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Rachel, the President of Caribbean Affordable Charter, is an entrepreneur at heart but also a passionate scientist with a Ph.D. in Industrial & Organizational (I/O) Psychology.

  • Since 2004, along with co-founding and creating this start-up innovative Yacht Charter Caribbean business with another business partner, she has also started the development of a consulting practice in Industrial & Organizational Psychology.
  • She also earned a professional certificate as a professional coach.
  • She taught various courses in psychology at two Canadian universities, worked as a Senior Psychometric Assessments Consultant and Project Manager and as a Researcher and an Organizational Development Consultant.
  • She has worked and consulted for a number of important organizations including the biggest Canadian Government Departments such as the National Defense of Canada, Canada Customs and Revenue Agency and the Public Service Commission and large private sector organizations.
  • She is fluent in three languages (French, English and Spanish).

With her Ph.D. recently completed and passionate more than ever about this Caribbean Charter business and I/O psychology, she is dedicated at continuing building these 2 businesses by bridging them together and offering unique Corporate Services.


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Rachel’ Professional Profile

As an Industrial and Organizational practitioner, she is dedicated at integrating science to her practice and to support employees, other practitioners (HR, managers) and organizations in the development of effective evidence-based people management strategies, policies and programs.

This is achieved by:

  • Leveraging the scientific literature and the best practices as insightful comparative information.
  • Investigating the perspective of various stakeholders in the organization.
  • Analyzing organizational processes using quantitative, qualitative or mix research methods and advance statistical analysis.
  • Then, evidence-based organizational recommendations and interventions can be provided.

Her applied researches are also guided by a multidimensional framework she has been developing for years along with other Industrial & Organizational researchers. This framework is built on Social and Industrial and Organizational Psychology scientific and proven principles for explaining human behaviors.

According to these fundamental principles, the explanation of human behaviors is only made possible by considering a combination of individual and environmental characteristics. Thus, to understand behaviors in the workplace, she is guided by a framework that explores employees’ characteristics such as bright and dark personality, attitudes and behaviors at work, but also the characteristics of the work itself and of the organization climate and culture.

Some of her areas of expertise are:

  • Leadership Assessment & Development
  • Ethics in the workplace
  • Psychometric Assessments
  • Leadership & Professional Coaching
  • Talent Management

Recent Publications:

Paradis, R. (2017). Ethical and unethical leadership: Conception, antecedents and effect on employees’ mental health, job satisfaction, performance, and on the organization efficacy and productivity. Unpublished doctoral thesis, Ecole de psychologie, Université de Moncton, Moncton, N.-B.

Paradis, R., Tivendell, J., & Pietrulewicz, B. (2016). A model to explore organizational pollution and its effect on employees’ health & well-being, and on organizational effectiveness. Polish Journal of Social Science, 11 (1), 7-47.

Paradis, R., Pietrulewicz, B., Tivendell, J., & Lebel, J. (2015). Organizational & Environmental Pollution: Interaction of Leaders’ Dark Personality, Followers (Employees) & Organizational Factors. Polish Journal of Social Science, 10 (1), 7-43.

Paradis, R., Demers, M., Dion, E., Tivendell, J., Pietrulewicz, B. (2014). Interpersonal pollution in organizations: Exploring ethical leadership and the dark side of organizations. Polish Journal of Social Science, 9 (1), 7-26.