With degrees in Business Administration and Industrial Relations, complemented by continuing studies in Integral Psychology and Organization Development, Germaine takes a full-spectrum consciousness approach to her work
Germaine has a thriving psycho-spiritual life coaching practice, Integrated Meaning Systems, that uses mindfulness techniques and provocative self-reflection exercises to cultivate insight, build resilience, and foster wellbeing. This work is based on her first book, Meaning-Making: The Power of Meaning Systems, in which she takes readers on a guided self-discovery journey around 7 Theatres of Mindfulness. It is also at the heart of her latest venture, providing customized workshops on Buddhist theories of mind, meditation techniques, and their application to reducing strain and burn-out in high stress occupations.
In addition to her ongoing coaching work, Germaine is also partner and CEO of a niche consulting firm Intelligent Organizational Systems, where she advises senior leaders on the design, management, and resourcing of purpose-driven organizations. Motivated by the challenge of bridging differences in cross-cultural and multi-lingual settings, she has travelled extensively as expert lecturer and facilitator on behalf of the International Atomic Energy Agency. Working in countries as diverse as China, Nigeria, Belarus and Brazil, she has motivated senior leaders, professionals, and frontline staff to adopt the progressive ways of working demanded by safe use of nuclear technologies.
Germaine has recently published her novel approaches to building resilient organizations a second book, Process-based Management Systems for High Reliability Organizations. Co-authored with John Paciga PhD, this handbook provides whole system organizational designers and systemic change agents step-by-step guidance on how to work with and align meaning, propensities, and systems in support of high performance.
Before launching her international consulting career, Germaine held progressively more senior leadership positions in provincial worker’s compensation and cancer treatment systems, where she directed recruitment and selection, leadership development and performance improvement initiatives.