Facilitator promoting self-awareness and personal change
Monica’s background in organization development, psychology and nursing coupled with her expertise in management, facilitation, workplace diversity and leadership coaching have been used primarily in the health care sector for over 30 years. She has been a longstanding faculty member for the Physician Leadership Institute at Joule, a company of the Canadian Medical Association and a frequent speaker at both the CMA annual conference ‘Leadership for Medical Women’ and the CSPL Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership. Monica has co-authored a chapter along with Dr. Mamta Gautam and Dr. Gillian Kernaghan for the book Female Doctors in Canada – Experience and Culture. She has also co-authored a five-part series of articles with Mary Yates in the Canadian Journal of Physician Leadership, on Facilitation Skills for Physician Leaders; an emerging necessity in a complex health system. Monica has been made a Honorary Member of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada in 2017 for her commitment to mentoring female physicians in the areas of self-awareness and effective leadership.
Monica also teaches in the Master’s Certificate in Healthcare Management program at Schulich School of Business, York University. She is qualified to administer the BarOn Emotional Quotient Inventory™ (EQ-I 2.0) – a measurement tool of emotional intelligence as well as to facilitate Insights® Discovery, Crucial Conversations® and Crucial Accountability® workshops.
In response to clients’ requests, Monica has designed and delivered various educational programs including culture change, team development, leadership effectiveness and emotional intelligence. Additionally, she facilitates group interventions in the areas of strategic planning, team building, leadership development and change management. Monica brings insight, inspiration and humour to her consulting and training practice. She is recognized as a sensitive and effective facilitator in promoting self-awareness and personal change leading to enhanced working relationships.