Christina Marie Comeau
Strategic Change Catalyst
Founder – Collaborative Transformation
“I am passionate about helping you achieve your Vision.”
I began my studies in leadership and strategic planning as an Air Force officer. During my military career I was fortunate to be recognized by the Governor General of Canada for outstanding leadership in service to Canada and inducted as an officer of the Order of Military Merit. An honour second only to the Order of Canada.
I retired from the Air Force as a Lieutenant-Colonel and became Vice President of a 1200-person management consulting company. A few years later, I stepped down to begin the work that became Collaborative Transformation®. I had come to believe that transformational leadership requires a more collaborative and a less directive approach. So, I set out to find better ways to arrive at solutions when the situation was complex, diverse groups of people were involved, and there was limited time and resources available. Not surprisingly, it turns out that the secret to managing complexity is people. It’s all about people…
As an entrepreneur, I spent 20 years developing and nurturing the Collaborative Transformation® process into a successful consulting practice serving senior leaders in government, business, non-government organizations (NGOs) and universities.
My learning journey includes graduate-level studies in geopolitics and strategic planning at the Université de la Défence, Paris, France. To remain current in the latest research I am completing a Master’s degree in leadership studies at Royal Roads University. As a certified professional facilitator (CPF) I’ve led dozens or sometimes hundreds of people through advanced collaboration sessions. I am also certified as a Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, an Instructor in Constructive Living, a Prosci® change manager, and a Lego® Serious Play® facilitator. I am a strong proponent of mindfulness as an important leadership skill and maintain a Zen practice to keep my own mind sharp.
The time has come for me to share my experience and techniques with you, and other visionary leaders, so that together we may contribute to a better world. If you are a leader challenged by the complexity of what it takes to succeed in today’s world, then I look forward to working alongside you. Leaders are forever learning. It took over 20 years to develop Collaborative Transformation® and I would love you to master the advantages it provides. The world needs your best work. I want to help you fulfill the purpose that drives you.