawa, ON, June 1999


Josée recently submitted an application request to the International Coach Federation (ICF) to obtain the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential. She is continually updating her approach by participating in various information exchange and networking activities:

  • Member of ICF and ICF Quebec since 2004
  • Member of Management Consultant Network of Quebec (RCMQ) since 2008
  • Member of OD Network of Quebec since 2008
  • Member of communities of practice in coaching and appreciative inquiry

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