Céline Blanchard obtained her Ph.D. in 1999 from the Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Québec. She specialized in Social Psychology, with a focus on motivation and passion. She pursued post-doctoral studies at Darmouth College, Hanover, NH to further research aspects of self-regulation. In 2000, she accepted a position at the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa, where she is presently the Director of the Social and Organizational Psychology Research Lab and Director of the Strategic Decision-Making Research Group. Research in the lab focuses on personal growth and psychological adjustment, researching topics such as motivation, leadership emergence, emotional competence, organizational climate, stress and decision-making.