About Vanessa & Mindful Managers
I envision a world where employees can bring their whole selves to work and what they do is tied to their values and provides a sense of purpose and meaning.
Vanessa Lesperance is on a mission to increase kindness, joy and purpose in the workplace through workplace spirituality. Since attending the Graduate Beedie School of Business at SFU, completing her masters degree in leadership, leading her own teams for several years in the telecommunications industry and journeying to reclaim her Metis heritage and embracing Indigenous world views -- she realizes that spirituality is the secret sauce to invoking heart-centred transformation in business to increase well-being.
Vanessa has been published in the World Federation Association of Teacher's Education journal with an article examining leadership traits children look for in leaders, featured on the LUVS podcast, presented at Fairleigh Dickinson University on emotional intelligence and co-organized Stride, a half-day event encouraging people to step into their best lives. Based on her masters research she has now created Mindful Managers, a way to encourage and guide leaders to consider how workplace spirituality might positively influence workplace culture and decolonize business.
Vanessa is also an active member with Vancouver Entrepreneurs Toastmasters club, is a volunteer facilitator and adviser for calmversation learning foundation which brings social emotional skills into the classroom and loves yoga, hiking and her morning ritual of reading with a hot cup of coffee.
Fortunate to reside on the beautiful, traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the Coast Salish peoples, also known as Vancouver B.C.