About Sena 


Sena Paradis (she/her) is highly experienced in transformational leadership, change management, coaching and mentoring teams and leaders (present and aspiring) with strengths-focused approaches to empowered performance and wellness. She’s an International Coaching Federation certified coach who developed public service leaders. She built a specialization coaching equity-seeking groups, through programs such as the “Building Black Leaders” and “Mentorship Plus”, as well as through coaching executives and aspiring executives individually.

As a senior Government of Canada leader, she oversaw, coached and mentored interdepartmental federal negotiating teams. She managed large negotiating mandates and budgets, participating in various decision making committees and leading approvals in complex organizational systems. Active in staffing, she was also regional Executive Co-champion for Wellness overseeing a committee and leading culture change based on staff engagement. She collaborated as part of an executive team to successfully re-structure negotiation Branches and re-organize Branch teams.

Sena received awards for collaboration within government and with Indigenous partners. She was Canada’s Chief Federal Negotiator to bring the Tla’amin Treaty into effect in 2016, in the Powell River area, and federal Negotiator for the Maa-nulth Treaty with 5 First Nations on Vancouver Island. She has more than 25 years of experience working directly with Indigenous Peoples, most recently implementing significant advances in partnering with Indigenous Peoples. She is highly experienced in intercultural relationships and reconciling worldviews.

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