Stephane Simard

Stephane Simard

Montreal, Quebec
Employee Management, Communication and Generational Workplace Expert
Stephane Simard (CRHA, CSP) is an international bilingual speaker and author of ten books translated into four languages, including the bestseller Engage Your Workforce. Over the last 17 years, Stephane Simard has helped more than 35,000 managers to cope with new trends in human capital management through keynotes and workshops. Stephane is a regular columnist in business publications and TV shows and since the release of his first book, he has been interviewed by over fifty television and radio shows and has been featured in more than thirty newspapers and magazines.
  • Change Management
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Employee Management
  • Health & Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Business Management
  • Bilingual & French
  • Certified Speakers
  • Certified Speaking Professionals (CSP)
  • Conference
  • Corporate Entertainers
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Funny & Comedy
  • Guest Panelist & Guided Q&A


Stephane Simard (CRHA, CSP) is an international bilingual speaker and author of ten books translated into four languages, including the bestseller Engage Your Workforce. Over the last 17 years, Stephane Simard has helped more than 35,000 managers to cope with new trends in human resources management through keynotes and workshops. His areas of expertise are recruitment, engagement, employee retention and multigenerational workplace.

Stephane is a regular columnist in business publications and TV shows and since the release of his first book, he has been interviewed by over fifty television and radio shows and has been featured in more than thirty newspapers and magazines. His weekly newsletter is read by thousands of subscribers on the Internet and his regular publications on LinkedIn are read, commented and shared by tens of thousands of followers. Over the last decade, he has also shared around one hundred videos on the topic of human resources management on his YouTube channel.

Stephane understands that the selection of your speaker is one of the most important elements in a successful event and with speakers available in every fee range and speciality topic, it can be a daunting task. He’s a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), the speaking industry’s international measure of professional platform skill. A CSP brings a proven track record of continuing speaking experience and expertise. Only 12% of the 5,000+ speakers who belong to the Global Speakers Federation hold this professional designation.

Stephane is a graduate of Business Administration and Education, and also pulls from over 15 years of managerial and leadership experience in both small and large manufacturing service corporations. He gives about sixty keynotes and workshops annually at major corporate events across Canada and internationally, to help managers mobilize their employees and reduce their turnover rate. Stephane’s progressive and relative insights and his personable delivery style allow the audience to easily connect with him during his presentation. He continuously refines his presentations and customizes them for each client. Stephane is one of Canada’s leading experts on employee management, communications and the intergenerational workplace.



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Stephane Simard Topic Presentations

clash of generations... really? - the means to retain an increasingly demanding workforce or new customers with changing needs

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Generation X, Y, Z or baby boomers, whatever label you put on it, each generation seems to have a very specific vision of life and work. But can we generalize? Forget everything you have already heard about the generations and find out how to adapt to better coexist in a multi-generational environment.

engage your workforce

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Find out how to increase the alignment between your expectations and those of your employees to retain your workforce for a long time and increase the profitability of your business.

do you have the dna of an employer of choice? - a unique approach to quickly attract more employees

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Companies are increasingly innovative in the way they position themselves on the job market. SMEs must therefore find unique ways to differentiate themselves at a low cost to compete with the salaries and advantageous conditions of large organizations. To do this, let’s explore the 3 pillars of effective recruitment.

how to lose an employee in 10 weeks - don't let a bad employee experience ruin your recruiting efforts

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Do you want new employees to be more productive quickly? Studies show that a streamlined onboarding and training process shortens time to productivity, increases employee engagement and saves time for managers. Managers and HR leaders, don’t let the lack of time or lack of organization spoil your recruiting efforts.

    Discover how to plan a smooth and structured transition for employees from first-day integration to continuous training and development. This presentation is delivered with humour and group interaction; while emphasizing simple tips for quick implementation inspired by best business practices. Explore how to increase the engagement of your employees from the moment they are hired and retain them for the long term.

out of sight, top of mind - hybrid work. how to stay motivated

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Remote or hybrid working has its benefits, but it also involves certain risks such as isolation, lack of support and lack of recognition. Discover the best practices to maintain a high level of engagement and mobilization in hybrid work for you and your team.


WOW! That was even better than I had hoped for! You were very engaging and gave such great tools to our leaders to use with their teams. I really appreciate you taking the time to meet with us and will certainly recommend you to others who are looking for a similar presentation.

Amanda Friesen

Vice President
H.R. & Corporate Services, Tacada

The presentation by Stéphane Simard was right on target! The numerous avenues we were given to explore will allow us to orient our communication and our actions in order to foster and improve loyalty amongst our personnel. Thanks again for the generosity of your ideas, your professionalism, and your extensive capacity to adapt to our organization. It was a real pleasure.

Katherine Ouellet

Director of Human Resources and Training

Our managerial staff appreciated immensely the conference given by Mr. Simard (the recommendation rate was 100%). It was an opportunity to discover new tools adapted to today’s reality and several participants have committed themselves to re-evaluating their practices, taking these ideas into account.

Lucie Rioux

Human Resources Coordinator
Health and Social Services Agency

Stéphane delivered an interactive and content-rich keynote to our managers. No doubt that the insights he shared will help us better manage our multigenerational teams and reach our common goals.

Mathieu Laperle

Director of Food and Hospitality Services
McGill University

Stéphane delivered a 3-hour workshop with solid material. It was very practical with lots of ideas and participants committed themselves to implement at least one concrete action within the next month.

Johanne Levac

Daycare Manager – Educational Services
Lester B. Pearson School Board

Stephane Simard delivered highly interactive two half-day workshops on employees’ engagement for food and beverage services managers. Simple tips and tools for quick implementation were experienced and participants’ feedbacks were very positive.

Farrah David

Chief Commercial Operations
Montreal Airports

Articles & Media

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Engage your Workforce
Engage your Workforce
Engage Your Workforce -10 key questions for successful managers
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