Monique MacKinnon

Leadership, Employee Management, Workplace Culture and Change Specialist

Monique MacKinnon is a leadership, employee management, workplace culture and change specialist that has over 30 years’ experience as a speaker, consultant, and coach. MacKinnon has worked with a wide variety of organizations across all sectors to assist them in their internal and external strategies to increase their bottom lines. From small leadership teams to large conference audiences, her clients describe her as progressive, unconventional and a voice of reason.

Her practical and ready to use insights bring every audience a unique experience with the focus being on measurable growth for long term success. Monique MacKinnon’s sessions are full of humour while based in trust. Trust within oneself, trust between leaders, trust between teams. She believes that systems that are created and maintained with integrity and aligned with core values, create a culture where employees thrive, and the organization leads itself.

MacKinnon invented the Cue Ball Method: a four-shot process that yields evidence, facts, and intel. This Method and her foresight expertise help clients grow their flexibility, fluidity, and functioning. Monique MacKinnon models this by co-creating magical experiences with her clients through her proven strategies and intuitive foresight. MacKinnon works diligently to positively shift organizational and individual mindsets to better understand the systems they need to incorporate for success.

Monique MacKinnon is co-author of the Tipping Point to Happiness book and featured in the Times magazine’s ‘The 90s: Setting the Pace for Healthier Living’. She is also a Certified Advanced Technology Manager and WEL-Systems NLP Practitioner. As an advocate of Less is More, Monique MacKinnon provides one flexible foundation/framework for success. She allows organizations and individuals to choose the functions and she customizes her sessions according to the specific outcomes for each group. She believes in empowering individuals to elicit the hidden knowledge and solutions ripe for having a larger influence in everything they do.


Topic Presentations

How can you channel seven-time Formula One winner Lewis Hamilton: operate with speed, ease, and productivity in a hybrid work context? With practice applying the Framework to teamwork and decisions, your workforce will be humming along highly engaged in no time.

The takeaways are: 9 self-defeating tight grips on the wheel; which tight grip applies to you? and the Self-Trust Framework for staying in the zone and optimizing productivity.

Cool fact: This session is highly versatile. You name the functions and effects you want to have, and it’ll be customized (within reason and imagination) accordingly.

By nurturing self trust, employees feel included, valuable, and happy which leads to further engagement and commitment to achieve organizational initiatives. Diverse teams that trust one another by incorporating inclusive and accepting attitudes towards one another support one another to get through challenges and reach any goal. Trust is at the forefront of all relationships in the workplace and without it, the workplace morale can crash no matter the task at hand.

Her insights establish an achievable viewpoint of essential ingredients for each employee, no matter their race, gender or ability differences. Employee happiness and workplace morale is in large part related to how your employees view themselves within the organization. Monique delivers insights on how to establish trust within each department and team member to nurture relationships to create a synergized and compassion approach to workplace relationships to maintain a strong foundation of trust for success.

The takeaways are the; definition of Self Trust; costs and benefits of Self Trust; three levels of Self Trust; and Self Trust-CX Framework.

How can you expand your capacity, expertise and success, with rapid digital change and uncertainty now being the norm? – Learn how to operate beyond logic and gut feelings. Apply the Eagle Soaring Tool™ (EST). Expanding your emotional consciousness frees you to be a big thinker, gain keen eyesight (and foresight), and efficiently make your best contribution to the company. This session also closes gaps between generations and emerging versus established visionary leaders.

The takeaways are the: definitions of Self-Trust, Soaring and Intuition; 4 stages to Bold Visionary: “Soaring Eagle”; and 4-Step EST™.


How can leaders, managers and front-line workers collaborate and negotiate The Gap in, and innovate services?

The key ingredient that closes The Gap and ultimately increases your contribution to the company’s vision and internal and external stakeholders is self-accountability for solutions, decisions, actions, and results. This session teaches you how to leverage your Collaborator Type, Strengths and Vulnerabilities.

The takeaways are: How is self-accountability nurtured? The Collaborator Self-Assessment; and the 6-step Collaborate 2 Innovate™ (C2I) Process and Pocket Reference Guide.

Today’s lightning speed of digital change requires that workforces adapt quickly. Growing personal and interpersonal trust is an effective solution that strengthens relations with stakeholders. According to Steve Jobs: “Caring deeply about what customers want requires intuition and instinct about desires that have not yet formed. Our task is to read things that are not yet on the page.”

The takeaways are the: definitions for Self-Trust, Soaring and Intuition; 3 stages to Strategic Leader; and 4 steps for developing strategic foresight.

Understand how to strategically prevent and solve Ethics and Compliance issues and cases before they become full blown, by applying the Cue Ball Method™ (CBM). The CBM™ is ethics risk management in action: a four-shot process that efficiently yields evidence, facts and intel. The CBM™ helps you grow your flexibility, fluidity and functioning while you model ethical mindsets and behaviors and promote balanced EC practices across key  functions.

The takeaways are: The Ethics Self-Assessment; The 4-Step CBM™; and cases of the CBM™ in action

Monique addresses the important role foresight leadership plays in negotiating and innovating "on the fly” amidst growing uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. She teaches you how to tap into your imagination and intuition to optimize what you bring to the meeting and negotiation ‘table’.

The takeaways are: How to Set Clear Intentions; The 5-step Negotiate on The Fly™ (NoF) Process; The NoF™ Strengths Self-Assessment; and real-life NoF™ examples.

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Tipping Point to Happiness

"Tipping Point to Happiness (Baico Publishing), the little book with a big message is a “how-to” handbook outlining the steps to take to be personally happy. Once you take the time to retreat within yourself to explore what is within, this action tips you to a state of personal awareness. What you do with this awareness is the key to being happy and is the essence of this book. It is conveniently short and allows you to move from chapter one through eight at an easy pace. You decide where you need to spend more time thinking about what you have just read. "

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