Michel Mellinger


All along in my career as a researcher then as a manager of research and innovation in various organisations in Canada, my fundamental motivation has been to contribute to the success of those with whom I interact, based on authenticity and on the enabling of their abilities, current or potential.

I am following the same passion as a professional coach: my goal is to help you realize your full potential in both your personal and professional life.

I have coached people on a variety of issues: in business, in the workplace, in their career, in their studies, in their personal life.  I am certified via an Accredited Coach Training  Program (ACTP) of ICF (International Coach Federation).

Who I am

If an image is worth a thousand words, a poem is worth its weigth in gold and in evocations … so here I go:

Memories of a child, of a teen, of a young adult
Remain deep within us
Luminous milestones amongst shadows
Amongst shades of grey
Witnesses of the power of life
Of the power of survival.

Starting from where we are
We progress towards our self
Our sails filled with life
Sailing swell and wind
Keeping our course
That becomes clearer as we go.

Carefree I almost died
Mischievousness took over
Friendliness and sharing then shaped my life
Nature provided the backdrop in which to grow
Provided my nourishment
By its infinite energy
By its quiet beauty
Season after season.

Nature’s life force
Drives me and instills its wisdom
Mischievousness never far
Humour lightening the moment
Empathy in action
Compassion on the lookout
I remain curious of all things and beings.

What else?

I love this sentence from Richard Rohr (*), which is a powerful expression of coaching’s “raison d’être”: “Life is a matter of becoming fully and consciously who we already are, but it is a self that we largely do not know. It is as though we are all suffering from a giant case of amnesia.

And this one from Thomas d’Ansembourg (**): “Our most intimate and most important well-being emerges from the quality of the relationship we maintain with ourselves, with others and with all things that surround us.

I invite you on a journey to discover who you already are, to bring your self to the forefront, for your own benefit and for the benefit of all that surrounds you.

(*) Richard Rohr – Falling Upward, A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life (Jossey-Bass, 2011)
(**) Thomas d’Ansembourg – Cessez d’être gentil, soyez vrai ! (Éditions de L’Homme, 2001)