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Location: Edmonton

Laurel Vespi is renowned for her bold, humorous and creative presentation style. She inspires people to make something positively different happen in their lives or businesses. Not just talk about it, but really create change. Laurel presents three dynamic keynote addresses, What are You Waiting For?, When the Chickens Come Home to Roost and The Power of One.

Laurel is also a popular workshop presenter on:

  • Spontaneous Combustion, is the practical application, in workshop form, of her powerful keynote, What Are You Waiting For?
  • Loving the Chaos: A New Approach to Life Balance
  • I'm a Work in Progress
  • The Art of Guilt Free Self Care,
  • Get Happy! Creating a More Positive, Fun & Successful Life, and
  • Simplify Your Life: Clearing out the Stuff That's Holding You Back.

Laurel is a certified life coach, credentialed by the International Coach Federation, and the creative energy behind her company, Stone Circle Coaching. She has more than thirty years experience as an educator, consultant and group facilitator Audience Members will learn practical strategies and be motivated to become more purposefully engaged in life.

Laurel firmly believes that: “if life is not a luscious, fulfilling and successful experience, then something needs to change.” Too often people are held hostage by the belief that they really can’t have what they want and that life is more work than play. The life they imagine seems somewhat out of reach. Laurel knows it is indeed possible to create the outcomes people desire, both personally and professionally. Laurel mobilizes audience members to spring into action –IMMEDIATELY.

Laurel is a professional Member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers. With humour, personal insight and story, Laurel guides her audience to fresh perspectives and an awakened heart and mind. She offers practical and sometimes unconventional solutions to supporting people on their life journey, helping them get unstuck and moving forward. Her keynotes and workshops combine thought-provoking content, down to earth, relevant anecdotes and practical strategies leaving participants feeling uplifted and inspired.

Laurel is the author of the award winning book, Spontaneous Combustion: Setting Your Life on Fire, “a quick kick in the pants look”, at how to stop procrastinating about the most important things in life. She also co-authored Create a Ripple: Making a World of Difference, a book designed to empower people to create the kind of positive, affirmative, and constructive impact they desire. Laurel provides audience members with a great recipe for outstanding success by focusing on the positive difference one person can make in the workplace, at home, at play and across the world.

Laurel has been featured on several television and radio programs including Global, City TV, CTV, Alberta Prime Time, CBC Radio, EZ Rock, CHED and a variety of print media including newspapers, The Readers Digest and Homemakers Magazine.

Laurel has a Masters of Education degree and is a Certified Professional Coactive Coach who has also completed advanced training in Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching. Laurel is a leader and a Past-President of the Edmonton Coaches Association.

Testimonials
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.”
Dianna Bowes
Founder of Fabulous@50 & Winner of 2011 YWCA Women of Distinction "Turning Point" Award
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 Laurels 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
Ninth Annual Breton Women’s Conference
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 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
eWomenNetwork Alberta
“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.”
Meghan Unterschultz, Program Planner
Stony Plain Family & Community Support Services
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 complement 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.”
Yvonne Verklan
Chair, 2010 CSGNA Conference

“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.
Principal Planner 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”!
Kim Small
Health Educator, Women’s Wellness Program, Covenant Health, Grey Nuns
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.”
Cheryl Lawson
Beaver County Community Adult Learning Council
“Laurel went above and beyond, offering three 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.”
Rene Robertson-Potisk
Windows on Wellness Conference, Strathcona Family & Community Services
“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?"
Krimsen Sumners
Supervisor of Student Services, St. Albert Protestant Schools
“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!”
Joyce Sheren
Executive Director, The Ripple Connection Support Centre

Partial Client List

Alberta Education
Alberta Employment & Immigration Employee Appreciation Day
Alberta Employment & Immigration Staff Conference
Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association
Alberta Human Resources & Employment
Alberta Motor Association
Alberta Registered Nurses Educational Trust ARNET
Arbonne International
Associated Engineering
Association of Administrative Assistants
Beaver County Community Adult Learning Council
Body & Soul Expo
Canadian Society of Gastroenterology Nurses & Associates CSGNA Conference
Champion Technologies
City Centre High Edmonton
City of Edmonton Community Services
Cosyn Technologies
Covenant Health Grey Nuns Spring Lecture Series
Diversified Staffing Ltd
Edmonton e-Women Network
Employee Development Conference Edmonton
e-Women Meet You in the Middle Conference
Fabulous at 50 Experience
Genivar Inc.
Grant MacEwan University
Grant Thornton
Homeward Trust
Humana Care
International Association of Administrative Professionals
LIFE Fest Toronto
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
Red Deer e-Women Network
Ripple Connection Support Centre
Rocky Community Learning Council Women's Wellness Day
Riley Women's Day
Service Alberta
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)
St. Albert Protestant Schools
St. Albert Public Library
Stony Plain Family & Community Services
Sturgeon Valley Athletic Club
United Nurses Association
University of Alberta
Vitalize Conference
West view Primary Care Network
Windows on Wellness Conference (twice)
Worley Parsons

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