About

My background is atypical. Holding degrees from the Montréal-based HEC Business School and the CFA Institute, I quickly ascended in the world of finance, taking me from Montréal to New York by way of Toronto. I worked as a portfolio manager, risk manager, chief investment officer, head of the bond desk and chief strategist. I was also a major shareholder, manager and administrator of a large Montréal-based investment firm. A four-time Ironman, you could say I lived the dream. I had a house by a golf course, a Ferrari—a life of luxury.

I’d “made it.” Perhaps you recognize yourself?

Despite all that success, I was never satisfied. I always wanted more. Until the day I came up against several major life challenges that forced me to rethink my priorities and quit playing the role of an overachiever. After getting through cancer, a difficult romantic breakup and losing several jobs, I was on a search for meaning. I discovered yoga and became the perfect yogi, taking several trips to India and spending time in ashrams to find my truth.

After a year of this answer-seeking, I realized the importance of accepting reality and breaking free from roles that don’t make us happy, then taking action to achieve our full potential, both professionally and personally.

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The balance between the head and the heart

From finance to yoga, from New York to India by way of Toronto, I managed to find a balance between head and heart as a businessman in my community and a happy father to five children. With over 20 years’ experience in finance and more than 10 in management, I now help decision-makers to move forward, reach their potential—both personally and professionally—and achieve their business goals.

And since managers never work alone, I also hold talks in the workplace to empower employees and give them the courage to succeed.

Great collaborations

Cultivate courage and make your mission a success: work with me

Please contact me for more information about my coaching sessions and talks.