Dr. Marie-Hélène Pelletier
Dr. Marie-Hélène Pelletier- Resilience & Mental Health Expert and Speaker
Dr. Marie-Helene Pelletier is an award-winning workplace mental health expert, psychologist, advisor and speaker. Fluently bilingual in English and French, she’s one of only a handful of work psychologists holding both a PHD and MBA.
Marie-Helene brings a signature mix of business and clinical expertise to the groups she works with. She translates psychology research (about health, resiliency, and overcoming challenges) into strategies professionals, business leaders and their teams need to thrive.
She’s a bilingual practicing psychologist who combines clinical, counseling, and workplace psychology.
She also has extensive experience as a senior leader in the corporate, insurance, governance and public sectors, bringing international perspectives and expertise on psychological health and spearheading the international dialogue on the crucial issue of workplace mental health.
MH’s unique talent is bringing together workplace and psychology – and, in her presentations, translating concepts into “take-aways” that individuals can put into action the minute they leave the room.
RESILIENCE AND CHANGE: HARNESSING THE OPPORTUNITY OF THE MOMENT
In an era of transformational change, workers and the workplace are experiencing the impacts in multiple ways. Some impacts are an acceleration of pre-existing trends. And some are new. But one thing is clear – many of these changes are far-reaching.
In this presentation, workplace mental health expert Dr. Pelletier brings together her weekly work as a practicing work psychologist with current research in workplace psychology to challenge your assumptions and help your organization understand these changes at individual, team and organisational levels.
She highlights the ways that organisations and individuals can both manage these changes and turn them to an advantage. By approaching this moment in time with curiosity, agility and renewed energy and purpose, we can not only adapt to change, we can thrive.
- Understand the links between your mindset, resilience and mental health
- Distinguish what factors are contributing to mental agility and health, as well as to fatigue and burnout
- Reconstruct your strategic plan for the power of resilience based on strategies that work
BUILDING AND PROTECTING PSYCHOLOGICAL RESILIENCE IN A HIGH-STAKES, HIGH-PERFORMANCE CULTURE
High performance organisations – where long hours are the norm – are fertile ground for resilience-bending pressures. While the rewards are many, the key to continuing success is the sustainability of employee wellbeing. How can employees and teams maintain their high performance without breaking their much-needed resilience? In this keynote, Dr. Pelletier examines the specifics of psychological resilience in high performance organisations. She outlines the actions that individuals and teams can take to maintain, rebuild and bring even more resilience to their work and personal lives – without sacrificing high performance and its rewards.
- Recognise the factors within high performance organisations that can impact resilience
- Predict the risk to psychological resilience with better accuracy – and understand the actions that can help
- Reconstruct your approach to your own and your team’s psychological resilience
HEALTHIER WORKFORCE: NEURODIVERSITY, AND MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE
Your team and your organisation already include a probably large but hidden neurodiverse population. This likely leads to even more creativity, innovation, productivity and resilience. A more conscious effort to create and support such diversity would benefit everyone – individuals, teams and the organisation.If you increase your literacy and framework, then you create the potential for positive outcomes. Organisational climates that connect neurodiversity with inclusion and ethical climates do even better. In this talk, Dr Marie-Helene covers what neurodiversity is, how it differs from and intersects with mental health at work and its significance.
She guides a research-based reflection on where we are currently at and how to move forward to support even better psychological health and safety for a neurodiverse population.
- Define neurodiversity and its connection with mental health
- Understand how beliefs and literacy impact support of neurodiversity at work
- Identify actions to start taking now to support neurodiversity
The feedback from our physicians for Dr. Pelletier’s Resilience workshop was overwhelmingly positive. We have rarely if ever received as many 10 out of 10 in our physician engagement events. The group appreciated how informative, supportive and eye-opening her content was as well as Marie-Helene’s engaging and energetic style. They reported leaving with a specific action plan and commitment to incorporate research-based resilience-building strategies in by the following week. Many commented on the need to bring this workshop to other physicians - colleagues and leaders included, which I fully agree with.
— Emergency Physician Co-Chair, Vancouver Physician Staff Association (VGH, UBC, GFS and Vancouver Community)
I reached out to Dr. Marie-Helene Pelletier to present a bilingual keynote address at the annual Symposium of the Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada (APEX) in 2015. This is a group of over 600 executives, some who were in the room, most attending via videoconferencing from other Canadian cities. To this day, I still put Dr. Pelletier’s name forward when asked about compelling speakers on workplace mental health and resilience. Working and interacting with Marie-Hélène in preparation for the event was effortless and professional. Her session was one of the best received of the entire event. Participants had noted her as being a thoughtful and well-prepared speaker, who delivered a highly relevant presentation with clear mastery of the subject and practical take-aways.
— Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel, Environment Legal Services Department of Justice Canada
Dr. Pelletier, I wanted to personally thank you for your well received keynote address on mental health resilience during our Labour Program Town Hall on February 16. I am still awaiting for official survey results but the feedback I’ve been hearing, with which I fully agree, has been that employees felt the content of your presentation was relevant and informative, while your delivery was engaging, inspiring and energetic. Myself and the Labour Program employees are especially happy to be leaving our Town hall with concrete, research-based strategies and tools
— Acting Deputy Minister Labour Program (ESDC)