#workdifferently

#workdifferently

A talk to change the way the world works with entrepreneurs, start-up owners, digital nomads, co-working spaces founders & HR people.

If you find the 9-to-5 workday obsolete and would like to live a more disruptive career but don’t know where to start, get inspired by my weekly speakers as they share ideas, change and dreams about the work world.

I invite professionals from different backgrounds - entrepreneurs, start-up owners, digital nomads, co-working spaces founders, HR people and more from various industries to explore the current and future work trends.

This talk is a weekly event and a different speaker is interviewed every Wednesday. If you missed it, check the recorded video on my YouTube channel!

For updates of the event, visit my Facebook Event Page


more about our weekly speakers here

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Session 1 Featuring Laurie-Anne Foucault

May 23rd 2018

Après plus de 11 ans dans des postes de conseillère et directrice des ressources humaines en entreprise, Laurie-Anne a conclu que pour mieux contribuer à la révolution des RH, elle devait sortir du rôle corporatif et se lancer en consultation. En 2018, elle a donc sauté à pieds joints dans ce nouveau défi.

Elle nous parlera de ce qui lui tient a cœur : ramener le gros bon sens en ressources humaines. Elle annonce fièrement avoir jeté et brûlé son « chapeau de police RH » et aide maintenant les PME à collaborer avec plutôt que gérer les employés. Après tout, nous sommes tous des adultes responsables!

If you missed it, watch the recorded video on my YouTube channel

 Laurie-Anne Foucault - HR Consultant

Laurie-Anne Foucault - HR Consultant


 Joshua Pool - Photographer & Graphic Designer

Joshua Pool - Photographer & Graphic Designer

Session 2 Featuring joshua pool

May 30th 2018

Joshua is a photographer and graphic designer who moved to Montreal with the dream of creating his own business to help others create and share their stories. Born and raised in the west coast of Canada, he was raised in a business minded family. Having never gone to business school, he has learned what it takes to be a successful business owner in this new age of business purely by doing.

If you missed it, check the recorded video on my YouTube channel!


Session 3 Featuring Momentom

June 6th 2018

Momentom is a collective of circus artists, yoga teachers and creative entrepreneurs that are redefining what’s possible through art. Co-founders John Early, Therese Lowton and Gabrielle Bonneville have opened artist residencies worldwide that combine co-work spaces with professional training spaces, trailblazing the nomadic movement. Inspiring the millennial generation to take action in creating their own reality, Momentom trains mind and body before delving into business. This talk discusses the benefits of merging arts and entrepreneurship and explores the future for the creative nomad. 

If you missed it, check the recorded video on my YouTube channel!

 

 John Early, Therese Lowton & Gabrielle Bonneville -  Co-Founders of Momentom

John Early, Therese Lowton & Gabrielle Bonneville -  Co-Founders of Momentom


 Eric & Billy Eugene - Co-Founders of Unlike General Norms

Eric & Billy Eugene - Co-Founders of Unlike General Norms

Session 4 Featuring Eric & Billy Eugene

June 13th 2018

Eric et Billy Eugene, deux frères de 25 et 23 ans, qui ont fondé leur marque de chaussures et de vêtements : « Unlike General Norms » alors qu’ils sont encore étudiants. UGN est axée sur la conception de baskets italiennes faites à la main et leur objectif est d'amener le meilleur en les individus et de stimuler le bien-être avec la mode. Leur saut dans l’entrepreneuriat a été déclenché par une injustice dont ils ont été victimes, mais parce qu’ils croient qu'il y a du bien même dans le mal, les voilà aujourd’hui a la tête d’une start-up qui grandit jour après jour.

If you missed it, check the recorded video on my YouTube channel!

 


Session 5 Featuring Lebnan Nader

June 20th 2018

Lebnan Nader is the co-founder of Game Cooks, a premier game development and publishing studio based in Beirut, Lebanon. With the intent of filling the region’s need for locally created high quality titles, Game Cooks did just that with the release of their first award winning mobile game title Run For Peace. Lebnan went on to lead Game Cooks through 14 more international game launches before setting his sight on a new market - the Virtual Reality industry, and launched a simple yet creative movement system in VR not found anywhere else with VINDICTA, the first PC VR title to come out of the Middle East.

On his way back from E3 Los Angeles, Lebnan makes a stop in Montreal and will share his success story with us. He will tell us more about what it takes to launch a start-up, find investments, lead an international and remote team, and grow his business up to shifting to another industry to remain competitive and avant-gardist. 

If you missed it, check the recorded video on my YouTube channel!

 

 Lebnan Nader - Co-Founder of Game Cooks

Lebnan Nader - Co-Founder of Game Cooks


 Maria Kinoshita - Founder of Octo D

Maria Kinoshita - Founder of Octo D

Session 6 Featuring Maria Kinoshita

July 11th 2018

Maria is a global citizen with roots in Africa, Japan, and France, and she calls Canada home. She founded Octo D, an edTech startup that focuses on B2B multilingual eLearning module development, while travelling extensively. Passionate about alternative learning styles, travel and business development, she will launch Nomad Coliving in 2018, a residence for entrepreneur, the first of its kind in Montreal. 

Come listen to her experience in Digital Nomadism, worldwide Coworking spaces, how she came up with the idea of starting a Coliving in Montreal and what it took to make it happen!

If you missed it, check the recorded video on my YouTube channel!

 


Session 7 Featuring Nadia Lahrichi

July 18th 2018

Nadia Lahrichi, co-fondatrice d’OCNI Factory, un studio de design spécialisé dans l'innovation alimentaire. Leurs Objets Comestibles Non Identifiés (OCNI) révolutionnent notre manière de manger. Ils sont à l'origine des premiers Assaisonnements à tailler, sous la forme de crayons, pour épicer nos plats. 

L’entreprise est basée à Montréal mais également dans le sud de la France, à Alès tout près de Montpellier, où ses 2 associés résident. La force de leur équipe réside dans leur complémentarité. Non seulement basés de part et d'autre de l'Atlantique, cela accèlère le développement des deux marchés parrallélement et créé de nombreuses opportunités entre les deux pays.

Si vous pensez à monter votre entreprise, lancer votre start-up, vous associer, si vous vous demander si c’est la bonne choses à faire…venez écouter Nadia qui répondra à vos questions en vous parlant des difficultés qu’elle et son équipe ont du surmonter mais aussi les moments joyeux qui ont été célébrés depuis le début de leur aventure.

If you missed it, check the recorded video on my YouTube channel!

 

 Nadia Lahrichi - Co-Founder of d’OCNI Factory

Nadia Lahrichi - Co-Founder of d’OCNI Factory


 Melanie Rodriguez - Leadership Development Coach

Melanie Rodriguez - Leadership Development Coach

Session 8 Featuring Melanie Rodriguez

July 25th 2018

Meyranie se spécialise dans le mentorat des femmes entrepreneures au mieux-être holistique. Elle les aide à créer une vie empreinte d'équilibre et alignée sur leurs véritables désirs ainsi qu'à créer des habitudes de santé vibrante leur permettant d'optimiser leur succès professionnel. C'est suite à un épuisement professionnel qu'elle a choisi de développer ses aptitudes entrepreneuriales mais aussi d'élargir son travail de kinésiologue afin d'en faire une mission de mieux-être global. Meyranie vous partage ses 12 ans comme femme d'affaires, mais surtout comment elle a su créer sa vision de liberté dans un monde où l'on manque définitivement du capital temps!

Si vous êtes en réflexion professionnelle, à la recherche de plus de flexibilité, de liberté, ou d’un projet entrepreneurial, rejoignez-nous à Work Differently!

If you missed it, check the recorded video on my YouTube channel!

 


Session 9 Featuring Alexey Medvedev

August 15th 2018

Alexey is a Business Consultant with an interesting life story, blending spirituality and business. He has launched many businesses: 3 out of 8 failed while he sold the 2 successful ones and is now managing the 3 remaining ones. Alexey recently published his first book, and is currently writing two more. 

Come listen to what he has to say about his view on business, how his spirituality directs his business decisions and how he supports his clients using the same approach. 

If you missed it, check the recorded video on my YouTube channel!

 

 Alexey Medvedev - Business Consultant

Alexey Medvedev - Business Consultant


 Alicia Williams - Online English Teacher

Alicia Williams - Online English Teacher

Session 10 Featuring Alicia Williams

August 22nd 2018

Alicia is an Online English Teacher who always had a knack for teaching. She left the world of uninspired work in 2016 to follow her dream of teaching English in another country. In January 2017, she began to teach online and now spends her days speaking with students all over the world.

Come listen to Alicia who will tell us more about how she designed her lifeby building her perfect career, have more flexibility and freedom, and create International opportunities. 

If you missed it, check the recorded video on my YouTube channel!

 


Session 11 Featuring Sandrine Theard

SEPTEMBER 5th 2018

Sandrine est une mordue de tous les aspects du recrutement: marque employeur, sourcing, nouvelles technologies, gestion de communautés de candidats...
Blogueuse, organisatrice de #trumontreal, formatrice. Recruter est passionnant!!! On en discute ensemble?

If you missed it, check the recorded video on my YouTube channel!

 

 Sandrine Theard - Recruitment Trainer

Sandrine Theard - Recruitment Trainer


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Session 12 Featuring natacha labonté

SEPTEMBER 12th 2018

Natacha est coach en santé holistique, co-fondatrice de la communauté Inspira Lifestyle et entrepreneur. Sa mission est de supporter les gens vers l’atteinte d’une santé et richesse holistique et de les inspirer à poursuivre leurs rêves. 

Elle est présentement en train de réaliser son rêve, dans un an elle partira vivre sur la route avec son copain Vincent et Miss Lollipop the van. Elle désire montrer aux gens que eux aussi peuvent réaliser leurs rêves! Alors si vous avez un rêve et ne savez pas comment le réaliser, si vous cherchez à avoir plus de flexibilité dans votre vie professionnelle ou être entrepreneur, rejoignez-nous mercredi prochain ! 

If you missed it, check the recorded video on my YouTube channel!


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Session 13 Featuring jacob barry

SEPTEMBER 19th 2018

Jacob quit his job at an international advertising agency in Vietnam over 6 years ago. In the first few years after leaving his job, Jacob spent time around S.E. Asia living cheaply and started a home design website. The income from the website allowed Jacob to spend a year and half volunteering in the Philippines after Super Typhoon made landfall in late 2013. After leaving the Philippines for London and realizing that there were a lack of business opportunities for the home design website, he switched to graphic design - another area of work that could be done online. Now Jacob spends his time creating custom logos, and employs a graphic designer in the Philippines who creates products for his new and growing graphic design shop. Come listen to Jacob who will tell us more about his Digital Nomad life and how he seized opportunities to build it and reach the place he is now! 

If you missed it, check the recorded video on my YouTube channel!

 


 
Working with Benedicte was a pleasure. When I started I felt drained, unmotivated, and lost. I had no clue where to go with my career. Benedicte helped me to open my eyes to realize my real strengths, weaknesses, and the environment in which I would reach my full potential. She also helped me uncover my core values and realize that every decision I make needs to relate back to my core values. The changes did not happen over night but slowly the situations in my life started to change and I am now back to loving life, feeling full of energy, and excited for what awaits in the future. I would highly recommend working with Benedicte.
— Jesse Pauls, Project Manager, Govan Brown & Associates, Vancouver

Bénédicte is one of the few people I’ve had the chance and privilege to work with who has changed my life drastically. She is such a fantastic life coach and a wonderful person, I couldn’t recommend her enough to anyone who would like to grow career wise. She is a very passionate person and her dedication to her work transcends in every aspect it. She listens, analyzes, helps, challenges, pushes, encourages, believes and accompanies her clients on this very difficult yet blossoming path of self-discovery and growth. Everything that came out of this coaching relationship was positive. I will for sure use her help again in a near future but until then, I can only be extremely grateful for everything she has done.”
— Annie Chbat, Vancouver, Canada
 

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