Elo Mentoring - About our virtual mentoring experts and our mission

About us

About us

It all started in 1999—we launched a mentoring project to ready young people for their careers. Over the next 20 years, that project evolved into Academos, a successful NPO and mentoring application. After seeing how our undertaking helped young people and students, we decided it was time to democratize mentoring in the job market.

With Elo, we aimed to develop an intuitive platform that makes it easy for organizations to launch a mentoring program. Today, the platform connects hundreds of professionals who want to grow in the workplace. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to flourish at their job. The professional landscape is changing. Are you? Elo helps you say hello to new mentoring opportunities!

Our mission

Elo’s mission is to simplify mentoring for mentors, mentees, organizations, and businesses alike. We democratize mentoring so that professionals from all walks of life feel more fulfilled in the workplace. Founded by Lyne Maurier, MBA, and Catherine Légaré, Ph.D., our company is proudly based in Montreal, Canada.

Our team

Catherine Légaré

Catherine is the co-founder and president of Elo as well as the founder of Academos, a digital solution she launched 20 years ago that helps young people enter the professional world. She holds a Ph.D. in psychology and taught mentoring coordination at the Université du Québec à Montréal. She is a recognized mentoring expert from coast to coast.

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Lyne Maurier

Co-founder and CEO of Elo, Lyne holds an MBA from HEC. She was at the head of Academos for more than 13 years where she managed operations, finance, human resources and business development. For several years, Lyne also worked in the private sector, notably heading Mont-Tremblant’s convention center’s construction, opening, and operations.

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Camille Detouillon

After several years in a marketing agency as a strategist and manager, Camille has a solid background in digital marketing, customer support and management. Throughout her career, Camille has designed and delivered training in companies as well as in organizations such as Technologia Formation and Infopresse. She is driven by the desire to foster professional development through mentoring.

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Sam Buffone

With over 20 years of successful business development experience, Sam has advised businesses from start-ups to multinationals. He has witnessed first hand the bottom line effects of mentoring programs as a key success factor to businesses across Canada.