Vanessa Jane Smith Mount Eden, Auckland
Leadership Coach, Life Coach, Career Coach
BA, Human Potential Certified Coach,Transformational Presence Coach
I once read that what matters most is to be able to look back on your life and know that you are better than you were.
At that point, I was looking at my life and saying "there has to be more to life than this!"
That was the beginning of a big shift for me and I knew I was at a new starting point.
I have since committed to being part of a movement of creating a world where we live by our values our passions and our humanity, And I want to be able to help you do that successfully and joyfully because that’s why we’re here – to EXPRESS, EXPAND and ENJOY the process of living thoroughly in service.
I created my own unique business drawing on all my strengths as a communicator in teaching and filmmaking and talents as an artist and coach. Now I support others to transform and design their lives and working environments into the potential of what wants to evolve through them.
I work with those who want to uncover and lead their lives from their own potential. I am a Creative Leadership Coach/Facilitator and I work with people who are passionate about creating a world that works, who are not afraid to not know the answers all the time, who stand by their values and visions and do what it takes to create that new dream.
My tools: Visual Coaching (visuals created in real time as we talk), my own Be the Change Cards an inspirational self change tool
I let the client, the energy and the tools do the work and lead the way.
* 2015 Human Potential Certified Coach, NL
* 2011 Transformational Presence Coach, with Alan Seale, NL
* 2010 Money, Marketing and Soul Certified Coach, Arizona
* 2008 Certified Coach International Coach Academy
9 reviews (5.0)
I've worked with Vanessa in phases since 2018, and she has truly helped me establish a clearer path forward in my life - spiritually, creatively, professionally and financially. The visual mapping she creates of our sessions become records that I look back on not only to reflect on how far I've come, but also where I need to continue working. I highly recommend her to anyone who seeks to activate their natural creativity in order to realize ambitions and dreams in all areas of life.Jamie Davis
I’m still in awe watching the way you shaped all those ideas on paper. Words are alive. They have an energy that goes beyond each one of us. I feel like they came out on their own, in the creative space we created together.Fabio Salvadori, Italy
Vanessa’s work inspires effective action and accelerates deeper understanding. It opens doors of awareness. Her work even showed us what we were talking about that we didn’t know we were talking about. It gave more perspective and opened the door to creative awareness. When your conversation is made visual with Vanessa's work, your ability to perceive all its layers happening simultaneously is speeded up, and illuminated. You are able to see the big picture and create anew.Alan Seale – Center for Transformational Presence
We talk transformation and Vanessa’s visual coaching enable us to see and learn how to transform our wellbeing, quality of life and relationship.Mike Knowles, CEO at 3rd Way Commonwealth Ltd
Vanessa is a deeply resourceful person. She's passionate about passion and listens intensely to people telling their story. The quality of her listening is so profound that people hear themselves in a different way and access parts of themselves that they may have lost or forgotten. Vanessa has an infectious sense of humour and a lightness of being that turn any work into fun.Tim Casswell, Visual Facilitator, United Kingdom
I have had the pleasure of working with Vanessa on more than one occasion and observe the creative mind and sensitivity that sets her apart making her unique in what she does. Her ability to unleash potential is astonishing and gives you the inner self belief needed to achieve greater results. Her coaching style is thoughtful, insightful and totally committed to the client's needs.Olga Cuesta, Executive Coach, Australia
I noticed a big shift from the first to the last session with Vanessa. I became more confident while observing how my fears and doubts decreased and I started to shake myself and take action. Vanessa has really given me clarity of direction and through working with her I have come to see the power of taking consistent action, even if they are baby steps. I know now that the most difficult part was to start moving, and now it’s done… I’m on my way. She accompanied and gently guided me through my process and her powerful questions really deepened my understanding and raised my awareness of myself and what I had to do. Thanks to Vanessa, my inner voice has become stronger, coupled with my willingness to recognise and listen to it. Working with Vanessa is like giving yourself a huge gift. If you feel that you are ready to transform your life or business but don’t know how, Vanessa will help you transform that perspective and make it happen.”Sylvie Dunand, Therapist, Solo business owner, Malaga, Spain
“After working with Vanessa, my feeling is that I am whole, complete again, worthy, I can be a success, I can live my mission and it is OK to be who I am. She has brought a whole new level of self acceptance of who I am. I had a huge break through after my first session with Vanessa – I had never experienced it with such intensity and clarity before that moment. A surge of great knowing came up through my body and I cried great tears of joy, relief and happiness. A massive weight lifted from my shoulders and I felt stuck energy shifting from me. I felt at that moment anything was possible. So much of what happened for me was achieved by being in Vanessa’s energy and by her being who she is and I had a huge intuition at the beginning that it just felt right to work with her. This has been huge, immeasurable and priceless. My initial battle with myself to committing the finances to it, transformed as the work far surpassed my expectations of myself. If you would like significant change and growth to occur in your life and/or your working world, then work with VanessaKirsten Holmes, Inspired Businesses, Teacher, United Kingdom
“Vanessa, our last session really freed me. Actually, yesterday I had a problem which would normally have resulted in a catastrophy. This time though I took it as a liberation. It was amazing! I now feel free to not live up to anyone else´s expectations. I can follow my own path without heavy baggage. This thought/idea came from trusting myself. I want to keep walking without dramas. I know where I am going and how I want to get there; I don’t know what will happen but I will keep walking. Thank you so much for helping me in such a different way. I feel great, at peace, strong and united within.”Nancy Gonzalez, Life Coach, Spain