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Vanessa T.

Vanessa T.

About me

As a transgender woman, Vanessa has spent 40 years in myriad roles within the public, private, and non-profit business communities. She has the rare experience of operating in both male and female roles being a manager, director, executive, and owner. Vanessa walks alongside people who are passionate about their work and committed to developing their skills, broadening their perspective, enhancing their capabilities, and expanding their effectiveness.

Education & Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Business, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
  • Graduate Certificate in Business Excellence, Columbia Business School
  • Graduate Certificate in Professional Executive & Organization Coaching (3CP), Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coach Federation
  • Senior Consulting Professional (SHRM-SCP), Society for Human Resource Management

Professional Experience

Learn about Vanessa T’s professional history.

  • Chief Human Resources Officer, Wayside Recovery Center
  • Chief Operating Officer, Michaud, Cooley, Erickson
  • Financial Reporting Analyst, Control Data Corporation
  • Financial Services Advisor, North Star Resources Group

Functional Experience

All of our coaches are experienced in supporting a variety of business functions. This coach has personal experience in the following professional fields.





Industry Experience

While you may want to have some similarities with your coach you don’t want too much overlap. A coach’s job is to offer you fresh and new perspectives that you may not be exposed to in your current industry or function. Here are the industries the coach most commonly supports.



Financial Services

Real estate

Coaching Expertise

Coaches have wide skill sets and we can’t list them all. Here are a few areas this coach specializes in helping support.

Women in Leadership


Management 101

Emotional Intelligence

Performance Management

Primary Professionals Coached

  • Experienced Managers in Leadership Positions
  • New Managers at High Growth Startups
  • First Time Founders in Growing Companies
  • Engineers Building Their Management Experience
  • VPs at Established Companies

Testimonials and Coaching Highlights

Vanessa’s coaching style is collaborative and assertive while working with the whole human.

Past clients have said that Vanessa is highly skilled, educated, and empathetic. She is also known for her ability to pierce through to the heart of the matter and transform the way you look at a challenge or setback.