Sonia Côté has 16 years of experience in human resources for the Federal Public Service of Canada, including 2 years working as a Department of National Defence (DND) organization development consultant for the Prairies and Pacific regions. She specializes in change management, leadership development and executive coaching.
Sonia is currently the Director of Executive Group Services and Leadership Development at Industry Canada (IC). Prior to joining IC, Sonia was the Manager of the Human Resources Council. She also worked as an internal consultant in change management, organization development, training and competency-based management for a number of departments such as at the former Canada Public Service Agency (CPSA), the Department of National Defence (DND) and the former Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC). She holds a Masters of Science from l’Université du Québec de l’Outaouais, a Bachelor of Communications from the University of Ottawa, and a Certificate in Organization Development from the National Training Laboratories (NTL) Institute. She is a professional member of NTL. She has also published Does Formal OD Training Matter? A research on the state of OD expertise within the Federal Public Service of Canada, article published in winter 2005 in the Organization Development Journal, a quarterly international journal.