My keynote speeches, breakout sessions, and trainings teach nurses and healthcare professionals how to position themselves as leaders and harness the power of communication to create engagement, build credibility and produce results. My processes guarantee participants’ perspectives will be heard, their confidence will increase and they will achieve positive results.
I’ve worked in healthcare for over 30 years and 25 of those years involved leading groups, teams and individuals. I completed my master’s degree in 2004, from the University of British Columbia, with a focus on leadership. In my first year as manager, I managed 500 employees between two offices and was nominated for a prestigious “Above and Beyond” award for my leadership skills.
I thought being a manager was going to be the leadership position I always dreamt of. You know what I’m going to say, don’t you? You’re right. It wasn’t. I resigned. People said I was crazy. I agreed. I resigned anyway. Then I got scared when I realized what I had done. There was only one question to answer – and that question was, “Now What?” I pursued leadership from a different angle. I worked with organizational and communication gurus to become an expert in communication so that I could teach healthcare professionals how to harness the power of communication to create positive results. I’ve also learned extensively from a world champion of public speaking (made a world of difference – no pun intended)
I am a published author. My book “Seriously, Me, too! 10 Power Strategies for Personal Success” was published in the fall of 2013. (Tune in to a radio interview about my book.)
I also have numerous articles published in nursing journals and magazines including Nursing Management, Nursing 2009, Nursing 2012, Nursing 2013, Alive Magazine and I had a series of 5 articles, ‘Speak Up with Barb Langlois’ published in the Canadian Nurse Magazine.
If you want a speaker to inspire and engage your audience as you launch or wrap-up a conference or event, one who delivers action-packed, results-driven outcomes (with some humour, of course) then get in touch for your next event. Email Barb@barblanglois.com or call 778.316.1885. We will talk about your next event and how you can ensure your employees and team walk away inspired and committed to taking action.
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Our workshop participants found Barb’s approach to teaching at the Centre for Professional Development to be dynamic and engaging. Barb not only taught effective communication and presentation skills, but also role modelled techniques throughout the day. Participants were excited to be able to apply learning’s directly into their day to day roles
Associate Director at the Centre for Professional Development, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.
Your plenary session was a real asset and a great contribution to the success of our National IPAC Conference. From beginning to end participants were energized and actively engaged.
Gwyneth Meyers BSc, MSc, PhD
Scientific Committee Chair
“The workshop was wonderful!! Barb walked the talk by continuously demonstrating the tips and skills she was teaching! It was amazing to see it all come together. I would recommend the workshop to anyone who has to present.”
Bev Waite, Education Lead-Nursing,
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
I told one of the nurse educators that it was the best 3 hours I have spent in a training session as the content was clear, relevant, exactly enough to be able to incorporate into presentations, and you demonstrated each point which was great. It was watching an expert at work.
Aideen Carroll, Advanced Practice Nurse Educator
Toronto General Hospital
Your workshop was also a big hit. It was interesting to hear people talk about it as not good, but great.
CMP Manager of Governance and Events CNA
After working with Barb, our team returned to work energized, enthused and inspired to utilize tools that increase our communication, clarity and relationship with not only each other, but also with the residents and families that we serve. I would highly recommend Barb if you want to bring out the best in your team.
Dale Clements, Administrator
Barb Langlois led a wonderful one day workshop for 45 Clinical Nurse Educators in Saskatoon Health Region. She worked with us in advance to really understand our learning needs, Six months later, I see CNEs using Barb’s techniques to engage learners and I use them myself in my own presentations. I strongly recommend Barb – she is a very skilled facilitator who connects with learners in a very meaningful and effective way.
Margot Hawke RN, BSN, MCEd, Nursing Professional Practice Lead
Saskatoon Health Region
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