Marie-Helene Pelletier – Keynote Speaker

Award-Winning PhD, MBA Leadership Psychologist, Author of The Resilience Plan, and Workplace Mental Health Expert

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Specialist Subjects

  • The Resilience Plan: A Strategic Approach to Optimizing Your Work Performance and Mental Health
  • Resilience And Change: Harnessing The Opportunity Of The Moment
  • Neurodiversity and Workplace Mental Health
  • AI's Transformative Influence on Work Performance and Mental Health
  • Preventing and managing burnout in a high-stakes, high-performance culture
  • Psychological Safety and Team Resilience Keynote: Translating the big idea into your actions


  • English
  • French


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.

Marie-Helene Pelletier provides expertise for boosting performance. She shares what psychologists know but other professionals and business people may not. She has a robust understanding of the intersection between business success and strong workplace mental health. She led workplace mental health strategy in senior leadership roles at several companies, including Sun Life, one of the world’s leading financial institutions.

She builds leadership and organizational resilience. Through her speaking engagements and workshops, Marie-Helene provides business leaders with concrete steps to prevent fatigue and burnout – and gain energy, even in tough times. She can help your leaders and their team members shift perspectives and regain and retain their passion.

Marie-Helene helps your organization manage change. She provides business leaders and their team members with the psychological tools needed to adapt to, and embrace, transformational change. She equips them to respond quickly, make good decisions, and maintain stamina for ongoing productivity.

Marie-Helene Pelletier combines style with substance. Marie-Helene is a dynamic speaker and workshop facilitator. She has an engaging style, exhilarating energy, and a warm sense of humour. With this relatable approach, she brings the latest research and proven best practices to her talks, inspiring participants to take action and get results.

In her presentations and workshops, Dr. Pelletier draws from what clients call a “clear mastery of the subject matter.” She speaks with authority to engage and inspire participants with passion, knowledge, expertise, and joy. And she shares this expertise in many ways, from keynote speeches, to panel moderator roles, to more informal fireside chats.

Over the course of her career, she has participated on the boards of the Canadian Psychological Association and the International Association of Applied Psychology. She has also been an active member of the Global Clinical Practice Network of the World Health Organization, a role that she continues to this day.

Dr. Pelletier authored The Resilience Plan: A Strategic Approach to Optimizing Your Work Performance and Mental Health (2024). She has also been featured in publications like Forbes and Thrive Global and her work has been published in academic journals such as Behaviour Research and Therapy, Journal of Anxiety Disorders, and Organizational Dynamics. Marie-Helene is currently working on a new book to redefine and guide new strategies for resilience and mental health in workplaces.

She has won numerous academic and industry awards, being described as a top industry leader with “credentials that make her uniquely suited to help guide the continued evolution of psychological health in the workplace”.

Popular Talks by Marie-Helene Pelletier

The Resilience Plan: A Strategic Approach to Optimizing Your Work Performance and Mental Health

In this keynote, which complements her award-winning book “The Resilience Plan” Dr. Marie Hélène Pelletier combines her vast expertise in work psychology, workplace mental health, and leadership to spotlight the art of crafting resilience strategically. This session isn’t just about recovering; it’s about reinventing oneself with style, insight, and a plan.

Resilience And Change: Harnessing The Opportunity Of The Moment

In an era of transformational change, professionals and workplace culture are impacted 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.

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