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  • Writer's pictureCourtney Stanley

Being Present, Planning for Pleasure, and Using Your Intuition

Updated: Sep 29, 2023

How do we focus more on being, rather than doing?

In the latest episode of Dare to Interrupt, Christine Renaud, CEO of Braindate by e180, shares her perspective on the elements she leverages to live a more present, balanced life: intuition, energy and pleasure.

Read on for information about the star of this episode, Christine!

Christine Renaud is an internationally recognized social entrepreneur and graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she completed her master’s in education as a Know Fellow in 2008. She is the CEO and co-founder of e180, a B-Corporation founded in Montreal in 2011 whose mission is to reinvent the way humans learn around the world. e180 is behind the innovative technology product Braindate, which has over a million users and has been used by the Skoll Forum, TED, Danone, Amazon and Airbnb, among others, to generate more collaborative learning among their members and employees.

In 2022 and 2023, Braindate was nominated for the Webby Awards, which are considered the “Oscars of the internet.” Since then, Christine has distinguished herself as a sought-after editorial writer and speaker, sharing her experience with collaborative learning and her vision for the future of learning at events such as the World Innovation Summit in Education (Doha, Qatar), SXSW & SXSWedu (Austin, USA), Morgan Stanley Women’s Leadership Summit (Chicago, USA), C2 Montreal (Montreal, Canada), Creative Mornings (Montreal, Canada), re: publica (Berlin, Germany) and Tech Open Air (Berlin, Germany).

Christine Renaud was recognized in 2021 as a Most Outstanding International Impact Entrepreneur by the Quebec Businesswomen’s Network and in 2018 as one of the Canadian Inspiring Fifty, honoring 50 women shaping the future of technology in Canada. She also won Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016 by Startup Canada and was selected as one of the “Most Innovative People in the Events Industry” by New York publication Bizbash in 2015.

Most recently, she co-founded La Cabane, a creative learning center that allows children to learn by leading a meaningful life, surrounded by their families and rooted in their community. In 2021, she also published her first book, "Effrontées," telling the story of 21 badass Québécoises.

When she’s not thinking about the learning revolution, she’s homeschooling her daughters, harvesting her flowers for some quirky creations, getting her hands dirty in clay, dancing under the disco ball of La Cabane, fermenting something, or boiling the maple sap from her communal-living-house in the country.

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