On November 12th, 2013, Mylène Paquette became the first person from the American continent to row solo across the North Atlantic ocean. 129 days at sea between Halifax, Canada, and the town of Lorient, France.
This challenge was not a simple accomplishment by any means and took years of preparation. Indeed, during 45 of her first 60 days at sea, the weather and navigation conditions were so bad that Mylene was forced to stay inside her cabin or immobilize the her boat with a parachute anchor in order to maintain a safe position.
In her conferences, Mylène takes participants on a journey where they can discover the hurdles and difficulties she faced in a positive way; she invites people to take the initiative and solve these various challenges with creativity. In order to successfully realize her odyssey at sea, Mylène founded her own company and assembled a multidisciplinary support team. Mylène believes there are real, relevant analogies between the running of an organization and the realization of an trans-Atlantic expedition. Both of them are long and complex undertakings, and communication and collaboration between the members of a team are crucial to success.
A corporate conference hosted by Mylène Paquette is an opportunity for inspiration, stimulation and discussion, which may cover the following topics:
- Cohesion among team members
- Communication and collaboration
- Planning, the concept of risk and crisis management
- Demotivation and offensive attitude
- Resilience and fear of the deadlock
- Performance anxiety
- Audaciousness and determination
- Creativity and innovation
The conference usually lasts about an hour, followed by a question period of about 15 minutes. The time can be adjusted as needed.