BSc, MHA, ORSCC
I'm Louise Pitre.
As a leadership coach, I centre equity, curiosity, authenticity and leading from the heart in all that I do. The heartbeat of my work is power, leadership, systems change, and theatre.
Ever since I stepped into my first formal position of authority more than two decades ago, I’ve been dancing with power. Sometimes it’s a fiery tango or a graceful waltz, maybe a fun jive or even an impromptu jazz dance. Every new dance step is a discovery about my relationship to power, how I use power, and how power influences my leadership effectiveness.
After 25 years as a leader in the non-profit world, I realized how focused we are on social justice missions that are meant to create equity and justice out there. But through my leadership experience, I learned we can’t get to equity and justice out there unless we, as leaders, are willing to look inward. Change starts with us.
An equity-centred lens
I prioritize inclusive and intentional processes that centre equitable outcomes – to do what’s right, even when it comes with risks.
A state of constant curiosity
I approach each problem and project as an opportunity – and I don’t rely on traditional methods. There are always new ways to achieve meaningful results.
With heart and authenticity
I’m open and vulnerable to doing the hard work. I speak and lead from the heart, to connect to a deeper purpose.
Open and collaborative space
I foster environments where all feel welcome, comfortable and have a voice in the room. The associates I partner with bring a range of perspectives to our discussions and planning.
How I can help you make a shift
I centre equity, curiosity, authenticity and leading from the heart in everything I do. The heartbeat of my work is power, leadership, systems change and theatre.
I work with leaders and changemakers ready to engage in their inner work to create the behaviour and mindset shifts needed in their leadership and use of power.
I partner with teams and organizations committed to creating a shift in culture, one that leads to how teams and organizations do power.
I journey with cross-sectoral collaboratives engaged in creating deep, sustainable system shifts to re-centre and redistribute power.
Theatre can be a transformative power to support social change.
How it works
Whether it’s playing games, sculpting shapes with our bodies, creating a forum theatre or engaging in non-verbal duet practice, theatre opens us to a deeper, more intuitive wisdom from which we can create a new reality.
Why I use theatre
In my leadership work, I use theatre as a doorway to explore and access embodied wisdom, awakening bone-deep knowing and group consciousness from which internal shifts can lead to larger systemic shifts. Theatre supports awareness-based systems change and activates collective intelligence and creativity in communities.
Theatre in action
The word “époché” weaves together so much of what I believe is needed at this time in our history: to be in community, to see the system, to make meaning together of what we see, to let go so we can let in, and to co-create together.