Stéphane Beaudoin is a graduate of McGill University in General Agriculture program and is also an agrologist, Member of l’Ordre des Agronomes du Québec. Over the last 20 years, Stéphane has evolved mainly in the fields of agronomy, animal production, animal health, corporate affairs and animal welfare.

Stephane has always had a strong interest and a great enthusiasm for animal welfare. His meeting with Dr. Temple Grandin in 2007 was for him his Epiphany, his moment of enlightenment where he realized how he could amalgamate this passion for animal welfare, science, agri-food and education.

Since then, he has forged his career to fill in some ways his dream to found his own company in animal welfare, which he did in 2013 under the name of GestBEAu (zhest-bō )



Éloïse Denis is a graduate from Laval University in the agronomy/animal production program.  She has been a member of l’Ordre des agronomes du Québec since 2017.

Eager to deepen her knowledge of the animal world, Éloïse completed a master’s degree in veterinary science at Université de Montréal. Her three-year animal welfare research project allowed her to develop her skills in communication, critical analysis, and extension.

Equipped with her skills and passion, Éloïse joined Gestbeau in 2020. As a consultant, she is called upon to accompany Gestbeau’s clients, whatever their needs, always pushing forward Gestbeau’s views in improving animal welfare in the Industry. Training content development, audits, support for industrial research and business start up support are part of her current mandates.



Valérie Gauthier graduated from Laval University with a multidisciplinary bachelor’s degree in science.

Over the past 20 years, she has participated in the development and implementation of various quality systems in the food and biotechnology field.

In 2018, Valérie had the opportunity to work for a certification body and manage programs in the agri-food field.

Passionate about animals and their welfare, Valérie joined the Gestbeau team in 2021, as a specialist in Quality systems, Program Management and  Business Sustainability Ratings (BSR).


The logic behind the Gestbeau name:

  • Gestion Stéphane Beaudoin : meaning Stéphane Beaudoin Management
  • Gestion du BEA (Bienêtre animal) uniformisé : meaning standerdized Animal Welfare (AW) Management
  • Geste beau ou beau geste : Meaning a graceful or magnanimous gesture , which Gestbeau’s team seeks to put into practice every day for the cause of animal welfare and in life in general


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Animal welfare audits


Passionate about animal well-being and social license of the modern agricultural world.

Our mission: Promote the humane treatment of animals via education, certification and audits while contributing to the social acceptability of the modern agricultural world.


We help our customers by providing training, audits and counselling on many aspects of animal welfare with a focus on animal handling and transport. Of the same fact, it benefits the animals and our clients gain more value from the animals under their care.  Our mindset is about finding possibilities and solutions.

The foundations of our experience are animal production, animal health, communication, people and project management.

All this baggage feeds another passion, which consists in contributing to the social acceptability of the modern agricultural world.  We get involved through various projects and professional affiliations.

“We now have the technology to feed the population of our planet in a safe and sustainable way. Our farmers should be able to use the best available technology, without fear of consumers or partisan/ideological policies.”


“Do the best you can until you know better, then when you know better, do better”
Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was born as Marguerite Johnson on April 4th, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri and raised in St. Louis and Stamps, Arkansas. Maya Angelou became one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. With over 50 honorary doctorate degrees Dr. Maya Angelou became a celebrated poet, memoirist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist.