Jean-Guy Talbot FCPA, FCGA
Founder & Partner of 'Talbot & Associates' and Founder & CEO of ’RêveNew Practice Management'
Jean-Guy believes that happiness is a choice you make every morning. He inspires those around him by living these types of insights, and clients and colleagues across North America consider him a friend and a mentor.
Born and raised on a mixed farm, Jean-Guy learned at a very young age to feed the chickens, milk cows, clean the pigpen by hand and to NEVER stand behind a coughing cow. Starting his accounting career in 1983, he worked in public practice for several years before founding Talbot and Associates on a part time basis in 1987. Growing the practice from a one-person operation in his basement to over 50 staff in six locations across Manitoba, he has devoted a tremendous amount of time and energy to research the secrets of operating a better practice.
Mentoring others on the path of success by applying real, practical methods tested by experience lead to him establish RêveNew Practice Management to help practitioners reach new levels of profit they never thought possible. He has been asked to speak across Canada on a wide variety of topics that range from how to reduce taxes to farm succession. He has also written several books on successful practice management.
In 2016 Jean-Guy was formally recognized by his peers for having rendered exceptional services to the profession career achievements and received the title of fellow CPA (FCPA).
In his spare time, Jean-Guy enjoys country music, quading, paint-balling and flying down the highway on his motorcycle. What he cherishes most is spending time with his wife, kids and large extended family.
Quote: “We all believe that we either win or lose in life’s transactions, interactions and happenings. Fact is, this is not true. We either win or LEARN. Whatever the outcome, it’s ALWAYS good.” – Grant Kirkup
Why I love Talbot & Associates: “This place is an extension of my heart. The people – the spirit – the spontaneity of the team – they are always challenging status quo and are eager to make this place better. People often think I’m exaggerating when I say people here are my like family – but really, I think of them that way. I am continually blown away by people doing things for the benefit of the firm and our clients on their own time. This group is far better at being exemplary employees than I ever was. The caring here is number one priority.”