Two decades as a social entrepreneur, and overcoming personal adversity, hasn't taught me everything.
I don't have ALL the answers but I have quite a few, and I'll have your back.
I know how to set the scene for conversation and connection.
And the questions to ask to support you... Let's take a walk and chat?
“Vanessa is one of a kind!!! She is super switched on, dedicated and always innovating and has a genuine desire to help! Vanessa's expertise as a mentor is second to none. Vanessa's webinars are always new exciting and different, always pushing the boundaries and looking to think outside the square ! Thanks for being YOU Vanessa!”
Key Account Manager
“It was wonderful to discuss our challenges with our small business during the pandemic. Vanessa is thoroughly versed in many aspects of business as well as being very personable and intuitive. She was able to highlight strengths with our brand and gave insight on how to navigate onward. Vanessa is a delight, so helpful and I applaud her on her charity work. She had great referrals and is a keen problem solver. I look forward to working with her in the future and continuing to be inspired.”
Melanie Kai Murray
Small Business Owner
“Vanessa is an wonderfully perceptive individual! We talked at length about a digital platform I was developing. Bringing her wealth of experience, Vanessa helped me better understand my own product, the questions that need to be asked and the kind of conversations to have (and with whom) to bring it to the next level. She's extraordinarily personable, so if you come to her in a panic, you'll leave feeling better!”
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Informed and widely experienced. Holding space as a sounding board. Someone to talk to and walk with you in business, career, community. Helping you take the time out to step back, take a birds eye view, and then drill down to the detail. Making the complex simpler... focused... actionable.
Two decades as an multi-award winning strategy/brand/space creative, social enterprise founder, manager & CEO
Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors (NED, board/committee member & adviser)
Advocate & philanthropist - consumer (esp. health), equity & diversity, hospitality, food security (plant based), zero waste, circular economy, & permaculture practitioner
Nature lover, record setting ultra trail runner, past Australian representative triathlete, Shinbudo brown belt & trainer
Life-long learner, conscious designer of business & lifestyle
Motivated, compassionate & grounded attitude shaped by ongoing serious health & personal adversity survival story
Many facets united by CURIOSITY - RESILIENCE - DRIVE - INSIGHT.
Vanessa's purpose is to bring her broad and deep life and business experience into service of others (you).
Her mind and her support are for hire.