Working with Vanessa over the last couple of years, both through her group programmes and through 1:1 mentoring with her, has been a real blessing. It has changed me and my work in profound ways, and it continues to do so.
Vanessa takes the time and energy to truly get to know you and your work. She is interested in the essence and the intricacies of who you are, what you do and why -not just the general idea. I have worked with several coaches and mentors over the years I have been in business, and I have never felt as deeply seen and understood as I have with Vanessa.
She is encouraging and supportive, without ever being pushy. You can feel at all times that she honestly believes in you and what you have to offer the world, and that she really cares. In my experience, there is nothing more motivating and reassuring than that.
Her communities are some of the safest, most loving and healing spaces I have ever been in, filled with wonderful, heart-centred womxn, who are always there for each other. I deeply appreciate the openness and inclusivity, and the fact that each person is invited to explore and discover what is true and right for them -there is no ‘one size fits all’ there.
One of the most inspiring things about Vanessa is that she teaches through example, from her own lived experience and that she really walks her talk. The heart and vulnerability that she shows up with allows you to relate to her, feel safe and never judged. At the same time, her academic background and rich knowledge in many fields makes everything feel more grounded, and whole.
To me, she embodies and models a radically different and so desperately needed way of leading, doing business and just being a real, kind and caring human being in the world. -Stella Stathi MA, MBACP Reg.