Florence Pérès

Author, enthusiastic speaker and expert in digital balance, focus and mental resilience.

“Fascinating and inspiring, instructive and full of enthusiasm. Florence understands the art of captivating an audience. Amazingly well brought, she anticipated the topics that matters to us ” according to a happy customer.

Florence’s talks are based on 25 years of combined experience in the world of the Internet and digital media and mental well-being in the workplace. She worked at The Reference, ONE Agency, Dear Media (now Scopernia) and is a freelance consultant for Better Minds at Work. Florence is now Managing Director of Speakersbase. She is the author of the book 'Digital Detox’ (Lannoo 2017).

Expect passion, inspiration, interaction, evidence based insights, practical tips & tools and a certain entertainment level during her webinars and presentations.





Dutch, French, English

Mental Resilience & Wellbeing, Business, Strategy & Management, HR & Company Culture


Digital Balance, Focus, Communication, Stress Detection & Prevention, Productivity, Mental resilience

Presentations and Topics

Focus your brain 

How to work with more focus (@home)

It’s been called “The Productivity Paradox.” For all our technological innovations, productivity is declining ever more and stress levels are rising. 

The only way to achieve success in our work is to learn the art of focus. In the age of distraction and information overload, if we don’t master our attention, especially with jammers on the home front and the lack of the normal work routine when working remotely, we will never perform at our best.

During this webinar, you will learn techniques in order to create more focus.

You'll be able to: 

1) apply the principles of deep work 

2) manage your attention in order to be more efficient 

3) avoid distractions and deal with information overload

4) get more control over the work/private life 

Communicate like a pro (from home)

Practical guidance for using your digital communication tools to your advantage

For brainworkers it is not new: we feel the pressure to be permanently reachable and available through all kinds of channels and lose ourselves in reactivity mode and digital chaos. It is a constant search for balance. And yet, as brainworkers, we are now more than ever confronted with new ways of organizing our work and communicating with each other. It is crucial to maintain an overview and to apply a number of techniques for this. 

Expect a practical webinar for more order and balance in teleworking and digital communication in particular.

What do you take with you:

1) managing your reachability and availability and how to organize this

2) know which touchpoint (communication channel) you use best according to your message

3) achieve digital order in your digital communication landscape

4) better e-mailing and videoconferencing thanks to a number of very practical tips 

Digital Balance in the new normal

We are more and more entwined with our smartphone and always connected. We constantly and unconsciously check our mailbox, our social media and other messages, apps or news sources.

We feel the pressure of permanent availability and accessibility.

Our smartphone is simultaneously necessary and disruptive, very useful and completely useless. How can we learn to use it skillfully and stay in control? Especially now, when the only way to stay connected with colleagues, clients, friends and family is in a virtual context; how to overcome a digital overload? How to build trust in professional relationships, stay mentally fresh and take back control over our time in a hyperconnected environment?

During this webinar, Florence explains what always-on does to your brain, why it drastically affects your performance and increases your stress level. And you will get new insights on how to deal with hyperconnectivity, distraction and information overload, based on the digital balance model. 

Testimonials & References

The "Focus your brain" keynote of Florence during our annual Securex Sales & Marketing kick-off event was a success! Florence combines research-based content with personal anecdotes & fun. Eye openers & takeaways included. Well done!

Joelle Helbig - Sales & Marketing Director at Securex Member of the Board

Florence weet op een hele lichte manier toch door te dringen met haar sterke boodschap. 

Astrid Leemans - Head of Distribution Belfius

Florence had vanaf minuut 1 de volledige aandacht van het publiek en wisselde de theoretische benadering af met vele praktische en interactieve toepassingen.
De vele tips & tricks zullen ons publiek (ca 900 medewerkers verspreid over 6 sessies) nog lang bijblijven waardoor Florence onze verwachtingen volledig heeft ingelost.

John Mestdag - HSEQ Manager Engie 

Excellente animation d'un workshop sur le Digital Detox.

Bernard Arimont - CEO ENGIE AXIMA

Boeiend en inspirerend, leerrijk en vol enthousiasme. Florence verstaat de kunst om een groep aan zich te kluisteren. Verbazend goed gebracht en ingespeeld op de voor ons belangrijkste topics.

Carine Verbraeken - Field Sales Manager Vandemoortele

Wil je jezelf en je collega's stimuleren om eens kritisch na te denken over hun digital addiction en hen inspireren om een digital detox in te lassen? Dan is Florence Pérès dé persoon om in huis te halen! Dankzij een verhaal dat tegelijk inhoudelijk goed onderbouwd is, maar ook een fijn contact en vlotte interactie met het publiek en zeer realistische voorbeelden, slaagt Florence erin om haar publiek te boeien en echt aan het denken te zetten. Een absolute aanrader!

Vicky Adriaensen - Algemeen Directeur at ACCO

In een heel boeiende presentatie waarin ze haar publiek volledig mee had wist Florence de mensen er snel van te overtuigen dat een matig gebruik van sociale media en smartphone ten goede komt van de mentale gezondheid, en de aandacht en focus versterkt. Een echte aanrader voor bedrijven die met deze problematiek worstelen!

Rik Hemelaer - Managing Director of VAB Assistance

Voor het Masterplan Digitalisering van de gemeente Breda gaf Florence ten overstaan van een volle zaal MKB-ondernemers en ambtenaren een keynote over digital detox. Het publiek liep weg met haar verhaal! Wat een ontzettend mooie afsluiting van een serie van 3 sprekers. Haar verhaal sloot volledig aan bij onze wensen en heeft onze verwachting overtroffen. De ongedwongen stijl van haar presentatie doet haar verhaal extra goed overkomen op het publiek, en haar persoonlijke benadering maakt het ontzettend plezierig om met haar samen te werken!

Bart Welling - Governmental and Public Innovation for the Municipality of Breda

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Ioannis Tsouloulis

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