I work with current and future leaders who want to make a difference in both their work environment and society at large. I guide them in their inquiry to find a fulfilling direction and a path from which they can live authentically and in integrity with themselves.
Lyse Mérineau, MA, PCC
Psychosociologist and Orientation Coach
I have deep conviction that today’s leader is called on to be authentic and committed, and has the courage to stand up for what matters to him or her. This leader has the resolve to step out of their comfort zone and is willing to question their mindsets. This leader is also a co-creator of transformation and is connected to their essence and raison d’être. This kind of leader has a vision or a project that serves the common good in their own life, in their organization and in society. Integra is committed to serve such a leader to the ends of bringing a leader’s unique essence to the forefront of their work.
I have been passionate about transformation and human development since the age of 15. The many ventures of my life have allowed me to get numerous profound experiences of people exercising leadership and of being a human in itself.
I began my journey as a manager in some of Canada’s largest advertising and public relations agencies where I worked for over twenty years. I reoriented my career to align more with what was calling me to make a more direct difference with leaders.
I return to school to complete a master’s degree in psychosociology. I then specialized in personal and organizational transformation; I became a professional coach in 2000, which was –and still is – immensely fulfilling. Running parallel to my coaching practice, I became a consultant and facilitator in cultural transformation for clients of management consulting firms in Canada, the United States, and Europe.
Coaching leaders and management teams has allowed me to develop an ability to quickly identify the issue and get to the core of the matter. It also enabled me to co-create with my client the optimal path and conditions for their success. My experience has taught me much that a leader can have a major impact, live in deep satisfaction, be self-confident, and be efficient. However, all such actualization requires that the leader recognizes their uniqueness, feels completely “at home” in their work, and lives in coherence and in integrity with who they are.
Since 2004, I have been refining my coaching approach that enables me to guide individuals towards recognizing their uniqueness, their leadership DNA. My guidance helps leaders find direction and purpose, feel like they belong in their positions, and have trust in their own power.
EDUCATION, AFFILIATION, AND PUBLICATIONS
As a professional coach, I am accredited PCC and member of the ICF since 2004. I have been trained by an ICF accredited school - International Mozaïk. My passion about systemics had me deepen my experience and become an accredited facilitator from the System Dynamics Society and The Hellinger Institute. I am also the author of numerous articles on topics of communication, change, and "sense of accomplishment"; I published "Libérer sa Passion" (Free your Passion) with Éditions IQ, which helps people find what both fulfills and inherently motivates them.
INTEGRA offers three types of services, each of which is specifically tailored to your specific needs. Choose yours.
This type of coaching is for leaders who want to lead from their leadership DNA. This provides them a foundation to lead with a renewed sense of purpose. It provides them with the possibility to live their full potential, to accomplish themselves and make the difference they strive for.
Orientation Coaching is for leaders who are inquiring about being at the right place and the right professional role. It is for leaders who are looking to reposition themselves in a current or novel position. It is for leaders who are seeking to make a difference and get to the next leadership challenge
This process is a game-changer in a professional life. It consists of a series of 4 to 7 one-on-one meetings. I guide the leader to identify what he or she can uniquely contribute in their environment, and to reveal their singular talent - their leadership DNA. It is a strength-base approach that is also grounded in the leader’s fundamental values. From that place, the leader will be more able to make the right choices and decisions.
Prerequisite: Orientation Coaching
Leadership Coaching involves setting in motion what came out from the Orientation Coaching. It helps set the conditions to live authentically, in coherence and integrity with the leader’s DNA. The process also identifies the blind spots and obstacles that stand in the way of success and the actions to be taken to minimize risk for that leader. This is an essential foundation for exercising one's leadership role with more confidence, impact, and power in everyday life. The number of meetings depends on the leader’s challenge and the goals to be achieved.
This coaching option helps reveal what drives and motivates a young future leader so that he or she may find the direction that suits them best with their unique talent. Discovering their "X" enables them to find their place and take their place.
Lyse’s approach helps the future leaders to identify their unique contribution and reflect on their place in society, their goals, and ambitions.
The process consists of 3 or 4 meetings in which the young leader's strengths, "super power», and blind spots are identified. We explore together where this uniqueness can be best expressed in their professional life. We identify the conditions and criterias that will enable the right choices and decisions moving forward.
I am introducing a new program for small groups of 4 to 6 individuals seeking to make a difference and find a professional direction that relies on their unique talent and contribution
This special program is offered exclusively to those who have completed the DOT training and is intended for leaders as well as professionals who are looking to better fall on their "X". DOT's mission (Dare Other Things) is to help people align their life goals with their values and professional ambitions, ultimately enabling participants (DOTters) to have more influence over their lives. As a collective, DOTters also support each other to become positive agents of change in their respective professional environments.
A new cohort has started mid-October 2021. New dates will be announced for 2022.
For more information on DOT and the DOT Orientation Program, please visit the DOT website.
Here are some testimonials from those who have benefited from Integra's services.
I have to say that the work we did together few years ago has had such a great and positive impact for me. My team really came along and as a result, we were able to achieve our objectives. I feel proud of them for their growth and achievements… and the true reward for me from my leadership development is that my team nominated me for our organization’s "Excellence in People Leadership Award”. Based on the new vision of success for that time, I can look back and truly say I did it!
Prior to my coaching sessions with Lyse, despite my accomplishments and successes, I was very much trapped in comparing myself to others in my field of graphic design. After a few meetings with her, I was able to pinpoint my unique way of creating and relating to my clients. This allowed me to discover my professional fingerprint. As a result, I have much more freedom and pleasure in creating for each of my clients. They appreciate it and are precisely looking for what I offer them in my unique way.
The coaching has been a true revelation for me. Lyse's approach has allowed me to take ownership of my role and has led to profound transformation that affect every facet of my work. From a human perspective, the renewed commitment of my team is tangible. From a structural point of view, the phenomenal growth we are experiencing is no longer a threat to the organizational balance. And from a financial perspective, these changes are translating into increased revenues. Above all else, the spark for me is that I now have a very clear vision of the kind of leadership I want to exercise.
Being both a professional artist and manager of a theater company, I have succeeded through Lyse's coaching to bring forth one of the biggest changes: transforming my level of confidence in my ability to be a (good ☺) general manager. This confidence provoked a change in my inner posture towards work, partners, and employees. It has even had a major impact on my behavioral patterns and my practices. By being more efficient in my position as General Manager, I have freed up time and energy which I can now devote to my art. Moreover, I have succeeded in keeping the integrity of my artistic vision. Which I am tremendously thankful for.
I started with Lyse with an ambition to transition to a career where I could have a more positive impact on society; but was at a loss as to where to channel my skills. Her incredible intuition and experience has guided me to understand myself in a way that I never thought could be possible and has opened my eyes to a career path that I have no doubt is perfect for me to flourish in.
I am grateful and I appreciate all the work we have done together. I really feel I am at the right place, and I enjoy it so much! Thank you, a thousand times. I feel I am very privileged to be so happy.
Lyse's methodology provokes profound revelation in those who work with her.
Almost magically, she helps people reveal themselves and find their direction. With Lyse, you get your responses!
If you would like to know more about Integra's services, please reach out to Lyse for an appointment using either her contact information or the forms below.