Vanessa’s inspiring story is one of vision, determination, integrity, hard work and overcoming severe adversity, personal responsibility, discipline, growth, emotional intelligence, balance, compassion and giving. Her successes as an award winning social entrepreneur, brand and built environment strategist and ultra-endurance athlete have privileged her with the credentials and flexibility to now support others. She offers strategic, workplace, management, life and health/wellness mentoring to anyone in governance, business, leadership or influence. Her mentees are those looking to improve their organisational and/or personal performance and well-being in an agile, forward thinking, ethical and sustainable fashion. She brings to them an open mind, listening ear, extensive academic, professional and lived experience (including of trauma) and a willingness to both encourage and challenge. Vanessa is known as a straight talker and is often engaged as a board advisor, conference speaker and tertiary education guest lecturer.
For over 16 years Vanessa has been the Managing Director of Forward Thinking Design (www.forwardthinkingdesign.com.au); a Certified B Corp social enterprise, which she founded.
Forward Thinking Design is one of the most awarded brand strategy, stakeholder experience, fitout design & project management studios in Australia. The firm consults to leadership across restaurants and hospitality, retail, services, workplace, health/fitness, sporting club and community venues. It specifically exists to support fellow organisations with social, ethical and environmental impact values at their core and the business’ profits are retained to finance the provision of pro bono and reduced fee services to charities and social enterprise.
She is the Diversity and Inclusion Chairperson of BLocal Sydney, Australia (B Corporation business community) and an activist for equality, environmental sustainability and improved ethics in business and society. As a sufferer and survivor of serious illness she is an Ambassador for Polycystic Kidney Disease Australia, Member of the AKTN Scientific Committee and Co-Chair of the NSW BEAT-CKD Consumer Advisory Board.
Previously she was the Junior Vice President of the NSW Division of the Australian Shop & Office Fitting Association (ASOFIA), a committee on which she served for many years. She holds a Bachelor of Design (Hons) – UNSW, a Postgraduate Diploma in Museum Studies – Deakin and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Directors Company Directors Course.
Vanessa holds a Fastest Known Time ultra trail running record and previously represented Australia in triathlon. She has been profiled in several books, national print media, on radio, TV and podcasts. She is a strong promoter of individual and collective empowerment, responsibility, achievement and well-being.
Sarah is a 15 year Military Officer and Gulf War Veteran.
A soloprenuer, founder of Dijolife, a community of over 50000 woman globally.
She specialises in female leadership, reducing the effects of high functioning anxiety and implementing self-care practices to improve work life balance.
I started my career majoring in environmental science and going to law school with the intention of becoming an environmental lawyer. While I have practiced to some degree in that field, my career has brought me across the world, including Mexico, Argentina, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Philippines, Hawaii, Arctic Alaska and Russia.
In 2018, I completed a Ph.D. at the University of Hawaii-Manoa how Alaska Native Villages are adapting to climate change and how laws and planning help or hinder. Much of my work now involves legal, planning, and logistical work with these communities on adaptation and other community challenges. The other substantial part of my work involves mediation, particularly for families with children.
Hi, I am ex military officer turned business man; and would like to train others in the fields of business management, leadership and entrepreneurship. It will be a pleasure to assist all those who want to grow across the globe.
A senior executive coach with over three decades of experience in the Corporate Sector and having worked across three different continents. Have coached over hundreds of senior executives across India, US, Singapore and China with regard to “doing business in India”.
I am an assistant manager, transfer pricing in Sri Lanka. I have over 6 years of experienece working in the accounting/finance industry. I would like to pass down my technical expertise as well as the soft skills I have learned over the years. I believe if I reach out and share my experience and in general help anyone who wants my help, then the world would be a better place. Also, I am the type of person who likes to tackle problems.
I help people make career decisions so that they can find fulfillment at work. If you’re just embarking on your career, or making a career transition, I’ll be happy to help you overcome the fear and anxiety that usually accompany those stages in life, and give you direction on how to equip yourself for the exciting career journey ahead of you. 🙂
If you already know what you want to do, I’m happy to help with job searches, resume and cover letter writing, and interview preparation. As an L&D professional, I can also assist in the development of specific skills you’ll need to succeed in the career path of your choice.
You can learn a little about me and what I’m passionate about from my TEDx talk.
Suzi Chen is a cross-disciplinary strategist specialising in futuristic thinking. In addition to her strategic work, the former medical scientist also wears multiple hats including an award-winning graphic designer, a writer and a producer. As an avid traveller, Suzi has visited more than 20 countries as far as Mongolia. In 2018, Suzi chaired and hosted an international summit on gender equality at the United Nations in New York City.
Hello! With me in your corner, you will get full support to transition careers, gain leadership skills or unblock any barriers. I offer a fresh view to conversations and energise you for your next career journey. I am experienced in all facets of life and will move you to where you want to be,
I can help you in leadership, change and life choices.
Talk to me today 🙂
My Master’s Degree is in Professional Development, K-12, is directly aligned with mentoring individuals to achieve their goals. My passion and ability to support others is evident in the following initiatives of which I am currently involved. First, I am an Alverno Undergraduate Assessor. My role is comprised of observing students in particular settings and providing one to one, constructive and evaluative feedback specific to global perspective, analysis, problem-solving, decision-making, and effective citizenship skill development. This supports improvement of life skill interactions they express as they enter the workforce. Second, I am an at-risk High School Assessor through Nepris. This position involves utilizing specific criteria framed to support students’ abilities to self-assess. This assessment is part of a Micro-Enterprise Credential program they must complete.
The Nurse Coach is an accumulation of all of the self-care work I have done myself in the last 5 years to create the happier, healthier, stronger, and passionate woman that I am today. Through this work I want to share with my fellow nurse compadres the art, science, and importance of self-care, especially when you work in an area where burnout, compassion fatigue, stress, and overwhelm often take over and leave us numb in a career that we once felt called to do. Let me help you learn how to take care of yourself in a kind and compassionate way, that provides you with tangible results and tools you can use from day one.
I can help you move forward in your business, in your parenting and in your life.
I have over 20 years’ experience working as a therapist with families, parents and kids, and have five years’ experience owning two businesses and consulting other people on their businesses.
In order to be successful in any area of our lives, we must remove obstacles and blocks. I want to help you to do just that.
Contact me today!