“I teach these skills in a way that guarantees behavioural change and ensures that the learning sticks.” Vanessa Judelman

Vanessa Judelman

Leadership Development, Human Resources and Intergenerational Workplace Expert

Vanessa Judelman is the President of Mosaic People Development, an author, Executive Coach and engaging key-note speaker. As a noted leadership expert, Vanessa has trained thousands of leaders across the globe and is known for her dynamic style and practical approach to engaging her audience. Vanessa is passionate about developing leaders and teams. Her highly engaging style, plus 20 years of leadership expertise, leaves audiences feeling motivated and inspired to take action. Vanessa understands that leadership can be challenging. After all, it is common for leaders to have a lot of responsibilities, conflicting priorities and challenging “people” related issues. However, Vanessa also knows that leaders are made not born. Thus, her sessions focus on practical take-aways and tools that help leaders to be more confident and effective on the job. 

For the past five years, Vanessa Judelman has become well known for her expertise in Women in Leadership. She clearly understands how women rise and teaches them to put in place a few key building blocks to create a fulfilling career. Since Vanessa Judelman works across the globe, she clearly understands the challenges of leading a virtual team. She has trained thousands of leaders how to motivate their virtual teams so that they are engaged, accountable and high performing. As a noted leadership expert, Vanessa has been published and quoted in The Globe and Mail and the National Post and is a contributor to CKNW Radio. Vanessa is also a guest lecturer in the MBA program at Ted Rogers School of Management. Whether facilitating, training or coaching, Vanessa has achieved successful change outcomes with organizations such as Campbell’s Soup, Food Banks of Canada, Motorola, Star Media, Great West Life, Four Seasons, Points, Scotia Digital, the United Nations, BMO, Women in Food Industry Management and the Urban Land Industry.

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The workplace is changing at an astonishing pace which requires a new kind of leader. Old business models are crumbling, and new ways of working are emerging. In this keynote, participants will learn the five key traits successful leaders are applying in the new world of work.

  • What is this new world of work?

  • How is it impacting leaders?

  • How can you navigate this environment successfully


How is the next generation is transforming the world of work? In this this presentation, Vanessa Judelman explores these issues and debunks common myths about the generations at work. Participants will watch Vanessa’s short film called Beyond the Digital Divide and then she will highlight and expand on the key points and tailor the message for your audience.

  • Are digital natives (millennials) lazy and entitled?

  • How are their perspectives impacting the world of work?

  • What can be done to bridge the growing gap between digital natives and digital immigrants (those not born into the digital era) at work?


Based on Vanessa’s popular book Mastering Leadership, this keynote will leave your group feeling inspired and excited to lead with action. This keynote explores the ups and downs of leadership. Vanessa will share her research with the audience and highlight the top 5 skills that all leaders should be implementing. But, she doesn’t stop there. Vanessa will then provide a practical tool for each leadership skill so that participants learn 5 tangible ways to become a more impactful leader. If you are looking for a practical, tool-based keynote, this is the one for you.  

The audience is invited to take a journey into the pitfalls and triumphs of women at work. In this uplifting and engaging keynote, women will learn why their work lives have become increasingly complex. They will understand the 3 common barriers for women at work and how to overcome each one.  

In this highly interactive keynote, participants will learn exactly what it takes to engage their virtual teams. This is an active session in which leaders will be using the whiteboard and experiencing tools and strategies that they can then apply with their teams. 

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Mastering Leadership: What it Takes to Lead in Today’s Fast Paced World

If you are like most leaders out there, you are likely facing constant change, a heavy workload, high expectations to deliver results and the expectation to coach and develop your team. Mastering Leadership: What it Takes to Lead in Today’s Fast Paced World will provide you with the strategies you need to become an extraordinary leader, even under these conditions. This book is practical. You’ll hear countless stories of every day leaders who have applied her approach to achieve excellent results. Plus you’ll be able to assess your current leadership effectiveness as the book includes three assessments and an action plan. Vanessa Judelman also shares the wisdom of twelve executives who speak frankly about the challenging, yet fulfilling journey of mastering leadership.

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