About Kathy Jourdain
"From a place of deep rooted connection to my spiritual lineages, I boldly bring my healing gifts to the shifting shape of the world and the regeneration of its people." Kathy Jourdain (2009)
Kathy’s passion is co-creative, collaborative leadership born out of what more is possible in teams, organizations and communities when people are also engaged in self leadership journeys.
Through her work with a full cross section of clients she has noted the yearning of people for reconnection, a sense of community and the desire to pause. She is deeply curious about the universality of this yearning and what emerges as we touch into it in our work.
She is asking questions like: What if the spark that ignites the flame of transformational change is ignited by individuals who know that the way we are doing things just isn’t working, who gravitate together to co-create an emergent future we are only just beginning to envision? What if restorative leadership and hosting is the way to elicit, hold and nurture the sparks so that more and more people begin to sense the possibility, fan the flames and move to wise action.
Kathy’s professional, approachable style has made her a powerful business coach with an impressive track record for helping individuals and teams achieve higher levels of personal and professional performance than they ever thought possible.
She has been a driving force behind Envision Halifax: a voluntary organization whose mission is to ignite a culture of civic engagement. The means to this is through leadership.
Kathy is a steward and practitioner of the Art of Hosting. She holds an MBA from Saint Mary’s University and an undergraduate degree in sociology and psychology from Mount Saint Vincent University. She is a graduate of the Banff Centre for
Management’s Executive Leadership Program and has been
certified in strategic management and strategic change
management through the international Centre for Strategic
Management. She is a member of the Canadian
Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS).
Prior to Chrysalis, Kathy was the Executive Director of the Atlantic
Division of a major health charity for almost 10 years, where she
streamlined their internal systems. During her not-for-profit c
areer, she was a member of the Canadian Society of Association
Executives (C.S.A.E.), and was on both the local and national
boards. She completed the Association Management Program and
earned the designation of Certified Association Executive (C.A.E.).
Her outstanding leadership in the not-for-profit sector was recognized
with local and national awards including the 2000 Citadel Award
presented by the Nova Scotia Chapter of C.S.A.E., dubbed “a third of
a lifetime achievement award” by the presenters.