A leading player in the Canada economy, Proaction International continues to grow, now with the support of four authorities in the business world

Montreal April 29th 2016 – An important leader in the performance management for almost 12 years, Proaction International forecasts that its growth for the next five years will exceed 25%.

Since 2004, Proaction International has helped organizations improve the management and productivity of their human resources. Over 400 performance management projects have been completed across Canada, the United States, Algeria, Morocco, and several European countries including France, Germany, Hungary, Belgium, Portugal, Italy, Netherlands, and Poland. Proaction International has also completed analysis in more than 800 businesses, organizations, and health and social service centers with over 900,000 hours of consultation to its credit. Proaction International has delivered over half a billion dollars in reoccurring savings for its clients.

To achieve its goals, the team of Proaction International now includes an impressive advisory committee. Therefore, it’s with great pleasure that the three current shareholders welcome these external members;

Françoise Bertrand, President and CEO, FCCQ
Sylvain Corbeil, Senior Vice-President, Commercial Banking, TD Bank Group
Normand Chouinard, Executive Vice-President, Investments, Fonds de solidarité FTQ
Renaud Caron, Senior Vice‐President, CGI Group

The impressive experience of these four new members will provide a precious support for the firm to achieve its objectives.
Its head office is located in the former Club St. Denis in downtown Montreal – an iconic establishment that brought together the local business elite for over 135 years. Proaction also has satellite offices in Toronto, Miami, and Paris.

In Europe

In the past three years, Proaction International`s revenue from consulting services in Europe has risen to approximately 15 Million EUR with explosive 100% growth in 2015 raising the percentage of total revenue derived from Europe from 30% last year to 50% in 2015.  “We are very proud of what we have accomplished thus far. With every project we perform with our clients, we create wealth for their organization, for the country in which they operate, and for Canada. We are very optimistic about the future. Our continued success boosts our ambition to do more. Our motivation comes from creating economic and social wealth” declared Denis Lefebvre, President and Chief Executive Officer of Proaction International.

In North America

For 2016, Proaction International forecasts a 400% expansion for its division in the United States. Following projects in New Orleans, Washington, D.C, and Fremont (California), with other projects currently underway in Marshfield (Wisconsin) and Savannah (Georgia). In the upcoming weeks, Proaction International plans to start projects in Seattle, Jefferson City, and Salt Lake City. There are also ongoing negotiations with about twenty American multinational corporations.

Proaction International continues to be very active in Canada. For the last 36 months, Proaction teams conducted more than 80 large-scale projects at home. Proaction International`s impressive client list includes high profile names like Kruger, Olymel, Dollarama, Lassonde, Agropur, Manac, CAE, Premier Tech, Valéro, Hydro Québec, L’Oréal and Transcontinental.

About Proaction International

Proaction International is a leader in managing performance. With approximately 100 full-time experts on staff. All of Proaction International`s divisions offer consulting services with the mission to improve the performance of people and the organizations they work for. With a genuine human approach, since 2004 Proaction International`s philosophy and methods continue to prove their value through successes with hundreds of enterprises and thousands of people on three continents. Proaction International is an inspiration, a builder of long-term relationships, a top employer, a role model, and a great contributor to the improvement of the Canadian, and the global economy.

A top performer in Canada, Proaction Consulting Group continues its record growth

Montreal, January 8th, 2016. For the past 11 years, Proaction has been the leader in performance management. The firm starts its 12th year, projecting annual growth of 30% for the next three years.  Its head office is located in the former Club St. Denis in downtown Montreal – an iconic establishment that brought together the local business elite for over 135 years. Proaction also  has satellite offices in Toronto, Miami, and Paris

 Since 2004, Proaction International helped organizations improve the management and productivity of their human resources. Over 400 performance management projects have been completed across Canada, the United States, Algeria, Morocco, and several European countries including France, Germany, Hungary, Belgium, Portugal, Italy, Netherlands, and Poland. Proaction International has also completed analyses in more than 770 businesses, organizations, and health and social service centers with over 850,000 hours of consultation to its credit.  Proaction International has delivered over half a billion dollars in reoccurring savings for its clients and has certified over 5,500 supervisors and managers around the world.

These achievements are getting more and more recognition on the other side of the Atlantic, putting Proaction International in a great position to export its know-how abroad. For the past several years Proaction International has made promoting its home grown Canadian approach and talent around the world one of its top priorities.


In Europe

In the past three years, Proaction International`s revenue from consulting services in Europe has risen to approximately 15 Million Euros. with explosive 100% growth in 2015 raising the percentage of total revenue derived from Europe from 30% last year to 50% in 2015. “We are very proud of what we have accomplished thus far. With every project we perform with our clients, we create wealth for their organization, for the country in which they operate, and for Canada. We are very optimistic about the future.  Our continued success boosts our ambition to do more.  Our motivation comes from creating economic and social wealth” declared Denis Lefebvre, President and Chief Executive Officer of Proaction International.


In North America

For 2016, Proaction International forecasts a 400% expansion for its division in the United States. Following projects in New Orleans, Washington, D.C, and Fremont (California), with other projects currently underway in Marshfield (Wisconsin) and Savannah (Georgia). In the upcoming weeks, Proaction International plans to start projects in Seattle, Jefferson City, and Salt Lake City. There are also ongoing negotiations with about twenty American multinational corporations.

Proaction International continues to be very active in Canada. Over the last 3 years, Proaction teams conducted more than 80 large-scale projects at home. Proaction International`s impressive client list includes high profile names like Aisin, Kruger, Cargill, Olymel, Lassonde, Agropur, Parmalat, Manac, CAE, Premier Tech, Valero, Hydro Québec, L’Oréal, McKesson and Transcontinental.


About Proaction International

Proaction International is a leader in managing performance. With approximately 100 full time experts on staff. All of Proaction International`s divisions offer consulting services with the mission to improve the performance of people and the organizations they work for. With a genuine human approach, since 2004 Proaction International`s philosophy and methods continue to prove their value through successes with hundreds of enterprises and thousands of people on three continents. Proaction International is an inspiration, a builder of long-term relationships, a top employer, a role model, and a great contributor to the improvement of the Canadian, and the global economy.

Proaction International expands to the United States

Leader in performance management for the last 10 years, Proaction International is starting its second decade with a 100% growth forecast for the next two years. It is in the United States that growth will be strongest and to ensure its development, Proaction USA  moves into its new headquarters in the financial district of Miami, Florida.

Since 2004, Proaction International has worked to improve human resource management and productivity. More than 360 improvement projects were completed in Canada, the United States, Algeria, Morocco, and in France as well as several other European countries like Germany, Hungary, Belgium, Portugal, Italy, Netherlands and Poland. Proaction International has also analyzed more than 725 companies, organizations and health and social service centers in the world and has more than 775,000 hours of consulting under its belt. The success of projects led by Proaction International helped clients save over half a billion dollars and certified more than 5,000 managers worldwide.

In the United States

Proaction International continues the implementation of Proaction USA. After completing projects in New-Orleans, Louisiana and in Washington, Missouri, Proaction has started a project in Fremont, California. Over the coming weeks, projects’ starts are planned in Salt Lake City-Utah, Cincinnati-Ohio, Jefferson City-Missouri, Centralia-Illinois and in Marshfield-Wisconsin.

Proaction takes the “Défi Entreprise” challenge

For the 3rd consecutive year, Proaction renews its presence at the “Défi Entreprise”.
The “Défi Entreprise” mission is to help companies become more active and more efficient by a program of simple and effective physical activities. They are convinced that physical activity contributes significantly to increase the level of welfare of employees and business performance! As this is in line with our vision and our values, we are proud to participate again!

Dates :
May 31st 2015 : Quebec
Website : https://defientreprises.com/quebec
June 14th 2015 : Montreal :
Website : https://defientreprises.com/montreal

The venerable Club Saint-Denis building now has a new lease on life as home to Collège Proaction

After 135 years, the prestigious Club Saint-Denis closed its doors in 2009. Instead of left to languish, the building where the French-speaking business elite once congregated is now home to Collège Proaction.

Created by the management of Proaction International, a leader in productivity management, Collège Proaction offers a high-calibre program for training future elite managers, primarily through hands-on learning.

The students in the first cohort, which will start on January 14, will benefit from a unique learning experience provided by experienced teachers. Only 20% of class time will be devoted to theory: instead, teachers will students to master theory, appropriate it and apply it. The College’s management has a mission to use its tools and expertise to provide personalized training to each student, according to their academic and professional background. The primary aim is not for students to assimilate management theory but rather to combine their personal knowledge with what they learn from the College’s teachers and to subsequently put it into practice.

Collège Proaction thus enables students to develop their leadership abilities to their fullest potential and to quickly improve their management skills; it acts as a management simulator.

With questions being raised about the new generation of managers and its impact on our economy, Collège Proaction’s program fills a gap that exists in Quebec’s teaching institutions. While there are programs training accountants, nurses, lawyers and engineers, none of these really train supervisors or managers who can manage Quebec’s companies. Collège Proaction trains high-calibre managers to meet this need.

Collège Proaction’s first graduating class

The 22 students in Collège Proaction’s first cohort were proud to take part in a festive graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 2.

Created by the management of Proaction International, a leader in productivity and human resources management, Collège Proaction offers a high-calibre program for training future managers, primarily through hands-on learning. The students feel they passed the challenge with flying colours.

The first cohort, which started in January, included students from a wide range of backgrounds. Entrepreneurs, management employees, the self-employed and aspiring managers attended classes four evenings a week for 15 weeks, where they were immersed in a world that was radically different from the traditional classroom context. They were challenged to continually question themselves, and each one said they had been transformed for the better, both personally and professionally, as a result of the process.

They students gave glowing reviews of their experience and their highly qualified and inspiring teachers. “I love school, and I’ve been studying in some form or another for the past 33 years. Collège Proaction gave me the most memorable and meaningful learning experience I’ve had so far. It didn’t just engage my brain and my ability to absorb theory, it engaged my emotions, my capabilities and my desire to excel, my openness to others, and the ease with which I can land on my feet. It’s an exercise that is both fun and demanding, both light and profound,” said Bibigi Haile. Valérie Touchette, another member of the inaugural cohort, agreed: “It’s without a doubt one of the best academic and personal experiences I’ve had. It had nothing to do with traditional teaching. In fact, the approach is completely the opposite: they put us in situations without any prior notions or instructions, after which we shared our impressions and the management concepts to be applied in that case. It’s learning without a safety net.” 

While most of the students work during the day, they were able to quickly apply the newly acquired concepts.” In the space of a few months, I had the impression I was managing several companies through complex simulation exercises. I’m constantly making connections between my experience at the College and my professional life, and I’m convinced my customers benefit from it. At the same time, it gives me a competitive edge,” said Jean-Marc Paquin.

Collège Proaction is currently accepting applications from students for the September semester. Unlike the first session, which had only one group, the College will be welcoming 72 future elite managers, in three groups. The ground floor of the building that once housed the prestigious Club Saint-Denis will now serve as Proaction International’s head office, and the second floor will be occupied by the College starting in September.

Proaction International launches Proaction Performance

Proaction Performance was created to support SMEs in the Quebec Market. The approach used by Proaction Consulting Group with large companies has been adapted to SMEs to offer them the support needed for their growth, productivity and a better financial performance. Each program has a technological component with a web management application U-TRAKK designed and developed by Proaction Technologies. Training sessions also include coaching and a series of consulting hours. These programs enable SMEs to better manage their resources in order to fulfill their growth plan to become a solid large company.

The new company offers programs tailored to the size and budget of SMEs ranging from 25 to 75 employees:

  • manufacturing, service and distribution industry
  • government ministries and corporate organizations ministries
  • public services

Program costs range from $ 30,000 to $ 90,000, allowing each type and size of SMEs to find a suitable solution.

www.proactionperformance.com

Quebec shines abroad

Proaction International exports its know-how successfully

Proaction International lets Quebec talent shine abroad by exporting its expertise overseas, particularly in Europe. Since the end of 2009, the expertise of the firm, specializing in performance improvement, has been highly sought after by many clients on the other side of the ocean, having heard of the phenomenal success generated on multiple projects completed by the Montreal firm.

Since 2004, Proaction International has worked to improve human resource management and productivity. More than 300 improvement projects were completed in Canada, the United States, Algeria, Morocco, and in France as well as several other European countries like Germany, Belgium, Hungary, Portugal and Poland. Proaction International has also analyzed more than 600 companies, organizations and health and social service centers in the world and has more than 700,000 hours of consulting under its belt. The success of projects led by Proaction International helped clients save over half a billion dollars and certified more than 4,000 managers worldwide.

In Europe

With the signing of a 29th and 30th project with the Bonduelle Group, Proaction International continues to export its expertise to other continents. The world leader in ready-to-serve vegetables with annual sales close to 2 billion euros, Bonduelle, which has 58 manufacturing sites worldwide, continues its partnership with the Quebec firm which started over 7 years ago. The European division of Proaction International has also signed a major contract with Smurfit Kappa Group, the world leader in paper-based packaging. Smurfit Kappa employs 41,000 people across 32 countries with revenues of 7.3 billion euros. Included in the list of new European clients are the LDC Group, ISS L&P, Seyfert Paper, Ugitech, Le Groupe Compte R and AHG.

Consulting revenues from Proaction Europe reached well over 15 million euros in the last 3 years.

We are very proud of the progress we’ve made. With each project, we create wealth for our clients and their employees. The future is bright and our ambitions reflect the success we have generated for the past 10 years. We are motivated by creating a better world, said Denis Lefebvre, President and CEO of Proaction International.

In North America

Quebec is no exception. After 4 major improvement projects in 2011 and 2012 with Olymel, Proaction signed another four new major projects with this group. Olymel employs over 10 000 people in 18 processing plants with revenues of over 2 billion dollars. Another major group in Quebec has also entrusted Proaction with a 10th major project: Kruger, with 65 locations in North America. Quebecor, Cargill, Aisin, RTI Claro, Valero, Kerry, Lassonde and Lauzon Group to name a few, are also part of the growing list of new Canadian customers.

In addition to the 20 projects currently underway in Quebec and 2 in Ontario, Proaction International is analyzing five new businesses in Ontario. These 5 business analyses will soon transform into tangible projects in our neighboring province and will be added to the repertoire of current projects in the English market, including Washington and New Orleans.

Proaction International welcomes Philippe Gautrin within the organization

Proaction International is proud to announce the arrival of Philippe Gautrin to the organization.

With a 30% projected growth next year, Proaction needed support. Philippe joins Proaction International as Vice President of Business Development & Analysis.

Member of the Executive Committee, he will be responsible for developing Proaction USA. With his network of contacts in France and Morocco, he will also have a mandate to support the growth of Proaction in Europe.

A graduate in engineering and operations management, he has worked for 20 years in supply chain consulting and performance optimization. As a partner of the GCL Group, he participated in and oversaw hundreds of projects in Canada, USA, Europe and Africa. In recent years, he managed the operations of the European branch while working in the following sectors: e-commerce, textile, food processing, aviation and services. Philippe is a renowned expert in strategic analysis, network optimization, as well as processes automation and re-engineering. These projects have led him to work with companies of all size. He is well known for the value of his recommendations. His international experience allows him to share best practices with his customers and improve their competitiveness on the global market.