Discover our mentors

Your mentor is the person who will help you grow in the Mentoro program, one cup of java at a time. For our first cohort (Fall/Winter 2016) we drew our 25 mentors from six of the sectors that are most in-demand for young professionals: ARTS AND CULTUREHEALTHCARETECHNOLOGYRETAILMEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS and PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Our 25 mentors from our first cohort

art et culture

Geneviève Charbonneau

Geneviève Charbonneau

Photographer

Geneviève Charbonneau Photographer

 

I LIKE TO DISCUSS AROUND some tea with almond milk.
Talent is not everything. If you want to succeed, you’ve got to work on your business senses too.

Penny Mancuso

Penny Mancuso

Président

Centre Phi

I LIKE TO DISCUSS AROUND a cappuccino, a large high end coffee with warm milk (but please not from Starbucks! 😉

You can be a leader and still be kind. Kindness is not a weakness in the business world it is a strength.

Elsa Godin

Elsa Godin

Delegate, Financing and Business relations

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I LIKE TO DISCUSS AROUND a strong capuccino!

Only a job that truly fits our interests and skills-set can make us happy.

Angelo Cadet

Angelo Cadet

TV Host, actor, stage director, teacher

Musique Plus, Radio-Canada, Conservatoire Lassalle etc.

I LIKE TO DISCUSS AROUND black tea or spicy Chaï.

Success is not the key of happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. (Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965))

Alain Larochelle

Alain Larochelle

Marketing Director

Parc Olympique

I LIKE TO DISCUSS AROUND a latté with two sugars.

It’s better to build an imperfect marketing plan than not to build a plan at all…

Healthcare

Stéphane Timothée

Stéphane Timothée

Administrative Director

CIUSSS du Nord-de-l’Ile-de-Montréal

I LIKE TO DISCUSS AROUND a long black espresso.

Stop looking back, you can’t see the wall ahead of you.(My first boss always told me this about dwelling over mistakes)

Sandra Gazel

Sandra Gazel

Senior Manager

Programme Abbvie care

I LIKE TO DISCUSS AROUND a black stretto coffe or a mokaccino with no sugar added.

Handle your business by being yourself

Amélie Sigouin

Amélie Sigouin

Cofounder and Executive Director

La Maison Bleue

I LIKE TO DISCUSS AROUND a latté, no sugar added.

Do what you love.

Audrey Claing

Audrey Claing

Ph.D, Professor, Pharmacology department

Faculty of medicine, Université de Montréal

I LIKE TO DISCUSS AROUND a latté, no sugar.

Follow your passions.

technology

Julie Benoit

Julie Benoit

Vice-president Product Marketing

Stingray

I LIKE TO DISCUSS AROUND a large latté, no sugar added.

Don’t overthink things. Just go for it and never, never hesitate to go out of your comfort zone.

Caterina Rizzi

Caterina Rizzi

CCO and cofounder

Breather

I LIKE TO DISCUSS AROUND a Coke, even in the morning. Actually, I am one of the few who doesn’t like coffee.

Treat people the way you would like to be treated (it’s from my mother)

Patrick Gagné

Patrick Gagné

InnocitéMtl stratup Cofounder and partner

Téo Taxi

I LIKE TO DISCUSS AROUND a macchiato.

The future is not what it has been. (Yogi Berra)

Jean-François Renaud

Jean-François Renaud

President

Technologies Taltrio Inc.

I LIKE TO DISCUSS AROUND a London Fog (a tea latté)

Nothing ventured, nothing gained. I also happen to like no pain, no gain.

Jean-François Poulin

Jean-François Poulin

UX Specialist

Entrepreneur

I LIKE TO DISCUSS AROUND green tea.

Creativity is always the answer.

Retail

Steve Bérard

Steve Bérard

General Director and partner

Les vêtements SP Inc.

I LIKE TO DICSUSS AROUND a latté, no sugar.

If you don’t try, you cannot succeed.

Sophie Vissing

Sophie Vissing

Biotherm and Clarisonic General Manager

L’Oréal Canada

I LIKE TO DISCUSS AROUND a large latté, at Café Septembre or Parvis.

Work hard. Dream even bigger. Everything happens for a reason. Don’t question it, trust it.

Isabelle Long

Isabelle Long

Style Director

Ssense

I LIKE TO DISCUSS AROUND macchiato latté. Excellent ristretto quality requested.

Follow your intuition-guts !

Sébastien Zanella-Argan

Sébastien Zanella-Argan

General Manager and partner

Le Bilboquet

I LIKE TO DISCUSS AROUND a capuccino or a latté in the morning, an espresso corto at lunch and a glass of sparkling water at night.

Always make sure to be surrounded by talented people.

Medias et communication

Sandra Abi-Rashed

Sandra Abi-Rashed

Mentoro Cofounder and Group Publisher

TVA Publications

I LIKE TO DISCUSS AROUND a double espresso, no milk, no sugar.

Always make decisions that bring you closer to your end objective.

Mélanie Frappa

Mélanie Frappa

Mentoro Cofounder and content strategist

Valtech Canada

I LIKE TO DISCUSS AROUND a hot soy latté

Fake it, till you become it (From Amy Cuddy’s TED talks)

Viviane Roy

Viviane Roy

Founder and President

VRoy Communications

I LIKE TO DISCUSS AROUND a long coffee, hot or cold with some almond/coco/cashew milk.

In any order : humility, passion, openness, focus and laughs.

Donna Saker

Donna Saker

Announcer

The beat 92.5

I LIKE TO DISCUSS AROUND a coffee with leaner cream (I buy it online).

Always be kind even when you don’t want to be.

Jean-Marc Gauthier

Jean-Marc Gauthier

Managing Director

Gestion HEC Montréal

I LIKE TO DISCUSS AROUND a long double espresso with no sugar.

There is no need to hope to undertake, nor succeed to persevere.

Professional services

Demet Tepe

Demet Tepe

Partner, Global transfert Pricing services

KPMG

I LIKE TO DISCUSS AROUND a soy latté, extra hot.

Find a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.

Luana Ann Church

Luana Ann Church

Senior Legal Counsel, Legal affairs

Québecor Media inc.

I LIKE TO DISCUSS anything as long as it’s concentrated : espresso or matcha.

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken. (Oscar Wilde)

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