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Christiane Constantineau

Christiane Constantineau is a Canada-based C-Level Executive, Finance Strategist, Quickbooks Advanced Expert, and Entrepreneur whose unwavering integrity, outspoken nature, and client-centered approach have all earned her the reputation as a strategic leader. Over the course of two decades, she has gained extensive experience. In addition to Quickbooks, her specialties are SME financing, managing startups, global networking, project management, and so much more. Moreover, she conducted contract negotiations in Canada, South Africa, Sweden, Chile, and Saudi Arabia. She has also had the opportunity to work with an array of esteemed international organizations and universities around the globe. However, what gives her the most edge is her innate ability to intermix elements of finance with information technology seamlessly.

Born in a small town near Ottawa, Canada, she was diagnosed with rheumatic fever at a very young age, and it damaged her heart. Despite her heart problems and against the advice of doctors, she gave birth to Benoît and Mathieu in her early twenties. For her, illness or failure is not an end in itself: the contrary, it is a necessary step towards success. While working, she decided to study administration and accounting and earned a bachelor’s degree, as well as two post-graduate degrees in finance and management.

Prior to launching her consulting business, she worked on major projects both in Canada and abroad. She also had the opportunity to work with a range of international organizations. But it was above all her innate ability to seamlessly combine elements of finance and technology that brought her to the top.

A cancer survivor since 2020, she and her husband live in the suburbs of the beautiful historic city of Quebec. In her spare time, Christiane mentors young entrepreneurs, sits on boards of directors, loves painting, but most of all, she loves her new life.






Cancer Sucks...: The Journey of an Entrepreneur and Her Fight Against Cancer While Running Her Business.

You are an entrepreneur or freelancer who has built your business and who, overnight, sees his world change following a cancer diagnosis!

As an entrepreneur, Christiane was faced with a life-altering challenge in 2019 when she was diagnosed with stage 3C cancer. Despite the added stress of the impending COVID-19 pandemic, she refused to let her illness defeat her, and instead, used it as motivation to push forward.

She continued to run her consulting firm and help clients navigate the difficult economic climate. Today, Christiane wants to share her story and offer tips and tricks to fellow entrepreneurs facing similar challenges, showing them how to turn adversity into strength and overcome even the toughest obstacles.

What you will find in this book are answers to questions such as:

  • How long will I be away?
  • Do I have to run my business differently?
  • Can someone take over temporarily?
  • Will I need more money?
  • Do I have to adapt my service offer given my absences?
  • Where can I get support?

Christiane’s book guides you in creating an easy action plan that covers the most important aspect of a patient-entrepreneur: business, personal life, and treatment in an integrated way. This action plan is developed in terms of resources, namely:

  • Time
  • Money
  • Human support.
  • Therapeutic resources.

Her approach is easy to adapt, and Christiane demonstrates that it is possible to manage your life as a patient-entrepreneur and life as a fighter.