Vanessa built for me a magical tool: a solid springboard to a more authentic life
Of course it was not by chance that I attended a conference given by Vanessa Simpkins in January
2012 in Montreal, Canada. I enjoyed her presentation and what immediately interested in her book
and the coaching she offered. Even though I had some hesitation to go ahead with the coaching
because of my financial situation I finally signed and went for it. To me Vanessa represents the
modern businesswoman; she is a great example of success for women by women, a model that we
painfully lack in our societies. I knew that my marketing side what not my strongest feature and I
took the coaching with Vanessa to improve and change my attitude about that. We worked on my
internal resistances, on self-confidence, of asserting myself at a deeper level.
I wanted to start a new career parallel to the one I already have. Vanessa was encouraging me to
do so while I was looking for excuses to postpone the jump. I eventually did a small jump, which
on the surface was indeed small but the important thing is that I did it and that I owe to Vanessa
Her coaching was for me a process that has led me to be much more authentic today than I was
before. I realized that marketing and progressive business-like approaches were simply not me. I
tried them and understood that my resistances were genuine indicators that I was not on my path.
It is a little bit like a teacher who wants to teach a child how to draw: there are tools and
techniques that the teacher will present the child with and even assist with but if the child does
not really like to draw, if she prefers to dance and is much more inspired by dancing then let her
dance! I realized that I had the choice of going on «marketing like » path or my path and I chose
my path. Now don’t get wrong here: for many businesswomen the tolls and teachings of Vanessa and
other coaches are extremely useful and have given tangible results. For me what Vanessa brought
into my life is of even greater value. She helped me assess who I am, what I want and the courage
to move forward. Vanessa built for me a magical tool: a solid springboard to a more authentic
life. Vanessa, it might be time to change your title: Vanessa, the Springboard lady!
Since then my life has changed: I have moved to a new and brighter apartment, I am developing a
project with a partner coach, I have attended several workshops dealing with what I am truly
interested in and next December I am going to Bali for a life changing project.
So you see the truth is that the coaching with Vanessa changed my life, not overnight but at a
more profound level. With her I started on a path towards my true self and my authenticity.
So I strongly recommend Vanessa to anyone who desires a true change in her life, whether it is
marketing and business change or a personal and private change, she will build a great springboard
for you. The only decision you have to make is whether you are going to jump on it!”