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Founded in 1993, the central mission of Jacques & Associates Inc. has remained constant: to help to create healthy, sustainable and successful organizations through the process of leadership development.

Central to our approach has been the guiding belief that leadership starts from the inside out: "Individuals need to become clear on who they are, what they stand for, why they want to lead, and how they can best bring themselves into the role of leader."

It is critical for a leader to have this clarity about his or her principles, beliefs, and goals before they can successfully lead others.

Leadership Is A Relationship

Our process focuses first on helping individuals to understand themselves, and then to apply that understanding in practical and effective ways:

  • Inspiration

    Helping inspire and motivate others, to set an example and enable people to succeed.

    Bring Clarity

    Helping people understand proper collaboration and how to bring meaning to an organizational vision.


    Recognize and reward employees as they contribute to the successful attainment of organizational goals.

Our Team

At Jacques & Associates, our team are nothing short of industry experts:

  • Fred Jacques, Ph.D

    Consulting Principal

    Fred Jacques is a Calgary-based organizational development consultant and leadership educator with over 30 years of experience in both the public and the private sectors. His consulting practice focuses on leadership development, executive coaching and change management with clients across Canada, and was launched following a successful career as an internal consultant and human resources manager for several large organizations. He has designed and delivered leadership development programs that incorporate best practices in seminar-style instruction, experiential exercises, 360-degree feedback and individualized coaching. Fred is a sought-after facilitator and coach known for his attention to client needs and his sense of humour.

    Ivan Zendel, Ph.D


    Ivan is the founder and president of Paradigm Solutions Consulting. His charismatic speaking engagements at workshops, public forums, and conventions have brought Ivan notable attention and acclaim. He is also a recognized expert in stress mastery, interpersonal relationships, and psychological and organizational assessment. Ivan received his Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from McGill University. Through the years he has held such positions as the Coordinator of the Applied Psychology Centre at Concordia University, the Director of Research at the Constance Lethbridge Hospital in Montreal and the Director of Clinical Training at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary. He has also held appointments in the Faculties of Medicine and Education at the University of Calgary.

    Kay Taylor, M.A.


    Kay is the President of Seminar Services, specializing in developing leadership capacity within the companies she works with. She consults with stakeholders about their objectives and custom designs the learning solutions to respond to management and front-line employee needs alike. Kay has been working with the public and private sectors as a consultant in training, planning and operational analysis for more than ten years. She is an experienced Board Developer, working with Boards from all over Alberta and has led organizational and community strategic planning. She is actively involved in the Executive of the Alberta Chambers of Commerce.

  • Karen Dawson, Ph.D


    As Principal of Create Now, Karen is an experienced facilitator, certified executive coach and a dynamic presenter. She enhances people's ability to set and achieve goals, lead more effectively and think in ways that create success. Specializing in large group sessions, Karen is an engaging presenter and learning facilitator. With fifteen years of experience as an award-winning educator combined with a graduate degree in leadership development, Karen supports clients to stretch outside their comfort zone for positive growth and high performance. Drawing on professional skills as a certified executive coach, trainer and facilitator, Karen also serves as associate faculty at Royal Roads University in the Organizational Leadership and Learning Division.

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