Vanessa Judelman

Vanessa Judelman

Toronto, Ontario
Leadership Development, Human Resources and Intergenerational Workplace Expert
Vanessa Judelman is the President and executive coach of a company that helps develop leaders who inspire great results. Vanessa Judelman is known for her dynamic and highly engaging style, her passion about developing leaders and teams that leaves audiences feeling motivated and inspired to take action.
  • Change Management
  • Employee Management
  • Leadership
  • Business Management
  • Business Technology
  • Future Trends
  • Conference
  • Healthcare
  • Managing remote employees
  • Motivation
  • Youth Leadership & Students


Vanessa Judelman is the President of a a executive leadership company an executive coach and outstanding keynote speaker. As a noted leadership expert, Vanessa Judelman has trained thousands of leaders across the globe and is known for her dynamic style and practical approach to engaging her audience. 

Vanessa Judelman 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 presentations 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.

Vanessa Judelman 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 Judelman 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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Vanessa Judelman Topic Presentations

how to lead your people

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • “Congratulations you are now a leader!” These six words can be exciting and intimidating!

    Being promoted into a leadership position requires people to learn new skills and develop new behaviors.

    They need to learn to get out of the weeds and focus on more strategic tasks.


managing transitions - a roadmap to positively managing change

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Would you like to learn how to best lead change and transition with less disruption and sustained productivity? Whether you are navigating the “back-to-the-office” transition, a hybrid team or another big organizational change, the transition period can be challenging.  But it doesn’t have to be.

    This session will help you prepare to handle personal and team transition with confidence and ease.

the game changer - a new kind of leader for the new world of work

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • 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

your leadership toolkit - a practical approach to leadership success.

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • 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.

leading your virtual or hybrid team

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • It’s clear that leaders today need to know how to run virtual and hybrid teams. If your virtual team is not running effectively, your people’s productivity and motivation will decline.

    In this program, you will learn the four key elements that are critical to running a high-performing virtual team.



effectively leading your virtual or hybrid team

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • As the workplaces shifts once again, you now need to develop the skills to manage your hybrid team. These leadership skills will assist you in ensuring that your people are motivated and productive regardless of where they are working.

    In this 90-minute program, you will learn the five key elements that are critical to running a high-performing hybrid team.


how to coach and motivate your virtual or hybrid team

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Coaching is a critical skill to ensure that your team is aligned and performing at a high level.

    In this workshop you will learn how to apply the two types of coaching, both formal and informal, to motivate and develop your people.


women at work - how to lead, gain confidence and feel fulfilled in the workplace. 

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • 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.

Vanessa Judelman travels from Toronto, Ontario & delivers customized and tailored keynote speeches, presentations, workshops and training sessions. on the topics enlisted below. These services are designed for a variety of audiences, industries, and event types and event formats.


I consider myself incredibly lucky to have participated in Vanessa’s program. She breaks down intimidating topics with simple and practical strategies and tools that can be easily implemented with powerful results. She is one of the most energetic people I have met, and her combined expertise and engaging style makes her sessions both valuable and enjoyable. I highly recommend Vanessa.

Diana Tudosw

Partner Marking Manager at Points

Vanessa’s super-power is her ability to teach others to see and achieve better outcomes, both personally and professionally, through emotionally intelligent critical thinking and effective communication. She is a very dynamic speaker and I highly recommend her for your team.

Erin Avery

Senior Vice President at Vision Critical

If you are looking for practical and pragmatic, high-impact results in the world of work today, engage Vanessa Judelman. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with Vanessa while formulating our organizational core values, and various performance management processes and metrics. Vanessa Judelman is a recognized expert in leadership and workplace development, and the results of her work have been exceptional. She will bring any leader or team to new levels, leaving them touched, moved and inspired!”

Dave Baran

VP National Sales, Workopolis

It is clear, Vanessa Judelman, that you are passionate about helping organizations maximize the potential of their employees. What impressed me the most is your commitment to research-based recommendations and solutions and integrating diverse points of view in your keynotes. You have to know your employees before you can motivate them. You really get this.

David Coletto

Chief Insight Officer, Abacus Data

At our 23rd annual TLOMA Educational Conference this year I had the great pleasure of introducing Vanessa Judelman as one of our guest speakers. Her seminar, entitled “What is the New World of Work?”, gave the delegates who attended plenty of food for thought about how our work environment has continued to change and evolve over the years, and why, and what motivates us to perform well and inspire others around us to perform well also. Based on the quality of her presentation and its content, I would highly recommend Vanessa as a motivational speaker and life coach.

Bernard Quilty

Manager, Davis LLP

Vanessa teaches leadership in a way that makes you want to listen, learn and run off and transform the world. One feels empowered, invigorated and inspired to affect change within their team and network. Her approach is more human, and less corporate, at time when industry is craving authenticity. I highly recommend Vanessa. I’m a forever fan.

Georgia Balogiannis

Editor-In-Chief at Torstar Corporation

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