Jean-Guy’s Speaking Engagement

Jean-Guy Talbot started his career in accounting in 1983. With experience in industry and public practice, he started Talbot & Associates on a
part-time basis in 1987. His practice grew from a one-person operation in his basement to over 50 staff in six locations across Manitoba.

Jean-Guy is passionate about sharing his knowledge and his experience with others. Over the years, he has celebrated success and has overcome his share of challenges. He devoted a tremendous amount of time and energy to research the secrets of operating a better practice. He has applied what he has learned to his firm and has mentored others the same way. To help others share in his success, he founded RêveNew Practice Management to help practitioners grow their practices.

He provides consulting services to practitioners in Canada and the US, he speaks on a variety of practice management topics and has strong working relationships with software companie, such as, Adagio, Thomson Reuters and Intuit.

Over the years Jean-Guy has built strong relationships. In 2016, Jean-Guy was recognized by his peers and received the title of Fellow CPA (FCPA).
His exceptional service to the profession, his career achievements and his contributions to the community earned him the honoured distinction.

Jean-Guy has written several books on public practice.
The first was published in 2018.

Jean-Guy applies his 30 years of experience to his seminar content. He delivers seminars across Canada and presents on a variety of topics in both English & French.

A few of the presentations Jean-Guy offers are on topics such as:

  • Practice Management
  • Practice Profitability
  • Improving Processes
  • Successful practice checklist
  • Negotiating
  • Marketing
  • Admission of new partners
  • Buying and Selling a Practice
  • Effective Use of Time Sheets: Discovering the Gold Hidden Within
  • Time Management
  • Balancing Work & Life
  • Hiring: Selecting the Right Team Members For a Practice
  • Employees: Retention & Motivation
  • Team Meetings and Retreats
  • Employee’s perspective: How to become a more attractive candidate for any firm

Jean-Guy’s ability to connect with his audience allows each delivery to be engaging. He continues to run a practice to ensure he remains current with the daily management of the firm. This allows him to develop content that has been tested within his own practice.
The Goals here are simple: Increase Profits Better Work/Life Balance Be Happy

By selecting Jean-Guy Talbot, FCPA, FCGA to speak for your next event, he will provide your attendees with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Delivering his sessions with humour and charisma, he will entertain your audience and provide practical solutions that can be applied immediately into action.

The fact that he is still running a practice to this day ensures he remains current with the grind of daily management, making him the ideal speaker to provide practical solutions to everyday problems.

Over the years, Jean-Guy has been a speaker for the following organizations:

Jean-Guy had what seemed to be an effortless connection with our niche audience with his Business Success Workshop. Faced with a room full of self-employed accounting software professionals, Jean-Guy had everyone nodding their heads, participating with questions and conversation that enlightened these already seasoned professionals. Jean-Guy was able to teach what sometimes seems an un-teachable audience that they could indeed increase the profitability of their business with his successfully proven philosophies.

I personally am beyond pleased to recommend Jean-Guy as a distinguished, knowledgeable and generous professional, who shares many of the same business views as we have here at Softrak.

We were lucky to have Jean-Guy Talbot at our SYNERGY Canada Conference this year to deliver his Practice Management workshop for our clients. He’s engaging, enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable.

Jean-Guy was able to provide clear, actionable tips on how to better manage their practice using DT Practice.
More importantly, his advice is much more practical than theoretical, so many of his strategies can be implemented quickly for immediate value for virtually any firm.

Sylvain F.

It is with great pleasure that I provide this testimonial for Jean-Guy Talbot for his wonderful contribution to our Adagio Opportunity Conference in 2018.
We approached Jean-Guy after hearing him present at another event where we where in attendance and it was immediately agreed upon by myself and my executive team that Jean-Guy would be a great addition to our annual event.

Not only was Jean-Guy very easy to work with in preparing for our event, but he was incredibly well received by our audience, but indeed a pleasant surprise to have as much positive feedback received from our delegates as we did.

I look forward to continuing to have Jean-Guy as an annual speaker for our conference and further am very proud to call him an esteemed professional colleague.
Please do not hesitate to contact me for any further affirmation that you are making the right choice in engaging Jean-Guy Talbot for whatever business needs you may have.

Jean-Guy also does webinars too

Select a topic (or two or three) and we'll tailor a webinar to suit your needs.
Check out our webinar on Practice Profitability webinar created for TaxCycle

Positive attendee feedback

Here are the survey results gathered from the 450 people
who attended his seminars/webinars in 2018

Such a great speaker, very knowledgeable in the subject.

Judy T.

Excellent presentation with lots of good points.

Darlene L.

Too bad all tax seminars aren’t as engaging get as this one!
I loved his approach- easy to listen to.

IPBC attendee.

Really enjoyed this.
Thank you for the practical advice.

Renate W.

Excellent session and presenter.
Bring him back again and again – his willingness to share actual knowledge and experience with specific issues is priceless.
Great sense of humour

IPBC attendee.

Lots of great information in a short time.

Barbara S.

Loved it!
Jean-Guy is so enjoying and knowledgeable.

Gabrielle A.

Presentor was fun & engaging!

Cheryl D.

Well worth the time.
Massive Value delivered!

Ethan R.
Jean-Guy Talbot live in the exact center of North America.
Jean-Guy Talbot live in the exact center of North America.
“Close to everywhere, Close to everyone”

I was born in the heart of the continent and through my seminars, retreats and mentorships, I have been able to experience a diverse variety of struggles and situations. From coast to coast, from my client in Alaska to my live speaking seminars in Toronto, I have been able to build my knowledge and meet incredible people.
I hope to bring the heart of that collective knowledge and who I am to everyone I speak to.

Jean-Guy Talbot