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Jean-Guy Talbot, FCPA, FCGA

Founder & CEO of RêveNew Practice Management
Founder of Talbot & Associates

Jean-Guy’s ability to connect with his audience makes each delivery engaging as well as informative. Growing the practice from a one-person operation in his basement in 1987 to over 60 staff in seven locations across Manitoba today, he has devoted a tremendous amount of time and energy researching the secrets of operating a better practice. Jean-Guy is passionate about sharing the knowledge and strategies that have been tested in his own practice.

Jean-Guy’s ability to connect with his audience allows each delivery to be engaging. He continues to be involved in the practice he started in 1987 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. 

Jean-Guy has presented for the following organizations: 

  • CPA Manitoba 
  • CPA Ontario 
  • CPA NovaScotia 
  • AC Group 
  • Canadian Bookkeepers Association 
  • Association Success
  • Manitoba Chamber of Commerce 
  • Chambre de Commerce de St Boniface 
  • World Trade Centre 
  • Thomson Reuters 
  • Adagio 
  • TaxCycle 

Check out Jean-Guy Talbot FCPA, FCGA, YouTube channel dedicated to building a community around public practice management. Join the tribe as every 2 weeks he shares actionable knowledge and advice to run a healthier and more profitable accounting or bookkeeping firm. 

Janet Froese Lucas, B.A., M.A.

Janet Froese Lucas, B.A., M.A.

A Winnipeg based therapist with a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Sociology, Janet has over 25 years of experience working with men, women, adolescents, and couples. She is a member in good standing with the Professional Association of Christian Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

Everyone has a story and Janet considers it her great privilege to work with hundreds of people and hear their stories. Some people feel stuck in their lives and do not feel they have choices. Some people are grieving the end of an important relationship or are struggling to save a relationship. Sometimes people know exactly what is wrong but need help to go forward and sometimes people don’t know what is wrong and need help to identify the problem. Whatever your reason, Janet looks forward to hearing everyone’s story.

Crystal Buhler, CPA, CGA, CIRP, LIT

Crystal Buhler, CPA, CGA, CIRP, LIT

Licensed Insolvency Trustee
President of C. Buhler & Associates Ltd

Originally from Brandon, Manitoba, Crystal graduated with a Diploma in Business Administration from Assiniboine Community College, and a Bachelor of Accounting Science from the University of Calgary. After obtaining her Certified General Accountant (now Chartered Professional Accountant), Crystal obtained the Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional (CIRP) designation and became a Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT) in 2011.

Throughout her career, she’s worked for a national firm and a family-owned boutique firm. In 2018 she opened C. Buhler & Associates Ltd. When she’s not busy with work, Crystal enjoys country life with her husband and 3 children, and 5 pets, including 3 horses.


Natalie Dumont

Bookkeeping Manager, Talbot & Associates
Technical Report Support, RêveNew Practice Management

A technical support genius, Natalie has the precise attention to detail and project management skills to assist any client’s most difficult report related questions! Her passion is to help people grow, which is evident in all she does at Talbot and Associates as the Bookkeeping Manager.

With a mountain of experience in reviewing timesheets and reports, she can look at the stats and understand what’s going on in any firm.

Rémy Dogramaciyan

Rémy Dogramaciyan

Director of Marketing, RêveNew Practice Management
Director of Marketing, Talbot & Associates
Director of Marketing, Coffee Ring Marketing

Rémy believes good marketing should be smart, beautiful, and leave the intended audience in a good mood after viewing it. A 20/20 marketing visionary, he oversees and brings to life all of RPM’s branding and marketing and fosters the growing RPM YouTube channel.

Seamlessly able to meld extensive experience with an artistic eye, he catapults client’s marketing campaigns to new heights.

It takes a team to build an organization and with over seventeen years of experience as an association management professional in the accounting profession, Kristine Tubiera has a wealth of knowledge and experience in guiding practitioners.

She has worked closely with small to mid-sized public accounting firms to understand their needs, created programs and services to support their practices, and helped practitioners understand their regulatory requirements.

Through her company, LMVA Consulting, Kristine acts as ReveNew Practice Management and Coffee Ring Marketing’s strategic partner, using project management and communication skills to move their initiatives and their client’s goals forward.

Focusing on building relationships, event management, and promotional strategy, she brings her clients to new levels of success. 

Emcee: Kristine Tubiera