Ronnie Hammad, Project Advisor at the World Bank Group
Vanessa worked with me as a coach to further my leadership in communicating more effectively as an advisor to managers and teams. She was effective, thoughtful and introspective -- key ingredients to a successful coaching relationship. We built a relationship of trust rather quickly, she probed deeply into areas that triggered me, and provided useful feedback within context in a thoughtful way. In one particularly difficult situation, she made me strip out all feeling and energy out of my communication, and stick to the facts of the case, an exercise that ultimately paid off. I highly recommend Vanessa as both a personal and team coach.
Julie Miller, Chief Relationships Officer, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM)
Working with Vanessa as an executive coach has been a tremendous benefit to me. The experience of being with someone so relatable, present and trustworthy allowed me to make the fundamental shifts in thinking that I needed to uncover my power and become more effective in my work. Vanessa gave me the tools to reach individuals I was having trouble reaching and change professional relationships for the better. Her approach is engaging, powerful and has helped me continually improve myself. Thank you Vanessa!
Christoph Tagwerker, Clean Energy Techncial Advisor | Inter-American Investment Corporation | Inter-American Development Bank Group
Vanessa is full of energy, a great motivator and always comes up with a solution when you are stuck. She has people skills and creates trust so that speaking with her about personal matters gets easy. I really enjoyed working with her and recommend her as a Coach.
Susan Olsen, Lead Specialist for Financial Intermediaries transactions in Latin America
Vanessa has been one of the most perceptive and engaging coaches that I have ever met. Her business acumen is dead on, and her interpersonal skills are off the charts. Combine this with her strategic thinking abilities and you get a masterful recipe as a coach, supportive and friendly yet capable of pushing her clients to a new level of deep thinking on career management issues. I highly recommend Vanessa and loved working with her!
Lina Salazar Ortegon, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach | Food Systems | Intl. Development | Strategic Communication
Vanessa has done a terrific job helping me gain clarity about my professional goals and the different feasible actions to achieve them. She's very talented when it comes to asking the right questions and helping me find the answers. This process has resulted in a dynamic of self-knowledge and empowerment that I highly value. She complements her professional excellence with a relaxed personality that creates a relationship built on trust. Everything you can look for in a coach!
Working with Vanessa was an amazing experience and I was extremely satisfied with the process and outcome of the coaching. She not only helped me get more clarity on my future career path and objectives, she also showed me very helpful tools to determine strategies and tactics to get there. The coaching triggered a process of self-reflection and Vanessa challenged me to re-think certain views that had defined the way I perceived things. Her inter-personal and analytical skills are outstanding and I can highly recommend Vanessa as a coach.
Kathryn Bohan, International Student Advisor/PDSO at EF Education First
Working with Vanessa was simply delightful. Vanessa has the ability to push her clients and ask the hard questions while simultaneously putting her clients at ease. I left every phone call or meeting feeling as though I was making progress and knowing I did the right thing in hiring her.
Simply put, Vanessa is great at what she does.
Maria Alejandra Garcia Guzman, Economist and international negotiator
Working at the Inter-American Development Bank I had the first coaching experience with Vanessa as a coach. Her energy, professionalism, kindness and client engagement skills really made the difference while working with her. I was able to achieve some of my professional goals, gain self-confidence and network to target my future professional achievements. I highly recommend her as a coach for the before mentioned reasons but specially because she is an amazing human being.
Sharlene Jo-Ann Shillingford, Charge d'Affaires at Eastern Caribbean States Mission to the European Union
Vanessa worked as my leadership coach in 2015. Though we worked together for about 6 months only, it was an absolutely amazing experience. We worked on several issues including perceptions and opinions and unpacking or breaking apart certain conclusions that I had drawn or would draw that affected the way I saw the world... It was a challenging but very satisfying process. Vanessa's skill and ability in balancing the two essential roles of 1. challenging through encouraging deep personal reflection, and 2. guiding/frame the process was critical to my personal experience and success. And, what an awesome and bright personality!!! I thank you so much Vanessa and wish you amazing success.