Hubert Saint-Onge

Founder & Principal of SaintOnge Alliance


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Hubert Saint-Onge

Hubert Saint-Onge is the founder and Principal of SaintOnge Alliance.  In addition to holding key senior management positions in leading companies over the past 25 years, he has developed and refined a “knowledge assets” model to optimize the performance of an organization.  This model strategically integrates business plans with branding, leadership and people management approaches.


International Recognition in Optimizing Performance

Hubert’s client work showcases the extensive experience he has accumulated as a senior executive in the oil industry as well as in financial services.  Hubert was recently featured as one of five practitioners around the world who have had the most impact on organizations, based on his work as Senior VP of Strategic Capabilities at Clarica.  During his tenure, the company was also selected as one of the top ten “Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises” in the world, two years in a row.   At the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), his conceptualization and development of the CIBC Leadership Centre was featured in Fortune magazine as a prime example of accelerated organizational learning.   


Experience Around the Globe

The Prime Minister of Canada appointed Hubert to the Board of The Canadian Centre for Management Development between 1995 and 1999. He has given presentations globally on organization learning, leadership development, and knowledge value creation, and since 2002 has co-authored 2 leading-edge books in the field.  His most recent book The Conductive Organization provides a blueprint for creating knowledge-based cultures in organizations to achieve breakthrough performance.  Hubert is a passionate and compelling presenter in English, French and Spanish.


Experience Around the Globe

While he maintains a busy practice a select group of clients, Hubert has been Executive-in-Residence at the University of Waterloo where his interest is focused on the Centre for Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology.  Recognized by Harvard University for his thought leadership in the field, Hubert has been appointed a Visiting Scholar to Harvard for the 2005/2006 year. His main areas of study will be organizational learning, knowledge management and leadership development.


Partnering to Build Sustainable Performance

Hubert Saint-Onge is first and foremost an in-company practitioner.  He draws on his experience implementing what he recommends to clients.  As a trusted advisor, he is vested in the success of his clients and typically stays involved with them over time.      

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  How Do We Make People Do Things?
Gurteen Knowledge-Log, David Gurteen, 12 November 2007

  Leveraging Communities of Practice for Strategic Advantage (Oct 2002) by Hubert Saint-Onge, Debra Wallace 

  The Conductive Organization (May 2004) by Hubert Saint-Onge, Charles Armstrong 
Building Beyond Sustainability

  Hubert Saint-Onge Founder & Principal of SaintOnge Alliance

If you are interested in Knowledge Management, the Knowledge Café or the role of conversation in organizational life then you my be interested in this online book I am writing on Conversational Leadership
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