About Vital Germaine
Born to lead. Destined to inspire.
Vital Germaine is the President of ENGAGE.
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.
His keynotes and trainings are impactful, actionable, transformational and fun. The results are always the same: very happy repeat clients. As a bonus, he is fluent in English, French and Dutch and has given keynotes to international groups in those languages, including for Dell Technologies Europe.
Vital's unique, impactful and memorable style of delivery captivates and inspires, stimulating relevant paradigm shifts that elevate Customer Experience and sales. READ WHAT CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY.
He has a positive attitude and ease of connecting with any audience to build platforms that stimulate growth, expand horizons, disrupt and broaden perspectives. His passion and energy are infectious and inspirational, stimulating relevant paradigm shifts, elevating customer experience, and promoting strong leadership, creativity, connectivity and employee engagement.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
leadership | creativity | 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 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!
"The last of human freedoms is the ability to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances." - Viktor Frankl (Holocaust survivor)