Sylvie Marcil


Leadership and Energetics

Change. On Purpose.

Sylvie Marcil
BSc, MAC, CEC (Certified Executive Coach)
ACC (Associate Certified Coach)

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Your Partner In Intentional Transformation

Sylvie takes a whole-person approach and uses the complementary disciplines of Leadership and Energetics to help people CHANGE. ON PURPOSE.

She practices and coaches through the lens of energy—energy management and flow, and client intent, passion and energy to make intentional, authentic and sustainable changes. She believes that everyone is free to make his/ her own choices, that no dream is too big, and that “Where there is a will, there’s a way”.

Sylvie encourages her clients to use their intutition, take risks, challenge their fears and limiting beliefs, be resourceful and authentic, to find solutions that suit who they truly want to be in their various leadership roles as executives, owner-operators, managers, supervisors, co-worker, artists, teachers, parents, etc.

As part of her Leadership services, Sylvie assists her clients in making conscious and pragmatic changes in their professional and personal lives to maximize their potential. These services include individual or group coaching, coaching training, workshop design and delivery, facilitation and management consulting.

On the Energetics side, she assists clients in managing their energy and manifesting the changes they desire from a different level of awareness, using techniques from Yogatherapy, Reiki, Matrix Energetics and tools she has gleaned exploring other modalities such as energy medecine or Journey work.

Sylvie offers her services in both English and French. If you are curious about them and would like to experience her approach, contact her for a demonstration.

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About Sylvie

Sylvie has a broad work and life experience which gives her a unique perspective on client needs and challenges.

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Leadership Services

For individuals, teams/ groups, organizations who want to make a significant change or develop their potential as leaders.

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Energetics Services

Sometimes it takes more than a cognitive approach for significant change to take place.

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Sylvie’s clients are located in various parts of Canada, Asia and the Middle East.

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What clients have to say about Sylvie, her approach and their results.

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About Sylvie

Sylvie has a broad work and life experience which gives her a unique perspective on client needs and challenges.

Before becoming a certified executive coach, she spent 25+ years working in federal and provincial cultural and science organizations, 10 of them directly with leaders.

She has influenced hundreds of managers through her many leadership and advisory positions, playing an active role in strategic planning, mentorship, change management, workshop design & delivery, communities of practice and other learning & development initiatives focused on people and engagement.

She has coached managers and staff through many changes, helping them better deal with change, communicate with others, design and facilitate their meetings, clarify their thinking, and stay on track and true to their vision.

She has experienced many personal and professional transitions—geology, conservation, communications, administration, management—and the challenges of self-employment.

Sylvie is an Associate Certified Coach of the International Coaching Federation and licenced trainer for Coaching Out of the Box ® coaching-skills program. She is a graduate of Royal Roads University (Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching), Queen’s University (Masters of Art Conservation) and the University of Ottawa (Bachelor of Science, Geology). She is a life-long learner, fascinated by the mind/ body/ spirit connection and the influence of beliefs & intuition on behaviour and results. She has explored this through other disciplines, such as Yogatherapy (YYT 200 hours), Reiki (level 3), Matrix Energetics (certified practitioner) and modalities such as energy medecine or Journey work. She is also a Reiki Master and member of the Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists of Canada (ANN).

Sylvie enjoys activities such as travel, yoga, singing, skiing, cycling and spending time with friends, family for balance and perspective. She volunteers for Capital Vox Jazz Choir, and also offers support to people with physical and mental challenges.

She speaks English and French fluently and holds her own in Spanish.

Work history
  • Special Advisor, Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), Ottawa (2011-2012)
  • Manager, Strategic Planning, Reporting, Evaluation and Internal Communications, PHAC, Ottawa (2010- 2011)
  • Manager, Strategic Planning and Business Operations, PHAC, Ottawa (2009)
  • Managers’ Network Manager, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Ottawa (2008)
  • Senior Learning & Development Advisor, AAFC, Ottawa (2008-2009)
  • Mentoring Program Manager, AAFC, Ottawa (2007-2008)
  • Manager, Board of Directors (Environment), AAFC, Ottawa (2003-2007)
  • Senior Communications Officer, AAFC, Ottawa (2001-2003)
  • Senior Communications Officer, National Archives of Canada, Ottawa (1999-2001)
  • Media Relations Officer, Canadian Museum of Nature (CMN), Gatineau (1998)
  • Senior Conservator, CMN, Gatineau (1993-1998)
  • Senior Conservator, Musée de la civilisation, Québec (1989-1992)
  • Conservator, Parks Canada, Quebec (1986-1989)

Leadership Services

  • Executive/ leadership Coaching
  • 360 Evaluation debriefing
  • Group coaching
  • Peer coaching
  • Coaching workshops including Coaching Out of the Box programs: 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™ and Using Coaching to Lead™
  • Group facilitation/ corporate training
  • Workshop design, development & delivery
  • Meeting facilitation using engagement tools such as:
    • Team charter
    • Open space
    • World Café
    • Interview Matrix
  • Management consulting
    • Organizational Wellness
    • Change Management
    • Communications
    • Engagement
    • Strategic Planning
    • Business Planning
    • Goal Setting

Energetics Services

For energy management and flow

  • Yogatherapy
    • breathwork
    • visualization
    • mantra
    • meditation
    • postures & movement
  • Matrix Energetics
  • Reiki & other techniques


Sylvie’s clients are located in various parts of Canada, Asia and the Middle East. They come from federal & provincial organizations, the private and not-for-profit sectors, as well as small owner-operated businesses, particularly in fields of wellness, arts, communications and education.

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Federal Public Service

  • Correctional Services Canada
  • Environment Canada
  • Industry Canada
  • Health Canada
  • Human Resource Services and Development Canada (HRSDC)
  • International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
  • National Defence Canada
  • National Managers' Community
  • Ontario Federal Council
  • Parks Canada
  • Service Canada

Provincial organizations

  • BC Hydro
  • Provincial Interministerial Councils (Ontario)
  • Royal British-Columbia Museum Corporation

Private sector

  • Financial services
  • Agriculture
  • Technology

Small businesses

  • Health & wellness (traditional medecine, massage therapy, energy medecine)
  • Art & Photography
  • Communications / Publishing
  • Teaching

Not-for-profit / NGOs

  • Ovarian Cancer Canada


Clients describe Sylvie's energy as strong, bright, positive, communicative and fun, and her communication style, as spontaneous, authentic, direct and humourous. Her attentive, warm and non-judgmental presence and her professionalism make them feel safe and that she is "right there with them" on their journey. As an accountability partner, her focus on their goals ensures they get results and inspires them to follow their vision.

The value clients have said they gained from coaching includes: thinking partner, accountability partner, confidence, clarity, insight, improved time and stress management, focus, variety of perspectives, plans, strategies, a cheerleader, motivation, tools.

"Sylvie is a super executive/leadership coach. She provided insights about me and my goals that I couldn't "see" for myself. By helping me see my problems/aspirations from a different angle, she facilitated a number of "ah ha!" moments for me.

Sylvie is extremely personable. She knows instinctively when to back-off i.e. when you've reached your maximum for a session (introspection is VERY tiring!). She's also one of the most trustworthy individuals that I know. I can tell (and did tell!) her anything and everything.

She did a great job of piecing together all the different facets of my life & roles to give an integrated perspective.

She doesn't tell you what to do; she helps you figure it out for yourself."

--Elizabeth Caswell, Manager at HP

"Sylvie worked with me to develop a process to deal with complex executive decision making in unique environments. I was able to apply this thinking to strategic decision making, human resource management, and reflection on my own career path. I will seek her services again. You will be very impressed."

--Leah Soroka, Agriculture Director at DAI, IDEA-NEW Initiative, Afghanistan

"Sylvie has great energy and she inspired me to think outside the box. The best qualities a coach can have."

--Julia Chapman, Financial Advisor

"Sylvie and I entered into a coaching together and after only three months the results were powerful - quick wins on some short-term goals, and a renewed sense of optimism and commitment to my long-term life objectives. I appreciated her sense of humour and support during the process. Thanks Sylvie!"


"Sylvie helped me focus on my future path; a path I was reluctant to face. With her gentle probing and listening skills, Sylvie brought me to a light bulb moment—the “Oh, yeah, that’s what I should do” realization. We plotted a course to get me to where I want to be in three years. She pulled me into strategizing with her warmth and insights, was always cognizant of my comfort level, and made the process fun.

Sylvie’s a wonderful coach and consummate professional."

--Geri, Toronto