Jacques Girard

Jacques Girard 

 


“I believe coaching is all about knowing oneself better, thus enabling managers to use their personal strengths optimally.”


Jacques has been an Executive Coach for the past 10 years working with CEO’s and senior executives. His long and diversified management experience has taught him how important political savvy is in fully realizing the role of a leader.

Jacques has worked both in the public and private sectors as well as in education, communications and economic development, where he held leadership positions that enabled him to acquire rich and diversified experience.

Before joining Pauzé as an Associate Coach, Jacques was General Secretary of the Université de Montréal from 1969-1974, Assistant Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Education, in charge of postsecondary education from 1974 to 1978 and then Deputy Minister from 1978 to 1983.

He then entered the world of communications as President of Télé-Québec, a position that he held from 1983 to 1988.

Jacques later moved on to join Quebecor where between 1988 and 1996, he held different management positions until his appointment as President of the Quebecor group, which included, at the time, daily newspapers, magazines, regional weeklies, distribution and retail business. In 1996, Jacques became President-Executive Director of Montreal International, at the time of its creation, a position he held until fall 2003.

He has served on numerous Boards of Directors including as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Domtar from 1996 to 2004 and Chairman of the Board of le Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal from 1997 to 2002.

Jacques holds a Bachelor of Laws from the Université de Montréal and a Master of Laws from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is an officer of France’s National Order of Merit.

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