Entrepreneurship Advisor

Arnaud SEGLA

Tel.: + 1 (514) 802 2860

Email: thewisemencouncil@gmail.com

Bilingual English / French


Commit to business support since 2009, I have been building an expertise in the support of business projects operating in a critical environment for 7 years. My recognized analytical mind and my knowledge of the economic and sustainable development issues of vulnerable communities and the performance of VSEs, SMIs and SMEs are some assets of my profile.

Summary of skills

  • Establish and monitor action plan under critical economic environment
  • Develop project monitoring and performance reports and, presentations, and assessments
  • Plan, draft contracts and service offers
  • Perform group training and conferences
  • Sense of responsibility, interpersonal skills, adaptability, strength of action

Professional experience

Advisor in Socioeconomic Action and Project Strategy 2009 – 2019

The Wisemen Council (Montreal, QC) / www.thewisemencouncil.com

  • Develop a service offer of trainings, coaching and technical support
  • Use an informal and exclusive business project startup method
  • Achieve Strategy advising mandate and project team strengthening
  • Prospecting target clients with tender database and portals

Technical Advisor for Women and Youth Economic Empowerment 2017-2018

Oxfam-Québec – (Cotonou, BJ) / www.oxfam-quebec.org

  • Coordinate the implementation and evaluation of the strategy
  • Support the local partner in identifying and planning innovations
  • Perform monitoring and act as focus point in potential projects implementation
  • Coordinate reporting – at a program level – of achievements and results
  • Facilitate the participation of local partners and allies to expert network

Advisor for Women and Youth Economic Entrepreneurship 2016-2017

Centre for International Studies and Cooperation, CECI – Uniterra 3 (Dakar, SN)/ www.ceci.ca

  • Capacity building for the NGO ALPHADEV in matter of entrepreneurship at Malika (SN)
  • Introduce an entrepreneurship learning cursus for the apprenticeship certification level
  • Train the teaching staff to give the course, do the coaching and write the business plans
  • Draft different reports and diagnostics

Project coordinator 2014-2015

Ujamaa Initiative for Black Entrepreneurship project, UIBE (Montreal, QC)/ www.uibe.ca

  • Coordinate activities and information to support entrepreneurs
  • Facilitate the networking between the business promoter and financing institutions
  • Develop detailed plans of action for various
  • Prepare and present reports to various levels of visibility of the organization
  • Manage the budget and project deliverables, as awarded

Entrepreneurship Development Agent 2012-2013

Ujamaa Initiative for Black Entrepreneurship project, UIBE (Montreal, QC)/ www.uibe.ca

  • Sensitize and accompany the entrepreneurs
  • Ensure a proactive leadership in solving problems (individual support)
  • Prepare and present reports to various levels of visibility of the organization


2018 Attestation of Collegial Studies in Community Development and Intercultural Relations

Cégep Marie-Victorin, Canada

2015 7 months coaching/training program

Global 21 Consulting & Training Firm, Canada

2011 Attestation of Vocational Specialization in Starting a Business

Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys – SAJE, Canada

2009 Certificate in Project Management

École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC), Canada


2018 Gender and Power


2017 Gender Justice: An Introduction


2013 Certified GrowthWheel Business Advisor

GrowthWheel International

2006 Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

Project Management Institute (PMI License, 1216578)

Computer science and know how

Software knowledge: Office Suite, MS Project, Visio, Publisher, SharePoint, XMind, CRM Zoho, Canva, Trello, promotion under Facebook HTML, CSS, create and manage websites under CMS WordPress

Methodology: Results-based management, predictive (Waterfalls) and adaptive methods (Agile) in project management, Lean Startup, Lean, Business Model Canva

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