President, Mosaic People Development
Whether she is facilitating, training or delivering a keynote address, Vanessa’s spunk and tenacity inspire her clients to feel passionate about their work and lives. Vanessa has an impressive record of achievement as a certified coach working with executives and leaders at all levels.
Over the past 15 years, as a talent management and performance consultant, Vanessa has worked with organizations such as Motorola, Torstar Digital, Blakes, GlaxoSmithKline, Research in Motion, Campbell’s Soup, and CIBC. Most recently she built, led and managed the organizational development and learning department at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board. Vanessa also worked as a consultant at MICA Consulting Partners. She has a background in theatre arts, a master’s degree in human resource management and training from Leicester University and a bachelor of arts and education degree from McGill University.
She is noted as an expert in her industry and has been published and quoted in The Globe and Mail and the National Post.
Vanessa strives for balance in her life, often achieved in a yoga class or by regaling her two young boys with childhood tales of her early years growing up in South Africa.