Michel Smith – Collaborator and Executive Coach

Prior to launching his consulting services in 2013, Michel held several senior executive positions in the Public Service of Canada. A trained social worker and executive coach, he was acting Assistant Deputy Minister and Director General at Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada; Regional Director General for the British Columbia and Yukon Region, as well as the Director General of the Refugee Branch, Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Michel also served as Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada (APEX), Executive Director of the Task Force on an Inclusive Public Service, and Senior Faculty Member at the Canada School of Public Service. Michel also led and/or participated in several Canadian delegations abroad, including: China, UNHCR in Geneva, Denmark, and Italy. He also taught leadership to senior executives in Mali and coached Deputy Ministers in Benin.
A 2002 graduate of the Accelerated Executive Development Program, Michel is certified by Multi-Health Systems to administer and interpret the Bar-On Emotional Intelligence Inventory (EQ-i); he is certified by the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) in North Carolina to administer and interpret the 360 By Design psychometric instrument and is a certified Insights Discovery® Client Practitioner (CP). Michel is a member of the Abenaki First Nation, a husband, a father, and a proud grandfather.