Speaking from Experience, from the Heart
Enjoy Jean-Guy’s hilarious anecdotes and genuine stories while he shares his guidance on making it through what you’re living now. Gift your organization 30 years of experience in a pretty (entertaining) package.
You don’t get to running an accounting practice with over 80 employees in 8 offices without a few scratches and countless tests from the School of Hard Knocks.
If there’s one thing Jean-Guy loves to do, it’s talking. And he’s worth a listen. Speaking from extensive life and business experience, he has knowledge, case studies, and anecdotes on everything related to practice management and business.
He knows how to start a business, the pros and cons of hiring, how to create an exceptional organizational culture, how to negotiate with fee-sensitive clients, why value billing is best, the magic in marketing, using timesheets effectively, and has the answers to many other real-life issues practice owners face every day.
And he’s willing to share; in English and French.
Humble origins. Big growth.
Many great companies began behind a garage door. Jean-Guy founded his first business, Talbot & Associates, in his basement. In those early days, Jean-Guy’s biggest dream was to grow the accounting firm to one full-time employee. Now the firm has seven offices across Manitoba and nearly 60 full-time team members.
As a practice owner, Jean-Guy faced many challenges that he overcame with perseverance and the help of a great mentor. Over the years, he became passionate about practice management. Jean-Guy attended conferences in the United States, read books by great leaders like Simon Sinek and Napoleon Hill, and committed to learning everything he could about the topic. Then he found what worked and what didn’t, and developed ideas of his own.
Apart from being a revered FCPA, FCGA, and empathetic CEO, Jean-Guy also mentored several practice owners through the same issues he had encountered. Along the way he discovered proven methods to grow a business, hire the right team, and achieve work-life balance while turning a great profit; which gave him an idea for his second business, RêveNew Practice Management (RPM).
RPM is a consulting company that helps practice owners work less, make more profit, and live more fulfilled lives. Through seemingly counterintuitive advice, Jean-Guy has helped businesses understand his unique business philosophy and helped them double, triple, and quadruple their profits, just as his mentor did for him. Now he’s a keynote speaker who shares his knowledge and 30 years of experience running a successful business with audiences nation-wide.
Gift your organization 30 years of experience.
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From an organizer view.
Katie Griffin is the Director of Business Development & Adagio Channels at Softrak Systems. As the organizer of the Adagio Opportunity Conference (2019) Katie hand-selected Jean-Guy to speak to a group in Ottawa.
From an attendee view.
Jean-Guy's charismatic on-stage presence, practical knowledge, extensive experience, and openness make him the ideal presenter for audiences seeking real-life advice and fresh delivery.
More than 80% rate Jean-Guy's presentation Excellent, Very good and Good.
Personality, Knowledge & Humour
Everything Needed in A Speaker
Jean-Guy speaks nation-wide on Practice Management and has devoted a large portion of his life to discover the secrets of creating a better practice, business, and life.