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Joséphine Brodeur, mediator

JOSEPHINE developed a passion for business and for conflict resolution. Early on, she realized the impact conflicts had on teams and organizations. She furthered her studies in coaching to better understand motivations and needs. In 2007, she completed an MBA. She has worked in both public and private sectors.

In 2014, she started the Master Program in ADR at the University of Sherbrooke. She became a certified Mediator. In 2016, she has received the designation of TPN from the Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution.

She created Third Chair to give an innovative access to the people so they can be heard. Further she is creating a societal movement for ADR to be common knowledge in resolving differences and give ourselves a chance to create peace in our own way.

BERENGERE thrives in new challenges and is entrepreneurial.

Her team acumen is second to none.

She has a global view of our communities having completed Masters in Law both at the University of Paris II and Johannes Gutenberg Mainz. She, recently, studied Law at the University of Montreal and she is focused on the innovative effects of the ADR process.


The Start-up Third Chair is at the heart of her aspirations as she has worked in the public and private sectors and seen first hand the need of ADR. 


For her, the creative happening of ADR is ‘a must’ and represents the future of our innovative societies.

Bérengère Laplanche, lawyer
Ana Maria Otero, mediator and judge

ANA is a Certified Mediator (IMAQ).


She has worked over 25 years in labour law in Argentina. She has taught undergraduate students at the University of Buenos Aires. She has published academic articles and co-written books.


She has succeeded the exam to be part of the magistrate in 2012, she was nominated Judge.


She is completing a D.E.S.S. in ADR at the Sherbrooke University.

ALVARO is uncommon, polymorphous, and nomadic. He grew up between Spain, France and Japan.


He is a mediator (IFOMENE) and a flamenco musician. He joined the Third Chair team to actively promote a culture of dialogue.


After completing a Masters Degree in Anthropology of Law at the Sorbonne, he went on to become a social worker, in the field of drug-addiction. That’s where he sharpened his skills in group facilitation and conflict regulation.


Alvaro came to Quebec to explore the vision of mediation that is taught and practiced at the University of Sherbrooke, and to widen the scope of his professional experience.


He feels comfortable in informal environments with high emotional load, in emergency situations and intercultural settings.

Alvaro Echanove, mediator
Nelly Broquieres, lawyer

NELLY is passionate about entrepreneurship and project management.


Holding a double Master in comparative business law in France and Quebec, she completed her education by integrating a business school in order to better understand economic stakes and company expectations.


She involved in volonteers for groups that support numerous projects in entrepreneurship, womens' rights, immigrant integration and access to sports.


Always seeking new challenges and preferring open dialogue, Nelly was hooked by Third Chair's mission and joined the team.

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