Professional Coaches Dinner Exchange

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  • Date: 23 mai 2017
  • Heure: 5:30 - 8:00 PM
  • Lieu Vézina Nadeau Labre - 5000 Jean Talon West, Suite 260, Montréal
Prix (taxes en sus)


Mentoring and Coaching: Same family. Different perspectives.

The benefits of coaching and mentoring are well-documented. However, in the field of employee development where companies and HR professionals seek to maximize their people resources, an area that creates significant confusion is in understanding the differences and similarities between coaching and mentoring. Both terms cannot be used interchangeably. Mentoring and coaching serve a different purpose and follow different paths to people development.  A failure to understand this leads to disappointing results.

The presenter will explain how coaching and mentoring are related to self-development, professional growth and career development while ensuring that each person understands the boundaries of the two types of relationship, including the roles played by the parties involved, especially by the mentor and mentee, compared to the coach and coachee’s roles.

Many successful people, regardless of their industry, field or specialty, have benefited from being in a mentoring relationship. Mentoring offers a broader scope than coaching, which focuses on specific skills or behaviors.   During the presentation, you will have the opportunity to exercise your judgment in selecting the most appropriate approach about some real-life situations.


Yvon Chouinard, ACC, CRHA

Yvon Chouinard is an executive coach working with a wide range of top level managers and professionals in various industrial sectors. He is also a recognized expert in mentoring, supporting organizations in the implementation of mentoring programs, including mentor and mentee training.

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 the media, insurance, finance and biotechnology sectors.

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 a certified coach by the International Coach Federation (ICF). He is a Past President of ICF Quebec, a member of the Institute of Coaching of Harvard Medical School in Boston, director  of Mentorat Quebec, member of International Mentoring Association and president of the Research Committee of the Quebec Professional Association of Co-development.

He has written several articles about management, leadership, coaching and mentoring. He recently published a book entitled Impact. Agir en leader. about the physical embodiment of leadership to help executives and managers improve their executive presence. A second book about mentoring is in preparation.

COST includes a simple catered supper – taxes are extra

ICF Québec Member : $25
ICF  Member: $30
Non-member : $35

Ed Rudick 514-582-6400
John Cacchione 514-234-0337

May 23, 2017  5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Offices of Vézina Nadeau Labre
5000 Jean Talon West Suite 260
(parking - FREE in the parking area on the west side of the building - METRO: Namur, 4-7 minute walk)

Networking begins at 5:30 pm and the activity starts at 6 pm.

Please be sure to arrive before 6 pm as the main door close at 6:00 pm.
You must preregister to attend the event. Places are limited, so please make sure you register as soon as possible.

For those who have not attended those Dinner Exchanges before, you should know that there will be an  informal ''vin d'honneur'' before we start and a delicious buffet supper. 

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