Lindsay Lapaquette

Lindsay Lapaquette is specialized in working with performance-driven leaders who want to master the people skills needed to bring their teams to a whole new level. Lindsay has spent her entire 18-year career helping clients ranging from individuals to large organizations get to the root of complex communication issues for sustainable change. She also speaks about Well-being, Mindfulness and Mental Health for organizations that want to advance their employees' Mental Health level.

Lindsay’s background as a former Speech-Language Pathologist, specialized in working with clients with social interaction challenges, brings a unique perspective to the communication challenges that lead to poor performance within organizations. Her approach has been profoundly influenced by her work with First Nations organizations, her experience as a parent to two children with pervasive mental health challenges, and the premature loss of both of her parents. These experiences have taught Lindsay great lessons about the power of excellent people skills that extend beyond her professional expertise.

Lindsay has a Masters Degree from the McGill University School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, is a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers and the Human Resources Professionals Association and is a Certified Human Behaviour Consultant and DiSC® Personality Styles Trainer. Lindsay is also fully bilingual, speaking English and French.

 

Programs:

Keynote, Workshops, Coaching

 

Mental Health and Mindfulness

  • The Dangers of Positive Thinking.
    How resilience has been viewed for so many years as bouncing back quickly from difficult circumstances. That the positive mindset movement has encouraged us to look on the bright side of things. But that if we skip over processing what we're experiencing and our feelings, it doesn't work because we're lying to ourselves and others about how we're really feeling. This becomes a weight, which becomes increasingly heavier over time.

    3 suggestions: (1) instead of looking at how to bounce back as fast as possible, we shift to work on recognizing the emotions we're experiencing (2) finding someone we feel safe to be vulnerable (3) learn coping strategies that will help us to better tolerate difficult emotions and experiences. I then conclude by saying that by doing these things, true positive feelings will start to emerge over time. 

 

  • Dealing Better with Uncertainty by using Mindfulness.
    How mindfulness practice helps us bring our attention back to the present moment?  How our attention and thoughts can often be focused on things that happened in the past or with worries about the future (i.e. COVID economic concerns, vaccine roll-out, school/business closures/re-openings). And that when we're thinking of the past/future, our body is experiencing the stress of those situations as if we were there. Which leaves us in a state of chronic stress.


    Mindfulness practice helps us notice sooner when we're no longer present in the moment and helps to train us to come back to the present. Each time you notice yourself thinking about the past/future (particularly when you're doing so unintentionally) to bring yourself back to the present moment with your breath.
    Lindsay's presentations are rich with strong examples and cases. Her Keynote presentations help organizations to build resilience and protect their employees Mental Health. 

 

Shrink the Reactive Zone: Navigate Workplace Conflict with Ease

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Middle managers and team members
Human resources

FORMAT

60-90 minute keynote
Half to full day workshop

 

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

· Reduce reactive communication to increase employee engagement

· Learn to better manage your and others' reactive zone

· Discover key strategies that will decrease conflict

· Master simple workplace adaptations that will enhance collaboration and performance

· Understand how prioritizing well-being decreases conflict

 

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Get Comfortable Having Uncomfortable Conversations

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Middle managers and senior leaders
HR professionals

FORMAT

60-90 minute keynote
Half to full day workshop

LEARNING OUTCOMES

· Learn how to handle difficult conversations with ease

· Solve problems more collaboratively

· Uncover the underlying cause of resistance and what you can do to work through it

· Multiply your impact as a professional by prioritizing workplace relationships

· Develop listening skills that will save your organization time and money

 

Giving Feedback that Works

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Senior and middle managers, coordinators, supervisors and HR

FORMAT

60-90 minute keynote
Half to full-day workshop

LEARNING OUTCOMES

· Get to the root cause of problems with employee performance more quickly

· Give feedback to employees in a way that will improve performance and productivity

· Improve your ability to connect with and motivate every member of your team

· Learn to support your employees so they will never make the same mistake twice

· Discover the key questions to include in your employee performance appraisal

 

 

One on One Coaching by Lindsay Lapaquette

AT THE CORE OF EVERY EFFECTIVE TEAM IS A LEADER WHO USES CLEAR, CONCISE AND COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION.

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