Discover the mentors of our communications and public relations cohort

YOUR MENTOR’S OBJECTIVE is to help you grow in the Mentoro program, one cup of java at a time. For our Spring 2018 cohort, we drew our 30 mentors in Communications and Public Relations from various sectors:

  • Consulting Services
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Media and Publishing
  • Arts and Culture
  • Technology

Discover all our mentors, and then complete the registration form to be part of the program.

Our mentors

COMMUNICATIONS | PUBLIC RELATIONS

Anne Dongois

Anne Dongois

President

ad Communications

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a cup of moka or a glass of wine, depending on the hour of the day.

MANTRA: Always be a pleasure to work with, and respect your personal and professional values. 

Brigitte Foisy

Brigitte Foisy

President, Founder and Serial Entrepreneur

PR DEPARTMENT INC., THE BRAND SHOP, STYPE DEPARTMENT & SHOP IQ

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a glass of Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne or a triple espresso; caffeine is my five food groups!

MANTRA: “You stall, you rust,” because I know that doors open, and opportunities present themselves only when you act.

Caroline Dubé

Caroline Dubé

President and Founder

LUXINE RELATIONS PUBLIQUES

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a latte macchiato or a chilled glass of white wine

MANTRA: Don’t look back, if you do, others looking forward will pass you by.

Caroline Duguay

Caroline Duguay

Communications Director

NESTLÉ NESPRESSO CANADA

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a cup of Rosabaya – my favorite Nespresso coffee – or a glass of white Sauvignon.

MANTRA: If you push your limits with passion and determination, people will follow. Be transparent and authentic; people will respect you for it. With an open heart, dare to take the road less travelled, and stay true to yourself.

Caroline Morin

Caroline Morin

Senior Director, Communications and Marketing

IVANOHÉ CAMBRIDGE

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a large and (really hot) decaf latte.

MANTRA: We are not saving lives. Do your best and it should be okay.

Caroline Roy

Caroline Roy

Vice-President and Associate

MESURE MÉDIA

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… an afternoon tea, and how to change the world.

MANTRA: Success only comes before work in the dictionary.

Charles Letourneau

Charles Letourneau

Director of Strategy and Communications

THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF METROPOLITAIN MONTREAL

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a latte or depending of the time of day, a glass of Chablis.

MANTRA: Everything can communicated with the right words.

Christine Boivin

Christine Boivin

Director of Communications and Marketing

BONLOOK

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a glass of rosé.

MANTRA: You live, you learn.

Deanna Chow

Deanna Chow

Communications Director

SSENSE

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a cup of green tea or a glass of red wine.

MANTRA: Feel the Fear, and Do It Anyway is the title of a book that I received as a teenage, and it reminds me to always keep an open mind, be curious, and try new things.

Elizabeth Sbaglia

Elizabeth Sbaglia

Director of Communications

THE NATURE CONSERVANCY OF CANADA

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a cup of mint tea.

MANTRA: “Talking is a necessity, listening is an art.”- Goethe

Eve Laurier

Eve Laurier

General Manager

EDELMAN

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…an Oregon pinot noir.

MANTRA:Be authentic. You are at your best when you are completely true to yourself.

Fabienne Corriveau

Fabienne Corriveau

Press Agent

HACHETTE CANADA

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a café allongé or a chilled beer depending on the circumstances.

MANTRA: Develop your creativity, your intuition, and use solutions from Plan B.

Gabrielle Cauchy

Gabrielle Cauchy

Press Relations

DIFFUSION DIMEDIA

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a cappuccino or a good glass of red wine.

MANTRA: I am motivated by helping people understand the world a little better. I truly enjoy contantly learning on the job and navigating different sectors. Some keywords that guide my work: humility, honesty, curiosity, tenacity, and openness.

Geneviève Rossier

Geneviève Rossier

Director of Communications, Public Relations and Digital Visibility

BIBLIOTHÈQUE ET ARCHIVES NATIONALES DU QUÉBEC

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a latte in the morning and an Earl Grey tea in the afternoon.

MANTRA: Kindness, respect and enjoyment.

Geneviève Sharp

Geneviève Sharp

Co-Founder and Partner

EGS GROUP

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a cup of black coffee or a glass of Sancerre.

MANTRA: “If you don’t build your dream someone will hire you to help build theirs.” – Tony Gaskins

Isabelle Randez

Isabelle Randez

Communications Director, L'Oréal Luxe

L’OREAL CANADA

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER... a cup of almond milk latte or a glass of Champagne.

MANTRA: Treat others as you would want to be treated.

Jean-Michel Nahas

Jean-Michel Nahas

Vice-President of Corporate Communications

CASACOM

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a strong cortado.

MANTRA: Human contact, above all.

Judith Dubeau

Judith Dubeau

President

IXION COMMUNICATIONS

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… cup of mild green or blooming tea, a glass of still or sparkling water, or a beer if it is hot outside or a glass of white wine as an apéritif.

MANTRA: In my personal life, I say, “Wish for the best, be prepared for the worst, and seize every opportunity.” In my professional life, “Do not take it personally.”

Julia Cyboran

Julia Cyboran

Vice-President of Marketing and Communications

C2 MONTREAL AND C2 INTERNATIONAL

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a soy latte.

MANTRA: It really does take a village; getting the most from your teams is the best path to success.

Katia Robillard

Katia Robillard

Vice-President and General Manager

CITOYEN OPTIMUM

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a good latte.

MANTRA: The key to success is to surround yourself with the best of the best.

Laurie Zakreski

Laurie Zakreski

President and Founder

ZAK COMMUNICATIONS

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a strawberry and basil smoothie.

MANTRA: “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” – Pablo Picasso

Marjorie Roux

Marjorie Roux

Public Relations Director

SEPHORA CANADA

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a cappuccino or a glass of white wine.

MANTRA: “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker

Matthieu Streliski

Matthieu Streliski

Senior Director of Communications and Digital Marketing

RADIO-CANADA

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… what my contact ordered; it’s a good ice-breaker, and lets me discover new things.

MANTRA: Perfection is the enemy of good.

Melanie Barbusci

Melanie Barbusci

Marketing Director

DAVIDsTEA

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a cup of black tea like Nepal Black from DAVIDsTEA.

MANTRA: “It is the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution. It’s also a very clear path to happiness.” – Sheryl Sandberg

Michèle Barmash

Michèle Barmash

Head of Global Public Relations

REEBOK

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a very large cup of coffee or a buttery Californian Chardonnay.

MANTRA: “No simply mean yes elsewhere.”

Nathalie Carbonneau

Nathalie Carbonneau

Director of Communications and Marketing

RICARDO MEDIA

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a glass of chilled Chardonnay.

MANTRA: If you love what you do, you will be motivated to go above and beyond.

Pascale Grignon

Pascale Grignon

Director of Marketing, Communications and Visitor Experience

McCORD MUSEUM AND STEWARD MUSEUM

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a cup of tea – either black, green or a chaï latte – or a glass of wine or Limonata, depending on the hour of the day or the season.

MANTRA: You can do it, if you want to!

Priya Chopra

Priya Chopra

President and Founder

1MILK2SUGARS

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a strong, short espresso.

MANTRA: Character is destiny.

Sylvain Morissette

Sylvain Morissette

President

COMCORPO.COM

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… an americano, no sugar, no milk.

MANTRA: Communication is the key to clarity.

Viviane Roy

Viviane Roy

President and Founder

VROY COMMUNICATIONS

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a café allongé – hot or cold – with some almond, coco, or cashew milk.

MANTA: In any order : humility, passion, openness, determination and laughter.

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