Jane-Michèle Clark is the founder and CEO of The Q Group, author of soon-to-be-published Point of DistinctionTM, a qualitative research expert, and speaker on business matters at corporate events, world conferences, newscasts, etc. Concurrently, Jane-Michèle has been teaching in the i/BBA, Master of Management and MBA programs at the Schulich School of Business for the past 20 years, where she is also a Strategy Field Study Chair, the i/BBA Case Competition Program Director and Director of the Marketing Communications Leadership program for SEEC (Schulich Executive Education Centre).
The Q Group, which has been in business for over 25 years, helps clients develop effective business strategies, as well as customer retention and integrated marketing programs for B2B and B2C companies in multiple sectors. Clients have included: Ainsworth, BMW, Bell Canada, Citizens Utilities, Delta Hotels, Honeywell, Lexus, NCR, PricewaterhouseCoopers, RBC Dominion Securities and dozens of other blue chip firms, as well as various associations and Social Sector / Not-for-Profit organisations in Canada, the US, the Caribbean and further afield. The Q Group also conducts, or directs, the research required for the development of new business.
As part of this work, Jane-Michèle facilitates full-day peer-to-peer mentoring/ strategic sessions that are held twice a quarter for company presidents and other senior managers of companies in the GTA. Jane-Michèle also conducts corporate training sessions and seminars and speaks regularly on personal branding and professional growth topics.
Jane-Michèle’s strength and passion: Determining what will give a company a strong, sustainable competitive advantage today and tomorrow along with the best ways of making this a reality… including how to leverage partnerships to advantage, how to create outstanding customer experiences, and how to motivate employees to realize the vision.
Jane-Michèle was also responsible for the introduction of market research to the Middle East in the early 1980s. As a result of these and other ongoing innovations in the marketing arena, Jane-Michèle has been nominated 11 times for Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year (including 2018).