Valerie Lanctot-Bedard

Trainer, Coach, Mediator
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Montreal QC H1Y 3C4

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Restorative Justice
Social Change
Spoken Languages
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Valerie Lanctôt-Bédard is the co-founder and partner of Spiralis. She has been working in interpersonal communication and helping relationships since 1998. Certified trainer and certifier of the Center for Nonviolent Communication, she bases her approach on the principles and practices proposed by NonViolent Communication (NVC); a powerful tool for self-awareness and development through our relationships with others. Her approach is also based on the practice of Mindfulness as popularized by Jon Kabat-Zinn and that of reasoned negotiation as taught at the Harvard Project on Negotiation. She is a student of the Diamond Approach at Ridhwan School (Toronto).

Valerie offers public and private training in Authentic Dialogue / NonViolent Communication, she also trains professionals and all intermediaries who work as helpers (mediators, therapists, coaches) to develop their emotional intelligence and thus increase the power and durability of their interventions. She is particularly interested in the intersection of professional and personal development, in the development of interpersonal skills.

Mediator accredited by the Quebec Mediation and Arbitration Institute, Valerie also offers mediation and facilitation services in all areas of work and private life. As a professional coach accredited by the International Coach Federation, she supports people who are going through transitions, who want to evolve and make changes in their lives, who want to improve personal or professional relationships, as well as couples and families in difficulty.

She holds a master’s degree in Dispute Prevention and Resolution (PRD) from the Faculty of Law of the University of Sherbrooke. Her final thesis is entitled: “Neutrality and impartiality of mediators during their interventions: management of emotions? “, and originated a program that she has offered since 2015 at the University of Sherbrooke in continuing education: Management of emotions in dispute resolution.

She offers all of her services in English and in French.


To bring NVC into the world, with these principles : -Each is responsible for their actions, intentions, feelings, needs. As communities, we are also responsible for the choices available. -What I don't process within myself guides how I act in the world. -Every person owns a piece of the truth. -Doing my inner work yields freedom, creativity and energy. Apporter la CNV dans le monde, avec ces principes : -Chacun-e est responsable de ses actions, intentions, sentiments et besoins. En tant que communautés nous sommes responsables des choix disponibles. -Ce dont je ne m'occupe pas à l'intérieur de moi détermine comment jagis dans le monde. -Chaque personne possède une partie de la vérité. -Faire mon travail intérieur donne plus de liberté, créativité et énergie.


To participate in creating a world in which the full and deep authenticity of each person, in real-time, is a source of inspiration, energy and creativity to all.   Participer à la création d'un monde dans lequel l'authenticité profonde et complète de chaque personne - en temps réel - est source d'inspiration, d'énergie et de créativité pour tous.