Entries by Virginie Lemay-Vriesde

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 […]

Good leaders have regular meetings

Managing a team is definitely not easy. It’s even more challenging when you have an international / virtual team. If you want your employees to work as a real team and achieve your organization’s goals, it is very important to ensure you have regular meetings with all your team members. Your team members may be located […]


Leadership Brand: How to build one

  We all have heard about a ‘leadership brand’. But what is it exactly?According to Norm Smallwood, a recognized authority in developing businesses and their leaders to deliver results and increase value, a leadership brand conveys your identity and distinctiveness as a leader. It’s a powerful idea or opinion that comes to mind when people […]