Author of the national best-seller Personality Profiles, Joanne Therrien is a highly regarded public speaker, publisher and management training specialist. She is President of Vidacom Inc., a Canadian based company that has provided human resources consultation, health and management training services worldwide. She is Owner-President and CEO of the publishing house, Les Éditions des Plaines and Vidacom Publications. She has appeared regularly on television and radio programs. She has also over the last 30 years given more than 400 seminars and keynote addresses to numerous organizations, governments and businesses in North America, Europe and Africa.

Experience - Current:

        Experience - Past
  • Division Manager at Investors Group Financial Services Inc.
  • Projects Manager/Gestionnaire de projets-Financial Planning at Desjardins Financial Security
  • Assistant Manager - Training and Career Development at Investors Group Financial Services Inc.
  • Partner/Founding Associate at Forsantal, Health Training provider in Europe 2002-2017
  • Vidacom Inc - Consultation Services in the Health Care and Social Services sector, Management Training and Economic Development
  • President at La Boutique du Livre
  • Executive Director - Francofonds Community Foundation
  • Institut Quebecois de planification financiere (IQPF)
  • Université de Saint-Boniface
        Community Involvement
  • Chair, Economic Development Council for Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities (CDEM) 2007-2009
  • Chair, Maison Gabrielle-Roy Museum 2005-2006
  • Founding Chair, ANIM (founding NGO of the World Trade Center, Manitoba)
  • Vice-Chair, Regroupement des éditeurs franco-canadiens, Ottawa 2014-2016
  • President/Chair, FJCF, AECUSB, AECSSB
  • Co-Chair, Group’Action St. Nobert 2001-2005
  • Chair, Friends of Gabrielle Roy / Amis de Gabrielle-Roy 2007-2011 
  • Board of Directors - Riel Corporation, Université de Saint-Boniface,, Presse-Ouest, CHCM
       Joanne has three children, and is married to Dr. Lotfollah (Lot) Shafai,
       a Canada Research Chair, co-author of several books in his field of  

Upcoming Seminars

June 2017 | London UK and Astana, Kazakhstan
Frank Albo London Book Launch and Eurasian Book Fair
Oct. 14-18, 2017 | Frankfurt International Book Fair
Frank Albo and Gerald Kuehl Author Promotion Tour
November 2017 | McNally Robinson Bookselllers
St. Boniface Cathedral Book Launch, authored by Gaboury and Therrien, photography by Mike Grandmaison
March 16 - 19, 2018 | Paris International Book Fair
David Bouchard JOURNAL ÉTIENNE MERCIER Book Launch
2017-2018 | Various Book Fairs and Events
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