Vanessa brings a depth of business acumen to her role as coach and faculty. In addition to her expertise in quality assurance, global operations and systems integration, she grasps leadership development needs at the individual, group and systemic levels. Vanessa brings a deep understanding of how business leaders, across a spectrum of industries and functions, can evolve and thrive through personalized coaching engagements. During her 18+ years tenure at the Center for Creative Leadership© (CCL©), Vanessa has held a number of different positions in the Portfolio and Business Operations departments, has led numerous teams and has been a member of the CCL EMEA Management Team. Vanessa is currently Program Director for CCL’s largest client and as such, she oversees all aspects of the program design and delivery, overall program quality and client satisfaction. Prior to joining CCL, Vanessa worked as a Parliamentary Attaché and as a radio and television Journalist.
In addition to the role of Program Director, Vanessa builds up a rich experience as Leadership Coach and Faculty, challenging and supporting leaders to reach their personal and business objectives. She brings both her operations experience and understanding of how leaders develop to help them accelerate towards their goals. Vanessa is best known by her clients for her enthusiastic, straightforward, challenging, and supportive approach to evoking transformational change and getting results for individuals, teams, and organizations. She is based in Brussels, Belgium and coaches and facilitates in English and French. Vanessa is part of the CCL’s Assessment Certification Workshop and Better Conversations Every Day faculty pool.
Vanessa is a certified professional coach from the Coaches’ Training Institute (CTI) and is accredited Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is also a trained ORSC practitioner (Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching) and a licensed Career coach (Firework Coaching, Careershifters, UK). Her additional certifications include 4MAT learning design, MBTI Step I & II, FIRO-Business, Work Place Big5, Influence Style Indicator and CCL’s suite of 360 assessments. Vanessa earned a Master’s degree in Communications from the Institut des Hautes Communications Sociales (IHECS) in Brussels, Belgium. In addition, she holds a Certificate in Business Process Improvement from Vlerick Leuven Ghent Management School.
Vanessa is an affiliated member of the International Coach Federation and a co-founder of the Belgian Co-Active Coaching Community.