Business on Purpose



A team player with 20 years of diverse experience, I'm an avid listener and an articulate and confident communicator. I have outstanding analytical skills and a honed ability to facilitate difficult discussions.

For 15 years before establishing my coaching and consulting practice, I worked for not-for-profits, government and multinational organizations, completing engagements in Canada and internationally. I help build teams focused on common vision everywhere I work.

I'm a certified leadership coach with an Executive MBA from an internationally recognized program. Nothing fires me up more than leadership. At the end of the day, it's all about leadership!


There is only one life to live: embrace each moment with an open mind and a fair dose of fearlessness.

That's what I learned firsthand in 2006, during an 8-month cycling trip across Europe and Central Asia with my life-long partner. I hit the road in Paris cold turkey, burned out from work. We pedaled 10,000 km during one of Europe's coldest winters, a spring plagued by rain and flooding, and the scorching summer heat of the Russian and Kazakh steppes.

By embracing the physical challenges of the road, I learned to live fully: resilience, adaptability, the power of trust and presence in the moment. This fundamentally human experience changed the way I will forever perceive life and the world.

Proudly Eclectic

I studied French literature, art history, information governance, business management and coaching.

I've been a barista, a usher, an archivist, a program manager-turned-consultant, and now a leadership coach. I even started a face painting side hustle so I could be in the business of happiness.

So why does this all matter? Because it supports me - and you - in your quest for non-judgmental discovery, creative exploration, experimentation and solution-focused success.

Marie-Josée Lévesque in Kazakhstan


Business leaders of all walks of life, experience, title or sector face strikingly similar challenges. I guide my clients through a proven, structured self-discovery process that inevitably creates actionable insight.

My role is to facilitate discussion, while celebrating your right to A-ah! moments when the dots connect and change starts to happen.

Through coaching with me, you will be empowered to deal with:

  • constant feeling of stress
  • poor time management
  • lack of self-confidence
  • inconsistent performance or inability to perform optimally under pressure
  • trouble dealing with distraction
  • professional self-sabotage and inaction
  • loss of career fulfillment

I use the groundbreaking Energy Leadership™ tools developed by Bruce D. Schneider, author and iPEC founder, to support each client's leadership development journey.

Working with me, you will learn to experience higher levels of energy, become more engaged in both your professional and personal life, and discover your Leadership Success Formula.



I'm a Certified Professional Coach and graduate of Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), a world-class professional coach training organization dedicated to facilitating, promoting, and training others to become fully conscious beings. iPEC is accredited by the International Coach Federation, HR Certification Institute, National Association of Social Workers and the Society for Human Resources Management.

As Master Practitioner, I use iPEC's proprietary and research-backed Energy Leadership Index™ (ELI) Assessment to help my clients turn something as abstract as the way you view the world into something tangible. ELI measures to what extent you're showing up day to day - personally and professionally.

As a COR.E Leadership Dynamics™ Specialist, I use a methodology that draws on the concept that everything we do in life is a performance. How we show up in our thinking, doing and being impacts the experience we have in that moment.

COR.E Leadership Dynamics™ integrates a knowledge base with assessment and learning process that supports leaders and individuals in transition in taking back control of your performance and keeps you engaged, successful, satisfied and experiencing peak leadership performance.

In 2017, I graduated from the Telfer School of Management Executive MBA Program, one of only two business schools in Canada to hold the triple crown of international accreditation. The program has been recognized internationally by CEO Magazine and the Financial Times.

My mission is to empower leaders like you to reach your optimum leadership potential so that you may have the impact on the world that you deeply desire.

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I am a member of the International Coach Federation and abide by its Code of Ethics and Conduct. The ICF is the largest global non-profit organization dedicated to professional coaching with over 30,000 members in 140 countries.


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A little while ago, I had the immense pleasure to sit down with Christina Edmunds, Purpose Coach and creator of the Perpetually Empowered Woman Podcast, to discuss my own journey from burnout to designing a meaningful professional life.

 Take a listen!