YOU MIGHT EXPECT TO SEE

< A PICTURE HERE >

OF AN EXECUTIVE ON A MOUNTAIN,

OR SOMEONE IN

YOGA PANTS FINDING INNER PEACE.

...BUT I’M KNOWN FOR

BEING FULL OF SURPRISES.

IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR

SOMETHING DIFFERENT,

FIND OUT WHAT I MEAN BY THAT.

I’M VANESSA SHAW

Over the last 17 years, I've become a trusted confidant and coach to executives, founders and board leaders.

My clients are leading high-stakes work in places like The Pentagon, VISA and in the Tesla board room.

My journey to success has been unconventional.


Along the way I've been a cofounder in Silicon Valley, built and scaled several businesses and served on UN initiatives. My work has been featured expert in several top books on management and I've been a guest lecturer at dozens of universities and MBA programs including Stanford University, Harvard and ESADE in Barcelona.

I spent time (and learned how to knit) with women imprisoned in Peru, prepared dinner aside Kofi Anan in Switzerland, and lived internationally in LatAm and EMEA for 7 years.

My career and my coaching approach crosses sectors, cultures and global markets.

I go after my own edge and I fully commit

to show up courageously in whatever I do.

Want to find the edge of your leadership?

I can help with that.

START A CONVERSATION

“Vanessa is such a talented coach.


I cannot thank her enough for the gifts that she brings to every interaction!”

- SVP of Product at $2.6B valuation, Series E startup.

Why would I need a coach?
I’m seen as a leader in my industry and I’ve already made it.


I’ve always been a top performer and I’ve had many great success.
After a conversation with Vanessa, I decided to give it a go.
What’s happened during our time together has completely changed
how I think of myself as a leader.


- Executive and Board Member at $1B firm

I’m so glad I started this journey with Vanessa when I did, but I have to admit,

I wonder what my life would have been if I did this for myself 15 years ago.”

- C-Suite Executive Leader with 30-year career

WHAT MIGHT CHANGE FOR YOU

WITH THE SUPPORT OF A COACH?

WHAT MIGHT CHANGE FOR YOU WITH THE SUPPORT OF A COACH?