Fast Facts About Vanessa:

Vanessa is the author of The Soul Solution: A Guide for Brilliant, Overwhelmed Women to Quiet the Noise, Find Their Superpower and (Finally) Feel Satisfied, which debunks the myth of the superwoman who can do it all and replaces it with timeless, soul-based strategies for thriving.

Vanessa’s Tedx Talk “How To Lean In Without Burning Out” has over 160,000 views.

Vanessa is the author of “How To Prevent Burnout – 13 Signs You’re On The Edge,” a Forbes article that was promoted by Arianna Huffington.

Vanessa is the creator of the global Create Work You Love leadership program for women, a revolutionary curriculum designed to teach women how to be successful without burning out.

Vanessa is the co-founder of the Alliance for Parents in Tech, a collaborative of moms leading the parent’s groups at many of the biggest tech companies in Silicon Valley.

Vanessa earned her MBA from Stanford University and her undergraduate degree in Economics from Columbia University where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude. She is certified as a coach through The Hendricks Institute. Vanessa is also certified in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) through NLP Marin.

Vanessa has been a regular weekly contributor for Forbes.

Vanessa’s work has also been featured in Fast Company, Glamour, Mind, Body, Green, The Huffington Post, FoxChicago, ScaryMommy, CBS and numerous other publications.

Conferences Vanessa has spoken at:




Watermark Conference for Women

Emerging Women


Women in Private Equity

Pennsylvania Conference for Women

CDA (Convenience Distributors Association)

The Guild Serendipity Conference for Women

Select Companies & Organizations Vanessa has spoken at:


Bain & Company

Castlight Health


Goldman Sachs


ITG – Investment Technology Group




Net Impact

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe




Sheppard Mullin

Stanford Graduate School of Business


The Hivery

The North Face



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