Who we are
I wish I would have known then what I know now.
How many of us have uttered those exact words many times over? The value of that statement has not gone unnoticed with us and we’ve put together a program that finally brings that thought to reality. Here at Career Year Academy we are committed to equipping people of all ages and backgrounds with real world skills in order to truly excel at life. We are helping people avoid making the RUSH decision and guiding them towards the RIGHT decision for them and their future.
We are people that are passionate about helping others improve their soft skills and thus improving their results in life.
We are parents who believe that education does not limit itself to the walls of educational institutions and we feel it is our duty to help others realize that and benefit from it.
We are coaches that pride ourselves on preparation, execution and delivery.
Denis Leger’s professional career has seen him succeed in different sales positions and project management opportunities. He co-coordinated the planning, oversaw the marketing & programming and sold the advertisement and partnerships for the establishment of two major sports facilities. He also ventured in the employment field and occupied the position of Job Placement Officer for both a community college and a local private college handling on the job trainings and post-graduation placements for several hundred students. Over the last 12 years he transitioned into being a life coach and a professional speaker on different leadership topics presenting to several thousand people on different stages across Canada, the United States and in France. Denis is happily married to his wife of 14 years and has 3 beautiful daughters.
Charles-Edouard McIntyre could be viewed as an operational/management expert, having held very impressive high ranking positions with multinational companies. Charles has a talent of seeing areas of improvements within a sales or operational system and the ability to communicate and effectively lead small and large teams to surpassing expectations and objectives. Charles began a transition to the leadership development field over a decade ago. He is an acclaimed international speaker and has impacted people throughout the world with his professional approach and creative examples. Charles currently lives in Ottawa Ontario with his wife Manon and his 4 children.
Cédric Esserméant has extensive scientific and technical training with 15 years of his career in industry and sales. But his deep vocation to serve people and his entrepreneurial spirit has led to the creation of 6 companies since 2009. In 2014 he became a life coach and speaker, helping hundreds of adults to significantly improve their life experience. Since 2013, Cedric has been passionate about youth education and has sought to express his talents towards this specific audience. With excellent communication skills, he can easily transform complex concepts into simple principles. This, combined with his listening skills and empathy, make him a very good teacher and facilitator. Cedric lives in the heart of the French Alps with his wife Claudine and their 2 daughters.
Patrick Delorme is a professional in the IT field with an impressive ability to create phenomenal websites. His creativity and work ethic are two of his dominant strengths that make him an exceptional addition to the Career Year Academy family. He also previously owned a leadership business that eventually became the foundation for his IT/Web Development business that he has successfully operated for the past 9 years. Patrick lives in Montreal Quebec with his wife and their two beautiful young children.
Virginie Perrot is a woman of conviction who believes that success is everyone's responsibility. After several years in communication and institutional public relations, she created her own space: facilitator of economic and social events. As such, she devotes her time in the personal and professional accompaniment of several hundreds of leaders by facilitating an international business network. A unifying force, Virginie connects major players in various fields, most notably in the health and well-being sector. She is optimistic and actively engages in further developing her territory. Mom of 16 and 19 year-old girls, she has always been involved in the world of education and dreams of helping to make it evolve. She lives in the heart of the French volcanoes in Auvergne.
Mark Black is a heart and double-lung transplant recipient – turned – 4- time marathon runner, speaker, author and coach. Mark’s speciality is resilience and overcoming adversity and he hasn’t only studied it, he has lived it. At 23 years old, Mark was diagnosed with life-threatening heart disease. The only chance to survive: a rare and dangerous heart and double-lung transplant. He lived on the transplant waiting list for a year – the last 6 months of which in the hospital. In 2002, Mark was fortunate that a suitable donor was found. He not only survived the surgery, but less than 3 years later, Mark became the only man in history to run a marathon with someone else’s heart and lungs. Mark has worked with more than 100,000 students around the world – inspiring them and giving them tools for their future.
Russell Smith is an Educational Support Teacher with over 13 years in the field and an entrepreneur who owns and operates a video production business. With a bachelor’s degree in Science and Secondary Education under his arm, he began teaching students and leading colleagues in the early 2000’s. Furthering his education, Russell graduated with a Masters in Counselling from the University of New Brunswick in 2014. With his effective communication skills, optimistic attitude and entrepreneurial spirit, Russell has held leadership positions for his entire career. He has proven to be skilled in management, teaching, leadership, community outreach, and problem solving.
Armelle Bouleau is 19 years old and has already been an entrepreneur for three years. In addition to a successful classical school education, she decided to accelerate her apprenticeship and, in particular, attended many seminars - engaged in a coaching process. She has developed a large sales network of over a thousand people in a few months. Her natural leadership led her to facilitate online training and to inspire an audience of mostly young people and women. Armelle’s work has given her the opportunity to travel a great deal. Today she is keen to help change the way we are taught in schools, what she would have dreamed for herself. Her home base is the center of France, where she continues to explore when she is not travelling outside of its borders.
Adrien Lamacchia is an engineer by trade but Marketing Management is his profession. In addition to a school career that brought him to Canada, Adrien is an entrepreneur. Over the past year he has built a company where he shares his personal experiences around health and well-being online, assembling a community of over 10 experts on this topic. Committed to the idea of an education refocused on the principles of human values, Adrien uses his strengths, skills and energy to spread a message that resonates deep within him: live a life that inspires you. To do this you need to have the keys.