The protagonists of Prologue.
Prologue’s dynamic team of fully bilingual individuals fuse leading-edge research, training and expertise with solid experience and passion to untangle the most nuanced and complex organizational issues.
Strategic and Adaptive Change Consultant
With more than 15 years’ experience as an executive CPA-CGA, Chantal holds a BA in business administration from HEC Montréal, a Certified General Accountant (CGA) designation and an MA in Organizational Development from Concordia University.
Her ongoing learning and research is fuelled by a fascination in large scale complex change and how simple, purposeful action can translate into significant organizational transformation. Her work with senior leaders and as an Adaptive Change content expert at Canada School of Public Service (CSPS) has ignited a passion in the growing worldwide interest of Public Service innovation.
As a strategic advisor, Chantal provides new perspectives and expanded options for understanding and action. She focuses on the work, turning challenges into opportunities for growth and development. She helps build sustainability throughout an organization, as well as shared meaning and trust.
Coach and Consultant, Team and Leadership Development
Jean-Philippe Bouchard has been a consultant in organizational development since 1996, specializing in leadership development and the improvement of work teams.
He holds a BA in Business Administration from HEC Montréal, an MA in Organizational Development from Concordia University, certifications in Integral Coaching and 360˚ Evaluation, and is a certified NonViolent Communication facilitator.
With clients medium- and larged-sized from the private and public sectors, Jean-Philippe trains and coaches managers at all levels on leadership, interpersonal communication, psychological harassment, conflict management and work team performance. His approach is based on active learning, in-depth work and rigorous concept explanation.
As a coach and facilitator, Jean-Philippe ensures that he creates the space for authentic, meaningful dialogue, fostering trust and creativity. He believes that building an organization’s capacity for collaboration creates a strong foundation for enhanced learning and aligned action.
Mediator, Coach and in Collective Resilience Consultant
Valérie Lanctot-Bédard holds an MA in Conflict Prevention and Resolution (LL.M.-PRD) from Sherbrooke University, is a certified trainer in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and is ICF-accredited in transformational coaching. She is a certification assessor for the Center for Nonviolent Communication and an Insights Discovery licensed practitioner.
As a consultant, coach and trainer, Valérie addresses all facets of communication skills, addressing feedback, difficult conversations, effective meetings, civility at work and psychological harassment, group conflict, and leadership transitions.
She is skilled at creating spaces that foster mutual understanding and build trust, respect, and new possibilities. Her focus on self-awareness, self-responsibility, and dialogue skills develops the capacity within organizations to leverage synergy to achieve common goals.
Valérie is deeply committed to enhancing personal and collective resilience in the face of adversity and setbacks. She is devoted to transformation, authenticity, meaningful living and rewarding relationships. Valérie is currently working towards accreditation in Mindfulness, and pursuing her interests in neuroscience and neuroplasticity.
Performance Management and Complex Problem Solving Specialist
With more than 15 years’ experience in Human Resources Management and Labour Relations, Patricia Iacono holds a BA in Translation from Université de Montréal, a Human Resources Management Certificate from Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and a Graduate Diploma in Conflict Prevention and Resolution with Sherbrooke University. She has recently received the title of Certified Mediator (IMAQ).
Working in both the public and private sectors, Patricia has developed expertise in implementing Human Resources processes while taking into consideration an organization’s needs. Her experience in negotiation and conflict management sparked a passion for alternative dispute resolution and has led her to pursue her career as a mediator.
As a consultant, Patricia strives to provide a comprehensive and targeted approach to Human Resources management. She is committed to supporting Managers in undertaking challenges in the workplace such as performance management, psychological harassment and complex problem solving.
Organization Development and Change Consultant
Ian is an Organization Development consultant with broad-based experience at senior levels in the private and public sectors. He uses strong problem-solving and facilitation skills to help executive and senior management teams improve their effectiveness in leading change in their organizations. A particular interest is in delivering change project results by integrating the need to produce deliverables with a concern for the “people side” of change. Ian helps organizations develop their own capacity to manage change effectively, sometimes by setting up and training internal consultants. He has operated in cross-cultural environments with good results.
Ian's current interest is in exploring the next generation of change management concepts, tools and methods, using the most appropriate concept of adaptive change and increasing organizational adaptive capacity. He is currently working with the Human Systems Dynamics Institute to further develop tools and methods that are more useful than traditional change management in an environment of increasing complexity, instability and emergence. Ian has pioneered the use of these tools and methods in the federal public service with senior management teams, and as a set of learning interventions to help managers problem solve.