Yvon Chouinard

Yvon Chouinard 

B.A.A., A.C.C., C.R.H.A.

“I believe my significant management and corporate experience allows me to truly understand the challenges managers are experiencing in their environment.”

Upon his retirement from Power Corporation in 2004, Yvon took his training in coaching and has been coaching hundreds of executives and managers since. Yvon focuses mainly on executive and team coaching, with a wide range of managers and professionals at various hierarchical levels and industrial sectors. He is also a recognized expert in mentoring, supporting organizations in the implementation of mentoring programmes, including mentor and mentee training.

Yvon coaches people to improve their skills in areas such as strategic thinking, executive presence, communication and political skills, leadership, self-management and presentation skills.

Before beginning his career as an Executive Coach, Yvon spent most of his 35-year management career with the Power Corporation of Canada group, a major public company with holdings primarily in businesses within the communications, insurance, finance and biotechnology sectors. For many years he managed Power Broadcasting Inc., before moving to Power Technology Investment Corporation, a venture capital company, where he was Executive Vice President.

Yvon holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration (B.A.A.). He also completed a graduate program in mentoring and a Minor in Psychology. He is a Certified Human Resources Professional and an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) from the International Coach Federation. He is a Past President of I.C.F. Quebec, a member of the Institute of Coaching of Harvard Medical School in Boston, director of Mentorat Quebec, member of International Mentoring Association and a member of the Research Committee of the Quebec Professional Association of Co-development.

He is a frequent speaker at conferences on themes such as Leader as Coach, Strategic Thinking, Leadership, Strategic Communications and Political Skills. He has written several articles about management, leadership, coaching and mentoring. He will publish a book in the spring of 2016 entitled “Impact” about physical leadership to help executives and managers improve their presence.

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