Keynote Speaker, Workshop Facilitator
I’ve gone from intentionally failing half my classes in high school, to being named one of the top 100 Accomplished Black Women in Canada. I’ve gone from asking the Canadian government for help, to helping the Canadian government as a consultant.
I’ve had dozens of job applications ignored and now have a business that’s been recognized by the Prime Minister.
How did I get here? I learned early on that my success depended on my relationships. Who knew me, and what they knew me for … was just as important as what I knew. I realized I had to get people to see me, connect with me and understand me. The most effective way to do that was to put all my cards on the table and tell them my story.
After a decade of writing stories for TV news, I developed a superpower in breaking down complex ideas into snackable content; the kind of stories that you never forget. But working in the newsroom gave me a front row seat to how social media was changing everything about how we live and do business. I used my own social media channels to reach others across the world with messages of radical transparency.
And now as a consultant with the world's leading social media management software, Hootsuite, I’ve become an expert in identifying and teaching others how storytelling and social media combine to create some magical moments.
I’ve helped corporate teams, managers and leaders of organizations across North America tap into the power of storytelling, speaking to groups at City University of New York, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, the Conference Board of Canada, and The Canadian Association of Journalists.
Take a look through my most popular speaking topics below, and contact me today to inquire about booking a workshop or keynote. Topics are flexible and customizable.
Had the pleasure of attending Camille's workshop on Personal Branding at a recent BCorp Leadership Development conference in Toronto. Camille immediately commanded the room in a most engaging way. She started by telling her story and through a series of really creative and authentic exercises with the audience got us to start to tell our stories. What I learned was that we all have a story to tell, which is important in itself, but in doing so we create a safe space to others to open up and share their experiences. If you have a chance to attend Camille's workshop or hire her to work with your team, do it!!!
Camille facilitated a very powerful workshop on leveraging your personal brand for our annual B Corp Leadership Development conference. By the end of the session, everyone was eager to share their story and people left the room saying "that was the best session of the day". I would highly recommend inviting Camille as a public speaker as well as a workshop host!
Camille is a pleasure to work with and I look forward to building a long working relationship with her. The expertise she shared coupled with her dynamic personality captivated the young entrepreneurs she addressed at CEE's Signature Style Event. The feedback forms were filled with praise for her effortless ability to connect and share valuable information with them (in this case 60 young entrepreneurs ages 18-29). Camille is smart and savvy; we welcome her support for CEE and our work with young entrepreneurs in Toronto.
Camille is thoughtful, relevant, engaging and has the ability to form deep connections with any audience. Her work with our new summer employees had a deep impact on how they now view marketing themselves online and how they will strategically use social media platforms in the future. Although this was information they had received on some level before, Camille was able to connect it to the new realities of the job market by making it relevant and urgent for them. Her unique style of facilitation was personable and accessible to the group and it was evident that she was a thought leader on the subject. It was by far the most popular workshop of the week!