As a qualified Elite Athlete Mentor, Teacher and Mental Health First Aider, I essentially support people from all sectors.
I care about people who want to improve or are looking for a new direction.
My role is to listen to you & help “steer your ship”
If you’re up for the challenge to make some changes, I’m happy to have a chat.
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 keen to help some of you navigate their careers, share experiences and discuss topics important to you. If you are interested in personal development, sales, customers and B2B, get in touch!
if you need friendly, firm and focused support to either build yourself, your business or your team I can be there supporting you and your team as needed
Working with People Partners (HR practitioners) as a Coach and Mentor, I partner to develop leadership and HR capability across all levels and disciplines, enabling practitioners to become a more strategic, trusted and credible partner in the business. Starting with the strengths of the individual and how they work in the context of the organisation, I act as a translator, connector and strategist to support growth and build up confidence as a practitioner.
Driven, enthusiastic, well versed and capable of interpreting convoluted concepts/ terminologies into easy to digest and understand terms.
I love what I do and I would like to bring the best out of you!
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.
If you want to get more clarity in your life and business, understand and fine-tune your decision-making approach, be more impactful in your leadership and focus on the things that matter – let’s work together!
I connect deeply with people, helping them create visions that inspire, engage and energize and go through the process of making those visions a reality.
I am a professional certified coach and facilitator living in South Africa and working internationally. I work with executives, emerging leaders and entrepreneurs who want to be more impactful in their leadership, focus on the things that matter and to act on the change they want to bring.
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”.
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 🙂
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 am a Co-Founder of a Tech training company, a Software Developer of some 25 years, a family man with 4 children, amateur musician, problem solver, maker, learner and doer. I have mentored many adults who have wanted to move into IT from other industries, and many youths from running years of youth clubs.
If you find yourself at an impasse, want to expand your technical know-how, want to relate to your children better, want to know how to get ahead in your job, your hobbies or life in general, I believe I can help.
This comes at a cost, so please take this process very seriously. I hope to meet with you soon !