Professional Speaking

I'm a Professional Speaker, Trainer and Facilitator who tailors every session for your specific audience.

A common theme in the majority of my speaking engagements is helping people find or create their ideal jobs, and helping people create IDEAL workplaces, where more people can find their ideal jobs.

I respect diversity and promote inclusion as I genuinely believe that all people have gifts to share, that our differences make us valuable members of the team, and that we can all learn from each other.

Chantal presenting onstage at a conference
Chantal Fraser, delivering "Finding a balanced path to success",
International Women's Day "Women and Equality, the Road Ahead",
Kingston, Ontario on March 7, 2013.
chantal working on a laptop with indenous link website on screen

Tackling difficult subjects fearlessly

I'm known for my radical candour.  This includes talking about things many people would prefer to ignore, identifying problems, and facing them head on.  What sets my sessions apart is that I offer tangible and practical solutions that you can apply immediately.

I deliver sessions using a conversational approach, with easy-to-understand language, and Canadian examples.  As an added bonus, I am integrally bilingual, which means I can and do deliver sessions in English and/or French.

A wide range of HR-related presentations

Sessions range in duration and topic including: Leadership, Mentorship, Career Development, and Inclusion. Some of the sessions I deliver are included as samples below. Click the links to download topic descriptions.

Individuals seeking or creating ideal jobs:

  • ​Mastering the Art of the Pivot: From Adversity to Awesomeness (PDF 120 KB)
  • Networking - Identifying and Connecting with Friendly Forces (PDF 166 KB)
  • ​Telling your Story: Why me? and What's in it for Them? (PDF 194 KB)
  • Thoughts & Plots: Thought Partners and your Business Strategy (PDF 174 KB)
  • Moving from Career to Entrepreneurship​: the STRIVE Model
  • Candid Talk about Jobs & Career Building Tips
  • Non-Traditional Careers for Women - Military

Organizations seeking to create IDEAL workplaces

  • ​I provide Indigenous Inclusion sessions through Indigenous Link, a company that has been building bridges to Indigenous communities in the country we call Canada, since 1999.
  • These sessions help you as employers, learn how to engage with, hire, and retain Indigenous peoples as valued members of your team.
  • Mentorship Training for MentorCity clients, including platform demos in English and French.
  • Is your Story Attracting the Best of the Best? (PDF 164 KB)
  • ​The Business Case for Gender Equality (PDF 193 KB)

Don’t see the session you want?

That’s OK. Let’s chat about what your goals are.

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Chantal is passionate about supporting others and is a phenomenal thought leader, well respected and recognized by those that know her. Chantal recently was a fantastic moderator for an event I did and added such value and joy to this event. Those that attended commended Chantal for her innate ability to connect, engage and share with the audience.

Hannah Gzik

Changing workplaces (and lives) one moment at a time
Build a Kick Ass Company
I have had the immense pleasure of working with Chantal for several years. Chantal delivers Indigenous Inclusion training sessions to a number of clients on Indigenous Link’s behalf. As a Métis woman, Chantal brings an Indigenous perspective to the training sessions which enriches the dialogue and experience. She is committed to helping build positive, more inclusive, and equitable workplaces. Tiawenhk Chantal!

Ken Sioui (he/him)

Partner
Indigenous Link
A gifted speaker and training facilitator, Chantal has a wealth of knowledge and is eager to share that with people and businesses in our community. She is easy to talk to and the amount of care she puts into her work really sets the bar for those in her industry. The way that she nurtures connections she has made within the community has been wonderful. I highly recommend Chantal for any personal speaking event and/or to help you to truly achieve your overall goals within your business.

Jenny Chandler

Owner
Simple Desk
Great trainer, very devoted to the success of her trainees, deep knowledge of human behavior and motivation. Having collaborated with Chantal for more than three years, I highly recommend her.

Guy Dancause

CCO
Ideal Connector Network
Thanks for an excellent training session. I received lots of positive feedback from the team, including thoughts on items they can immediately put into action. I am also happy to report that others have been working behind the scene on a new diversity + inclusivity statement for our job postings.

Lee Ann Waterman

Director of Content
Metroland
I highly recommend Chantal to anyone looking for a gifted facilitator and storyteller who can skillfully deliver training on many topics including mentorship and leadership, HR and recruitment, networking and career development and much more.

Matt Richardson

Director of Intelligence and Investigations
Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative

Inquire about a presentation

Please contact me to discuss what you’re trying to accomplish by hiring a speaker, so we can determine if I’m the right speaker for your organization. You can reach out through my online calendar to book a meeting, or you can contact me using this form:

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