Dr. Marie -Helene Pelletier, PhD, MBA
Throughout her career in Business Management and Psychology, Dr. Marie Helene Pelletier has spearheaded a national dialogue on the crucial issues of Leadership Resilience, and Workplace Mental Health including burnout prevention.
Drawing on her extensive experience working in corporate, insurance, governance and public sectors, she brings national and international perspectives and expertise on mental health and on resilience as a key pillar of overall health.
A bilingual practising psychologist with over 20 years of experience in clinical, counselling, and advisory workplace psychology, Marie-Helene holds a Ph.D. in counselling psychology from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from the UBC Sauder School of Business.
She is a Member of the Global Clinical Practice Network of the World Health Organization, and past Director on the boards of the Canadian Psychological Association and the International Association of Applied Psychology.
She has presented, authored and co-authored a number of industry and academic publications and was won numerous academic and industry awards, including the Industry Leadership Award from Benefits Canada.
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- MENTAL HEALTH RESILIENCE
Our ability to be psychologically resilient significantly influences our mental health and how we are able to recognize and manage stress, anxiety, how we communicate and interact, how we manage our physical wellbeing and ultimately recognize if we are close to burn out. So how mentally resilient are you?
In this keynote Dr. Marie- Helene shares how to determine your level of mental health resilience and provides research-based tips to help you grow your mental health resilience by applying the basic principles of cognitive behavioural research.
- Identify warning signs that your resilience is low and the potential implications for you, your team and the organization
- Understand links between physical, financial and mental health
- Learn practical, research-based tools to both build and retain your resilience and mental health.
- RESILIENCE ROADBLOCKS
We all do it – wonder what others are thinking. But the question we do not ask ourselves often enough is, what am I thinking? And most importantly, is it helping or making things worse?
In this keynote Dr. Marie-Helene shares that when we think, we use a combination of mental short-cuts, cognitive distortions and biases that can often derail our plans and intentions. This can lead to bad feelings (for you and others), sub-optimal performance, costly mistakes and missed opportunities. She shares the good news that we can change how we think and become more resilient. Being aware of how our brain currently performs and responds, we increase our understanding of our own cognitive biases. Untangling our thoughts results in having more clarity, more creativity, more personal resilience.
- Understand what cognitive biases are and how they operate in our brain
- Identify the types of cognitive biases that you may experience most often
- Learn how to increase awareness of how cognitive biases influence behaviours and what we can do to avoid, mitigate, or change their impact.
- THE LEADERSHIP RESILIENCE CONTINUUM
On average, about 30% of long-term disability claims are mental health related and this number is going up. Leaders are challenged to meet organizational goals and support employees struggling with mental health.
In this keynote Dr. Marie-Helene shares how to balance the day-to-day management and operational responsibilities while establishing a system of best practices that supports better employee mental health and organizational resilience.
- The issue – understand the definition of mental health continuum, including mental illness and disability
- The system – identify types of resources available to you and your team members
- The actions – learn best practices when taking preventative action, and when a situation occurs.
- THE RESILIENCE WORKOUT: Preventing Compassion Fatigue and Burnout
Health professionals are in an industry that requires both personal and professional resilience yet suffers the highest and increasing levels of burnout. Given their role as caregivers and culture of always putting others first, it’s not surprising that compassion fatigue is a very close second, mental health challenge.
In this keynote Dr. Marie-Helene shares how health professionals need to implement the resilience workout into their daily lives. We all do! But Health professionals must implement as a most powerful way to avoid behavioural practices that can lead to compassion fatigue and burn out.
- Understand how your professional beliefs are impacting your resilience
- Learn the Resilience work out to build the Resilience muscle
- Discover how to be a self-managed leader and how to create a new approach that brings results