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To get more targeted insights, feedback, to accelerate and diversify your thinking, or to better manage your learnings and knowledge, I can work with you as a Thought Partner. The practice is highly flexible but usually takes the form of a series of one on one calls, each followed-up with notes and additional research as needed.
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Hi, I’m Patrick Tanguay

An obsessively curious synthesist, and curator of knowledge and ideas here at Sentiers. I’m also a Thought Partner for leaders & organizations.

A Thought Partner is someone who, through a practice of researching, reading, learning, asking questions, and writing, helps partners in developing their ideas, knowledge, and thinking.

My usual “process” is to read all the time and get obsessed with certain topics. I’m on my fourth or fifth career, and for each I was self-taught, learning everything I could until I became the person who’s “generally in the know about stuff,” resulting in jobs and client work. I even led a publication about learning for three years.

Sentiers and Thought Partnership are how I reconcile these habits and the endless knowledge found online; sharing with anyone  through the newsletter and for specific needs when collaborating with clients.

Previously I was a web developer for 15 plus years, co-founded the first coworking space in Montréal, Station C, and co-initiated the critically acclaimed print magazine The Alpine Review. Over the years I also helped start a number of groups bringing people and ideas together: The Awesome Foundation Montréal, Webcamp, Creative Mornings Montréal, and Hacks/Hackers Montréal. Back in the day I was caretaker of the oldest and longest running blogger meetup, Yulblog (we still meet a couple of times a year).