Conférenciers Québec, Formation, Motivation et Team Building - Formax - Michel Villa - Speaker, trainer, stock writer and CPA Michel Villa
CPA, trainer, speaker and stock writer
Conférenciers Québec, Formation, Motivation et Team Building - Formax - Michel Villa - Speaker, trainer, stock writer and CPA Michel Villa
CPA, trainer, speaker and stock writer

Michel Villa, speaker, trainer, stock writer and CPA

Passionate about financial analysis with 10 years of experience as a trader with financial institutions, Michel Villa, speaker, is no stranger to behavioral mistakes numerous investors make. According to him, emotions often run high over numbers and lead to financial losses that could be avoided. His conference will address such key factors.

As a financial market popularizer and columnist in the Les Affaires and Huffington Post, Michel Villa uses his field experience to share his most important pieces of advice with enthusiasm and rigor.

If you’re in the financial industry, you must attend one of Michel Villa’s conferences!

Michel Villa’s Keynotes presentations :

  • Duration : 45-90 minutes, adaptable to your needs and preferences
  • Keynotes available in French only
  • A preparatory call with the speaker is planned to select and adapt the content of the presentation.

THE TOOL BOX – 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 interpersonal skills to stand out. Concretely, what does that mean? Better self and relationship management, be more effective in everyday life and create a WOW effect at work.

Based on his experience as an entrepreneur and an arbitrage trader as well as on numerous trainings and readings in human behavior, Michel Villa, speaker, offers you a series of very useful concepts to differentiate yourself. The return on investment is guaranteed!

Here is an overview of the topics covered :

  • Deferred gratification
  • Managing expectations
  • The fight or flight response
  • Loss aversion
  • Sunk costs
  • The art of storytelling
  • Memorization of first names
  • The pre-mortem
  • The IKEA effect
  • The languages ​​of love
  • Decision fatigue
  • The familiarity – innovation continuum
  • The myth of multitasking
  • The maximum intensity and last step rule


Whether you are an entrepreneur, executive, manager or employee, you make a multitude of decisions every day. When the time comes to decide, we naturally call upon our intuition, our judgment, our experiences and our lifestyle. This is how our brain works.

Although this procedure is perfectly suited to most of our usual decisions (e.g. what do I eat for lunch?), This can become a serious handicap in the workplace or when making great importance decisions.

When the time comes to make choices, especially when urgency and emotions get involved, our brain regularly fails to function. According to Michel Villa, speaker, we can do better!

Using statistics, indisputable facts and after making the wrong decisions as a trader himself, Michel Villa, speaker, took a closer look at the science behind decision-making and shares these with you. great rules.

Are you a decision maker? Michel will give you new tools to help you “decide” wisely.


For many people, the key to financial success lies in gaining knowledge. Whether they are taking classes or
seminars, reading books or specialized blogs on the stock market functioning, people think that knowledge is the only requirement that can lead to long-term return.

Unfortunately, knowledge is indeed required, but not in itself sufficient. Without a doubt, self-management skills, i.e. the way of behaving and coping with market fluctuations, is also a key factor to create added value. As a matter of fact, it is essential to watch out for various behavioural biases in order to reduce errors of judgement during the decision-making process.

Of course, such principle also applies in our everyday life. Whatever your university training, your professional experience, or overall culture, it is mandatory to pay attention to your self-management to achieve professional success!

Michel Villa’s Biography :

With over 10 years of experience as a Montreal trader and a recipient of numerous financially-recognised approvals (CPA-CGA, CFA-Chartered Financial Analyst, CMT-Chartered Market Technician, FRM-Financial Risk Manager, CAIA-Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst), Michel Villa offers a training based on knowledge, knowhow as well as self-management skills

As a passionate of technical analysis and behavioral finance, Michel Villa, speaker, will help you learn more on the financial market functioning, the main behavioral biases leading to errors of judgement as well as the importance of emotion management, which is a key factor to ensure success.

Through fresh content based on facts, stats, and anecdotes, you will have a blast becoming familiar with the stock exchange field!     et ce, dans le plaisir avec Michel Villa, conférencier.

For more information, visit :


  • Motivation, success, and personal growth
  • Economy, finance, and management
  • Decision Making

*Available in French only

Technical requirements

Wireless headset microphone

Small table or lectern (for notes and a water bottle)

Laptop (Michel works with PC and will bring his PowerPoint presentation on a USB key)

Screen and projector


Audio-video outputs (for video clips with sound)

Internet connection

Video clips


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

Excerpt from Michel Villa’s Keynote given at the Symposium Direction Ventes 2017 (French)

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