The Mentoring Program

History

The Dobson Lagassé Centre is one of the pioneers in Quebec when it comes to business mentoring. In 2003 our mentorship program was accredited by the Foundation de l’entrepreneurship and has been a key player with entrepreneurs in the Eastern Townships.

Our practices

Mentors are volunteers.

The objectives and approach must be clear and understandable.

We favour regular meetings followed by systematic monitoring of actions to be performed.

We respect the code of ethical principles.


OUR MENTORS

Expertise: HR, performance management, strategic communication (external and internal) and change strategy.
Maryse Armando
Communications
Expertise: SME management and marketing communication.


John Aylen
Communications
Expertise: business development, public administration and human relations.
Maurice Bernier
Public/parapublic
Expertise: vegetable production and arable crops.

Renaud-Pierre Boucher
Agricultural
Expertise: accounting, export, retail and financial control.
Roger Charbonneau
Manufacturing /distribution
Expertise: management, sales and marketing, production, supply and computerization.


Lisa Compagna
Manufacturing
Expertise: dairy production.




André Couture
Agriculture
Expertise: marketing, sales, strategic planning, new product development, international distribution, operations and finance.
Charles Crawford
Spirits industry
Expertise: financial structuring, export, retail and market development.
Pierre Dagenais
Manufacturing /public administration
Expertise: administration (personnel management) and organizational development.
Réal Jr. Desautels
Cooperative/sociale economy
Expertise: infrastructure, B2B sales and marketing strategy.
Benoit des Ligneries
IT
Expertise: financial statements, production, cost price, Internet and social networks, R&D and marketing.
Jocelyna Dubuc
Health center/spa
Expertise: management, business development, customer service, HR and training.
Anne-Marie Dumas
Catering/tourism
Expertise: notary, legal, retail market, management and sale of companies.
Marc Dumas
Tourism/services
Expertise: strategic development and management.
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Jean-Marc Gagnon
Manufacturing
Expertise: health, finance IT, natural resources and governance.
Michael Lamontagne
Health/finace
Expertise: turnaround and finance.
Isabelle Langlois
Management /administration
Expertise: strategic vision, market development and finances.
François Lapointe
Finance
Expertise: production, lean management, operational strategies and R&D.
Alain Leclair
Industry
Expertise: human resources, management and business transfer.
Yolande Lemire
Agriculture
Expertise: horticulture and operations management.

Claudette Lessard
Commerce de détail
Expertise: sales service management, performance appraisal, territory development and staffing.
Serge Matte
Automotive industry/television stations management
Expertise: management.

Peter McAuslan
Microbrewery
Expertise: accounting and cost price.
Service de formation en comptabilité
R. André Nadeau, CMA
Expertise: marketing, food, marketing and health-beauty.
Nathalie Nasseri
Retail
Expertise: business development, sales development and planning.
Michel Proteau
Financial services
Expertise: wholesaler, retail, industrial and construction.
Gaston Provencher
Construction
Expertise: marketing, export and market development (China).
Stephen Rocke
Manufacturing
Expertise: production, sales, management, export and human resources.
Denis Roy
Municipale governance/taxation
/wood industry
Expertise: marketing and finance.

Hermann G. Ruf
Administration /finance
Expertise: Human Resources Management, Organizational Development and strategic planning.
Michel Saikali
Human Resources
Expertise: financial management (small and large companies).
Faruk Seyrek
Manufacturing /export
Expertise: consolidation, credit and collection and marketing.
Danièle Simard
Banking services