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Lillian Thomsen

Position: Coaching

Certified Career and Leadership Coach

Lillian enjoyed a full professional career in the Canadian Foreign Service serving in culturally and linguistically diverse positions both in Canada and abroad. In her final position with Global Affairs Canada she served as the Director General and Dean of the Canadian Foreign Service Institute, which is comprised of four schools, offering courses to public servants and selected non-governmental clients in a range of internationally focused courses, leadership and professional development.
 
She specializes in executive level competition preparation including identifying leadership competency gaps and opportunities for growth, interview preparation and conducting mock interviews followed by individual assessments. She has also done extensive coaching of public servants and of colleagues in the not-for-profit sector, where she is very active. She has extensive experience facilitating retreats, change management and leadership development workshops in both the public and not-for-profit sectors and is bilingual in both official languages.
 
Lillian serves as a Governor of The Ottawa Hospital, where she is Chair of Governance, Vice-Chair of Quality and sits on a number of other committees. She is active in the education and arts sectors in Ottawa, particularly in the support of young and emerging classical music talent.