Team Bio

Moe Poirier
Founding Partner
Moe has a gift for bringing learning to life, fostering collaboration, and motivating others to strive for more. For over 20 years, he has honed his craft as a training designer, facilitator, coach, and consultant. He’s an engineer, an entrepreneur and an educator. Moe’s on a mission to have individuals, leaders and teams reinvent themselves as value creators for the people and organizations they serve.

Moe’s Insights:

More than just a facilitator, here are some fun facts:
People are surprised to hear I have an Electrical Engineering & Management degree.
My first business venture was a non-profit, delivering STEM education programs for kids ages 9-13.
I won a business plan competition for a community-based business with a social mission.
I still play hockey twice a week in the winter, and once a week in the summer.
I love backcountry adventures. I’ve hiked the West Coast Trail and paddled the Nahanni River.

Moe’s Facilitator Story:

Every facilitator has a story. An origin story. Here’s mine. The short version.

I’m French Canadian. A combo of Acadian and Franco-Ontarian roots, to be precise. I grew up a suburban kid. A long bus ride from Toronto. So yeah, a small-town Canadian boy at heart.

Mom was a teacher. Dad was a teacher too, just that he did his teaching at the rink after work. Hard-working, loving parents. Two younger brothers. Grew up playing hockey. Lucky kid.

Left town after high school to chase bigger dreams. Graduated from the University of Ottawa as an Electrical Engineer. But I was a misfit in engineering school. And still a dreamer.

In hindsight, I crashed into being a facilitator accidentally. Mostly, I just experimented without knowing what facilitation was. My first adventure was building a national charity. The second was a dot-com bomb. After that, I was lost for a few years.

A couple of guardian angels, Jim and Michael, rescued me. They were wise. I was the apprentice. Leadership, coaching, team development — facilitation — was the path that emerged and became clear.

And then, in 2003, after an implosion or two and a couple of mind-bending experiences, it all just started to make sense. I was thirty-four. I’d found my resonant frequency.

I am a facilitator. I facilitate. Lucky guy.