Entries by Virginie Lemay-Vriesde

How sport benefit women’s leadership

Sport and leadership: what is the link? Well, we all have seen or read many articles regarding women leadership. Many of these articles provide advice to women. From getting a mentor, to networking, all these articles explain what women should do to climb the corporate ladder.    I came across this article and wanted to […]

How to embrace diversity

Working in an international environment is usually very challenging . You not only deal with many different people from different countries, but also different personalities, opinions, cultures… However, working with different types of people is also very rewarding. I’m a huge fan of diversity. Whether it’s about people from different backgrounds, cultures, races, nationalities, languages, […]

Start with your audience!

Start with your audience!  Whether you need to present something verbally or send an email, ask yourself the following questions: Are you providing an update to your team members? Do you need to present something to your leadership team? Is your audience new to your industry or organization? Are all participants native English speakers?  Are […]

Breaking stereotypes

We should never judge a book by its cover, nor a person by his/her own appearance. Yet, we all have many stereotypes in our head, many bias that we should not have… How often do we think ‘This person cannot do this!’ or ‘This is impossible, he/she will never be able to reach this goal!’ […]

Be succinct!

I often found myself in a situation,  Where I was in a meeting Or reading a mail And thinking: ‘What is the point he/she is trying to make?’   The person kept talking and talking, beating about the bush, Or repeating the same thing over and over again in a different way   ➡️ If […]

It takes two to salsa

Dancing salsa and effective communication… What do the two have to do with each other?    A few weeks ago, I posted an article on how to communicate effectively and provided general tips. And a few days ago, I wrote a post on Linkedin about dancing salsa, taking a break and recharging my batteries…   […]


Relax and recharge once in a while!

For 10 days, I took a break from social media to relax and recharge my batteries. This explains why I have not been much on internet lately. I needed to forget everything, focus on something else and re-energize. And what better way to do this than attending the biggest Salsa/Bachata Festival of the world in […]


Yesterday evening I attended a networking event organized by the AMCHAM Luxembourg (American Chamber of Commerce). The main topic was digitalization. As a small country, Luxembourg has been implementing different initiatives to attract companies and talent. Luxembourg has been trying to be at the forefront as one of  the most digitalized countries in Europe, if […]

Verbal or written communication?

Verbal or written communication? A few days ago, I published an article on communication. In there, I provided a few general tips on how to communicate effectively (https://vlv.coach/how-to-communicate-effectively-and-be-a-true-global-leader/) Today, I want to go a bit deeper. To communicate effectively, you need to ensure you are using the right ‘media’. We sometimes think it’s easier to […]