Monica Olsen

Monica Olsen

MHRD

President, Olsen and Associates Consulting

About Monica Olsen

Monica’s background in organization development, psychology and nursing coupled with her expertise in management, facilitation, workplace diversity and executive coaching have been used primarily in the health care sector for over 30 years. She has been a longstanding faculty member for the Physician Leadership Institute at Joule, a company of the Canadian Medical Association.

Monica has been a frequent speaker at both the CMA annual conference ‘Leadership for Medical Women’ and the CSPL Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership. More recently, Monica has co-authored a chapter along with Dr. Mamta Gautam and Dr. Gillian Kernaghan for the book Female Doctors in Canada. She has also co-authored a five-part series of articles in the Canadian Journal of Physician Leadership, on Facilitation Skills for Physician Leaders; an emerging necessity in a complex health system. Monica has been made a Honorary Member of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada for her commitment to mentoring female physicians in the areas of self-awareness and effective leadership.

Monica also teaches in the Master’s Certificate in Healthcare Management program at Schulich School of Business, York University. She is qualified to administer both the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator™ (MBTI) and the Bar On Emotional Quotient Inventory™ (EQ-I 2.0) –a measurement tool of emotional intelligence as well as to facilitate Insights® Discovery workshops.

In response to clients’ requests, Monica has designed and delivered various educational programs including team development, leadership effectiveness, performance development, emotional intelligence and patient education. Additionally, she facilitates group interventions in the areas of strategic planning, team building, leadership development and change management. Monica brings insight, inspiration and humor to her consulting and training practice. She is recognized as a sensitive and effective facilitator in promoting self-awareness and personal change leading to enhanced working relationships.

Areas of Expertise

  • Women's Leadership
  • Strategic Planning
  • Team Building
  • Leadership Development
  • Change Management

Degrees

MHRD, Human Resource Development, Psychology and Nursing
University Associates and University of Windsor

Certifications

MBTI Training Program (Psychometrics Canada)

Situational Leadership II Training for Trainers (The Ken Blanchard Companies)

Culture-Strategy Fit: Qualified Associate Business Relationship (Culture-Strategy Fit, Inc.)

BarOn Emotional Quotient Inventory Qualifying Program (Multi-Health Systems, Inc.)