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Jack Hobbs, PartnerPEOPLE 1ST consulting services and workplace programs are provided by the company's two principal partners, supported by an experienced team of human resources professionals.


Jack Hobbs, Partner

A native of St. Lambert, Quebec, with an undergraduate degree from Concordia and a Masters degree from McGill, Jack is an accomplished, versatile professional with thirty years of proven experience in human resources management.

Jack is an extremely positive person with a great sense of humour, who's many talents include public speaking, facilitation, personal counseling, communications coaching, and teaching. His excellent problem solving skills and expertise in human relations make him an ideal consultant for any organization experiencing communications challenges in the workplace. 

Jack has successfully worked with a number of government and private sector clients as a conflict resolution facilitator, and has conducted a wide variety of training seminars in Canada and the United States. He is widely acknowledged as an exceptional motivational speaker who constantly encourages those around him to greater achievement and outstanding results.


Dorothy Hobbs, PartnerDorothy Hobbs, Partner
Born in Scotland, Dorothy has a Bachelor's degree in Education from Concordia and a teaching certificate from McGill specializing in Teaching English as a Second Language.

Dorothy is a highly motivated and results-oriented professional with over 30 years of experience in teaching adults, teenagers and children. She has the ability to stimulate curiosity and learning in others using innovative teaching techniques, and a unique talent for understanding and appreciating individual needs. 

An excellent seminar presenter, Dorothy actively engages her workshop informants in stimulating dialogue, always focusing where possible on incidents and examples from real life. She respects and values the differences in all people and her enthusiasm transmits to all with whom she interacts.


Sharon Johnson, Senior AssociateSharon Johnson, Senior Associate
A graduate of Carleton University with a combined degree in Sociology and Psychology, Sharon is a qualified facilitator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and a prospective member of the Institute of Certified Management Consultants (CMC).

Prior to joining PEOPLE 1
ST, Sharon worked for ten years as a senior manager with two leading international management consulting firms, and for three years as a human resource consultant with one of the largest, locally operated firms in the NCR. 

Sharon has extensive experience in strategic planning and human resources management with a strong emphasis on change leadership, team/individual development and assessment, and performance management/measurement. She has also worked closely with a variety of clients to identify new organizational processes, structures, skills and competencies that effectively align resources and operations to meet the future requirements of the organization.


Line Lessard-LynchLine Lessard-Lynch
Born and raised in Quebec City, Line received her BA in pedagogy from Laval. She taught in high schools, then moved to Ontario and taught French to civil servants. When the opportunity to work for Bell presented itself, Line did not hesitate to change her career path. She developed skills in sales, trained staff and became a successful coach-leader in a human resources environment. Line brings enthusiasm to the work place.

Natale de la belle ville de Québec, Line y fit aussi ses études. Graduée de Laval, elle a enseigné dans les écoles secondaires et s’est ensuite installée à Ottawa où elle enseigne le français aux employés civils. Une occasion unique de travailler chez Bell lui permet de développer ses aptitudes dans la vente, d'entrainer de nouveaux employés et enfin de diriger une équipe dans un environnement lié aux ressources humaines. Line apporte dynamisme et enthousiasme en milieu de travail.


Caroline OuelletteCaroline Ouellette
Caroline, born and raised by her French parents in Cumberland, received all her education in the French sector of Ontario. Her bilingual linguistic skills and outgoing personality bring enthusiasm and inspiration to all who meet with her. She has been assisting PEOPLE 1ST in areas of administration, translation and presentation. Her broad knowledge of life and experience in technological business offers PEOPLE 1ST an added asset. She and her husband own and operate "Ferme Ouellette Farm" located in the village of Middleville, Ontario.

Previous experiences include technology, government, administration, retail sales, web design and currently
PEOPLE 1ST and farm management



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