Dr. Marie -Helene Pelletier, PhD, MBA
Throughout her career in Business Management and Psychology, Dr. Marie Helene Pelletier has spearheaded a national and international dialogue on the crucial issues of Leadership Resilience and Workplace Mental Health including burnout prevention.
Drawing on her extensive experience including head of workplace mental health strategy at Sun Life Financial and her teaching at the University of British Columbia Business School, she brings workplace expertise on mental health and on resilience as a key pillar of overall health and sustainable innovation.
A bilingual practising psychologist with 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.
Please contact us to learn more about Dr. Marie-Helen Pelletier!
- RESILIENT MENTAL HEALTH: How mentally resilient are you?
Our ability to be psychologically resilient significantly influences our mental health.
So how mentally resilient are you and how do you know when your resilience is low? In this keynote Dr. Marie- Helene provides research-based tips to help you strengthen 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.
- MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE: Best practices for your own, your team’s and your organization’s mental health
Mental health is everyone’s business. When Leaders and team members activated and utilize resources, great benefits can be achieved. 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 resilience and mental health in the workplace
- Identify key protective factors in workplace mental health
- Understand the multi-faceted, dynamic processes of resilience and workplace mental health
- Learn best practices to implement proactively, during adversity and after
- Learn how to increase awareness of how cognitive biases influence behaviours and what we can do to avoid, mitigate, or change their impact.
- FRONT LINE RESILIENCE: Preventing Compassion Fatigue and Burn out
All front line workers including those in Healthcare and Education face daily challenges to their personal and professional resilience. Given their high pressure roles in a culture of always putting others first, it is not surprising that burnout and compassion fatigue represent prevalent mental health challenges in these industries. In this keynote Dr. Marie-Helene shares how to implement what she calls “the resilience workout” in order to keep resilience levels high and prevent 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
- THE LEADERSHIP RESILIENCE CONTINUUM: Best Practices for Employee Mental Health and Organizational Resilience
Organizational leaders are challenged to meet performance goals and support employees struggling with mental health. On average, about 30% of long-term disability claims are mental health related and this number continues to increase. 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 mental health continuum, including mental illness and disability
- The system – identify types of resources available to you and your team
- The actions – learn best practices to take preventative action and action when a situation occurs.