Our associates

Colin Newhouse
Sylvie Plante
Ghislaine Labelle
André Drouin
Thérèse Dupuy
Colin Newhouse
President
Sylvie Plante
Senior associate
Ghislaine Labelle
Senior associate
André Drouin
Senior associate
Thérèse Dupuy
Senior associate

Colin NewhouseColin Newhouse
President, Colin Newhouse & Associates Inc.

Colin Newhouse was born in England and educated there and in France. He qualified as a teacher in the UK and completed the first part of his Bachelor degree in Education at the University of Reading. Then he moved to France where he completed his degree, a License ès-lettres in Education and Communication from the Université de Paris V. In Paris, he started his career in adult training and development.

 

In 1975, he moved to Montreal. He became the Managing Director of a consulting company specializing in language and communications training and development, a position he held for 3 years, before moving to a similar position in CP Rail. In 1979 he joined Canadair. After setting up all language and communication training in the organization, he moved into management development and became the Head of Training and Development for the company. Among his accomplishments at Canadair were several culture-change programmes to integrate new divisions into the Bombardier family of companies. He intervened as an Executive Coach to Managers setting up new units and divisions in Canada and the United States.

 

He then moved on to hold several generalist positions in Human Resources in Bombardier/Canadair. In 1990 he joined Spar Aerospace to head up all Recruiting and Training and Development and then moved to Hewitt-Caterpillar in 1992 to hold a similar position.

 

Since 1993 he has owned and managed his own Human Performance consulting company, Colin Newhouse & Associates. He specializes in human performance issues and designs and delivers programmes to clients in Canada, the United States and in Europe. He designed and delivers the '360° Leader' programme for McGill's Executive Institute.

 

Colin is also President of Handicap International Canada, a non-governmental organization dedicated to helping those suffering from all types of handicaps.

 

leader@colinnewhouse.com Suivez-nous

 

Sylvie PlanteSylvie Plante
Senior Associate

Sylvie has more than 25 years of management-level experience in Human Resources at an international level. She has also accumulated experience in installing ERP systems with engineering and advanced technology companies.

 

She has brought determination and strong entrepreneurial competencies to all the positions she has occupied. During her long career in the private sector she gained a reputation for consistently delivering projects on time and within budget. She also earned a reputation as a coach for her colleagues and direct reports.

 

Sylvie has a Masters in Industrial Relations and is a Member of the HR-IR Professional Order in Quebec. She is accredited in all the Human Synergistics diagnostic technologies and is a Senior coach with Colin Newhouse & Associates.

 

Ghislaine LabelleGhislaine Labelle
Senior Associate

Ghislaine is an author, speaker and organizational psychologist. As a specialist in organizational health and effectiveness, she has written and published Une équipe du tonnerre (2001) and Comment désamorcer les conflits au travail (2005). This latter book won the prize for the best Human Resources Management book in Quebec in 2006.

 

Ghislaine founded Groupe Conseil SCO in 1994. Her firm specializes in organizational effectiveness. She has frequently delivered very successful programs aimed at improving team effectiveness, diagnosing and improving organizational culture, conflict prevention and resolution and individual and team coaching.

 

Fully accredited in Human Synergistics® technologies, Ghislaine assists Colin Newhouse and Associates as a Training Facilitator and Coach.

 

Marie LeblanceMe André Drouin
Senior associate

As a graduate from Industrial Relations and Law, Mr. Drouin is a former member of the Québec Bar Association as well as the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés du Québec. Spanning a career of thirty five years, Mr. Drouin has worked in workplace relations, human resources and labour law.

 

He has a wide and varied experience in the private sector (CFCF Inc.) and in the public sector with the Government of Canada.

 

For over ten years, he occupied the positions of Human Resources Director in municipalities, such as Mirabel and Hampstead

 

Newly retired, Mr. Drouin has just become Executive Director of the Gestionnaires en Ressources Humaines des Municipalités du Québec (GRHMQ). At the same time, he is joining Colin Newhouse & Associates where he will be contributing his long and valuable experience to our clients.

 

Thérèse DupuyThérèse Dupuy
Senior Associate - Business Development

After a classical education in the Quebec system, Thérèse started her career in health administration. She then combined starting and raising her family with working as Vice-President Administration in her husband's company.

 

She then moved into Sales, managing major accounts for top companies. She eventually rose to become National Sales Director, a position she held with several industry leading companies. During this period, she also found time to be very active in the volunteer sector, holding positions as Executive Secretary for the Pinocchio Foundation and the foundation of Sacré-Coeur Hospital. She is currently a Board Member for Handicap International Canada.

 

In 2004, Thérèse changed her career direction and joined Colin Newhouse and Associates as Senior Associate, Business Development. She is also an Executive Coach and helps senior managers set up and follow through on their professional development plans.

 

therese@colinnewhouse.com