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Yves has been coaching since 2011. He joined the Optimum Talent team in 2017. Up to now, he has coached more than 65 managers, executives and business leaders through 15 different companies of all sizes, from multinationals to SME. His mandates range from Skills and Leadership Development, training the next generation of managers and executives, Strategic Planning, Business Staging, as well returning to a more balanced life. Over the past years, Yves has developed many training and coaching programs, all designed to meet his customers needs and to help them reach their full potential.
Yves holds 25 years of experience as a manager. He worked his way up the ladder from Manager of Engineering to Plant Manager and up to VP, COO. Throughout his career, he has mainly worked for multinational companies in Europe (Philips) and the USA (Westinghouse), as well as Nova Pb, a medium size company in Quebec. During these years, he has developed and implemented winning strategies for all of the many stages of the Business Life Cycle (start-up, fast growth, maturity and decline). He also worked at initiating and implementing diversified activities for a company’s renewed growth.
Yves has completed a Training Program in Professional Coaching, attained ICF certification (International Coach Federation) and is in the process of obtaining his PCC certification (Professional Certified Coach). He holds an Executive Master’s Degree in Business Administration (EMBA) specialized in General Management from Sherbrooke University and a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal. He is also a certified trainer in Management from the Commission des partenaires du marché du travail du Québec and a certified consultant for numerous psychometric tests firms.
Yves is a member of various organizations: ICF and ICF Québec, AMBAQ (Quebec MBA Association) and OIQ (Quebec Engineer’s Order). From 2005 to 2008, he was one of the member of the Montreal Club of Future CEO from the Groupement des chefs d’entreprises du Québec and in 2016, he has been acting as an Expert member for this organization.