Athlete | Change Management and Sales Specialist | Author
Sébastien Sasseville inspires organizations to create and maintain performance in changing environments. An endurance athlete, his extraordinary accomplishments—which include summiting Mount Everest, completing the mythical Sahara race, and running across Canada—are made all the more impressive by the fact that he lives with Type 1 Diabetes. Having held diverse sales roles in Fortune 500 companies and elsewhere in the corporate world, Sébastien marries his extensive business experience with his inspirational achievements to deliver dynamic messaging on change management, teamwork, peak performance, and leadership. Supported by superb imagery, his concrete and actionable content is truly unique.
Whether in the elements or in business, Sébastien stresses the power of agility when it comes to being open to the power of change and transformation. When we face a transformation, he believes, we must sometimes accept that we don’t have all the answers when we start. By allowing the experience to unfold, we often find the answers lie in the road ahead, and realise that these answers are often counter-intuitive.
Sébastien raised over three million dollars in sponsorship proposals to fund his Mount Everest climb, his run across Canada, and their supporting global marketing campaigns. As he says, “when the mission is more important than individual success, you build an army.” In the sales trenches or on the peak of Everest, performance is about being unbeatable when it matters the most.
To date, Sébastien has spoken to hundreds of audiences across North America, for clients including CIBC, Johnson & Johnson, Bell, L’Oreal, Merck, Hewitt and EMC/DELL.
Fully bilingual, Sébastien has been featured in media including the CBC, The Huffington Post, CTV, Global TV, TVA, Radio-Canada and countless newspapers.