Get to know me
I'm Vanessa and since I can remember, I’ve coached people to reach their full potential and break through the obstacles that seem to be holding them back at work. I've helped ambitious professionals, like you, with a wide range of problems. BUT.. the one theme that comes up time and time again is confidence (or lack of).
Life's too short to be unhappy, unsure, or unfulfilled. I am here to help my clients achieve a more confident approach to work and life, and provide them with all the tools necessary to get them there. Let me help you learn and develop better ways to grow your confidence at work and to help you achieve your goals.
I've worked in multiple industries, organisation size and maturity so I have breadth and depth of experience to bring to my coaching work. If you want to see my background please check out my LinkedIn page.
I haven't always been a confident person. Not that long ago I was struggling with self esteem challenges and this was playing out at work. So whilst people thought that I was successful, inside I was struggling with self doubt. Knowing that this wasn't normal, I started to find out what was going on and what had changed. I then put in the hours to get back to being the confident ME. I watched TED talks, read a ton of books, joined groups, became more spiritual and attended upteen webinars. So I have a good idea of what works and I want to share this with you.
My approach is less about academics and theory and is more about practical solutions and tools to help you develop and grow. That is not to say theory isn't important and I will guide you towards key research and models that will work for you. However, having been in the position of low confidence, I know that having tools, tips and frameworks that deliver will make change happen and stick.
I used to be in the Royal Navy and served for nearly 16 years as an Officer - this was a great training ground for developing confidence and resilience
I am a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. I am also a Fellow Certified Practitioner with the Australian HR Institute
I love peonies - to me they are the prettiest of flowers and a symbol of wealth and abundance
I am action oriented and like to get s**t done
I love to travel and see the world but COVID 19 restrictions have made me really appreciate my neighbourhood
I am yoga mad and I thrive outdoors
I am dedicated to learning and growing - I am still a work in progress