Laure Cohen



Executive coach, specialized in organizational development and executive leadership, and facilitator of multidisciplinary groups, Laure is experienced in various forms of facilitation, including the Lego® Serious Play® method and the Appreciative Inquiry (AI).  Since 2001, Laure has supported the most demanding managers and teams by creating conditions that foster confidence, creativity and performance.

“Know yourself”

“A life without exam is worth living”


Before any work session, such as the Japanese Igikai ritual (what motivates you to get up in the morning ?, or “ purpose in action ”), it invites the client to take the time to prepare, because the time he takes to think ahead leads to awareness which is the necessary condition for change and progress.

Now, think about it:


Giving meaning to work

The acronym SMART is often used to empty its true meaning, which is to think about the ’alignment of its values ​​with those of the company in which we work. What we call consistency.

The leader focused mainly on Specific, Measurable, Ambitious, Realistic and time-defined results is smart, but the leader, aware of his responsibilities, goes much further. He wonders how to be consistent, how to align results AND happiness at work. This leader is truly a SMART leader. In his own way, he is an artist focused on the art of running a learning organization that has as much financial success as it has happy and committed employees.

Giving new meaning to work even involves questioning traditional organizational structures. The book “Reinventing Organizations, towards inspired working communities” by Frédéric Laloux talks about Opal companies which are deconstructing existing organizational management models, even going as far as self-governance.

The costs of absenteeism, the consequences on mental health and the human cost are the long-term effects not only on the organization, but also on society as a whole. It is high time that those in decision-making positions realize the extent of the work to be done to create meaningful organizations.

Giving place to ART as a leader

smART is also Art of living, art of doing business, art of reconciling, art of loving, art of listening, art of communicating, art of helping, art of planning, art of leading, art to lead and much more.

The ART of being a leader is measured by the quality of relationships between colleagues, the joy of going to work, laughter in meetings, the innovation of the solutions proposed, the quality of feedback, power of listening, intelligent conversations, settled conflicts, the pleasure of going to work, passion for the product, know-how, interpersonal skills, sense of initiative, everything that makes ‘At the end of the day, everyone has contributed to creating wealth in a stimulating environment on a human scale.

Restoring confidence

Rightly, people demand more clarity and transparency and aspire to a working environment where confidence reigns. Trust is both value, corporate culture and attitude. She builds herself patiently by example on a daily basis and is never taken for granted. Being the guardian of trust is everyone’s responsibility. When there is a breach of trust, the impact on the organization is disastrous. You have to go back to the foundations of the leader’s work, have the courage to have difficult conversations to rebuild the organizational fabric that underpins success.

Give back to the next

We are all connected: society, organizations, employees, communities, cities, nations and the individual. The question to ask, as management professor Henry Mintzberg says, is how to rebalance forces to create more equitably distributed wealth (“ rebalancing society “).

The real leader takes responsibility for finding the answer to this urgent question.

Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize (2006) speaks of "superpowers to transform the world"

    • Youth: we must give them the energy to move forward and change the world
    • Technology: use it to release suffering around the world
    • Healthy governance and human rights: the cornerstones of a fairer society
    • Today’s leader who wants to face the global challenges of the 21st century pledges to:

      • Become aware of the social and environmental impacts of your decisions
      • Thinking long term
      • Think about your social role
      • Rethinking traditional organization
      • Companies can change the world when the people who work there make sense.

According to Prof. Philip Kotler, the father of modern marketing, just start with simple questions

What role do we play in the community?

How do we manage our impact on the environment?

Do we create diversity in our workplace?

How do we adapt to technological changes?

How do we help our employees adapt to transformations technology?

Beyond profits for shareholders and other stakeholders, any organization must decide how it will contribute to giving back to society.

Professional development

  • MBA, McGill University and ESADE of Barcelona
  • Certified School of Management Coaching
  • Certified Coaching Ourselves – Approach according to Henry Mintzberg
  • LEGO® Serious Play® Facilitator Certified
  • Certified in Appreciative Approach – Appreciative Inquiry
  • Facilitator since 2015 at the C2 Montréal and Movin’On conference
  • Facilitator, FaireMTL Entrepreneurial Circles
  • Member of the Montreal Entrepreneurship Action Table (2013-2015)
  • President of the Board – Femmessor Montréal (2008-2014)
  • Director of the Art Souterrain Board of Directors
  • Feminine governance: co-chair of the Mentoring committee (2015 to present) and facilitator of breakfast conferences between mentors and mentees

“People say that I have positive energy. I think it's a caring presence, says Laure. What matters to me is putting my talents at your service to create a process where things are observed, felt, listened to, clarified and channeled into actions that serve the entire ecosystem. "