Looking for inspiring keynote speeches from an authentic, persuasive speaker?

You’re in the right place.

I’m Cécile Bastien Remy, Delighted to meet you.

A. Bounce Forward: The Road Map to Resilience

How to overcome hardship faster, heal quicker and live stronger?

How do you transform a tragedy – that shatters everything you hold dear – into something positive?

Into the realisation that you can handle fear, that you belong – and that you can do anything?

This educational and persuasive keynote about resilience is my signature speech, inspired by my personal
story. I share knowledge on a range of topics and explore essential ideas that audiences remember long
after they hear me talk.

The journey may be tough but you can choose where it leads.

My journey began with a fight to recover after a car crash in France left me disabled – then led me to:

  • Sell financial databases on Wall Street and in the City of London

  • Publish books about Switzerland with zero prior writing experience

  • And start an entirely new career after the age of 40


Over the course of a single speech, I explore the core steps to moving past hard times, getting started on your own journey of resilience and achieving your dreams.


"...your session made me realize that life will challenge us constantly but with the correct mindset you can overcome anything. Truly inspirational. "

" speech was moving and very inspiring."

"...We had the pleasure to close our Risk-!n conference 2019 with Cécile. She has been excellent in taking us in her story, creating a unique atmosphere where empathy, surprise, fear, strength, anger and other mixed feelings helped us to relate deeply to the topic in question, human resilience. Cécile is a fantastic speaker and even more important an authentic person with a fun personality. "

Stéphane Martin, Organizer of the Risk-!n conference

Next event on the topic of Resilience: TEDx Politecnico di Torino (Italy) - 30th November 2019

b. Network for impact 


What is Networking?

Networking is the process of trying to meet new people who might be useful to you in your job, often through social activities.

Networking without a clear Purpose is called Socializing. Do you Network or do you Socialize? Are you here to make friends or create Business opportunities?

In order to Network with Purpose you need to know where you stand now, and where you want to go – you also need to understand the different stages of networking and each preparation or action that needs to be taken to add up a configuration creating opportunities. the 4 stages of Networking with Impact, bring awareness to what works for creating as many opportunities as possible and make you more efficient at it. This is an interactive session, where participants are required to share, talk and think.

Networking with Purpose is a way to create opportunities in order to support the goal you want to reach, it is the number one unwritten rule of success in Business. It is not who you know but who knows you, and how they speak of you.


"...I experienced Cécile's interactive presentation at the PWG Conference as well as her workshop on public speaking at Birdhaus. Each time, she displayed a very balanced mix of clear educational insights, highly relevant facts, enthusiasm, and valuable actionable steps. This and her highly communicative energy make her an amazing keynote speaker and public speaking coach. I warmly recommend her to anyone and any company who wish to feel empowered and impactful on stage."

c. Speak to Influence

What is Influence?

It is the power or the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or 
behavior of someone or something, or the effect itself.

Why you should care? We all know and have experienced leadership by fear and authority. This leadership type is becoming obsolete, leaving space for a more positive and human approach. Nowadays, leadership encompasses positive influence.

Why is influence important? Understanding how to leverage the influence factor can make a defining difference in your ability to drive change, build cohesive teams, and successfully implement a strategic vision. Your “Influence Quotient” is the IQ you need to pay attention to.

In every case, it is crucial for leaders and managers to understand the range of influence techniques they can use, know when and how to use them, and build their power bases so that they have the capacity to be influential, and sharpen their skills so that they can influence people effectively.


EVENT: Rise of Diversity 

PWG Zürich & Tamedia 

30 mars 2019

Event: Risk-!n - 17 May 2019

Bounce Forward (closing of the event)

Event: UBS Health Matters - Nov 2017

Cécile Bastien Remy


Public Speaking Jedi - Trainer - Speaker


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