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Mike Desjardins
Driver (CEO) – ViRTUS
An authentic, respected, experienced, and strong leader

I have known Christine for over 10 years and have had the opportunity of collaborating with her on work focusing on two primary areas: leadership and culture.

I have come to know Christine as an authentic, respected, experienced, and strong leader. I saw her lead a cultural transformation across a Canada wide organization. In the midst of challenging change initiatives, the organization’s engagement scores rose to 86%, following a positive trend over three years. This level of engagement stands out in enterprise-sized organizations and was recognized in The Achievers Top 50 Most Engaged Companies. This accomplishment has a great deal to do with Christine’s leadership.

The fact that she managed to accomplish this while simultaneously renewing eleven collective agreements across seven provinces and rolling out a company-wide values program, all the while doing her “day-job,” is quite a feat.

I can sum up her energy and passion for her work with a statement I made to her recently, “Very few people get the opportunity to create value at this level of HR on a national scale in their career, let alone have them happening in such a short timeframe. It’s impressive.”