Over the years, Denis Lévesque has established himself as a professional who helps companies and leaders ignite growth, improve profitability and achieve results. Known as an engaging coach, speaker, trainer and author, Denis uses his business acumen and expertise in human performance behaviours to spark success in others.
The son of a Canadian diplomat, Denis’ exposure to various cultures, constant change and the fast-paced IT/high tech industry, influenced his passion to help leaders and teams thrive in today’s rapidly changing business world. With more than 20 years of professional experience in corporate, government and entrepreneurial organizations, his practical business knowledge has provided critical insight when working with clients and presenting his point of view. Denis’ specific areas of expertise include leadership coaching, executive career management, leadership development, change management, strategic planning, team building, negotiation and building customer value.
Denis acquired his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Ottawa. Eighteen years later, he obtained his graduate certificate in executive coaching at the University of Royal Roads and his professional coaching certification (CEC) from the International Coaching Federation (MCC). He is an accredited speaker within the Canadian Association of Public Speakers. Denis is also certified in the Birkman method, in the Personal Resilience Profile and The MRG LEA 360 tool.
In addition to his executive newsletter and blog, Denis has been featured in the Globe and Mail and a local radio show. His articles have appeared in the University of Ottawa’s HR newsletter and in a variety of client-based company resources. He is a contributing author of two books, “No Winner ever got there Without a Coach” and “Mastering the Art of Success” and speaks regularly on different topics such as leadership, entrepreneurship, change management, and executive career management.
Fluent in French, English and conversational Italian, Denis Lévesque enjoys spending time with his family, playing soccer, playing squash, jogging and volunteering in his community. He is the 2015 President of the Ottawa chapter of the Canadian Association of Public Speakers.