Conversations with Olga are engaging, and results orientated. She has the ability to guide a mentee through difficult self-discovery conversations and then coach an individual to use existing strengths to create powerful coping strategies and unleash creative and innovative solutions. Time with Olga is time well invested.
Tina Murphy, Manager
I worked with Olga last fall and had the pleasure of having her as a professional coach. Olga was wonderful; professional, organized and timely. She helped me to focus on particular tasks and realize how other facets of my life were helping or distracting me.
By learning how to hold myself accountable to me – I was able to clear off the other distractions and organize my thoughts and focus. That did not mean that I ignored my other priorities – it just help me to be mentally prepared on how to deal. I left each session focused and felt like I had left each session with praise and recognition! Coincidentally I doubled my sales results for the year in Q4 alone! I impressed myself – I learned to challenge myself not others, I also learned to be proud of me and my hard work. I also took part in four 6k walks – which was a personal challenge for me. Thank you Olga! It was time well spent on me – for me!
I have had the privilege of working with Olga Manzoni during our tenure with TC Transcontinental. Although I could provide numerous examples of Olga’s stellar ability to coach, mentor and develop, I will provide 2 examples of exemplary programs Olga managed.
The first program was our Co-development program. Olga was instrumental in the design and development of the Co-development program within TC Atlantic Media. The program took a cross selection of employees from across the organization to work through an organizational issue. It enabled employees’ access and exposure to understanding the challenges among departments and how they can contribute to solutions. Olga led, facilitated and mentored the program from start to finish. She also trained and enabled a team of facilitators to deliver the program. This program was seen as a great tool to help develop future leaders with our organization. The program was well received by all participants.
The second program was our Employee Retention and Development program – TRAIN. Olga once again led in designing and developing this manager mentoring program for the Atlantic. It was an 18-month program focused on employee development and mentoring of future leaders within the company. Olga led the entire program ensuring the scope, content and timelines were met at each stage. Her unique ability to excite and engage the audience makes her a leader among facilitators and mentors. The program was so well received; it brought the National senior management team to participate in the program.
Anyone who has the opportunity to work with Olga will become a better professional and a better person. Her contributions and experience will greatly enhance any project or leadership program she is involved with.
Anita DeLazzer, CEO Del Strategies
Having worked with Olga for several years, I was delighted to learn of her new endeavour with Avanti Coaching and to have the opportunity to offer an endorsement. Upon first meeting Olga, her professionalism is obvious and her multi-lingual communication skills are impressive to say the least. With an extensive background in all areas of Human Resources, training, consulting, and coaching, I can say without hesitation that there is no one better to sit across the desk from to get advice. I owe Olga much gratitude for her sage guidance, which has greatly contributed to my own professional success. Over the years, I have seen many training participants become captivated by whatever narrative Olga was sharing. Her facilitation skills are second to none, and I believe any organization working with her would be more than satisfied.
Susan Shute, CPHR
“I have been fortunate to work with Olga on the Halifax Jazz Festival Board of Directors for nearly a decade. In all her roles – board member, President, and past President – she constantly encourages staff and volunteers in all that they do – while always seeking ways to do even better. Helping others in this professional setting is clearly a passion for her.”
Andrew Killawee, Board Chair – Halifax Jazz Festival
“I first met Olga in 2007 as a box office volunteer with the Halifax Jazz Festival and have worked together on the Festival Board of Directors since 2013. In this time, I have found Olga to be extremely competent, hardworking and highly interested in the success of the Festival and the Board in general. She brought forward initiatives to the board such as a volunteer succession planning, and her experience in high level human resources was instrumental in the hiring of the right Festival staff members including artistic director and executive director.
On a more personal note, I have sought out Olga as a sounding board for her opinion on my own career direction. Her advice and coaching has helped bring perspective and a critical eye to my professional journey. I highly recommend Olga as a skilled and experienced executive coach and her level of leadership and commitment to success is second to none.”
Paul Chui, Delivery Manager, CGI