Testimonials about Vanessa Loder

“We brought Vanessa in as a keynote speaker at Beyond, our very first customer conference, because we wanted to do something different to add value for our attendees. I’ve never seen such an accomplished, technical group of folks learn so much in such a short time. What separates Vanessa from the pack is her unique blend of research and humanity. All of her points were backed by solid research, but more importantly, touched the minds and hearts of our attendees in a positive, lasting way.” Sudheesh Nair

CEO ThoughtSpot

“We recently had Vanessa come to our company and present. The end result of that experience has been nothing less than transformational for our company. Vanessa’s keynote was precisely on target, delivered with a style and ease that allowed for maximum transfer of knowledge and skills and enhanced the “sticky factor” of the content. Vanessa’s content was crisp, informative and provocative. We plan on bringing Vanessa back to our company regularly as a key ingredient in strengthening our people power.” Terry Tierney

CEO - MyChelle Natural Skin Care

“I cannot stop talking to all my friends about this class and only wish it had lasted longer. Vanessa brings an amazing combination of research, data and personal experience to teach this material in a way that makes it both simple to understand and a joy to attempt. I always knew I should meditate, but it felt hard and intimidating. Vanessa has a gift for making it fun and easy and also for giving us assignments that felt manageable – not just one more overwhelming thing on the “to-do” list. I would highly recommend this class and would happily take a level two class should they offer one.” Katherine Harbin

Source Capital, LLC, San Francisco, CA

“I had the pleasure of having Vanessa speak at two events that I organized – one for the large internet company I work for, the other for our Stanford Graduate School of Business 5th year reunion. Vanessa’s talks were incredibly well thought out, with valuable content. As a speaker in a business setting she is effective at addressing the sometimes ‘fuzzy’ area of personal growth while maintaining credibility through her professionalism and by referencing her past experiences. Vanessa is an engaging speaker with a keen ability to tailor her approach to her audience, wherever they may be on their personal and professional journey.” Jen Clarke

large internet company

“The session at the WIM breakfast was great and I loved your energy. I started using the appreciation exercise with my fiance the next day and it has worked so well for us. We found ourselves in this cycle of petty complaining and arguing and the past week has been so great. The exercise has helped us to focus on the good instead of the bad. He actually acknowledged how much he likes doing it this morning and reminded me that we forgot to do the exercise last night. I just wanted to share so that you know that the work you are doing is having an impact.” Tanisha Drummer

Stanford Graduate School of Business WIM Member

“Our company hosted their first annual Wellness Week. Vanessa was truly a powerhouse. She captivated both our on-site and remote employees through storytelling, interactive activities and her charismatic personality. Based on the engagement and feedback received, we look forward to having Vanessa speak at future events.” Avona Sanchez

HR Coordinator, Upwork

“As part of our Inclusion & Diversity journey, SCI decided to host our very first Women’s Conference. We brought Vanessa in to speak with our top women leaders of our company on How to Lean in Without Burning Out. Needless to say, her presentation, personality, as well as professionalism, made such a powerful impact on our attendees. We still have associates, three months later, sharing, referencing and utilizing the tools Vanessa provided.” Jeanele Davis

Talent Management Specialist, Program Manager of Women’s Conference

“When we set out to launch our first customer conference, we wanted to include a session that would wake people up and get them to think different about their lives and their purpose in the world. Including a session on mindfulness for hundreds of Fortune 500 data & analytics leaders felt like a gamble, but it paid-off in spades. We received amazing feedback about Vanessa’s talk. People told us that they were surprised at how much they loved it and that it helped them relax. Many felt transported to a happy place where they could put all their pressures on hold and see the bigger picture. If you want to offer your employees, partners, or customers a truly unique experience, Vanessa is someone you should absolutely engage.” Scott Holden

CMO ThoughtSpot

“Over the last 10 years at Google, myself and my team have attended hundreds of hours of corporate trainings. When I saw what Vanessa did differently, and heard about her other Fortune 500 clients that have had tremendous success, I knew I had to hire her to bring something unique. Vanessa and I worked hand in hand to create a customized 6 week plan for my team, based on their specific needs and personalities. Each week had a theme, actionable follow up, and was full of energy and enthusiasm to start using the tools Vanessa taught immediately. I have never gotten such positive feedback from Googlers before. I will hire Vanessa again hands down.” Katie Rottier

Former Head of Industry, Retail, Google/YouTube

“Vanessa was the perfect choice for the Stanford GSB Sloan fellow (MSx) annual women retreat. Using her own life story, Vanessa captivated the audience and inspired us to visualize our futures. With her honest, charming, and energetic style she planted the seeds for our future achievements!” Lotem Lev-Ari

Women’s Leadership Cohort Head Stanford MSx Program

“Vanessa excelled as a Thought Leader at the Watermark Lead On Conference for Women in Silicon Valley. Based on participant feedback, the session she led was the highest rated of the conference. With her leadership and insights, I look forward to leveraging her skills for future conferences.” Victoria Howell

Program Manager, Conferences for Women

“I had the good fortune of reconnecting with Vanessa at our Stanford Business School 10th reunion, but this time she was teaching the class! Vanessa did an amazing job facilitating exercises to help a group of her former classmates create a vision for our lives/careers over the next 10 years. Within weeks I’d hired her to lead a half-day session to help my Google team bring mindfulness, empathy, and appreciation to some challenging organizational dynamics. Vanessa’s session was the most popular and impactful of our 2-day offsite. My only regret– should have hired her for a full day.” Mike Henry

Director, Sales & Product Strategy- Search, Apps, Measurement Google

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