Portrait of Louise Louise Poliquin created GPWG Inc. in 1997 to help individuals and organizations cope with change and become happier and more effective at work. As a professional coach she draws on her far-reaching experience to help managers and employees in the public and not-for-profit sectors find sustainable solutions to professional and personal challenges.

Louise Poliquin holds a Master of Science in Organization Development from the American University/National Training Laboratories Institute, an undergraduate degree in Social Work from the Université du Québec en Outaouais and another in Communications from the University of Ottawa. But it’s the thousands of hours of professional experience, her continuing education in all facets of human interaction, and her deep respect for others that set her apart.

Walking the talk

Louise is open to the world and acts accordingly. She is a strong supporter of Plan international Canada, Amnesty International and Centraide Outaouais. She has a particular interest in intercultural work: she has lived in Haiti, and has worked with clients in Africa, the USA and all across Canada.

For more than a decade, Louise has been an active member of the Board of Directors of La Lanterne, an organization devoted to the well-being and support of adults with intellectual disabilities in her community.

She lives with her partner, in the Québec municipality of La Pêche.

Education and Formal Training

Master of Science in Organization Development (M.S.O.D.), The American University/NTL Institute, Washington D.C. (1988)

B.S.S., Undergraduate degree in Social Work, Université du Québec en Outaouais (1985)

B.A., Undergraduate degree in Communications, Université d’Ottawa (1976)

Repères psychopathologiques pour coachs, (2018)

Leadership in Turbulent Times, Belgium, (2017)

Leadership Summit, Rotterdam School of Management, (2016)

Continuing education in integral coaching (2012 to 2015)

Animation des cercles de coaching, Impact Coaching Canada (2011)

Coaching : Formation de coachs professionnels, New Ventures West, ICF-PCC certification (2010)

Professional experience (selected assignments)

President, Groupe Poliquin-Wakefield Group Inc. (since 1997)

Organization Development Consultant, Natural Resources Canada (January 1996 to August 1997)

Training Consultant, Development of Work Teams, Coopers & Lybrand (November 1994 to March 1995)

Guest Lecturer, Management of Training Program, University of Sherbrooke (Fall 1994)

Manager, Continuous Learning and Human Resources Development, Canadian Heritage and Parks Canada (September 1991 to December 1995)

Senior Training and Organization Development Consultant, Agriculture Canada (1988 to August 1991)

Trainer and Consultant, Haïti (1985 to 1987)

Presenter of various seminars at the Université d’Ottawa, Université du Québec, University of Katowice-Poland (1987 to 2011)

Photos of Louise Poliquin by Teckles Photo

Recent clients
(in alphabetical order)

Canadian Heritage

Canadian Intellectual Property Office

Canadian Space Agency

Elections Canada

Environment and Climate Change Canada

Health Canada

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Indigenous Services Canada

Infrastructure Canada

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions

Public Safety Canada

Status of Women Canada

Transport Canada

Louise Poliquin, portrait
poliquin@sympatico.ca  (819) 664‑1624  @poliquin442