Alexandre Messager Leadership Coach

Alexandre Messager

“Tell me, I’ll forget. Show me, I may remember. But involve me, and I’ll understand.” (Chinese Proverb)

A human-centred leadership approach with an emphasis on leading with authenticity this is what I believe in and want to share with others. Building on the opportunity I had throughout my career to work in Europe, Middle East and North America in various industries ranging from the hospitality, retail, higher education and healthcare sectors, I will be sharing best practices and stretch you outside your comfort zone to support your growth and the one of your team members.


Canada, France, Belgium, Switzerland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


English, French
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Professional Background

  • Developed and facilitated domestic and international leadership development multi day experiential programs for a wide range of audience: professionals, clinicians, researchers
  • Provide coaching and development opportunities ranging from senior management to high potential leaders
  • Operational experience as a manager leading a team of 20+ employees within the hospitality and retail industries
  • 15+ years experience in human resources and leadership development

Experience as Coach

  • Coach and advise leaders in North America, Europe and Middle East in various industries (hospitality, retail, higher education and healthcare).
  • Coaching topics range from personal growth, how to lead dysfunctional teams, creating psychological safe environment, support a human centered leadership culture, enhancing operational efficiency.

Additional Work Experience

Leadership development specialist (7 years); Human Resources Business Partner (6 years); Operational manager (1.5 years)

What Clients Say About Me

“I had the pleasure to start coaching sessions with Mr. Messager at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. His advice and insights have been invaluable in tailoring my leadership skills to ensure proper direction for my clinical Division during these challenging times. His detailed understanding of the health care system and effective coaching skills has allowed me to develop into a more efficient leader by understanding my strengths and weaknesses related to my leadership style.  He has been instrumental in the implementation of a new strategic priorities and direction for our Division.”
Dr. Marc Carrier – Head, Division of Hematology, The Ottawa Hospital. (Ottawa, Ontario CANADA)

“Alexandre is an outstanding coach who has supported me and enhanced my leadership skills. He is positive, motivating and encouraging. He has an ability to get you to really think about your goals, identify what you need to change to achieve those goals and assist with how to execute the changes. Alexandre has helped me discover my strengths and value to build my confidence as a physician leader. His coaching technique and exercises have guided me on how to become a better leader who delegates, prioritizes and manages my time more efficiently. He has advised me on how to overcome short- and long-term department-wide challenges with clear messaging and to influence and lead others. He has empowered me to use specific strategies to be an effective leader. My comfort level and communication with senior physician leaders have increased with his coaching. Alexandre is a natural coach with excellent listening skills. He has always made himself available and provided a safe space for any questions or concerns. He asks thought-provoking questions and his feedback has been invaluable. I am very thankful to Alexandre and would highly recommend him.”
Dr. Camille Munro MD CCFP (PC) – Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Medicine, Division of Palliative Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital (Ottawa, Ontario CANADA)

“I have known Alexandre since 2017, when I attended a comprehensive 5-day workshop series titled “Basic Science Essentials for Academic Leadership”. I benefited very much from the material taught as well as what Alexandre offered as the trainer. Based on this positive experience, I approached him in 2020 to provide me one-on-one career coaching, meeting monthly for 8 months, to discuss leadership challenges, approaches, development, and specific advice. I can honestly say that Alexandre has offered me timely and useful leadership training and advice in this coaching experience. I believe that as a result, I can better plan my career development and lab management style to realize my career goals for the future. Alexandre is also an excellent listener, demonstrating empathy and balanced and frank advice. I would strongly recommend this coaching opportunity to my peers!”.
Angela M. Crawley, Ph.D. – Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Chronic Disease Program (Ottawa, Ontario CANADA)

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