Anne-Pierre Paquet was recognized with the 2022 Rookie of the Year Award. This ambitious new Chair has demonstrated exceptional commitment and success in building at least one executive peer advisory group. Anne-Pierre also received the TEC Chair Excellence Award. For more information on our 2022 Chair Awards, please click here

Anne-Pierre Paquet

Anne-Pierre Paquet

TEC Small Business Chair
Québec, QC

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What drives Anne-Pierre Paquet to help members of Quebec’s business community become better leaders? Cultivating results that go beyond improving business profitability and improved life balance within the entrepreneurs and business leaders she guides. Throughout her own entrepreneurial experience, Anne-Pierre has mastered the ability to develop and manage growth strategies, create widespread company alignment, effectively implement tactics, facilitate talent mobilization and retention – and remain adaptable for the evolving challenges and demands within the Canadian business landscape.

Anne-Pierre’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in business administration (BBA), a master’s degree in organizational development (M. Sc.), both from Université Laval, and a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential from the International Coaching Federation (ICF) – the only globally recognized, independent credentialing program for coach practitioners.

As the co-owner of Poitras Exhibition Services for over 15 years, Anne-Pierre’s efforts were pivotal in building the company to become the industry leader for crafting the most engaging and influential events in the world. After the business was acquired by the multinational corporation GES: Global Experience Specialists in 2007, Anne-Pierre spent the following years finessing her business aptitude as a Coach Accompanist at the École d’Entrepreneurship de Beauce, Client Partner at BDC, and as the Founder of Complicia – an organization of experienced professionals dedicated to sharing expertise and resources with SMEs in Quebec.

With an immense dedication to helping her members create tangible impact, combined with her experience that spans all facets of commerce, Anne-Pierre is thoroughly equipped to help business leaders in Quebec stimulate strategic growth and form a clear competitive advantage – personally and professionally.

TEC Group Vision

With a belief that people are the key to orchestrating any change in an organization, Anne-Pierre knows that facilitating professional and personal development within her group is the backbone for achieving optimal organizational synergy and fiscal results. With a climate of trust being a crucial part of her group experience, Anne-Pierre’s expertise and human-centric approach are proven to extract the highest potential of her members.


  • Enjoys traveling with her family around the world to meet new people and share their culture.
  • An experienced scuba diver that has explored several exotic diving spots.
  • A firm believer that healthy businesses have healthy leaders, Anne-Pierre is an active participant of CrossFit, cross-country skiing and enjoys holistic nutrition.