speaking/ workshops


 

What attendees are saying

"Bonjour Vanessa, J'ai eu la plaisir d'assister à votre enrichissante conférence hier à l'ÉTS. Vous m'avez apporté de nombreuses questions essentielles à se poser. J'en viens à la conclusion que l'ensemble de notre vie doit être "mission-driven" ! Merci et au plaisir"

"Thank you very much for sharing your story and insights regarding taking a leap of faith and getting the courage to find our purpose at the event this afternoon! … Your workshop was very inspiring and has giving me hope that I am on the right track and am not alone in this journey. I wish you all the best and hope you continue to inspire people to take leaps of faith!"

Merci. Merci. Merci. It was a blast ! Super présentation, tu semblais vraiment sur ton X. … Et, beaucoup mieux, tu as « planté » des questions dans la tête de chacun de nos participants. Priceless.”

“Salut Vanessa, je suis étudiante à l'IAE de Paris, merci beaucoup pour ton intervention hier, c'était super inspirant !”

“Thank you Vanessa for being such a great inspiration today! I loved your presentation and I can’t wait to do the exercise with my team at work and share with them what I’ve learned from you today! Have an amazing evening and thank you again for having such a great influence on people!”

“Vous avez été très inspirante ce matin! Ce fut un plaisir de vous écouter! Je suis passée par là il y a qqs années avant de choisir ma voie et votre discours avait d’excellents rappels que l’on a tendance à oublier avec le temps! Cela tombait à point auj! Un immense merci, au plaisir.”

 

Latest speaking engagements

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MODERATING A PANEL DISCUSSION: SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

WHEN:MARCH 28TH 2019

WHERE: WEWORK L’AVENUE

ABOUT: INVITED BY INFLUENCE ORBIS TO MODERATE A PANEL DISCUSSION ABOUT SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR THE EVENT INFLUENCEHER

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BRAND VERSUS BRANDING: FROM A DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW

WHEN: MARCH21ST 2019
WHERE: RÉMI MARCOUX
ABOUT: SPEAKING TO STARTUP OWNERS ABOUT BRANDING FROM A NON MARKETING POINT OF VIEW AS A WAY TO APPROACH THEIR OWN REFLECTION.


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LECTURING A SERVICE MARKETING CLASS X2 - MASTERS’ STUDENTS

WHEN:FEBRUARY 12TH AND FEBRUARY 19TH 2019
WHERE: HEC MONTRÉAL
ABOUT: REPLACING A PROFESSOR, TEACHING 2 CLASSES OF HIS THIS SEMESTER.

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THE MEANING AND IMPORTANCE OF BRANDS

WHEN: FEBRUARY 5TH 2019
WHERE: HEC MONTRÉAL
ABOUT: INVITED TO SPEAK ABOUT THE MEANING AND IMPORTANCE OF BRANDS TO A CLASS OF STUDENTS COMPLETING THEIR DESS AT HECMTL. 

IAE PARIS : REINVENTING YOURSELF AND BUILDING YOUR BRAND

WHEN: FEBRUARY 4TH 2019
WHERE: HEC MONTRÉAL

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WORKSHOP: DIALOGUE WITH THE UNKNOWN:
THE PROCESS TOWARDS MAKING BETTER DECISIONS IN YOUR PERSONAL AND ENTREPRENEURIAL LIFE

WHERE: INFLUENCE MTL 2018 X MALALA
WHEN: SEPTEMBER 26TH 2018

Because the quality of our questions impacts the quality of our decisions and in turn, of our lives.
In this picture, the audience is working on the first exercise, consisting of answering a deep question about themselves.

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SHARING MY STORY AND WHAT I STAND FOR

WHERE:  HEC MONTRÉAL
WHEN: SEPTEMBER 9TH 2018

Une invitation pour parler de mon parcours et "démontrer que l’on peut suivre son propre chemin, avec succès, sans se trahir (en restant fidèle à soi-même), que nos expériences, nos formations, souvent se combinent pour faire de chacun.e un être unique. Et qu’on ne devrait jamais renoncer à ceci, peu importe notre position (entrepreneur.e, staff, corpo., etc.)."

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INTRODUCTION TO BRANDS

WHERE:  ÉCOLE DE TECHNOLOGIE SUPÉRIEURE
WHEN: JULY 9TH 2018

I was invited to speak about brands to a group of engineers completing their master's degree.

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WORKSHOP : FIND YOUR PURPOSE - YOUR "WHY"

WHERE: LE CERCLE, HEC MONTRÉAL
EVENT: ATELIER EXPÉRIENTIEL POUR INTÉGRER LES PRATIQUES MARKETING AUX ENJEUX DE RESSOURCES HUMAINES
WHEN: MARCH 28TH 2018
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TAKING THE LEAP: WHEN AND HOW TO TAKE THE CHANCE FOR YOUR DREAM

EVENT: INFLUENCEHER X WEWORK, HOSTED BY FEMALE DEPARTMENT AND INFLUENCE ORBIS
WHERE: WEWORK L'AVENUE
WHEN: MARCH 10TH 2018

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LIVING YOUR BRAND FROM THE INSIDE OUT

WHERE: WEWORK
WHEN: SEPTEMBER 2017
INVITED GUEST: PIERRE BALLOFFET

Description:
Many start building their brand or rebranding by working on their external image, such as their logo or website. Yet, strong and successful brands start inside, by travelling deep within to uncover their DNA, to identify their essence, their purpose and their unique value proposition.

We invite you to explore what a brand is, how to navigate the process of defining and building your brand from the inside out and to use your brand as a compass to make the best business decisions for your success.

Join Vanessa Elle brand consultant, and art director / owner at Vanessa Elle and her invited guest speaker, Pierre Balloffet professor at HEC Montréal who is also behind the growth of numerous startups on Tuesday September 19th from 6-7pm at WeWork Place Ville Marie.

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RETHINKING BRANDING & STRATEGY FOR CREATIVE POSITIONING

EVENT:MOSAIC MONTREAL-BARCELONA SUMMER SCHOOL
WHERE: BELL CANADA
WHEN: JULY 2017

Description: 
I was invited to give a talk on the subject of creativity, brands and sense making. Sharing the 3 convictions that define my entrepreneurial path.

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Please contact me if you’d like to schedule a talk or discuss about your event or conference.
Here are a few topics I spoke about in the past, but I would be more than happy to craft one in collaboration with you.

  • Build and live your brand from the inside out

  • Marketing communications and relationship building

  • Personal brand: how to build yours and stand out

  • The art and science of asking questions

  • Professional reinvention and entrepreneurship

  • Brand identity - Brand DNA - how deep will you go?

  • Brand evolution - what I've learned from brands with decades of existence

  • Emotional branding and Customer Experience

  • The power of images : photography and psychology