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At perspective, satisfaction of each and every client is our primary concern and to advise them is a privilege. Our clientele comes from all walks of business such as from the pharmaceutical, financial, and telecommunications industries as well as from those of media and entertainment, and call upon us year after year.

Not only our clients, but even our main competitors consider our services as a reference. And we constantly act in order to remain leaders in our domain and to honour our clients’ trust.

Many thanks to our numerous clients for the trust they put in the perspective team and for their meaningful testimonies.

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     Our pride  :
                          client's loyalty to perspective



Daniel Lamarre, President
Cirque du Soleil

Pierre Matuszewski, Chief Executive Officer
Société Générale

Anne McNamara, Vice-President Human Resources
Bell Media

Paul Lirette, President, GlaxoSmithKline Canada
GlaxoSmithKline

James Little, Senior Vice-President & Chief Marketing Officer
Shaw communications

Yves Devin, CEO
Groupe GCD Inc.

Claude Benoît, Former-President & CEO
Société du Vieux-Port de Montréal

Richard Cacchione, President
Hydro-Québec Production

Russell Goodman, Former-Managing Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Yves Lamontagne, M.D., Former-President & CEO
Collège des Médecins du Québec

Julien Houle, Former Corporate Vice-President Human Resources
Groupe Transcontinental

Michel Dagenais, Former-Senior Vice-President, Human Resources
Domtar

Madeleine Roy, Integration and Strategy, Executive Life Cycle Management
National Bank of Canada

Luc Labelle, President and Chief Executive Officer
Chambre Sécurité Financière

Michel Lavigne, FCA
Corporate Director

Stéphane Breault, President
Imagine

Serge Demeule, Former-Vice-President Production & Development
IMS Health

Charles Benoit, President, Television & Radio, Quebec
Bell Media

Robert Racine, Partner
Kenniff & Racine

Paul Wotton, President & CEO
Ocata Therapeutics

Reneault Poliquin, Senior Director - Media Sales Development
Société Radio-Canada

Éric Myles, Executive Director, Sport
Canadian Olympic Committee

Daniel Lamarre
President
Cirque du Soleil

    " I’ve been working with Claude Gaudreault, Perspective President, since 1998... her coaching is a very valuable guidance that helped me perform throughout my career. "

    " I’m a very demanding person. I want collaborators that are available, rigorous, as well as creative and out-of-the-box thinkers; Needless to say that if , above all, they have exceptional interpersonal skills, it’s even more satisfying! "

    " I first used Claude services to assess the potential of every member of the executive team, in order to identify their individual talents. "

    " Claude is a leader in her domain and has always had a leading edge in HR management consulting. "
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Pierre Matuszewski
Chief Executive Officer
Société Générale

    "Always very well prepared, Claude Gaudreault provides a personalised service. She doesn’t impose her way, but rather, she helps the coachee to tap on his strengths while helping him to work on his weaknesses. A high level guidance that I recommend to every executive who encounters new challenges."
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Anne McNamara
Vice-President Human Resources
Bell Media

    " We turn to Claude to assess our top management potential, for hiring, promoting and developing the potential of key people identified in our succession plan, for individual coaching as well as teambuilding. "

    " Her integrity and professionalism, with candidates as well as with executives, is outstanding. The accuracy of her recommendations definitely leads us to continue to do business with Claude for the years to come. "

    " She succeeded at grasping our organisational culture as well as our short, mid and long term stakes with such accuracy that it allowed her to provide us with judicious advice throughout the past years. "

    " Claude greatly contributes to the growth of our organisation. "
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Paul Lirette
President, GlaxoSmithKline Canada
GlaxoSmithKline

    " Doing business with Claude is embracing excellence. "

    " We had the privilege to work with Claude Gaudreault, president and founder of Perspective, since the mid-90s. "

    " Claude fosters values that are similar to the ones that made our company a leader in the pharmaceutical industry : dynamism, innovation and determination. "

    " She have succeeded at developing trust relationships with several managers and by the same token, facilitated the development of their management skills, improved their performance and became more strategic and efficient in the actual business world, filled with major changes and stress. "

    " Thanks to her innovative approach, creativity and great respect for human beings, Claude has contributed in a significant way to the progress of many team members. "
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James Little
Senior VP & Chief Marketing Officer
Shaw communications

    " At the outset I was sceptical about how much value Claude could add, but after some years of coaching and mentoring, the progress has been remarkable. I’ve received very relevant and practical advice and counsel. In fact, today, thanks to Claude, I am not only a more effective leader, I am a more self-aware person. "

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Yves Devin
CEO
Groupe GCD Inc.

    " Claude’s unparalleled approach reconciled me with organizational psychology. She magnify individuals’ talents, always communicate delicate information in a constructive manner and provide solutions that are simple and yet dramatically efficient. "

    " As a partner, Claude is a part of our success because she is proactive, results oriented and she really understand our business challenges. "

    " With Claude, everyone wins… the organisation as well as the individuals. "

    " Every coaching has been a stunning success… managers’ improvement were noticed and acknowledged by their business collaborators. "
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Claude Benoît
Former-President & CEO
Société du Vieux-Port de Montréal

    " Claude gave me precious advice that allow me to better understand the compatibility with and between collaborators. "

    " Claude’s contribution goes beyond the basic diagnosis, by mapping the team’s interpersonal dynamic which is very useful for teambuilding purposes. "

    " Coaching allows to broaden minds and to give practical tools to managers to develop themselves, improve on a professional level and even sometimes change track when we took the wrong way; always in a comforting but yet not complaisant  setting. "

    " Claude went beyond science by developing the art of adapting best practices to the human beings behind managers and to make reason and emotion work in unison. I think this is what makes it so powerful. "

    " Claude …accomplice of our organisation. "
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Richard Cacchione
President
Hydro-Québec Production

    " Because of the adaptability of her approach, Mrs Gaudreault, President of Perspective, while guiding us in a strategic team reflection, succeeded at creating a setting that enabled straightforward and constructive discussions. "

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Russell Goodman
Former-Managing Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers

    " Claude has gained our trust because we share common values: customers service by means of leading-edge advice and high quality standards. She provides our Partners with training and coaching that has been very valuable to our firm's success. "

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Yves Lamontagne, M.D.
Former-President & CEO
College of physicians of Quebec

    " Her services were highly appreciated by all of our executive team members, who had the opportunity to receive Claude’s professional feedback and
    coaching. "
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Julien Houle
Former Corporate Vice-President Human Resources
Groupe Transcontinental

    " I’ve been doing business with Claude Gaudreault, President of Perspective, since the mid-90s. My loyalty is due to Claude’s high professional standards, where there is no compromise on either quality or integrity. She does not provide complaisant advice, just to “please the client”. She is straightforward and her advices are based on a genuine will to be a partner of our success… that’s what I call a true business partner. "

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Michel Dagenais
Former Senior Vice-President Human Resources
Domtar

    " Professionalism and integrity are the basic ingredients that made us develop a solid trust relationship with Claude Gaudreault. With her, no complaisance nor compromise on objectivity… Claude is highly reliable and straightforward and this is why I continue doing business with her over the years. "
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Madeleine Roy
Integration and Strategy, Executive Life Cycle Management
National Bank of Canada

    " The way she taps on our strengths instead of focusing on our weaknesses is without any doubt the most powerful approach I’ve ever experimented. "

    " I’m very grateful for the coaching which gave me the boost I needed to better position myself in the organization. "
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Luc Labelle
President and Chief Executive Officer
Chambre Sécurité Financière

    " With the help and guidance of Mrs Gaudreault, President of Perspective, our management team produced, in a highly effective way, an annual plan of action which had the buy-in of everyone. "

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Michel Lavigne, FCA
Corporate Director

    " Debriefings were always very well prepared… a reflect of great professionalism, as well as dignity and respect for candidates and our organization. "

    " Claude really grasps our business needs. "

    " Claude has establish a reputation of top level integrity, reliability and professionalism. "
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Stéphane Breault
President
Imagine

    " I’ve developed a solid business relationship with Claude since 1998. I regularly refer to Claude Gaudreault for her intelligence, her ability to size-up our real business needs and the perspicacity of her advices. "

    " We turned to Claude to elaborate a made-to-measure profile with the purpose to better select our future franchisees…an easy-to-use and very useful profile. "

    " I’ve been doing business with Claude since its beginning. I referred key-persons for coaching and noticed impressive changes. "

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Serge Demeule
Former Vice-President Production & Development
IMS Health

    " I have benefited of Claude's coaching since the mid-90s… it has become an essential part of my professional success. She provides me an exterior and objective point of view which helps me to better understand my environment and better use my talents to overcome growing performance challenges that I constantly encounter. "

    " Most of all, the approach that underlies the coaching helps me to tap on my strengths, which lead me to more than professional success… the coaching has very positive impacts on a personal level as well. "

    " Thanks to the coaching, I’ve significantly improved my communication and leadership skills … I’ve even recently been identified as a role model for the efficiency of my interpersonal skills…more than I could ever expect! "

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Charles Benoit
President, Television & Radio, Quebec
Bell Media

    " Claude is an ally, an important partner, essential to the development of our organisation’s key people. "

    " It’s great to work with a firm that understands so accurately our organisation…it’s like she know us from within, which adds a lot to the pertinence of the advice she provides. "

    " Claude always provides an accurate portrait of the assessed individuals. It guides us to make better management decisions. It’s also a very useful tool to guide future development of our organisation’s key managers. "

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Robert Racine
Partner
Kenniff & Racine

    " Claude stands out by her devotion, loyalty, integrity as well as her professionalism. And it’s the same for how she takes good care of clients, her availability and the advice she provides to people who turns to Perspective services. "

    " We turn to Claude for the quality of relationships she establish with her clients, but also for the accuracy of her analysis. "
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Paul Wotton
President & CEO
Ocata Therapeutics

    " When I was President & CEO of Topigen, as a genuine partner, Claude Gaudreault has helped us throughout the years to grow rapidly while taking good care of our fundamental resources: the people. "

    " Claude Gaudreault is professional, customer focused, and always proactive. This is why we put our trust in her. "

    " Claude is a key resource for us. She guides us in implementing leading edge HR strategies and practices. She also coaches our management team to foster greater performance and to face and resolve delicate HR issues. "

    " Elegant simplicity…here is what we get from Claude: judicious advice that helps us to achieve our goals smoothly and efficiently. "

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Reneault Poliquin
Senior Director - Media Sales Development
Société Radio-Canada

    " Claude is an exceptional complement to any selection process, when you need to validate some key criteria. She become the useful partner that is always there to guide you into making the right choices. Even more important, she is a very good ally when it comes to strategic development that requires identifying and developing the succession, which is a crucial aspect of the long term growth of your organisation. "

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Eric Myles
Executive Director, Sport
Canadian Olympic Committee

    "When I was General Manager of Québec en Forme, Clause has significantly supported the company in its recruitment process, in a context where our organisation was growing extremely fast. I still continues to regularly refer to Claude's high value guidance for development purposes. "

    "There is no doubt about it... Claude has contributed to the success of Québec en Forme. "

    " Claude: a precious added-value partner! "