Annick Routhier Labadie

president and founder of Humans & Company

Annick Routhier Labadie is president and founder of Humains & Compagnie, a coaching firm at the crossroads of EDI (equity, diversity and inclusion), leadership development and change management.  Since 2015, her team has coached over 9,000 leaders through training, coaching, and collaborative strategic consulting processes.  She frequently works with financial institutions, professional services, telecoms, pharmaceutical companies and research institutes.  From 2012 to 2015, Annick was a consultant in the Montreal office of McKinsey & Company.


A creator at heart, Annick develops experiential learning experiences that unite science and narrative, head and heart, humour and seriousness, conviction and openness. She places at the centre of her interventions the belief that beyond investing, managing a team or a large bank, we are human.  The training courses offered by Humains & Compagnie profoundly question the status quo in favour of new possibilities, both on an individual and collective level.


Prior to March 2020, Annick was a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) training team.  A former NCAA basketball player, she sits on the board of the Quebec Athlete of Excellence Foundation. A Rhodes Scholar, she holds two master’s degrees in biomedical engineering from Oxford University, where she investigated technologies that promise (sometimes falsely) to eliminate physician decision-making bias.  She has completed graduate studies in applied ethics at Laval University, training in integral facilitation, a certificate in coaching, and level 1 training from the Internal Family Systems (IFS) Institute. She is also a part-time handyman and is taking a continuing education course in woodworking. She lives in Orford with her two poodles and her spouse, who often serves as a guinea pig (sometimes in spite of himself) for many content ideas.