Speakers 2020

Jean-Guy Talbot, FCPA, FCGA

Organizer of Rev Up Your Practice

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

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 50 staff in six 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.

Grant Kirkup, FCPA, FCGA

Grant Kirkup, FCPA, FCGA currently provides consulting to entrepreneurs.  Grant built an accounting firm in rural Manitoba from one part time employee to a team of 30.  He understands that the profitability of one’s practice is generally in direct relationship to one’s management ability.  Grant has worked in a wide variety of businesses with sales up to $60M, where he played a key role on the senior management team as well in the ownership group.  Grant was president of CGA Manitoba in 1992-93.  Seminar leader for CGA Canada, Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick and Ontario covering practice management topics with an emphasis on firm profitability.

Dr. Leigh Quesnel

President & Director of HQS Consulting Services and HQS Clinical Services

Dr. Leigh Quesnel is the President & Director of HQS Consulting Services Inc. and he has been a leading organizational consultant for well over 20 years.  He has worked with small and large organizations in both the public and private sector, nationally and internationally. His current areas of study and interest include the evolution of management practices, managing stress, workplace wellness, leadership, and motivation.  His work in organizations ranges from hands on consulting with senior management to the development of management and employee training programs.  Finally, Leigh has a Ph.D. in psychology and has lectured in the faculties of psychology and commerce at the universities of Manitoba and Winnipeg.

More To be Announced


Kristine Tubiera

CEO of LMVA Consulting

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. The majority of those years, she 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. Kristine is passionate about supporting practitioners and is exceptional at organizing events. She is excited to be working with RêveNew Practice Management providing event management services for their inaugural event.