Michel Villa
speakertrainer, stock market columnist and CPA

Passionate about financial analysis and having worked for 10 years as an equitytrader with financial institutions, Michel Villa, speaker, is well aware of the human behavioural mistakes made by many investors. In his view, emotions too often get the better of the numbers, and cause many avoidable losses. Michel Villa's talk will take stock of these key factors.

Financial market popularizer and columnist for Les Affaires and the Huffington Post, Michel Villa, speaker, uses his experience in the field to share his valuable advice with enthusiasm and rigor.

If you are in the finance business, you need to hear from Michel Villa.

Michel Villa's conferences and training workshops:

  • Duration of the lectures: 45-90 minutes, adaptable.
  • Workshop: 2 to 6 hours, depending on your needs, tailor-made.
  • Conferences available in French only.
  • A preparatory call is planned to adapt the content of the conference.

Impact to power 2: Everything you need to make a difference!

In the past, knowledge was the key to success. In today's information society, it provides the necessary credibility, but it is no longer the only distinctive element. More than ever, we are talking about the importance of developing soft skills to stand out. In concrete terms, what does this mean? A better management of oneself and one's relationship with others, being more efficient in everyday life and creating a WOW effect at work.

Drawing on his experience as an entrepreneur and equity trader, as well as numerous training courses and readings on human behavior, speaker Michel Villa offers a series of concepts that will help you stand out from the crowd. Return on investment guaranteed!

Here is an overview of the topics discussed:

  • Overconfidence
  • The different levels of learning
  • The 18-minute rule
  • The art of storytelling
  • Charisma
  • The languages of love
  • The role of luck
  • The myth of multitasking
  • The importance of remembering first names
  • The DOS cocktail
  • Energy management
  • The art of gossip
  • Networking
  • The first impression
  • The maximum intensity and final stage rule

Decide better!

Ex-trader, Michel Villa has developed a great expertise on human decision making and presents a new conference that concerns us all, on the art of better decision making, by becoming aware of the biased mechanisms of our brain, which too often lead us to the wrong decisions. Understand them better, and DECIDE BETTER!

Whether you are an entrepreneur, a manager, an executive or an employee, every day you make a multitude of decisions. When it comes to making decisions, we naturally rely on our intuition, judgment, experience and lifestyle. This is how our brain works.

While this is fine for most of our everyday decisions (e.g. what do I eat for lunch?), it can become a serious handicap in the workplace or when making important decisions.

When it comes to making choices, especially when urgency and emotion get in the way, our brains regularly fail us. According to Michel Villa, we can do better!

With the help of statistics and hard facts, and after making some bad decisions himself as a trader, Michel Villa, speaker, has taken a closer look at the science behind decision-making, and shares the main rules with you.

Are you a decision maker? Michel will give you new tools to help you make the right decisions.

Knowing and being, the keys to success in finance and in life

For many people, the key to success in finance is knowledge. Whether it is through courses, seminars, books or blogs on how the stock market works, people believe that knowledge is the only valid prerequisite for generating long-term returns.

Unfortunately, knowledge is necessary but not sufficient. Without a doubt, behavioural skills, i.e. the way one behaves in the face of stock market fluctuations, are also a key element in creating added value. Indeed, it is essential to be on the lookout for different behavioural biases in order to reduce our errors of judgement when making decisions.

Of course, this principle also applies in everyday life. Regardless of your academic background, professional experience or general culture, it is essential to be aware of our self-management to achieve professional success!

Michel Villa offers various training courses tailored to your needs.

Here are some of the training titles he can develop with you.

Training on self-confidence, personal development and performance:

  • The toolbox - everything you need to make a difference!

See all our training courses on self-confidence.
See all our training courses on personal development.
See all our training courses on performance.

Stock market simulation + conference by Michel Villa

Conférenciers Québec, Formation, Motivation et Team Building - Formax - Michel Villa - Speaker, Trainer, Columnist and CPA

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Biography of Michel Villa :

With over 10 years' professional experience as an equity arbitrageur (trader) in Montreal and several recognized professional qualifications in the financial field, Michel Villa offers enriching conferences focusing on knowledge, know-how and interpersonal skills in the world of financial services.

Passionate about stock markets and behavioral finance, Michel Villa, in his capacity as speaker, will take you behind the scenes of current economic and financial news, the main behavioral biases that can lead to errors of judgment, and the importance of controlling your emotions.

In short, it will provide you with all the information you need to make informed financial decisions.

With dynamic content, supported by facts, statistics and captivating anecdotes, Michel Villa invites you to dive enthusiastically into the world of the stock market and enrich your knowledge in this field, all in a pleasant and stimulating atmosphere!


  • Motivation, success and self-improvement
  • Economy and Finance


  • Wireless headset
  • Laptop (Michel works on a PC and will bring his PowerPoint presentation on a USB stick)
  • Remote control (if available)
  • Projector and screen
    (audio-video outputs as videos with sound)
  • Internet connection


Conférenciers Québec, Formation, Motivation et Team Building - Formax - Michel Villa - Speaker, Trainer, Columnist and CPA

Michel Villa in conference:

Watch the excerpt of Michel's conference presented at our VITRINE OF speakerson November 1, 2017 at the ALT Quebec Hotel:

Michel Villa at the Direction Ventes Symposium 2017

Interviews with Michel Villa :

Interview with Michel Villa: The rule of thumb

Interview with Michel Villa: Avoid your negative behavioural biases

HOW DOES IT WORK? - Discussion with Michel Villa at the time of COVID-19

PepTalk on the road with... Michel Villa

What our customers say:

"We had high expectations, and the expectations were greatly fulfilled. It was Michel as we know him. Full of enthusiasm, motivating. Our consultants loved his presentation."

PPI Management Inc.