Cognascent Inc.


Thought Partners: Past and Present


Cognascent is focused on providing our clients the right tools, programs, and resources to meet their specific leadership and organization development needs. Cognascent has been providing results-oriented services across the engineering, manufacturing, hospitality, and emergency services sectors. We have had the privilege of partnering with so many forward-thinking organizations, some of which are shown below.


Thoughts from our valued clients…

…naturally collaborative and she established trust, presence and integrity very quickly with all members of my team. Her depth of expertise was impressive and the insights she delivered […] very motivating and inspired changed behaviour.
— Alison Simpson, Vice-President, Strategy and Future Portfolio, AstraZeneca Canada

…one of the most informative, challenging, and rewarding courses that I have taken. Not only has it provided unique practical tools but it has also broadened my horizons regarding critical thinking, emotional intelligence, and reflective practice.
— Todd Aitken, Fire Chief, Toronto Pearson Fire and Emergency Services

… always stimulates thinking outside of the normal parameters […] brings new perspectives and also challenges complacency and status quo thinking directly and effectively.
— Andrew Wilson, Partner, Dillon Consulting

...enables individuals to effectively define one’s leadership skills, provides focus on skills that need further development, but most importantly it provides the foundation and confidence to own and create that development. Mia is a talented facilitator who builds a safe and supportive environment for both enthusiastic group and individual learning.
— Sandra Hantziagelis, CM, MA Sc., P.Eng

Lead-in to Leadership is a transformational program. Mia creates an environment that allows for honest self-analysis and lively discussion which inspires participants to formulate real, actionable vision. The opportunity to articulate a clear and meaningful direction, and reflect on what it personally means to be a leader has been nothing short of illuminating.
— CF, Toronto, CANADA