Lucie Houde is President & Founder of Archetypes-Inter, a Diversity consulting firm based in Montreal, since 2001.
She has a master’s degree in the field of intercultural training and is specialised in cross-cultural training, global leadership coaching and global competencies assessments.
She was introducted to cultural diversity in her formative years, as part of the first children of cooperants for the Canadian International Development Agency, living in Senegal and Mauritania, then further her experience as an expat student in England.
Her first work experience was in Northern Quebec with Cree – Eeyou women. This contact with First People guided her career, focused on cultural diversity.
She then worked at Hydro-Québec for almost 20 years, a major hydroelectricity supplyer. She was first assigned to construction sites in Northern Quebec, then to Head Office as a senior training adviser for the Amerindian and Inuit Affairs Vice-Presidency. She took her passion for the subject further and created a cross-cultural training institute to prepare their employees working with international partners.
Leadership, Creativity and Curiosity are her 3 outstanding competencies which translates well into her motto: Staying at the leading edge.
She works both in French and English.