Expert in leadership development, virtual teams and women in leadership.
Vanessa is an author, executive coach, leadership trainer and engaging key-note speaker. As a noted leadership expert, Vanessa has trained thousands of leaders across the globe and is known for her dynamic style and practical approach to teaching the “nuts and bolts” of leadership.
Vanessa is passionate about developing leaders and teams. Her highly engaging style, plus 20 years of leadership expertise, leaves audiences feeling motivated and inspired to take action.
Vanessa understands that leadership can be challenging. After all, it is common for leaders to have a lot of responsibilities, conflicting priorities and challenging “people” related issues.
However, Vanessa also knows that leaders are made not born. Thus, her sessions focus on practical take-aways and tools that help leaders to be more confident and effective on the job.
For the past five years, Vanessa has become well known for her expertise in Women in Leadership. She clearly understands how women rise and teaches them to put in place a few key building blocks to create a fulfilling career.
Since Vanessa works across the globe, she clearly understands the challenges of leading a virtual team. She has trained thousands of leaders how to motivate their virtual teams so that they are engaged, accountable and high performing.
As a noted leadership expert, Vanessa has been published and quoted in The Globe and Mail and the National Post and is a contributor to CKNW Radio. Vanessa is also a guest lecturer in the MBA program at Ted Rogers School of Management.
Whether facilitating, training or coaching, Vanessa has achieved successful change outcomes with organizations such as Campbell’s Soup, Food Banks of Canada, Motorola, Star Media, Great West Life, Four Seasons, Points, Scotia Digital, the United Nations, BMO, Women in Food Industry Management and the Urban Land Industry.