Lauren Sergy

Lauren Sergy

Edmonton, Alberta
Public Communications, Performance and Master of Ceremonies Expert
Lauren Sergy is public speaking & communication expert who helped thousands of people become more effective leaders by developing critical communication. Lauren Sergy has been helping audiences harness the power of public speaking drawing on her diverse experience & education to demystify the art of public speaking in various spheres of our lives.
  • Communications
  • Employee Management
  • Health & Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Teamwork
  • Business Management
  • Future Trends
  • Bilingual & French
  • Conference
  • Event Hosts & Moderators
  • Funny & Comedy
  • Inspirational
  • Managing remote employees
  • Motivation


Lauren Sergy is a sought-after expert in the art of speaking and communication for leaders and business professionals. An experienced speaker, coach, and trainer, Lauren Sergy has worked with audiences from Canada, the US, the UK, and beyond. Armed with a deep understanding and passion for the art, science, and alchemy of interpersonal communication and public speaking, Lauren Sergy sheds light on difficult communication situations with refreshing energy, humour, and candour.

Lauren Sergy’s unique and strategic approach to communication and public speaking training draws professional and academic experience, including radio, staff training, corporate communication, classical rhetoric, and performance arts. Lauren Sergy holds a Master of Library and Information Studies, a Bachelor of Arts in English, and a Certificate in Management Development.

Lauren Sergy has taught business communication courses at the University of Alberta and Concordia University of Edmonton. She’s been a guest expert on television and radio news programs in both Canada and the US.

Lauren Sergy’s first book, The Handy Communication Answer Book, was made the Best Reference 2017 list by Library Journal. Her latest book, UNMUTE! How to Master Virtual Meetings and Reclaim Your Sanity is available via online booksellers worldwide.



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Lauren Sergy Topic Presentations

keynote - communication @ work - corporate connections and relationships in the hybrid workplace

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Let’s update the cliché: “We might be done with COVID virtual but COVID virtual isn’t done with us.”

    Whether you love or loathe virtual, the future of work communication is hybrid. Post-pandemic workspaces are re-tooling for both in-office and remote work arrangements. Customers and stakeholders expect virtual meetings to be a standard communication option.

    The tools and technology are getting cheaper and easier to use. Yet many of us continue to struggle with speaking via webcam. Hybrid meetings feel siloed, real engagement and the connection are difficult to foster, and everyone is still being treated to an A+ view of Bob’s nose hairs.

    Conversing via videoconference is different from in-person interactions, and it gets even trickier when some people are in-person while others are on-screen. To thrive with communication in the new hybrid workplace, we need more than the latest virtual space or mini ring light. We need targeted communication skills and a fresh mindset regarding how we connect in the presence of the webcam.

    Interpersonal communication and public speaking expert Lauren Sergy will take you on an engaging deep-dive into how virtual affects some of our most basic communication behaviours. Discover what must be done to grow relationships, strengthen business culture, and sidestep burnout in our complex communication landscape.

keynote - executive presence – developing and leveraging the language of leadership

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • We can all picture them: that leader who draws people’s eyes the moment they walk into a room, who can fill a space with their voice even when they whisper, who can inspire confidence with a perfectly timed phrase.

    They have it. They have Presence.

    More than just “looking the part”, Presence is a powerful communication strategy that leverages the way we speak, look, and behave to help others perceive us as competent and authoritative. A person with a presence can more easily overcome doubts and reservations, foster trust, and consistently represent their personal and professional brand. But what exactly constitutes “executive presence” is difficult to pin down.

    In this fascinating keynote, communication expert Lauren Sergy will take you on a dive into the markers of executive presence and the deep role they play in how you and your messages are received, perceived, and interpreted. You won’t just marvel at other people’s presence – you’ll understand how it works for them, and how you can make it work for you.

keynote - secrets of persuasion - how to influence with integrity

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • communication skill and persuasiveness is admired, desired, and sought out by individuals and organizations alike. But what makes someone truly persuasive, and how can we leverage persuasion while maintaining (or even improving) good relationships with those around us?

    In this keynote, communication expert Lauren Sergy takes you through a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at what persuasion is and how it works. You’ll learn how to dial up your own persuasive skills so you can convince and compel with integrity and authenticity.

keynote -collaborative communication: managing tension and building relationships through how we speak

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Picture a meeting: a contentious issue is on the table, one on which there are a lot of strong opinions. People are talking – oh, they are talking. But the talking doesn’t seem to go anywhere except around in circles. It’s like they’re talking at one another instead of with one another.

    It’s in these types of conversations that collaboration is both most necessary and most difficult. Collaboration isn’t about capitulation or compromise. It’s a relationship-driven approach to communication that places finding cooperative solutions ahead of everything else. It’s a willingness to let go of the need to win in favour of the need to make progress.

    It’s also easier said than done. But that doesn’t mean it’s out of reach.

    In this frank but entertaining session, Lauren Sergy demystifies the elements of collaborative communication and shows you how to apply them in real life. You will learn techniques that will help you develop the empathy necessary for collaboration while also learning subtle strategies that enable you to guide and shape the conversation. You will discover ways to increase openness and trust, diffuse tension, and engage in communication that is clear, collaborative, and productive.

workshop - core communication for leaders - essential skills and concepts for improving workplace communication

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • In many organizations, people are promoted based on their skills in their job. But there’s more to leadership than technical skill in a specific area. Leaders rely heavily on so-called “soft” skills that allow them to build relationships with their reports and properly direct and influence the course of action within their departments.

    At the top of the ‘soft skills’ list crucial for effective leadership are communication skills. It’s important that your leaders not only understand why people communicate the way they do within an organization, but also how to leverage different tools and strategies to improve communication, clarity, culture, and collaboration within their divisions.

    This intensive half-day workshop helps your leaders develop those fundamental communication skills and strategies. They will increase clarity and effectiveness of communication, decrease interpersonal conflict and relieve tension, and help cultivate a positive communication culture. With a strong emphasis on practical application, participants will learn about workplace communication behavior, strategies for improving clarity and openness in communication, and techniques for communicating in tense environments.

workshop - powerhouse presentations - your framework for crafting and delivering clear, effective, engaging talks

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Are your presentations flat,  confusing, or just plain boring? Are you wishing that your message was easier to understand, that your audience was more engaged, and that you could create and deliver your presentations with less stress and consternation?

    Wish no more – effective and enjoyable presentations are within reach!

    Powerhouse Presentations is a workshop designed to help you transform how you think about and develop your presentations. Public speaking and communication pro Lauren Sergy will take you through her strategic approach to developing presentations and determining exactly what – and how much – you should say in any given situation.

    In part 1, Lauren Sergy will show you her signature presentation development method: The Information Ladder.  This is a clear system for developing and honing high impact presentations. This system has been taught to many professionals and is appreciated for its practical, straightforward, strategic approach.

    In part 2, Lauren Sergy will take you to the next level of great presentations: persuasive rhetoric. You’ll learn strategies and techniques for getting into your audience`s heads and creating content that is both compelling and powerfully persuasive.

workshop - discovering your speaker's edge - unlocking your confident, authentic speaker style

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Do you want to grow your confidence and style as a speaker, but aren’t sure how to go about doing it?

    Many people assume that great communicators are born, not made. In reality, confident speakers spend a great deal of time analyzing and strategizing both what they say and how they say it. They put effort into identifying their authentic speaking style and work to develop and adapt it for different situations. They hone their speaker’s edge.

    This workshop helps you discover your own speaker’s edge – the individual style, special strengths, and unique perspectives you possess that enables you to give compelling, high-values talks from a place of confidence.

workshop - this is your brain on videoconferencing - how to master virtual meetings and make peace with your webcam

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Picture yourself at breakfast. You open your calendar to prepare for the day, and there they are: the video conferences. You can feel your heart rate spike as you stare at them. Virtual meeting after virtual meeting, replete with the irritations you once brushed off but now dread: awkward silences, glitchy video, choppy conversations, Bob’s nose hairs. (Seriously, doesn’t Bob know his camera is pointed right up his nose?).

    Despite being neck-deep in virtual meetings for over a year and a half, many people are still uncomfortable with this medium of communication. But love them or hate them, virtual meetings are here to stay. Even if that idea makes you cringe, virtual communication presents incredible opportunity for developing and strengthening relationships with your clients and co-workers…if you know how to you use it well.

    In this engaging and practical session, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes view of the unique communication psychology of virtual meetings and how you can quickly and significantly improve your on-camera communication.


We were thrilled to have Lauren present. Lauren was engaging, insightful, and downright hilarious, invoking fits of laughter from the audience!

Adam Rozenhart

Nerd Nite Edmonton

Lauren is an outstanding MC – engaging, professional, and flexible. She made the work of our planning team easier and really connected with our delegates with a bilingual program that was both entertaining and relevant. Lauren was very hands-on throughout our two-day AGM, working with us to adjust and tweak the flow to keep things on time. I strongly recommend her services for any corporate event!

Ashlee Smith,

Assistant Director of Internal Communications & Corporate Sponsorship
Dairy Farmers of Canada

Lauren is a wealth of knowledge about an underexplored topic. She knows her stuff, she explains it clearly, and she provides tips that are immediately useful. Engaging Lauren will improve your communications and your business.

Jason Watt

Business Career College

Lauren is an outgoing, kind, and knowledgeable public speaking coach. I completed her class in the Summer of 2017 and I would highly recommend it to anyone who would like to improve their public speaking skills, strengthen their presence, and build confidence. Lauren’s classes helped me gain a better understanding of why I had an irrational fear of public speaking; she walked me through tactics and strategies that enabled me to manage and overcome those fears. If you’re looking for a safe space to work on your public speaking skills, I would definitely enroll in one of her workshops!

Joanne Lieu

Associate Director of Principle Gifts
Office of Advancement, University of Alberta

Thanks, Lauren for all your help! You’ve been great because you actually teach me how to apply the knowledge I’ve gained in real-world scenarios. Your “drills” really work! I’m a much more capable speaker now than I was before. On top of that, I really appreciate how you tailor your sessions to what will help me the most in my business at the present moment.

Uzair Ahmed

Co-Founder and President

I very much enjoyed the enthusiasm which Lauren brings to what she teaches. If you are like me and learn by practice and immediate constructive feedback then this is the course for you. The course Lauren offers is tailored more to your own personal needs, strengths and weaknesses and this is what makes the course so unique and valuable to me. I am so pleased that I chose it and can now integrate it into my everyday life. I own my right to speak my mind at the same time with the ability to value and engage with my audience at the same time.

Stephanie Sonneman

Associate Director CFS Equipment Finance
ATB Financial

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The Handy Communication Answer Book - Lauren Sergy
The Handy Communication Answer Book - Lauren Sergy
The Handy Communication Answer Book - Lauren Sergy
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Lauren Sergy keynote speaker is an expert presenter and has a wide range of experience speaking to a wide variety of audiences and organizations. Lauren Sergy delivers keynotes, workshops & training sessions. They may also host or emcee events. Hire Lauren Sergy from Edmonton, Alberta for your event to inspire the audience to take action and make change in their work and their lives. Your workplace will benefit from our keynote speaker and their keynote talks and speeches will shift the mindsets or behaviours for the audience members in Canada. 

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Are you looking to hire Lauren Sergy for your event? Lauren Sergy Edmonton, Alberta is a dynamic and engaging speaker that offers audiences researched content paired with expertise and a dynamic speaking ability. Lauren Sergy is also a Canadian corporate consultant and coach and facilitates workshops and training sessions for a corporate audience. Lauren Sergy is an expert keynote presenter and speaks on wide variety of topics. Hiring a great speaker for your event is important and working with a thought leader like Lauren Sergy from Speakers Canada’s roster will engage audiences into the content of the presentation to bring awareness and a fresh perspective for their approach to their work and their lives. Book Lauren Sergy to educate, motivate and activate the audience through an interactive and entertaining presentation at corporate meetings and gatherings.

Known as a popular key note speaker in Canada, Lauren Sergy creates life changing experiences for the participants with practical insights and strategic advice they can implement right after the session. Working with a one our leading expert speaker like Lauren Sergy from Edmonton, Alberta offers organizations a fresh perspective to assist the people of the organization. No matter if it is a government, association, or business crowd, Lauren Sergy is a perfect speaker for your event. Through unique practical insights for trending topics and years experience speaking to different organizations, Lauren Sergy focuses on changing individuals to make better decisions at work and their lives. No matter if you are holding an in person or virtual event, having an influential speaker such as Lauren Sergy will engage, motivate, and activate the audience to make a change in their lives and inspire action for results to meet organizational goals. Your workforce will benefit from Lauren Sergy’s presentations and speeches, with measurable results set to shift the people of the organization and core direction of the company. Book Lauren Sergy speaker for your annual general meeting, conference, summit, or convention in Canada.

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Please contact Speakers Bureau of Canada and provide us with your event details so that we can contact Lauren Sergy to check availability or confirm the pricing and associated costs to hire a great speaker like Lauren Sergy for your event. As Lauren Sergy's agent and as a Canadian top speaker bureau and talent agency for speakers, we are able to propose each event opportunity from each host organization’s behalf to try to help you get in touch with Lauren Sergy and confirm them for your in person or online meeting/event. We can also provide and advise on the booking process and potentially negotiate their fee. Speakers Canada is a client focused speaker agency, and we work for you in finding good speakers for your team meetings and booking processes.

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