Entries by Virginie Lemay-Vriesde

Be careful of assumptions…

I want to talk about assumptions and how we, consciously or unconsciously, make lots of them… A few weeks ago, I was talking to a coach and was telling him I had started to help expats and young professionals working in international organizations optimize their potential. His first question was: what is an expat? I […]

How something broken can be a good thing

I saw a presentation about ‘kintsugi’. Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise (wikipedia). This made me think of French artist, Bruno Catalano, […]

What does it mean to be courageous?

Courageous, a word we do not often use or hear… In my life, I’ve been told 5 times I was being courageous. One of the last time was in 2017. I was working for Amazon, having a job that I really loved, with a great team and wonderful colleagues. I decided to resign because my […]


My YouTube Channel and Instagram

Starting your own online business is not easy. There are tons of information out there, on what you should do to become visible and attract customers: be present on Facebook, Linkedin, Youtube, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, etc., write articles, make videos, share pictures or a post, write a book… It’s all overwhelming. In addition, since you […]