Entries by Virginie Lemay-Vriesde

Diversity and Inclusion: A futuristic view.

Diversity and inclusion are topics that are very important and have had a lot of focus lately… Lately, until we all started to be locked down. Every country, every company has been trying to fight for themselves and suddenly, we all start to be selfish again… Even though falling back on hold ‘habits’ might be […]

Tips to learn a language

“How many languages do you speak?” is a question that people often ask me.  My answer is 5 (French, English, German, Dutch and Italian). And when I say I speak 5 languages, I mean that I can also write them as well as train, coach and present in those 5 languages.  I know a lot […]

How to answer inappropriate questions

When you want to start building relationships, you have to interact with people, ask questions and answer some. We have to work on our executive presence and one of my previous article gave a few tips on this subject. However, we (especially women) all have been asked inappropriate questions at some point in our lives. […]


Your health is your wealth

“Your health is your wealth”, we all have heard this expression. In these days where most of us are stuck at home trying to avoid the spread of the coronavirus, I can’t help but think that this expression has never been truer to me… Being healthy does not only mean being ‘fit’ i.e. not overweight. […]

How to become a manager

When we start our career in a company, many of us aspire to become a manager one day. Being a manager means additional responsibilities, a higher visibility and also most of the time an increase in salary. However, what does it take to become a manager? Here are a few tips based on my own […]


How to stay positive

Stay positive! Easier said than done! Life is full of ups and downs. We all have our struggles… Like everyone, I had my share of challenges. When I look back, and even if these situations were tough at the time they happened, I am grateful they happened, as everytime I came out stronger. The main […]