Founded in 1998, People First provides
organizational development consulting|leadership coaching|facilitation services
to entrepreneurial organizations.


Organizational Development Consulting
- led by Peter Bedard

For over 15 years, we have been helping entrepreneurial companies articulate and execute people strategies that support growth and adapt to change. We help you design the structure to align with your vision and identify the leaders and teams who will be empowered to manage the business. We work shoulder to shoulder with our customers to ensure that our recommendations are fully implemented.


Business Relationship Coaching
- Led by Maurine Seguin

We work with individual leaders who may require a more in depth and personal review of their leadership in order to unearth and overcome blind spots and de-railers. We focus on key relationships, which are often influenced by stress, health and family balance. We hold up the mirror to the individual so that they can move forward with more clarity and confidence in what they see.


Team Health Facilitation
- led by Monique Kavelaars

People First has partnered with Wiley Publishing to offer The Five Behaviours of a Cohesive Team (Click to downloadPDF, 670kb), an assessment-based learning experience that helps leaders and their people strengthen team commitment through trust and productive conflict. Building a cohesive, productive team that holds itself accountable takes work, but the payoff can be huge—for your people, the team, and the organization.

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Who We Are


Peter Bedard

Organizational Development Consulting

Peter founded People First as an Organizational Development and Design Consulting company in 1998. Over the years, Peter has been very fortunate to work closely with some of Canada’s leading executives and entrepreneurs, helping them to design their organizations and build their teams. This has led to extensive experience working with management teams in several industries, namely real estate, manufacturing, education, healthcare and recreation. Peter has a background in Psychology and Criminology, and a Master’s in Business Administration along with Doctoral studies focusing in Organizational Culture.


Maurine Seguin

Business Relationship Coaching

Maurine has over 15 years of experience as a Leadership Coach, with a proven track record with executives, managers and other leaders helping to bring work and life into balance. Maurine combines her unique intuitive gifts with formal coaching training and experience, providing a safe environment from which to delve into the unspoken topics that individuals face on a regular basis.


Monique Kavelaars

Team Health Facilitation

Monique has been working with teams to create cultural shifts in pursuit of high performance for over 15 years. She has built on her experience as an Olympian to help teams to identify and eliminate unhealthy behaviors that impede focus on results. Monique lived and trained in Europe for over a decade, working with professional sports teams as a High Performance Coordinator. Since returning to Canada, Monique has been focusing her talents as a Team Health Facilitator, working with People First clients to achieve results through mutual trust and accountability. Monique has a background in Psychology and Kinesiology and is a designated Sport Practitioner in Neuro-linguistic programming.

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