Vital is Las Vegas' most dynamic speaker.
He is a standout personality in the world of public speaking, training and team building.
Vital Germaine is a master of mindset.
He honed his craft of culture, creativity and teamwork on stage at Cirque du Soleil as an acrobat and Team Captain. A second act in hospitality and entrepreneurship added business acumen to his repertoire.
Vital’s keynotes and trainings transform the ordinary into the extraordinary with innovative techniques that fly in the face of conventional wisdom. Charismatically engaging audiences with a motivating and memorable message, Vital’s signature take-a-way leaves a lasting impression that allows attendees to recapture the magic of their imagination.
“Your presentation created excitement within the team, gave them permission to take risks, and embrace creativity. I am extremely encouraged that even several weeks afterwards I am still hearing those conversations take place. I love that we were able to reignite that creative passion and I am grateful that you were the conduit for that change!”- University of Phoenix
Creativity is the currency of the future. Vital inspires attendees to channel their Imagination and think beyond the Boardroom to redefine the bottom line. The result is a winning mindset that takes individuals and organizations leaps and bounds above the competition.
A passion to transform mindsets through Innovation and Imagination led Vital to become a top-selling author of Flying Without A NetandImagination Will Take Your Everywhere. Some of the organizations Vital has worked with include: SGEi, Microsoft, BMW, Cirque du Soleil’s “Spark” Team Development Program, Hexagon, GP Strategies, Adobe, City of Las Vegas, McDonalds, Airline Hotels Group, Digital Guardian and University of Phoenix.
Through books, keynotes and training, Vital Germaine transforms and inspires individuals and organizations by motivating them to master a mindset of Innovation and Imagination.
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, do more and learn more, you are a leader.”
— John Quincy Adams”
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
leadership | innovation | teamwork | transformation | sales
Vital has over 25 years of leadership experience in different industries; hospitality, sports, entertainment, production and management.
Vital received a Languages and Communications Degree from Syntra West College in Belgium and is currently earning a Business and Fine Arts Degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and Community College of Southern Nevada. He is a distinguished graduate of the Dale Carnegie Certification program and completed his Rapport Leadership training. He is fluent in English, French, and Dutch.
“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”
— Pablo Picasso
MISSION: To inspire and empower individuals and organizations to reach higher and fly without a net. We achieve this by stimulating creativity, disrupting standards and revitalizing cultures.
VISION: To be a relevant, impactful and inspirational thought leader who makes the world a more loving, open-minded, encompassing and happier place to live.
PURPOSE: To build happier lives at home and at work.
PROMISE: Deliver results by providing relevant content and actionable tools that incite action and promote change and innovation.
CORE VALUES: Empathy. Love. Fun. Happiness. Integrity. Authenticity. Adaptability. Passion. Open-mindedness. Curiosity. Courage and Resilience: Be Childlike. Be Extraordinary. Be Healthy.
HOBBIES: painting with purpose
THE BACK STORY
Vital Germaine is a Belgian National with a British accent, born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, who got to live the American dream by way of a French Canadian circus.
His journey began under very testing circumstances. Vital grew up in the English foster care system between the ages of 8 and 16. Statistics predicted that he'd be dead or in jail by the age of 18 due to gang related violence, drug over-dose or suicide. His resilient and determined spirit defied the odds.
In 1991, Vital came to the US with nothing more than a dream in his pocket. Hard work, dedication, belief and a positive attitude allowed him to overcome the obstacles and struggles of the starving artist in Manhattan to live his American dream. For more in his heralding journey that is a testament to the power of the human spirit, read his top-selling book FLYING WITHOUT A NET. It has been called a "life-changer, a must read and best read of the year." You'll feel inspired and compelled to read the sequel, FLYING WITHOUT A NET 2.0
The book is a memoir that also invites the reader to become a member of Cirque du Soleil as he takes you backstage to experience experience the magic of life in this globally recognized modern-day circus.
Before becoming a reputable inspirational speaker, Vital was team captain and performed for over 5 years in Cirque du Soleil's Mystere and the US tour of Quidam, and acted as a team captain in Cirque du Soleil's Mystère, and the US Tour of Quidam. A tragic injury ended his acrobatic career. Vital values and implements the many leadership, culture and team dynamics lessons he learned during his time in the global icon of entertainment and excellent Customer Experiences. He recently acted as a consultant and facilitator to Cirque's new employee development program, SPARK SESSIONS.
Following a tragic injury in 1998 that ended his acrobatic career, Vital's entrepreneurial spirit came to light. He started an entertainment company that produced large-scale theatrical and corporate events around the world. After 8 years he lost his passion and sense of purpose. He spent six introspective months listening to the silence to discover his new and truest "WHY."
It became clear when retracing his journey from childhood, through adolescence and adulthood, that there was as very common theme. Vital had always found joy in inspiring and empowering others to live up to their potential. In every capacity, be it at school, the soccer team, work, scholarships and even at Cirque du Soleil, he was always elected as captain or placed in a position of leadership.
His personal childhood challenges (English foster care system) fueled his desire to live an adult life of meaning that impacted others in a positive way. Though performing in Cirque du Soleil provided a platform to touch and influence the masses, he sought a more profound contribution to give to the world: TO INSPIRE AND EMPOWER!
Microsoft, Marisa Belfort - " My team was super happy to have you during our meeting and gave you a 94% satisfaction survey score. VERY INSPIRING! Thank you so much."
Beacon Communities, Chris Belfort, Director of learning and development - “Thank you for an amazing experience! My teams LOVED you!! It was a pleasure meeting you too!!”
CONNECT, Angie Ahrens, Senior Director - "You are amazing to work with! You are inspirational with your story as well as your message. It was an absolute pleasure!"
Lifestyle Galaxy, David Martin, Founder and CVO - "You were perfect, and we're so happy to have you back."
Pacific Rim Alliance Corp., Susan Bassford - Your training made a huge impact on my team and numbers. We look forward to working with you again in the near future. Thank you ENGAGE.
City of Las Vegas Annual Values Conference "Our group asbolutely loved your presentation today Vital Germaine!! Thank you!!"
Wynn Resorts, Nicky Healy-Lethbridge, Special Events Manager - "You were amazing. My team loved you. Thank you."
Becky Lodewijk, vice provost University of Phoenix Instructional Design Team. "Thank you so much for serving as our keynote speaker at our Instructional Design Conference! I cannot tell you how many people commented that your presentation was exactly the right kick-off we needed to allow ourselves to think differently about our roles and how we approach our work. Your presentation created excitement within the team, gave them permission to take risks, and embrace creativity. I am extremely encouraged that even several weeks afterwards I am still hearing those conversations take place. I love that we were able to reignite that creative passion and I am grateful that you were the conduit for that change!
Former Yahoo Executive and New York Times best-selling author, Tim Sanders "Vital is a gift. He has an amazing POV on Customer Experience +creativity + team development. His energy is infectious and his advice is actionable and inspiring.
GP Strategies, Adrian McClelland, Account Director "Vital has "engaged" members of my sales team. Mission accomplished. He was awesome!"
President/Owner Vallarta Adventures “You took us to another level. You really motivated everybody. I wish we could have somebody like you work for us full time.”
Baskow and Associates "Vital is such a breath of fresh air... and full of wisdom and thoughtfulness"
University of Phoenix, Dennis Bonilla - Executive Dean College of Information Systems and Technology at Apollo Education Group. "Vital was awesome. If you need a workshop that will inspire your team to "stretch out" and be authentic and creative, contact him immediately. Best team building session I have ever participated in. Great 2 days! "
Diamond Wealth Management for Leaderast LV "Vital was a hug hit with our Leadercast crowd!"- Staci Sharadin
Owner Liquid Society, Bruges Belgium “Super Teambuilder Vital Germaine from Vegas to Bruges! Thanks Vital for this fantastic inspiring day!”
Leadership Youth Authority, Marie Tameo. Vital, your words, story, and accomplishments INSPIRED so many. The teens and their parents are still talking about how much you helped them in their own lives. Thank you for caring about our future generation of leaders and our community. YOU ARE AMAZING!
SGEi - "After seeing Vital speak at the Downtown Podcast I was determined to recruit him: amusingly, he had already been recruited by our VP or Learning earlier that week. Vital is the kind of person you want on your team, and one whom you trust with your brand. He's lively, engaging, memorable, motivating and hilarious. If you're looking for someone to entrust with your brand, I highly recommend Vital as a consultant." - Michael Erin Strong, VP of Marketing SGEi.
UNLV (OLLI) "Thank you very much! I felt you sure you would get the attendees inspired and YOU DID!"
Office Dynamics "Our concluding session of the day was the much-anticipated workshop by Vital Germaine, "Creative Leadership for Administrative Professionals." A former Cirque du Soleil performer and all-around fascinating Rennaissance man, Vital is currently the owner of ENGAGE, where he shares his expertise to inspire growth in both individuals and organizations. After giving us a brief insight on his interesting life, Vital kicked off the workshop by sharing a model for obtaining peak performance, where creativity, wellness, and connectedness converge to support an optimal state. He then offered his three step formula for inspiring creativity. We can’t give it away — some things you just have to be there for! — but in the blink of an eye, Vital literally transformed the entire room, and everyone in it, with a simple trick. He brought it all together at the end with the top ten ways to develop creative thinking, which include curiosity, commitment, childlike wonder, collaboration, and of course lots of play."
Stance Branding "Brings joy and happiness every time I wear my clown nose"
Principal Redevelopment Administrator at City of Henderson “Vital, you were sensational!”
City of Las Vegas "Thank you for sharing in the City of Las Vegas Values Conference. Your ability to present the subject in such an interesting & energetic way produced one of the most memorable sessions of the conference.
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Booking executive Best Agency, "Vital is a dream to work with. He never ceases to amaze."
"Chick in charge” at Preferred Events “Thank YOU so much!!! You were great!”
Chief Scientist of IBM Context Computing, “I enjoyed your speech a lot… congrats!”
Foundation Director Henderson Chamber of Commerce “Thank you for a fantastic presentation!”
Senior VP of Sales New Age Electronics, "ENGAGE ranks at the top-tier of any corporate event we've executed. Our business partners could not stop raving about the high quality."
General Manager Lee Hecht Harrison “Thank you so much! You were certainly an inspiration!”
Preferred Events “Thank YOU for giving an amazing speech, and being so great to work with! Rave reviews! I really enjoyed your message.“
Project Manager GP Strategies "I wore my red nose while on a call! It was amazing meeting you in Las Vegas and loved your presentation."
Vice President Vallarta Adventures “The difference you made was night and day. There is no doubt in anyone's mind. the massive impact you made on our show. Thank you for your friendship, you'r direction and artistic direction”
Create Your Destiny Today “Really had an amazing time at your workshop!!! Thank you so much.”
VP of Sales, Alan Waxler Group “A truly amazing experience.”