WHO IS MJ ?

My mission

Highly-Achieving while knowing how to maintain psychological health at work!

Knowing that it is one by one that we succeed in creating a safe and psychologically healthy work climate, MJ’s mission is to provide influential individuals in an organization with the tools and knowledge necessary to create this organizational gem, where all can shine and perform!

BIOGRAPHY of MARIE-JOSÉE MICHAUD

Marie-Josée is an author, while being also a respected and renowned consultant regarding psychological health in the workplace and human resources mobilization. She has over 22 years’ of worldwide experience as a production –operations manager and as a consultant across numerous fields. Diverse organizations see her as approachable and in touch, as she can relate to industry-specific issues.

In 2005, MJ was diagnosed with major depression. On the strength of a journey that has enabled her to discover tools helping her benefit from a lasting recovery, her mission is to address the reality of organizations that must face the alarming figures related to anxiety disorders and Depression. Using different counsulting, training and development approaches related to emotional intelligence, which are supported by new findings on neuroplasticity, MJ offers tangible solutions adapted to the world of work.

In accordance with this adaptive mode, MJ grasped the reality of the new workplace which was created in 2020, in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic. This is why in 2021, she aims to offer only services allowing organizations to understand how one by one, it is possible for individuals to develop their capacity to adapt to crisis and continuous changes; thus contributing directly to their own mental health and at the same time, to the success of their organization.

Knowing of course that this service enables organizations to meet and or implement the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (referred further as the Standard in the description of her expertise on that matter).

Among other things...

large-scale programs

  • MJ has deployed her programs created for the development of QE to leaders and elite teams working in the fields of aeronautics, IT and engineering.
  • She successfully created and oversaw the launch of a program designed to help leaders better support their employees when facing mental health challenges. “Manager to Manager” speaks to over 3,000 managers working at Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).
  • At the same time, MJ was also responsible at ESDC, reaching more than 25,000 employees, for the launch and implementation of a Peer Support Program in collaboration with MHIC, a firm specializing in peer support.

mental health action plan

  • MJ supported the mental health champion and director of the Integrity Services Branch (ISB) in developing a strategic and tailored action plan for mental health.
  • MJ created and designed, with the help of associates, a new survey and a new method related to the implementation of the Standard. This approach has been used successfully to help Sun Life Financial identify their mental health challenges and determine if Quick Wins could be incorporated into their strategic plan.
  • Using the new survey and methodology developed, she created an action plan for the paramedics in the Region of Peel, to align their efforts in relation to the Standard.

conferences, workshops and...

  • Conferences and workshops on “How to maintain your own psychological health at work” were carried out for Federal Government, Special Needs Education sectors, Unions and within the framework of various HR gatherings.
  • MJ added material related to emotional intelligence to a peer support training offered by MHIC. She also co-facilitated this training for Federal Government, Durham Police and Peel Paramedics.
  • MJ was a VIP guest at the Great-West Life Center for Workplace Mental Health gala, celebrating the evolution of workplace mental health in Canada. Mention in the book: The Evolution of Workplace Mental Health in Canada, by Mary Ann Bayton and Leanne Fournier.
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