Stefano Di Lollo is a Certified Coach at Grand Heron International
Stefano’s mantra is one that advocates stepping out of comfort zones in pursuit of lifelong learning, and his divergent career is proof that he practices what he preaches. Stefano has extensive experience working with purpose-driven leaders and organizations to help create impactful and innovative teams. Stefano acquired in-depth leadership experience in diverse sectors, and his expertise helped develop and launch creative leadership initiatives within corporations and educational institutions alike.
Stefano began his career as an industrial designer, and over the span of two decades, he designed hundreds of diverse consumer products for an extensive international client base. In addition to his work as a creator, Stefano’s focus was on the successful achievement of innovative outcomes through the cross-pollination of ideas and collaboration amongst diverse teams within organizations. In 2006, he spearheaded an internal collaboration initiative between the industrial design and engineering departments at D-Box Technologies Inc. While at the Trudeau Corporation, he founded and led the internal industrial design department while simultaneously working with top-level executives to spearhead innovative company initiatives that involved trans-departmental collaboration. In 2014, Stefano became a faculty member of the Industrial Design department at Dawson College in Westmount, Montreal. That same year, he launched his own consulting business focused on the development of creative leadership for clients such as Bombardier Aerospace, The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC Montréal), l’Université de Montréal in conjunction with Bell Media, Masdel Inc., amongst others. Stefano has been the Creative Director of the Montréal chapter of CreativeMornings, and he continues to be very involved in numerous events with non-profit organizations that reunite Montreal’s entrepreneurial, technological, and creative communities. His continued studies in higher education pedagogy have led to his involvement in
avant-garde projects working with Montreal colleges and universities to advance the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL).
As a certified coach, Stefano transmits his passion by partnering with executive clients so that they can refine their leadership capabilities through his unique and creative approach. Clients often refer to Stefano’s ability as a form of painting pictures within the mind to offer clarity, to open doors for the cognitive exploration of solutions, and to ignite self-motivated action.
Stefano’s multifaceted experience as a leader working alongside top level executives enables him to have a transdisciplinary vantage point of diverse corporate environments and structures. He likes to consider himself a “creative catalyst” on a mission to grow creative confidence in others so that they may unlock their potential, solve their problems to get unstuck, nurture impactful leadership cultures within organizations, and use the power of design thinking and storytelling to enhance experiential learning. His approach to powerful questioning and visualization allows for the deep reflection required to highlight thinking patterns, new ideas, and actionable solutions to problems.
Stefano di Lollo is based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
“Stefano’s inclusive coaching methods have made my team feel engaged and empowered which has made their performance and outcomes that much more powerful and tangible. On a personal level, Stefano has truly helped my career development over the years; I now recognize my own level of creativity as a leader and I use it to inspire my work, my team, my organization, and my collaborators. I regularly book him to help me see past the clutter. He’s the true definition of a creative catalyst.”
Jennifer Neveu | Director of Marketing & Product Development, Masdel Inc.
“Working with Stefano has been a wonderful experience. He helps me explore my thoughts and challenge my own ideas in ways that are helpful and insightful. I always find myself reflecting on our conversation days after a session. Because of our work together, I now feel safe to explore new ways of thinking about my skills and my career. As a coach, he has a talent for truly listening and being present; he creatively stitches thoughts and ideas together from our past conversations in an eye-opening way. Stefano has given me the space to grow and the flexibility to adjust our coaching focus along the way. He checks in, is respectful, and recognizes that you are the expert of your own life.”
Sonia | Human Resources Professional
“Stefano worked with me and really helped me chip away at some of the blockages that I was struggling with. His coaching style allowed me to build myself up. He had such a wise way of guiding me with words that spoke to me, only the words were actually coming from me. I found new ways to organize my own thoughts and feelings so that I could see a clear path; a path that was no longer a daunting one for me. I was able to finally be creative with my work once again.”
“Even a 1-hour discussion with Stefano is incredibly inspiring. I walked away knowing how to navigate through challenges and I felt like I could conquer the world! He’s energetic, and his ability to make people think without limits so they can generate their own solutions is truly admirable.”
Liana Carbone | Founder of HAVEN Creative Studio & Space
“I have had the privilege of being coached by Stefano Di Lollo. Our sessions occurred at a time where I was at crossroads in my career. As a great listener with an abundance of empathy, Stefano helped me navigate through this very uncomfortable journey which turned into a positive one. I was able map out concrete actions and as a result I was able to step out of my comfort zone and move forward. For these reasons, I wholeheartedly recommend Stefano Di Lollo to any professional/executive looking for creative ways to get out of “their funk”.”
Marjorie | HR Professional
“Stefano m’a beaucoup aidé dans mon cheminement professionnel, notamment à sécuriser des postes intéressants, faire des choix de carrière bien réfléchis, et à développer ma créativité. Il a su déceler mon potentiel alors que le système ne voulait pas le reconnaître. Stefano a un flair incomparable, une écoute active, et une capacité de bien orienter ses clients. Je le recommande vivement. ”
Jean-Paul Guillobel | Communication et relations publiques