When I was 6 years old, my mom asked; “how was the first day of school?” and I replied in a very important tone; “Mom, I have homework.”  

 Ambitious and focused.

 According to my mom, I immediately proceeded to sit down at the dining room table and wouldn’t go play until I’d finished all my homework. This habit went on for years (to my mother’s delight!).

 Only girl on the team.

 I was also a tomboy who got used to being the only girl on the soccer field, and felt comfortable in male-dominated environments. 

 In fact, I wanted to prove myself by “beating” the boys, even at a young age.


*sweaty and ready for orange slices at half time!

I was driven at school and on the field.

In some ways, it seems I was destined to be an overachiever who went to an Ivy League School, worked on Wall Street and got her MBA from Stanford. 😉

There were inklings of another life. 

When I graduated from college, I thought about joining the Peace Corps but went into investment banking instead. 

When I felt burned out from my job, I got into yoga and dabbled in meditation but couldn’t seem to make it stick.

Overall, my life was ruled by achievement and this deep desire to prove my worth.

I was playing the wrong game. Chasing the wrong kind of power.

And then, I woke up. 

I hired a coach, originally because I was scared to get engaged to my then boyfriend (now husband!). 

After my husband and I were married, I said to my coach; “ok, I’m now happily married, thanks for helping with that. Now my career. I just don’t love my job. The people are great but I look at the partners and I don’t really want that. I want something that feels more fulfilling and meaningful, where I’m having an impact, but I have NO IDEA what that is or how to find it!”

As I began exploring what to do next, I became fascinated with neuroscience, alternative healing modalities, optimal performance and behavioral psychology.

And, I had what can only be described as a spiritual awakening. I tried all kinds of “woo woo” things and found some of them really work when it comes to creating change!

There’s a power inside each of us that’s unstoppable.

In fact, these tools helped me so much, I quit my job in finance to spend my life bringing these tools to other people, particularly women. 

So here I am. A Stanford MBA Spiritual Teacher. 

I have a foot in both worlds. 

I’m a healer and spiritual teacher who blends practical tools and research based techniques with inner reflection, powerful transformation and personal growth. 

I fundamentally believe that we each need to go within and look at our own fears, beliefs, desires and programming in order to create the career and life we deeply desire.

This is what I’ll be teaching in the Create Work You Love program

I spent YEARS trying to figure this out…until I realized there’s a process to discovering and unearthing what you really want, and having the commitment, clarity and confidence to move forward in creating it.

Registration closes in a few days for Create Work You Love, my course for women who want to clarify their next career move, and find work that’s fulfilling and energizing.

Create Work You Love – Join Now

This program will help you spend the time you need and deserve to figure out your real path and passion. 

What’s most unique about this program is that it blends inner work with outer results. 

In the Create Work You Love program, you’ll learn how to go within to get the clarity and confidence you need to navigate any life transition. Then you’ll learn how to take action to make your new vision a reality.

Are you afraid you have a big potential you won’t ever realize? 

You’re not alone. And you CAN figure this out.

In CWYL, you’ll get proven strategies and tools you can put into practice right away to get clarity on your next steps and create work (and a life!) you love.

And, you’ll also learn how to follow your heart and intuition instead of your ego, mind, or wallet.

Create Work You Love is for you if you’re at a crossroads or major career transition, and you want support figuring out that next step. 

It’s for you if you want to find greater meaning and fulfillment in your career, make an impact with your work, and feel energized rather than depleted by your job. 

It’s also for you if you want a career that has the flexibility you need. You want a job where you can really contribute without it taking too much of a toll on your personal life. 

You want alignment with your internal and external life. You want creativity, freedom, AND security. 

This is ALL possible!

And it’s exactly what you’ll learn in the Create Work You Love program. 

We only get one go round at life, and if you’re finding that you don’t want to waste your turn spending the majority of your days doing something that doesn’t make you happy….JOIN US in CWYL!

The guidance you’ll receive from me – someone who’s been there and has succeeded in transforming my passion into a meaningful business (twice!) – will be invaluable to you.

If you’re motivated towards action, and all you need is the guidance – then CWYL is designed specifically for you.

This program is only for women who are ready for change, who are willing to dedicate the time and put in as much time and energy as needed in order for it to be a success. 

This is NOT the typical career program polish resume…

It’s also NOT the typical self-development program that gives great tips but doesn’t help you make big changes. It does both, gives you insights and tips and helps you take action to create the change you want.

Trust me, I’ve been through two major transitions myself and have used these tools to build a business I love that gives me financial freedom and flexibility.

You need to hear from like-minded people that there is another way.  You need strategies to pursue this new journey.  In CWYL, you’ll get to hear from like-minded women that there is another way. And you’ll get the strategies you need to pursue this new journey.

As one woman shared; I’m so inspired by Vanessa’s courage to create work that allows her to maximize her gifts for the world, be present and involved with her kids and fill her own bucket. I would be thrilled to create the same balance in my own life.”  

If you’re ready to have this be YOUR reality, join us!

To learn more and get your spot, click here.

May you create work and a life you love,


P.S.  If reading this got you excited, and you know the CWYL program would support you – Join Today!

CWYL will give you a Roadmap for how to find clarity and confidence + Guidance on how to get started + a Community of like-minded women to support you and cheer you on!

P.P.S. Don’t forget, I’m teaching a Live Soul Visioning Masterclass TOMORROW!  This is for ANYONE who wants clarity on your 10 Year Vision. 


Here’s what Sylvie said about the Visioning Masterclass:

“I had the joy to follow the vision masterclass and it helped me soooooooooooooooo much! (yes that much!) Actually this exercise helps me everyday as I have trouble finding my way. Thank you!” 
– Sylvie Chapoy

Join this Visioning Masterclass for FREE using code:  VanessaFriend


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