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Pierre-Stéphan Lafrance

Founding partner

Pierre-Stéphan launched Top Coaching following a stellar career in various sales and marketing positions with international corporations, all leaders in their respective fields, such as Agilent Technologies and Roche Diagnostics to name but two. He holds a B. Sc. in Biochemistry from the Université de Sherbrooke.

From his start as a R&D chemist, Pierre-Stéphan’s superior interpersonal skills and passion for the sales process where the key to his rapid rise to the position of Country manager where he was responsible for a national multidisciplinary team of professionals. His keen interest in sales management, leadership development and the art of influencing is the cornerstone of his recognized expertise in the most up-to-date training and coaching programs.

Since 2015, Pierre-Stéphan is a regular speaker at the École d’Entrepreneurship de Beauce where he also acts as a moderator during workshops on the subject of influencing with integrity.

At Top Coaching, Pierre-Stéphan will help you complete the assessment of your commercialization strategy and identify relevant training, coaching and tool optimization solutions.

To get in touch with Pierre-Stéphan:

Robert Molino


With over 17 years of successful sales experience with segment leaders including Varian Inc., QIAGEN and Brucker Ltd, Robert climbed the corporate ladder with skill and determination. So, from Sales Representative, he eventually became Product Specialist and Regional and National Sales Manager. He has in-depth knowledge of the chemical analysis and life science markets across account types including academic, industrial and governmental.

Robert is passionate about sales. His core strategy consists in focusing on helping his clients reach their goals. He works with them through challenges specific to our particularly competitive environment characterized by sophisticated buyers and ever-changing technology.

Robert holds a M.Sc. in Molecular and Medical Genetics from the University of Toronto and a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of Ottawa.

At Top Coaching, Robert is responsible for training sessions.

To get in touch with Robert:

Elyane Dicaire

Executive Assistant

A Professional Assistant for more than 12 years, Elyane was determined from the onset to put in the time and effort required to master her craft.  She therefore chose to join multidisciplinary teams of professionals to gain as broad an experience as possible. Just to name a few, she worked in fields as diverse as engineering, customs brokerage, and international affairs.

No wonder she was quickly promoted to Executive Assistant! Her remarkable drive truly demonstrated itself in 2012 when she decided to start her own business as a virtual assistant.  Her success ever since speaks volumes.

She cannot help feeding her insatiable appetite for learning.  As a result, you can rely on Elyane to be on top of her game when it comes to the most up-to-date tools and, most importantly, the most efficient business practices.

At Top Coaching, Elyane assists you on a daily basis.  In addition, she helps capture and document the spirit and content of your strategic sessions with our coaches.

To get in touch with Elyane:

Sophie Lemieux

Management Advisor

Sophie is a Certified Management Consultant (C.M.C.) and member of the Ordre des Administrateurs Agréés du Québec.

She has a MBA and RCCTM (Registered Corporate CoachTM) title and more than 15 years experience in organizational performance management, coaching, multidisciplinary team management, project management, training and business development.

Sophie started her career with a B.Sc. in Microbiology and quickly earned management roles, which allowed her to climb the corporate ladder in the pharmaceutical industry. She has been a Consultant for many years and has gained expertise in various fields, which allows her to bring added value to her clients.

As an Instructor at Université de Sherbrooke and Concordia University, Sophie is familiar with best management practices and teaches various subjects in the management skills field (e.g.: creative leadership, power of influence…).

Sophie demonstrates a leadership style that focuses on positivity, vibrancy, active listening, healthy stress management and resilience. Driven by value-added processes, she’s very organized and loves to take on new challenges.

At Top Coaching, Sophie provides the best in organizational performance by proposing customized and creative solutions adapted to the reality of organizations.

To get in touch with Sophie:

François Goyette


An expert in strategic selling, François is recognized and respected for his intuition, analytical depth and insightful judgment.

As a specialist in the strategic development of innovations, he works hand-in-hand with SME owners-operators and their managers. He is an appreciated guide and a peerless facilitator.

As a lecturer since 2007 at both l’École des Sciences de la Gestion de l’Université du Québec à Montréal (ESG-UQAM) and l’Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO), he shares his passion for B2B selling.

At Top Coaching, François puts his experience to work at helping you reach your objectives. He assists you in mapping strategy and analysing sales performance.

To get in touch with François:

Julie St-Laurent


Julie, to be clear, is truly from a world of media. She’s worked as a journalist, a reporter and a director in many newsrooms. With 20 years of experience in the field, 12 of which with Radio-Canada, she is at ease in the spheres of television, radio, writing, web and social networks.

Today, Julie works independently. Her leitmotif: highlight and publicize inspiring organizations and decision makers using new technologies. She is particularly interested in leaders who fully assume their social responsibility, in those who innovate for performance imperatives and even more so in those who honestly desire to leave a positive impact in their community. In short, she turns the spotlight towards those very actors of change who choose to embark on the path of the positive economy.

In addition to her journalistic expertise, Julie also puts her academic background in history to good use for companies that care about preserving and passing on their entrepreneurial heritage. She certainly knows how to tell a story and showcase it on the web using the latest technological tools.

At Top Coaching, Julie assists you in capturing your firm’s DNA and values to harness it for customer retention as well as team mobilization.

To get in touch with Julie:

Gisèle Bourgeois

Executive Coach

For over 20 years Gisèle has been a leading edge coach and trainer in the field of behavioural change and personal and professional accomplishment. As a training program designer, corporate learning solutions manager, peak performance coach, project leader, trainer and executive coach she has consistently demonstrated that her outcome-based approach facilitates change and achieves outstanding and consistent results. Gisèle’s coaching & training methodology is based on a cooperative process with a purposeful and productive interaction between the coach and the coached.

Gisèle has held leadership positions with several of the major players in the healthcare industry; Roche Diagnostics, Baxter Healthcare, NexJ Health Solutions, York University Connected Health & Wellness. She holds a B.Com from Concordia University, is Master Practitioner in NLP and Time Line Therapy, as well as many other certifications in sales training and influence strategy training and is is a certified TAIS Coach working with the Queen’s University’s Smith School of Business.

At Top Coaching, Gisèle delivers made-to-measure Leadership Development and Executive Coaching Programs, designing interventions and accompanying executives to elaborate impactful business strategies, develop personal and team skillsets and become overall better, more efficient leaders.

To get in touch with Gisèle:

Nancy Lahaie


Nancy is a seasoned commercialization strategist, always putting the customer at the center of every core decisions. She has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and market development.  She honed her skills in both large multinationals (such as Pfizer Canada and Roche Diagnostics) and smaller companies, covering both B2B and B2C markets. She is recognized for her ability to mobilize and engage teams around a project, a vision, and company objectives.

Since 2015, she is a lecturer at the Université Laval where she teaches the fundamentals of product commercialization to pharmacy students. Furthermore, she gives continuing education workshops at Concordia University where she shares best practices in strategic planning and the power of understanding your customer activity cycle.

At Top Coaching, Nancy assists you with positioning your company and managing its growth. In close collaboration with your teams, she simplifies the business planning process and ensures a thorough analysis of your market and your company.  Finally, she helps you develop an operational plan oriented towards the achievement of your objectives.

To get in touch with Nancy:

Jennifer Regnier


Jennifer is passionate about making people and companies more efficient and productive. She is driven to help others achieve success on social and economic levels by creating seamless processes and integrating technology to help them maximize time and results.

Jennifer developed extensive experience in program development and evaluation, volunteer management, strategic planning and business development in various front line and management roles during her 15 years in the not-for-profit sector. Always motivated to do more with less, this is where Jennifer found her calling in business and process optimization.

Jennifer has received two Gold Global Best Awards from the International Partnership Network, in collaboration with the Conference Board of Canada, for her innovation, program development and partnership building in support of youth entrepreneurship.

She is a self-proclaimed Data Geek and Worflow Ninja with a voracious appetite to seek out of the box solutions for clients that increase internal capacity resulting in better business results.

At Top Coaching, Jennifer will increase your teams’ productivity with innovative solutions and technological tools.

To get in touch with Jennifer:

Mary Margaret Willoughby

Organization Development Expert

Mary Margaret brings the experience of her 25 years in Organization Development (OD) and Human Resources to your project. Past customers recognize her as a preeminent expert in OD and HR solutions in a broad range of settings — private-sector enterprises, academia, and not-for-profits.

Mary Margaret’s strategies and techniques in coaching, training, mobilizing, and evaluating executives, senior leaders, and staff deliver success. She specializes in guiding companies through all phases of change management such as startups, growth, mergers & acquisitions, and downsizing. And she has a talent for turning employees into expert business partners and in-house consultants for their own companies.

She teaches graduate-level courses in OD and HR at local colleges and universities—which keeps her skills up to date and drives her to stay current on the best practices and latest developments in the field.

Mary Margaret holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management and Masters in HRD/Organization Development and maintains her SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications.

At Top Coaching, Mary Margaret works with your executive team to shape the culture and future of your company.

To get in touch with Mary Margaret:

Benoît Lamontagne

Management Consultant

Trained as an electrical engineer, Benoît is a member in good standing of the “Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec” (Order of Engineers of Québec) and the “Ordre des Administrateurs Agréés du Québec” (Order of Chartered Administrators of Québec).

Benoît has worked in the aerospace and avionics products industry for over 13 years. Over the course of his tenure he met various challenges which allowed him to develop his expertise in project management, continuous improvement, training and the management of organizational transformations.

Driven by his great thirst for knowledge, Benoît is presently completing his master’s in business administration (MBA) at the Montréal HEC University. He was also accepted as a certified management consultant candidate at CMC Canada.

Benoît applies his expertise to help his clients and his collaborators achieve their professional and organizational objectives. He distinguishes himself by his professionalism, his leadership, his authenticity and his high ethical values.

At Top Coaching, Benoît helps you take a new perspective on your organization in order to optimize your business processes and ensure the coherence with your individual and collective efforts.

To get in touch with Benoît:

Kathryn Peterson


With a degree in psychoeducation, Kathryn migrated to the field of training and skills development after fourteen years as a caregiver for people dealing with various addictions.  She is very familiar with the health and social services network.

Having led over 800 workshops, trainings and conferences in Canada, the United States and Europe, Kathryn assists her clients in addressing their challenges.  Her main themes are the management of difficult personalities, communication skills, stress management, emotional intelligence and resilience.

Three of Kathryn’s books have been published, two for children of school age and a third “Oser avec ceux qui vous compliquent la vie” for people looking to understand and find strategies to interact effectively with difficult personalities.

In 2016, Kathryn was nominated governor of the “Institut de la gestion financière”, Montréal section (IGH Montréal) and received the recognition prize from the “Ordre des administrateurs agréés du Québec” recognizing her commitment and contribution to various projects.

Kathryn has addressed the topic of difficult personalities at work and stress in various media: CTV News, “Médium Large” on “Radio-Canada”, Natasha Hall show on CJAD, Global and “La Gazette”.

At Top Coaching, Kathryn accompanies you with the integration of the human component in optimizing your performance by a better understanding of the factors at play and concrete tools to put into practice.

To get in touch with Kathryn:

Luc Chouinard

Financial Management Consultant

Luc is a seasoned financial management professional who brings deep experience, business acumen and a commitment to collaboration to every challenge. He is a big-picture thinker with a knack for integration and a track record spanning the areas of Finance, Human Resources, Operations, Facilities Management, Procurement, Contracting, IT and Customer Relations in service organizations in both the private and broad public sectors.

Luc is driven to making a difference in leading and contributing toward achieving measurable business outcomes. He is as comfortable rolling up his sleeves working on detailed financials as he is transforming an organization to build a positive culture aligned with business goals.

Luc has a B. Comm from McGill University and is a CPA, CMA.

At Top Coaching, Luc will assist you in understanding how your scarce resources can be optimized to achieve and exceed your organization’s goals.

To get in touch with Luc:
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