Vanessa is a successful executive who moved up the corporate ladder. She has real-world experience in breaking through the proverbial glass ceiling, dealing with inclusion and diversity issues, and managing large global teams. Vanessa uses her personal experiences as well as those of her clients to bring a truly genuine touch to her speaking engagements. No fluff, no relying on studies or text books – her “to the point” and “matter of fact” conversational tone brings people in. Audience members leave with actionable items to work on – Leading Edge Homework. She encourages audience participants to define issues and create a path for action to ensure the information they just learned isn’t lost. Every company, every team and every individual is unique and therefore every presentation should be unique and customized around the audience. Vanessa will construct her presentation around the company’s goals. What do they want the outcome to be? No black box speeches allowed!
Pearls, Custom Suits, Cancer, and Other Hazards
In this exclusive, heartfelt, dynamic, and eye-opening keynote presentation, Vanessa describes her personal
and professional journey, with emphasis on the challenges she faced and the high-level lessons she learned during her climb up the corporate ladder.
Vanessa powerfully demonstrates how you can transform adversity into a powerful force for positive
How to Achieve Peak Performance, Professionally and Personally
Employee dissatisfaction and corporate inefficiency are on the rise, despite years of focus on organizational
improvement strategies. Why? Executives are failing to spend time discovering what suits them. Suiting oneself leads to the ONLY kind of success that matters: personal and professional fulfillment, which
translates to increased efficiency and organizational success.
Vanessa brings to light how to not only survive today’s complex and often soul-draining corporate
environment, but to thrive in it.
Success Strategies, Women and Diversity in Today’s Global Economy
Vanessa shares her story of breaking glass ceilings, overcoming corporate diversity road blocks and what it takes to make it to the top regardless of sex or ethnic background.
The rules of the game weren’t written by and for women, yet successful women are running some of the largest corporations and countries in the world today. What is their secret to success?
Leadership: The Real Key to Career Success
Leadership has very little to do with hierarchy, job position, age, experience or even personality. In fact, many corporate executives struggle with the mere definition of “What makes a successful leader” – let alone acquiring the skills needed to achieve the level of success they desire and or need. In this powerful workshop, Vanessa will share her personal secrets to success as well as map out a clear defined path for those struggling to inspire and lead effective teams, advance in their careers and or move a team through a significant culture change.
Success Strategies for Women in Today's Global Economy
The rules of the game weren’t written by or for women, yet successful women are running some of the largest corporations and countries in the world today. What are their secrets to success? A corporate veteran with decades of leadership experience, Vanessa illuminates the particular challenges and opportunities women face in today’s business climate.
Vanessa reframes the challenges of gender into opportunities for growth and insight.
Strategic Productivity: The Power of Team
In today’s world of LEAN management styles, executives need to ensure they keep their eye on Strategic Productivity – being more effective and efficient without jeopardizing the culture and team. It’s more than cutting a budget! A must attend seminar by any organization or leadership team who is struggling with employee turnover, morale issues and corporate inefficiency. Vanessa leads the audience through her eye-opening process on how to emphasize best use of a company’s human assets and other resources vs. pushing superhuman effort resulting in burn-out and loss of the company vision.
Win the Career Game
Everyone gets stuck in their career at some point. Young people often enter the business world without all the tools they need to make their careers successful. Knowing how to ask for and find help, how to prioritize, getting and staying organized, adding unique value, developing ‘your go-to team’, and developing survival and leadership skills are essential to becoming the kind of leader who gets rewarded and promoted. This talk is for any level including employee resource groups (ERG’s), entry-level, mid level and emerging VP’s or other people who are new to the business world or new industry.
Talent Search Mistakes: Your Candidates are Customers!
It’s no secret that finding top talent today is a struggle for many businesses. But could they be sabotaging themselves and their brand and not even know it?
In this presentation, Vanessa brings the audience through an eye-opening journey – encouraging them to look at employment candidates as customers. She showcases how companies can turn routine, run of the mill recruiting correspondence into compelling marketing success that will attract top talent.
Vanessa gives a very firsthand perspective on Customer Loyalty and how to view it from both the lens of the talent delivering the customer experience and the external customer buying the experience. Vanessa managed operations including call center operations and knows firsthand the inside view. She also led a global customer loyalty program where the focus was on creating an internal culture based on the customer and establishing measurements to ensure continuous improvement.
The program also provides some insights into the relationship between employment candidates and real customers – an often neglected, but important facet – confirming how your company’s brand and consumer image can be shaped by your recruiting tactics.