Monica Olsen, BScN, BA, MHRD

Monica has been helping improve Canada’s health care sector for more than 30 years. With a background in organizational development, psychology and nursing, combined with deep expertise in management, facilitation, workplace diversity and executive coaching, she works to create more effective, self-aware medical leaders. 

Monica currently teaches health care management at York University’s Schulich School of Business. Through her own consulting and training practice, she has designed and delivered educational programs on team development, leadership effectiveness, performance development, emotional intelligence and patient education. She also facilitates group interventions in strategic planning, team building, leadership development and change management. 

In 2017, Monica became an honorary member of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada for her commitment to mentoring female physicians. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and events, including the CMA’s annual Leadership for Medical Women course and the Canadian Society of Physician Leaders’ Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership. She co-authored a chapter for the book Women in Medicine as well as a five-part series of articles on facilitation skills for the Canadian Journal of Physician Leadership.