Experienced financial research analyst with experience across global markets spanning a range of sectors, with a special interest in technology and retail sectors.
Qualifications in business and mathematics have provided an ability to see the bigger picture and find opportunities where there are seemingly none. An eternal optimist, I believe everyone deserves the opportunity to be the best version of themselves.
I can provide advice to Mentees working in financial services and tech startups.
I’m a Career Coach & Resume writer at My Career Consultants.
With the completion of a Diploma in Life Coaching, 10 years experience in HR duties & my passion for helping people overcome challenges, I work one on one with individuals to help them achieve their career/life goals. I do this by actively listening, asking insightful questions and challenging beliefs and values to help guide you through the path that is right for you.
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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.
I am passionate about helping people overcome whatever life issues they may be experiencing; I am a compassionate and caring sounding board for you; I’ll help you discover the underlying greatness you may have inside you; I’ll help show you how to embrace the shitty situations life may throw at you and how to come out the otherside with strength, courage, fortitude and a smile.
Leadership, Change, Team Engagement, Next Steps, are all areas that I love to coach. I love these areas because they represent seasons and environments that have been significant in my own life. Let’s take your journey to the next level as we work to walk through any or all of these areas. My background has been in working to help develop and design new projects in different cities and around the world. I have worked with both for-profits and non-profits and find the value of healthy employees, leadership and teams.
I am certified in DISC, People Mapping and Work Place Appreciation. I believe you are taking the first step now by looking for a mentor, which means you are seeking to move forward in some area. With questions, tools and accountability possibilities can be amazing if you are ready to engage the process. I love working with teams and individuals and look forward to hearing from you soon.
I have been an educator, business owner, and mentor for over 20 years! I am enthusiastic about learning and development which are key aspects of any mentor/mentee relationship. I cherish every opportunity given to serve and lead. If you seek a knowledgeable, high energy, dedicated mentor focused on helping you achieve your professional and personal goals then look no further! I look forward to partnering with you soon.
I am highly motivated and passionate to help others find their Purpose in life. If you are trying to figure out where you should be in life whether you are 21 or 60 I can help you discover YOU.
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Sounds simple however we are often our own best or worst enemies on the path to our own success. To make progress past what we are used to, it often takes a third party, a disassociated observer to see the obvious trip point than others get accustomed to as normal. Normal is great for those with no desire to excel beyond that point, for the rest of us its a set point to challenge and change within ourselves first before its evident elsewhere. If you are ready to Kick ‘but’ then let’s connect!
My continuous passion to help individuals and companies increase sales and profits drives me to become more knowledgeable about the needs of their market and customer base. Which in turn fuels the changes that increase the customer base and increases sales.
With 35 years of experience in financial services at Executive level leading State & National teams I have a wealth of experience that I can share with potential mentees. I am highly sought after as a mentor & coach, and as an IEC (Institute of Executive Coaching) accredited coach, I offer myself as a mentor with the added opportunity to bring coaching into our sessions. I have been fortunate enough to have some wonderful mentors and I see this as an opportunity to assist others to achieve their personal aspirations and dreams. I am more than happy to provide you with contact details of previous mentees who will share their experience with you.
If you are looking for a mentor to help you navigate your way through your career as an individual contributor or as a leader I have the experience & knowledge to assist you.
I am here to share with you, what might be the possible solutions to your dilemma. You can open your heart to me.
Ask me, to know more how I have gone through multi-tasking job before. One has to believe in oneself because, at the end of the day, you and you only will be responsible for anything.
You will learn from me, about my past struggle, my failures, and accomplishments.
It was my self-fulfillment in life when I was able to achieve my goal. But it was not easy. Looking back I would love to share it with you if given the chance.
Life is a journey. The road to success is rough, bumpy and winding.
Be ready for any circumstances. Keep calm. Remember, there’s always a solution to every problem.
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