Laurent describes himself as a "… results orientated coach and consultant." He is a French trained Engineer and CMA with a graduate diploma in Management Accounting from Concordia (QC). He also owns an MBA from the Insituto de Empresa (IE), a Spanish business school and a Project Management Professional (PMI). In addition he is working towards his Certified Executiive Coach Designation at Royal Roads here in BC.
Laurent's business is called Mobilis Performa and he is is passionate about catalyzing improvements and learning alongside his clients. His experience spans several sectors, including banking, energy and manufacturing, two continents and close to two decades. His favourite quote is from Albert Einstein – "The definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again and expect a different outcome.”
To start us off we asked Laurent that given he has a number of designations, what was it that intiially attracted him to the CMA designation? He replied:
Back in 2004 I completed an MBA at the Instituto de Empresa (in Spain) and discovered Finance. It was love at first sight! Back to Montreal, I decided to further develop my financial and accounting proficiency and opted for the CMA designation. The rationale behind pursuing a CMA (rather than CA or CFA) was that there was a greater fit with my job as a performance improvement consultant and coach. The CMA curriculum with its strong focus on analysis for decision-making added a new dimension to my expertise and strengthened my ability to identify opportunities for my customers to improve their bottom line by taking a closer look at their financial statements.
Tomorrow, Laurent tells us what he believes are the personal characteristics of a successful CMA! ….