Vanessa is the Founder and CEO of Leading Edge Consulting, LLC, a global executive coaching firm with offices in CT and FL, and an affiliate partner of Executive Talent Services (ETS). Vanessa brings an International background and vast experience in Executive Coaching, Women & Diversity Leadership Coaching, Leadership Advancement, Operations Leadership, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Strategic Business Planning, Management & Financial Reporting, and Change Management to the ETS team and scope of services.
Vanessa uses a holistic approach with her executive clients to identify success roadblocks and create metric driven action plans and targeted goal setting. She also works with business owners and c-suites to identify strategic goals and to build and engage high-performing collaborative teams.
In her corporate career, Vanessa was a Managing Director for Horton International, a retained global boutique executive search firm headquartered in West Hartford, CT. She also held senior level and C-suite positions leading high-powered executive global teams for Sun Life, Prudential, Mass Mutual, Aetna, and UConn Health.
Vanessa holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Virginia State University, and is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation.
She serves on the Board of Trustees for Easter Seals, The New England Air Museum, and Amistad Center for Arts & Culture. She also serves on the Advisory Board for Reginald F. Lewis College Business Alumni at Virginia State University.