Laurel was the top highlight at our conference. The entire group enjoyed learning the positive approach to change and how to look at it differently. Laurel was encouraging and helped us look at ways of implementing new ways of thinking.
Customer Service Supervisor
Cargill Agriculture Supply Chain North America
Laurel’s presentation was a good start to our day on self-care. Staff commented that her presentation was their favourite part of day.
Fort Saskatchewan Public Library
The presentation Laurel did for our conference was engaging and knowledgeable. She is an amazing interactive speaker with an ability to connect with her audience while still projecting her knowledge and expertise. She is wonderful to work with from an organizer's standpoint and I would not hesitate to have her present at our conference again!
NZ CLXT Conference
Laurel was invited to provide a keynote address to our administrative assistants and their supervisors. Her presentation was both timely and encouraging. It was a very uplifting session with useful “tools” that was truly enjoyed and appreciated by those in attendance.
Laurel’s workshop with our staff was inspiring, insightful, practical, and relevant for the wide variety of staff that participated. I would not hesitate in having Laurel back at our organization.
Fort Saskatchewan Public Library
Thank you very much for your wonderful presentation. It was informative and insightful to many of our members. This would be a good presentation for a group that needs to learn how to take a "pause" and fill up their cup!
United Nurses of Alberta
Laurel provides a highly engaging, interactive and relevant workshop on mindfulness packed with practical strategies, evidence-based information, relevant anecdotes and easy ways to learn, practice and remember some concrete actions.
Laurel provided the keynote for our annual International Women’s Day Awards Gala. Her talk really added to the positive energy in the room. The speech was filled with words of inspiration and meaning. It motivated you to want to go out into the world and be a part of something bigger than yourself.
City of Fort Saskatchewan
Laurel was invited to present at the regions annual Diversity Summit. Her presentation “The Power of One” set the tone for the day perfectly, focusing on the difference one persons though, gesture or action could make. The majority of the participants work in nonprofit organizations and following Laurel opening the day the discussion naturally developed into, “ if ‘One’ can do this what can ‘We’ do together”. Laurel inspired the whole room.
Linda Thompson-Brown BA , MSc
Community Services Department
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
Our Organization received great value from our session on Mindfulness in a multi-tasking workplace. It provided tools for our Assistant Management group to cope with the varying degrees of multitasking that is inevitable throughout our working day. Our team walked away with ways to become more mindful and avoid going through the day without being truly present. A worthwhile session to give easy tools to incorporate in to everyone’s day whether in the workplace or personal life.
Director of Operations, GEF Seniors Housing
Laurel delivered great value to our audience at the Empowering Alberta event. Laurel is amazing! She is an expert that knows about wellness and mindfulness and she gives her audiences knowledge and tools to create a better life.
Corporate Hypnotist & Optimal Performance Coach
Laurel has presented numerous amount webinars for our organization over the years and she continues to do an excellent job. All of our attendees absolutely love her. Our audience comments on how she is well spoken and she is easy to listen to with good sound quality. We always have a great participant turn out when she presents. HumanaCare highly recommends to anyone looking for positive coaching experience.
Laurel presented at our annual conference. Her topic is very relevant to today’s busy work places. Laurel provided the audience with some practical tools to find better balance in everyday life. Her humor and visual aids helped drive home her message making it a very enjoyable and valuable hour.
Greater Edmonton Foundation
More than 225 ladies attending the Rural Women’s Conference experienced Laurel Vespi’s presentation “Eyes Wide Open”. She reminded us to always be aware of and live in the present moment and not “Go back to sleep”. Her insights into life and the importance of balance provided the attendees with important information and a challenge to incorporate the seven principles into every day.
Tri-Community Adult Learning Association
Laurel’s message about the positive impact one person can have on the world is very timely. When we all lead such busy lives, it’s empowering to be reminded of the small things every person can do to make a difference in the world.
Community Facilitator, Town of Innisfail
Laurel Vespi is a fantastic speaker. Her ability to reach the audience and create an experience for them to move forward in their lives is perfection! She is thoughtful, inspiring and very gifted sending a message in a way that people can relate and visualize.
Founder of Fabulous@50 and Winner of 2011 YWCA Women of Distinction “Turning Point” Award
Laurel Vespi is an absolute delight! I have found her presentations to be professional, relevant and inspiring. Laurel has an ease about her that engages people, allowing them to accept and integrate her experience and wisdom. Not only will I continue to invite Laurel to present within our employee wellness initiative, I will regularly recommend her to others!
Sheryl Hansen, Coordinator, Campus Sport and Wellness
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Laurel is very genuine and her topic resonated with everyone in the audience. She was able to capture their attention and keep it – not always an easy task to accomplish!
Laurel is a very energetic and true motivational speaker! She had an immediate interest in the dynamics of our National Nursing Conference, and tailored her presentations to compliment our theme. Laurel was very much enjoyed by our delegates with her warm and engaging manner as our keynote speaker and as she spent the day mingling with us. It is obvious that Laurel genuinely believes in what she says. She challenged us to take charge of our lives and be a part of “change”! It was refreshing to be reminded of simple basics that we can do to help make a difference.
Laurel went above and beyond, offering 3 different sessions for us at our Women’s Conference in Strathcona County. She was very professional, prompt, and thoughtful and was very flexible and accommodating our needs. Laurel left the participants with concrete ideas that they could take home, and integrate into their lives right away. Participant feedback was extremely positive.
Windows on Wellness Conference
Strathcona County Family and Community Services
Laurel’s warm and friendly ability to engage and encourage audience participation is a gift! She is quickly becoming one of our top favored speakers. Her ease of presentation is just one of the successful components, as she shares her knowledge and expertise.
Diversified Staffing Services
Evaluations about Laurel’s presentation were all in agreement: she definitely met our expectations! Her material was fresh and creative and her presentation style was interactive and engaging.
St. Albert Public Library
Laurel Vespi is a great speaker. She engaged the audience and connected with everybody in the room. The presentation was informative and valuable to all.
NAIT Office & Records Admin Program
Laurel was a wonderful asset to our women’s conference. She started the day off with her keynote address and followed it up with a break out session – The Power of One. Over 50% of the women stated that Laurel’s sessions were the most valuable part of the conference for them. Nearly 85% of them said that her sessions increased their knowledge of how they can make a difference. Laurel’s positive messages were a great way to start our day.
Deanne Young, Conference Organizer
Breton Women’s Conference
Laurel Vespi is outstanding! She was a speaker at one of our monthly events. The feedback I received was immediate.…IMPRESSIVE. She walks her talk and creates an environment that encourages each participant to go beyond their comfort level. Not only did Laurel encourage the attendees, she challenged them to take action and THEY did! As an event planner I can confidently say having Laurel involved in your event can only enhance the overall event.
Jo-Ann Vacing, Executive Managing Director
Laurel’s workshop series on the topic of happiness was successful beyond our expectations, both regarding the number of people who registered and the positive feedback we received from attendees. We already have a waiting list of people who are hopeful that we will run this program again. We would be more than happy to work with Laurel again. She was friendly, professional, and prepared, and all around a pleasure to work with. She was also flexible and able to adapt her processes so they would work with ours. We highly recommend the services of Laurel Vespi and Stone Circle Coaching.
Program Planner for Stony Plain Family & Community Support Services
As the conference planner for CSGNA 2010, I appreciated Laurel’s attentive responses, quick turnaround times for requests, and willingness to accommodate our program needs. It would be my pleasure to work with her again.
Heather E Reid ARCT MSc
Innovative Conferences & Communications
We appreciated Laurel’s presentation on life balance. This topic was a perfect fit for our Women’s Wellness Lecture Series. Laurel is a fantastic speaker and writer as we have also used various articles she has written for our Women’s Wellness Newsletter. We would certainly have Laurel present for us again and again!
Health Educator, Women’s Wellness Program
Covenant Health, Grey Nuns
Laurel presented “The Art of Guilt Free Self Care” at the Ripple Connection Support Centre. What an amazing day! The ripples of self care are present in all the individuals who where there that day as they really try to apply what they learn to their lives. The best part is they are sharing what they learned with others. Thanks Laurel you’re the best!
The Ripple Connection Support Centre
The workshop “What Are You Waiting For” gave us some very practical suggestions on how to stop waiting and start living, which helped us to realize there are different ways to think about and do things in our lives. It has motivated us to start participating in life more.
Beaver County Community Adult Learning Council
Laurel presented “Loving the Chaos” at our annual conference. The topic is very relevant to today’s busy work places. Laurel provided the audience with some practical tools to find better balance in everyday life. Her humor and visual aids helped drive home her message making it a very enjoyable and valuable hour.
Greater Edmonton Foundation
Laurel is an outstanding facilitator who always encourages you to step outside the box and give something new a try. She is wonderful at helping people consider an alternative perspective on life, work whatever the situation may be, and then asks the hard question “How can you make a difference?”
Supervisor of Student Services
St. Albert Protestant Schools