Gloria Di Francesco


Gloria Di Francesco is the founder and CEO of GDF Talent Inc. Prior to starting her business in 2008, Gloria worked in the corporate world for over 20 years, specializing in both Operations and Human Performance where she gained valuable expertise in the areas of Management, Training & Development and Learning Delivery. In addition to having an extensive understanding of Operations, Gloria has a proven ability to lead and develop efficient teams. Her strengths include exceptional skills as a workshop facilitator and training specialist, and an undisputed aptitude to motivate, coach and influence others. As a strong communicator and an excellent public speaker in both English and French, Gloria has delivered many workshops and presentations to audiences of all sizes on a variety of topics such as Leadership Development, Sales Training, Team Building, Emotional Intelligence, Presentation & Networking Skills and Business Etiquette.

Gloria is an Authorized Partner and a Master Facilitator of Fierce Conversations®, an inspiring and impactful Leadership Development program developed in 2004 by  Fierce Inc.’s founder Susan Scott. Gloria is also an Authorized Provider of John Wiley & Son’s Everything DiSC®, and The Five Behaviors® personal development learning experiences. Everything DiSC® is a powerful assessment based learning tool that deepens self-awareness, inspires appreciation of others, and fosters effective collaboration in the workplace. The Five Behaviors® helps build a culture of teamwork that drives results by integrating the model from Patrick Lencioni’s book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, at the organizational level.

Gloria’s unique style of blending content with real life experiences enables participants to fully understand the concepts and apply what they have learned to transform their behaviour and attain the desired results. Her ability to balance humour and corporate wisdom has earned her the reputation of being an entertaining yet knowledgeable, authentic, and eloquent facilitator.  

When Gloria is not working, you will find her skiing or hiking. She loves to entertain her friends with great food and wine. Gloria lives with her family in Montreal, Quebec. 

Below is a partial list of the companies where Gloria has facilitated workshops over the last 15 years.

  • Bell Canada
  • Coca-Cola
  • Mohawk College
  • Getty Images
  • BAE Systems
  • Nav Canada
  • Spin Master
  • Intact Financial Corp
  • Opto Plus/OSI Group
  • FIX Innovations
  • First Nations Education Council
  • Government Of New Brunswick
  • Amway
  • Canada Goose
  • McKesson
  • Cooper Vision
  • Figurr Architecs Collective
  • Pomerleau
  • CACI (Consolidated Analysis Center Incorporated)
  • Rosedin Electric
  • Randstad Canada
  • Charles Schwab
  • Poste Canada
  • Rosedin Electric
  • Walton Enterprise
  • Danone
  • FM Global
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