Geneviève Desautels

Founder & CEO @ illuxi Intelligence

In 2010, after 16 years of working in human resources and organizational development for private- and public-sector organizations of all sizes, Geneviève Desautels left her job with her then-employer, Hydro-Québec, to launch her own business: UniVers un Monde en Soi, specializing in the development of authentic leadership skills. In 2013 she founded her second business, illuxi Intelligence, to bring digital and immersive training tools to an B2B2E SAAS business. UniVers un Monde en Soi became Amplio Stratégies in 2016, and Geneviève went from being an independent contractor to the president and partner of a consulting firm that has since expanded to a multidisciplinary team of 20 associates. They work hand in hand with everything from small businesses to large corporations to help them achieve their growth and transformation objectives. Geneviève has a bachelor’s degree in industrial relations and an MBA. She is a professional certified coach (PCC), as well as a certified yoga instructor and an accomplished musician. She is the author of the best-selling book Oser le monde en soi : Choisir d’être et agir en leader authentique (2012) and DÉCLIC : Une experience en 4 étapes pour passer de la conscience à l’action (2016), both of which were published by Béliveau Éditeur. She wrote the introduction of the book Femmes de tête which were published by Edition du Journal. Geneviève has also contributed to a number of articles for periodicals such as Revue Gestion (HEC Montreal) and has served as one of the expert bloggers on the Les Affaires website since 2013. Among her many passions are travel, running, and holistic health and healing. She is a trained instructor in mindfulness meditation for business leaders and is the proud mother of two daughters aged 12 and 8.