Sabourin Consult Group Inc.
Experts in Development, Transformation & Collaborative Facilitation

About Us

Sabourin Consult Group Inc. was founded in 2005 to respond to three key organizational needs:

  • Align objectives and streamline collective decision-making
  • Stimulate engagement to increase team effectiveness and performance
  • Maximize potential and unleash the strengths of emerging or senior leaders

In today’s constantly changing business world, organizations need to create collaborative and inspiring work environments to encourage innovation, enhance employee performance and capitalize on talents. As experts in development, transformation & collaborative facilitation, we can

  • Expand organizational capabilities
  • Co-create your vision
  • Unleash potential

Our services are available in both English and French. Our strength lies in developing innovative and effective solutions, aligned with business needs. Our values are based on four cornerstones:

  • Cooperation
  • Creativity
  • Customized solutions
  • Results

OUR CLIENTS

  • Private sector
  • Public sector
  • Large organizations
  • Small and medium size entreprises
  • Professional associations
  • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)

OUR CERTIFICATIONS

  • StrengthsFinder®
  • Coaching Ourselves®
  • MBTI®
  • Commission des partenaires du marché du travail
  • Member of the Association québécoise de codéveloppement professionnel

OUR COLLABORATIVE APPROACHES

  • World Café
  • Open Space
  • Art of Hosting
  • Participatory Team Diagnosis
  • Professional Co-Development Action Learning Groups
  • Peer Coaching—Coaching Ourselves
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Nathalie Sabourin, M.Sc., CRHA—Founder, Expert in Development, Transformation & Collaborative Facilitation

Ron Cheshire
Leadership Coach | StrengthsFinder Coach |
Business Development Coaching | Mentoring Advisor

Marie-Josée Gagné, M.A.
Digital facilitator | Cognitive computer science Doctoral student

Eve Zeville, M.Ps, CRHA,
Strategic Change Advisor and
Organizational Psychologist

Founder

An organizational development expert, an experienced, bilingual facilitator and a public speaker with a passion for creating innovative connections and projects, Nathalie Sabourin offers customized solutions to develop talent, stimulate engagement and streamline collective decision-making.

With her practical experience, management studies (M.Sc., HRM, HEC; Executive Marketing Program, Queen’s University) and work experience in the United States, Japan and Great Britain, Nathalie quickly pinpoints needs and rallies her clients around relevant and inspiring solutions, based on collaborative approaches (World Café, Open Space, Professional Co-Development Action Learning, Peer Coaching).

As a Strengthsfinder, MBTI and Coaching Ourselves certified coach, she trains and supports professional co-development facilitators and forms action learning groups, which become lasting change drivers within organizations.

In addition to coaching, Nathalie is often invited to teach at HEC-Montréal, ESG-UQAM and Université de Sherbrooke. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Association québécoise du codéveloppement professionnel (AQCP) from 2012 to 2015.

In 2017, Ms. Sabourin co-published a book entitled Collaborer et agir | Mieux et autrement : guide pratique pour implanter des groupes de codéveloppement (A practical guide to establishing professional co-development action learning groups). 

Partners

Sabourin Consult Group Inc. teams up with a network of high-powered partners to answer the varied needs of our clients.

Ron Cheshire is an experienced, bilingual coach and advisor, offering solutions in 3 domains:

1. Leadership Coaching
2. Business Development & Performance Coaching
3. Mentoring Program Design, Implementation & Training

With more than 30 years’ experience in business development and marketing, investment management, as well as strategic partnership creation and team effectiveness in the financial industry, Ron partners with his clients to build thriving organizations, maximize team performance and unleash individual potential.

His qualifications and certifications include: Executive MBA, Erickson Professional Coach and Gallup Certified Strengths Coach.

Leadership Coaching | Gallup Strengthsfinder

Ron is recognized to use solution-based methods with clients to achieve compelling visions, set clear and concrete goals, and take action on projects, businesses, and leadership objectives. He has provided individual and team leadership coaching at all levels, from high-potential leaders to executives. His personalized and forward-looking approach easily allows clients to rediscover their strengths, gain clarity and make better decisions.

Business Development & Performance Coaching

Ron partners with organizations to review and co-create strategic directions, implement marketing/sales plans and enable teams and individuals with the skills and competencies required to drive the business forward. He act as a trusted advisor and transfer his expertise in partnership development as well as team performance and business growth.

Mentoring Program Advisor

Over the past 10 years, Ron has successfully implemented mentoring programs in the financial services sector (CFA Montréal, PRMIA Montréal, CFA Québec and CAASA) to propel the leaders of tomorrow. He offers services to design and implement mentoring programs and train mentors and mentees.

His professional experience includes roles as Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager at Presima Inc.; Managing Director & Portfolio Manager at Natixis Capital Partners; and Vice President, Business Development and Client Servicing at Triasima Portfolio Management and at Foyston, Gordon & Payne.

Ron is a graduate of Concordia University (EMBA) and Carleton University (BA, Economics). Ron also holds the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) designation.

Expert in digital facilitation, Marie-Josée masters a large number of collaborative platforms and technological tools.

She offers training, coaching and technological support solutions to various audiences. She also teaches at UQAM in the department of Communication sociale et publique since 2018. Marie-Josée is co-author of articles and webinars bearing on remote coaching. She holds a master’s degree in communication from UQAM on the development of critical thinking through professional codevelopment. She also completed her doctoral studies in cognitive computing at UQAM.

Achievements:

Coordinator for major research, at UQAM, on the support of codevelopment groups as well as on the impacts and spin-offs of professional codevelopment. The codevelopment groups were found in organizations from different organizations across Quebec. Support was provided remotely.

Digital facilitator for remote groups.

Co-creation of online workshops for coachs.

Design of the research website www.codev-action.com.

Digital expert on the technological aspect of three symposia of the Quebec Association for Professional Codevelopment (AQCP).

Speaker in hybrid mode with participants present and at a distance during a conference.

Support for remote codevelopment groups.

Webinar: From face-to-face to virtual

Eve is passionate about making change work.
For more than 25 years as an organization development consultant with international firms, and as a Senior HR Manager, she has focused her practice on managing the « human or emotional » landscape. She is inspired by collaborative approaches such as World Café, Appreciative Inquiry and Open Forum Technology that foster co-creation and high engagement in complex transformation initiatives.

She is a recognized, bilingual facilitator of small or large group working sessions and team development initiatives. Since 2008, as a coach using Gallup’s StrengthsFinder, she has supported leaders and their teams to leverage their strengths and optimize performance and effectiveness.

Eve has worked closely with Sabourin Consult for 15 years.

She is a regular conference speaker, thought leader, accredited trainer and author on change management. She also assumes teaching engagements for ESG-UQÀM and University of Sherbrooke, and has certifications in Prosci’s Change management methodology, Gallup Strengthsfinders Coach, and as a CoachingOurselves partner for Henry Mintzberg’s peer group coaching modules.

Testimonials

  • “I had the opportunity to work with Nathalie on various projects to develop visions, and in setting up action learning groups, coaching leaders and facilitating various workshops and work sessions. With her expertise in collaborative development and facilitation, Nathalie is always able to suggest flexible and innovative approaches based on recognized practices that help unlock potential and effectively implement change.”

  • “Do you want to drive cultural, mobilization and talent projects? Do you want to develop leadership in a diferent way? Are you looking for organizational development expertise and an experienced bilingual facilitator? Nathalie will inspire you with her creative and reality-based ideas, her coaching skills and her tailor-made solutions based on cooperative methods, such as the World Café, Open Space, Co-Development and Strengthsfinder. Nathalie will help you position the talent that lies at the heart of your company’s success.”

  • “Nathalie was able to quickly identify the issues and to create a climate of confidence with the staff. Her personal and professional skills helped our organization improve its human resources management practices.”

  • “Nathalie coached our management team in strategic planning exercises, team building and mentorship for several years. She stands out with her customized participatory approach, her expertise in organizational development and her ability to guide groups through the innovation process and to make collective decisions. With her interpersonal skills, creativity and the wide range of tools she suggests, Nathalie establishes long-term relationships with her clients.”

Our image

Our logo, inspired by the inner workings of timepieces, symbolizes the dynamics of individual units that, together, find the rhythm and create the strength to advance in the same direction. Each circle consists of a large outer sphere representing talent, a smaller, brighter sphere within symbolizing engaged people and, in the middle, teams cooperating to achieve shared goals. The points where the circles touch signify that the interrelationship of disciplines is critical to success.

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