Panel Discussion

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Date(s) - Thu, 22 April 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Coaching from different perspectives series: the perspective of sponsors and organizations

Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: Members CAD 15$/Non-members CAD 25$

Join our panel discussion on April 22nd  to understand what are the expectations of coaching by different types of organizations.

About this session:

Join us and understand how coaching is perceived by diverse organizations. We have gathered for you representatives from the City of Ottawa, the private sector, the talent development management industry as well as the Federal Government. They will share their unique perspective about coaching. The discussion will be moderated to ensure all perspectives are heard and coaches can ask questions.

The key topics of the panel discussion will be:

  • The scope of a coaching program. Ex: who receives coaching? For which reasons?
  • The success of a coaching program. Ex: how does your organization measure the success of a coaching program? (quantified results or not)
  • The process to make a coaching program successful. Ex: how to best design the alliance coach-sponsor-coachee (roles and responsibilities)?
  • The future of coaching. Ex: how to improve the current coaching experience to increase satisfaction and effectiveness?

About our panelists and facilitator:

Denis Levesque (MCC, CEC) will be our moderator for this discussion: Denis Lévesque is a leadership coach, trainer, and speaker who is passionate about helping companies and leaders ignite growth, improve profitability and achieve results. He also facilitates numerous leadership development programs covering all aspects of leadership in multiple formats.


Stephanie Burgetz will represent the perspective of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She developed and lead the coaching program, in partnership with Telfer School of Management at the Royal College. Stephanie is the Learning and Leadership Development, HR Specialist focused internally on the staff and leaders at the Royal College.


Joanne Daykin will represent the perspective of the City of Ottawa. She developed and lead the coaching program at the City of Ottawa from 2018 to 2021 and was fundamental in the City to successfully be awarded the ICF Prism Award for Coaching Excellence in 2020. Joanne is now the program manager of the City’s Learning Centre which oversees the overall learning and development programs at the City. This includes the coaching program for all levels of staff and the executive leadership development programs.

France Hutchison will represent the point of view of the Government of Canada. She is a free agent with the Treasury Board Secretariat and a member of the faculty of the Canada School of Public Service. She was the manager and assigned coach in leadership development programs as well as the instigator of the Government of Canada Coaching Network. She specializes in coaching managers and their teams to adopt coaching-inspired techniques to better deal with complexity, change, and human relationships.

Rob Notman is the Optimum Talent Managing Director. Over the past 20 years, he has counseled a wide range of individuals and executives through career transition, led group downsizing, and implemented policies related to dismissal. With origins dating back over 40 years, Optimum Talent has become Canada’s largest integrated talent management firm. They have 14 offices across Canada, providing expertise in Leadership, Assessment and Development; Career Transition and Outplacement, and Search Solutions.

The session includes a panel discussion moderated by Denis Levesque (MCC, CEC). You will have the opportunity to ask questions to the panelists.