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Laurel Vespi

Laurel Vespi

St. Albert, Canada
780-460-8162
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Event Types
Keynotes, breakout sessions, workshops, in-house training, workshops, retreats, webinars, lunch & learns
Speaking Topics
Change, Communications, Employee Retention, Goal Setting, Leadership, Lifestyle, Life Planning, Motivation, Personal Change, Stress, Success, Teamwork, Wellness
Travel Info
Travels from Edmonton, Alberta
Fees
please contact for information
Links
http://www.stonecirclecoaching.com
Target Audience
corporate groups organizations & associations women's conferences & retreats

Speaker Bio

Laurel Vespi is a certified life coach and the creative energy behind stone circle coaching. With more than 30 years experience as an educator, consultant and group facilitator, Laurel particularly loves helping people clarify their life purpose, and find more balance, fun and satisfaction in their lives. In other words opening their eyes to life.

Laurel believes if life is not a luscious, fulfilling and successful experience, then something needs to change. Too often people believe that they really can’t have what they want and that life is more work than play. The life they imagine seems somewhat out of reach. Laurel knows it is indeed possible to create the outcomes you desire, both personally and professionally. Her sincerest desire is to see you find success living life with an awakened heart and mind.

Laurel is the author of the award winning book Spontaneous Combustion: Setting Your Life on Fire, a kick in the pants look at how to stop waiting for the most important things in life. Her newest book, To Be Awake, provides readers practical strategies for mindful and intentional living. 

Laurel has been featured on several television and radio programs including Global, City TV, CTV, Alberta Prime Time, CBC Radio, EZ Rock, CHED and a variety of print media including newspapers, The Readers Digest and Homemakers Magazine.

Her keynotes and workshops combine thought-provoking content, down to earth, relevant anecdotes and practical strategies leaving participants feeling uplifted and inspired. 

Speaker fees:  Please contact Laurel to discuss budget options.

Speaker Topics

Mindfulness in a Multi-tasking Workplace

The workplace can be a high stress environment with multiple priorities and distractions vying for your attention. You might feel like you don’t have a moment to breathe with an endless to-do list and demands on your time. In this session you will learn some simple ways to be cultivate mindful productivity in order to be more focused and less stressed.

Awake at Work

High stress and distractible workplaces create an environment encourages people to slip into auto-pilot in order to manage multiple demands and heavy workloads. That results in greater employee disengagement and reduced productivity.

Instead of sleepwalking through the day from one task to the next, powerful yet simple mindfulness practices allow us to be “awake at work” that in turn creates greater positivity, more active engagement and ultimately enhanced personal satisfaction & fulfillment. In this highly engaging session you will learn the 3 P's of creating conscious and intentional choices that lead to professional and personal success.

The Mindful Entrepreneur
Being an entrepreneur often requires you to wear many hats and juggle multiple tasks at one time. Your head is jammed full with your to-do list and fears about what might happen in the next quarter. Unfortunately the typical multi-tasking approach to work actually makes people less productive and efficient.

Learning some simple mindfulness techniques can help entrepreneurs manage stress better, be more creative in problem solving, feel more resilient under pressure and get done what needs to be done in a more efficient way.

In this session you will learn how mindfulness can make you a more focused, calm and successful entrepreneur.

Power of One

Everyone wants to feel that they are making a difference  but sometimes we question the impact that one person can have. In this empowering and inspirational keynote address, Laurel will share a simple formula for creating the kind of impact you want to have in your family, workplace or community. You CAN make a difference in your life and in the world - one thought, one gesture, one action at a time. Whether your dream is for a more meaningful personal existence or for global change, this session will provide you with insights and strategies to begin to create a new reality. Individuals will leave this keynote inspired to make a difference and confident in the impact they are already having. 

Breakout Session, Lunch & Learn & Webinar topics

 Laurel is pleased to work with you to design a session that fits your needs and budget.

Testimonials

Laurel Vespi is a fantastic speaker. Her ability to reach the audience and create an experience for them to move forward in their lives is perfection! She is thoughtful, inspiring and very gifted sending a message in a way that people can relate and visualize.

Dianna Bowes
Founder of Fabulous@50 & Winner of 2011 YWCA Women of Distinction "Turning Point" Award

Laurel was a wonderful asset to our women’s conference. She started the day off with her keynote address and followed it up with a break out session – The Power of One. Over 50% of the women stated that Laurels sessions were the most valuable part of the conference for them. Nearly 85% of them said that her sessions increased their knowledge of how they can make a difference. Laurel’s positive messages were a great way to start our day.

Deanne Young, Conference Organizer, Ninth Annual Breton Women’s Conference

Laurel Vespi is an absolute delight! I have found her presentations to be professional, relevant and inspiring. Laurel has an ease about her that engages people, allowing them to accept and integrate her experience and wisdom. Not only will I continue to invite Laurel to present within our employee wellness initiative, I will regularly recommend her to others!.

Sheryl Hansen, Coordinator, Campus Sport and Wellness, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

“Laurel Vespi is outstanding! She was a speaker at one of our monthly events. The feedback I received was immediate. IMPRESSIVE. She walks her talk and creates an environment that encourages each participant to go beyond their comfort level. Not only did Laurel encourage the attendees, she challenged them to take action and THEY did! As an event planner I can confidently say having Laurel involved in your event can only enhance the overall event.

Jo-Ann Vacing, Executive Managing Director, eWomenNetwork Alberta

Laurel's workshop series on the topic of happiness was successful beyond our expectations, both regarding the number of people who registered and the positive feedback we received from attendees. We already have a waiting list of people who are hopeful that we will run this program again. We would be more than happy to work with Laurel again. She was friendly, professional, and prepared, and all around a pleasure to work with. She was also flexible and able to adapt her processes so they would work with ours. We highly recommend the services of Laurel Vespi and Stone Circle Coaching.

Meghan Unterschultz, Program Planner , Stony Plain Family & Community Support Services

Laurel is a very energetic and true motivational speaker! She had an immediate interest in the dynamics of our National Nursing Conference, and tailored her presentations to complement our theme. Laurel was very much enjoyed by our delegates with her warm and engaging manner as our keynote speaker and as she spent the day mingling with us. It is obvious that Laurel genuinely believes in what she says. She challenged us to take charge of our lives and be a part of “change”! It was refreshing to be reminded of simple basics that we can do to help make a difference.

Yvonne Verklan, Chair, 2010 CSGNA Conference

As the conference planner for CSGNA 2010, I appreciated Laurel's attentive responses, quick turnaround times for requests, and willingness to accommodate our program needs. It would be my pleasure to work with her again.

Heather E Reid ARCT MSc., Principal Planner Innovative Conferences & Communications

We appreciated Laurel's presentation on life balance. This topic was a perfect fit for our Women's Wellness Lecture Series. Laurel is a fantastic speaker and writer as we have also used various articles she has written for our Women's Wellness Newsletter. We would certainly have Laurel present for us again and AGAIN!

Kim Small, Health Educator, Women’s Wellness Program, Covenant Health, Grey Nuns

Laurel presented “Loving the Chaos” at our annual conference. The topic is very relevant to today’s busy work places. Laurel provided the audience with some practical tools to find better balance in everyday life.Her humor and visual aids helped drive home her message making it a very enjoyable and valuable hour.

Cheryl Ackimenko, Greater Edmonton Foundation

Laurel’s message about the positive impact one person can have on the world is very timely. When we all lead such busy lives, it’s empowering to be reminded of the small things every person can do to make a difference in the world.

Megan Cote, Town of Innisfail

Evaluations about Laurel's presentation were all in agreement: she definitely met our expectations! Her material was fresh and creative and her presentation style was interactive and engaging.

Tabitha Nordby, St. Albert Public Library

Laurel's warm and friendly ability to engage and encourage audience participation is a gift! She is quickly becoming one of our top favored speakers. Her ease of presentation is just one of the successful components, as she shares her knowledge and expertise.

Marilyn Bussey, Diversified Staffing Services

Associations & Memberships

Professional Certified Coach, International Coach Federation
 
Profession Member Canadian Association of Professional Speakers

 

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